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County Cork: Whale & Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

1. County Cork: Whale & Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

Enjoy seascapes and the rugged Irish coastline as you cruise through the water spotting marine animals on this adventurous boat excursion. Catch sight of sunfish and even basking sharks with the help of a local skipper. Set off from the North Pier of Baltimore and head out to see offshore islands and marine wildlife. Walk around the deck for a panoramic experience. Sit to watch the wildlife in comfort and shield yourself from the wind when it's cooler. Learn about the wildlife from your expert guide.

Baltimore Harbor: Sunset Cruise to Fastnet Rock Lighthouse

2. Baltimore Harbor: Sunset Cruise to Fastnet Rock Lighthouse

Embark on a cruise to the Fastnet Rock lighthouse from Baltimore Harbor. Pass by Sherkin island and circumnavigate the Fastnet Rock. Look for local marine life as you venture into the open ocean aboard the Wave Chieftain, a fully licensed vessel.  Meet at Baltimore pier for a short safety briefing prior to your departure. Venture out of the harbor and snap pictures of the white-painted Baltimore Beacon. Journey along the southwest coast passing Sherkin island and the remains of the Franciscan Friary of Sherkin Abbey.  Sail by Gascanane Sound and Cape Clear as you keep a lookout for whales, dolphins, seals, and aquatic birds. Go around Fastnet Lighthouse and get pictures from every angle. Return to your starting point at Baltimore pier. 

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4.2 / 5

based on 74 reviews

We had a fantastic afternoon out on the Wave Chieftan last week. We spotted many seals, dolphins and sun fish. We spotted a whale spouting but unfortunately it had swam away by the time we reached the location of the plume, but it still did not take away from the excitement of almost seeing a whale! We spent ages circling in the area of the plume hoping that the whale would resurface nearby, to no avail, but we tremendously enjoyed the experience regardless. I would absolutely recommend this boat trip to all.

Perfect organization in advance. The atmosphere in this idyllic little harbor can only be described as calming. The skipper was extremely friendly and accommodating. Even if you didn't see any larger whales, numerous dolphins cheered the mood. The boat trip on the Atlantic far off the coast of Ireland alone was worth the booking.

Great outing Jerry our Captain went the extra mile to give us the best chances of spotting wildlife. Tranquil experience out in the open sea in Safe hands.

Great coaching. Very nice boat and they prefer small groups Observation of more than 30 minutes of dolphins

Fabulous trip on the Wave Chieftan to see whales and dolphins