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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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What people are saying about County Cork

A very enjoyable afternoon. We boarded on time then the friendly skipper, Gerry, gave us all the essential information. The boat was a great size for the number of people on board and everyone was able to get a good view whenever anything was spotted. We weren’t lucky enough to see any whales but we did see some dolphins, seals and puffins. I would definitely go again, our whole group (3 adults, a teen and a preteen) thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience.

This trip was really nice. We saw dolphins, seals and a sunfish! We may go back in the future to see if we are lucky to see humpback whales! The only thing I wouldn’t recommend if you get dizzy easily as the Irish Sea can be rough sometimes.

We had a great trip and saw lots of dolphins. The staff were excellent and were happy to help and answer any questions. Little disappointed we didn't see a whale but overall an excellent trip with brilliant weather

Great tour with a very experienced captain We saw a lot of dolphins but also a small choice unfortunately I can't remember the name and two adult fin whales (second largest animal in the world)

It is a super trip where the captain does his best to show you dolphins and whales.