Did you know that Cork is one of the TOP places in Europe for whale watching? Whale Watch West Cork who operate from Baltimore Harbour, is one of the best in the business and is West Cork’s only dedicated responsible whale watching operator. Tours operate daily from 7am – 9pm from March to December and each four-hour tour is fully guided both in English & German by zoologist and conservationist, Dr Nic Slocum on board their purpose-built catamaran, Voyager.
Whales you can expect to see in Cork
Whale and Dolphin species that you can expect to see include common and bottlenose dolphins, minke whales, fin whales, humpback whales and pilot whales. There are also numerous species of migrating sea-birds and a huge variety of marine life all set against the backdrop of the stunning West Cork coastline. Nic follows a very strict code of conduct when viewing all species and all sightings are recorded and reported to Baltimore Whale and Dolphin Watch.
As part of the tour you also take in a stop on wonderful Cape Clear, Ireland’s most southerly territory. The island is located 14Km’s out into the Atlantic and a place where you truly feel you are stepping back in time. There are a number of pubs & restaurants on the island and though everyone speaks English, Gaelic is the normal day to day language of the locals.
Voyager is licensed to take a maximum of 12 guests and 2 crew so booking well ahead is very advisable in order to avoid disappoint. Once you have made your booking you should re-confirm 24- 48 hours in advance. All bookings can be made directly with Whale Watch West Cork . As Baltimore is located almost 2 hours drive from Cork City, many visitors may not have a car available to them so if you wish to arrange a packaged day out with a mini-bus, lunch and sightseeing please email us from our contact page.