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Dolphin and Whale Watching in West Cork

Watch playful Whales and Dolphins in West Cork in their natural marine environment. Spend four unforgettable hours watching Whales and Dolphins onboard our Vessel at close range. Be sure you have your camera with you, as these beautiful creatures like to show their entertaining talent during your marine expedition. Even explore Wet Cork's coastline, landscape and ancient castles during your trip.
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Dolphin and Whale Watching in West Cork

Dolphin and Whale Watching in West Cork:  

The Experience

Golden Moments offers this perfect sea adventure experience for all Dolphin and Whale watching lovers. Climb aboard a tour Vessel and head out into the Atlantic, where you will have the opportunity to get up close to these fascinating sea mammals. Observing them in their natural environment for four hours will give you a great insight to their behaviours. The Dolphins’ playful nature is bound to keep you clapping in approval while the sheer size of the Whales will leave you stunned.
With this Dolphin and Whale Watching in West Cork Experience you will also have the chance to see West Cork’s great coastline, landscapes with its ancient castles, islands as well as other marine life.

Vital Information

The Whale and Dolphin Watching experience is suitable for any age. You can bring foods or drinks you may require during your time on board. Do not forget your cameras or binoculars as you may want to capture the beauty of these wonderful sea creatures. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to see Dolphins or Whales during your trip to sea. If you do not see any Whales or Dolphins, we will be unable to rebook you in.

The Weather

Dolphin and Whale Watching in West Cork is an experience that is weather dependant. Extreme conditions may result to rebooks. Please phone the location on the morning of the experience to check the conditions.

Session Length

Your Whale and Dolphin Watching Experience in West Cork will last 4 hours.


The price mentioned above for the Dolphin and Whale Watching West Cork Experience is per person. Group sizes onboard the Vessel may vary.


Spectators are kindly asked to purchase additional vouchers to enjoy the Whale and Dolphin Watching Experience in West Cork.

What To Wear

Please were warm, comfortable and waterproof clothing during your Whale and Dolphin Watching Experience. Also stout footwear is advised.


Dolphin and Whale Watching West Cork tours run daily from April to November. Please note that bookings are subject to availability.


West Cork, Ireland


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Dolphin and Whale Watching in West Cork: Reviews

Average review
9.8 / 10

Amazing experience
The whole experience was amazing. The weather was also superb, which really added to the experience. The boat was bang on time and the guide, Nic Slocum was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable, not just about the whales and dolphins, but also about the history and geography of the West Cork region and the Baltimore area in particular. The only disappointing point was that the whales didn't show up, but this was more than compensated for by the dolphins and they way they interact with the boat. Truly superb experience and highly recommended.
10 / 10

unreal !!!!!
what a great experience . no only did we see whales we also saw porpoises and seals . we are going to do this trip again
10 / 10

I have always wanted to see Dolphins and Wales in their natural habitat. It was a great experience. We were so close to them. I would defenitly do it again
Sarah l
9 / 10

This experience was amazing. Imagine yourself, seeing whales and dolphins in live action. These animals are so majestic. Thank you for a great day!
Highly recommended!
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Dolphin and Whale Watching in West Cork: Availability

Dolphin and Whale Watching tours in West Cork run daily from April to November. Please note that bookings are subject to availability.

Dolphin and Whale Watching in West Cork: Fascinating Facts

Minke Whales, Fin Whales, Humpback Whales, Common Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises may be seen at different times of the year. Common and Grey Seals may be seen year round and a variety of other marine wildlife - Gannets, Shags, Cormorants, Kittiwakes, Skuas, Shearwaters, Peregrine Falcons and various species of petrel are commonly sighted on our tours. In addition we see Turtles, Blue Sharks, Basking Sharks and the most unusual Sunfish. More rarely we see Risso's and Bottlenose Dolphins.



Rathmore House Bed & Breakfast accommodation West Cork is an ideal base for enjoying the delights of Baltimore or taking a boat trip to nearby islands of Sherkin or Cape Clear or for touring West Cork and Kerry. Rathmore House, built in 1987, is a Georgian-style house sitting on an elevated site on the outskirts of Baltimore with panoramic views over the harbour and islands. Your hostess, Marguerite O'Driscoll can be reached on 00353 28 20362 or via the website link below. Marguerite will have a list of numerous other local B&B's if Rathmore House is unable to accommodate you. Allow 10 minutes to get to where the boat departs.

Channel View B&B is beautifully situated overlooking the bay with superb island and sea views. Channel View is a spacious dormer bungalow on an elevated site with mature landscaped gardens to relax and unwind in after your days travelling, or relax in our spacious lounge where you can enjoy tea/coffee and biscuits with our compliments you will also find plenty of reading material to tell you all about Baltimore. Contact: Margaret Harrington on 00 353 (0) 28 20440

Fastnet House B&B dating back to the year 1820 and situated in the centre of Baltimore Village next to Dun-na-Sead Castle, Fastnet House has a long tradition in offering accommodation to visitors from all over the world. Carefully renovated in 1996, Fastnet House has been brought up to a high standard of quality with tastefully furnished double and twin rooms all with shower/toilet, while still maintaining the original character. Old stone walls, wooden floors and traditional open fire places all add to the warm and cosy atmosphere of our home. English, Dutch, German and French is spoken at Fastnet House B&B.


Ballymacrown Homestead provides the ideal setting for a self-catering holiday in the stunning scenery of West Cork being set in an acre of grounds with views to the mountains and across countryside to the sea and islands of Roaring Water Bay. Situated between the popular harbour village of Baltimore and Loch Ine, Ireland's first marine nature reserve it is only 10 minutes drive to Baltimore Harbour where the boat departs. David and Joan Martin assure you of a warm welcome and may be contacted by phone Tel: 00353 28 20527 or through the following link.

Inish Beg is a private island estate in beautiful West Cork. Just a few miles from the thriving market town of Skibbereen and the idyllic little port of Baltimore with its many water based activities. Paul and Georgie Keane have undertaken a uniquely sympathetic renovation and rejuvenation of this island paradise. The Estate with its beautiful woodlands, parkland, farmland, gardens and foreshore will enchant all who choose Inish Beg for their self catering holidays in West Cork. Tel: 353 28 21745. Allow 15 minutes to drive to where the boat departs.


Casey's of Baltimore, in West Cork is a family run hotel and occupies a stunning, serene location overlooking the natural harbour and the Ilen river estuary and commands grand views of the wild, rugged scenery which typifies this region of Ireland. Anne and Michael Casey assure their visitors of a warm welcome. Tel: 00 353 28 20197 Allow 5 minutes to get to where the boat departs.

The Celtic Ross Hotel is a superior 3 star hotel located in the heart of West Cork. Superbly located overlooking Rosscarbery Bay and Galley Head, with the historic Cathedral town of Rosscarbery on its doorstep and only 1 hour from Cork city and 40 minutes drive from Baltimore. It is an ideal base for exploring scenic West Cork Tel: 00 353 23 48722

West Cork Hotel is conveniently located in Skibbereen, one of the regions most colourful market towns amid the tranquillity of rural, riverside accommodation and dining. Extensive renovated in recent years The West Cork Hotel offers patrons lovely accommodation and excellent dining facilities in the centre of the delightful and historic market town of Skibbereen. Tel 00 353 28 21277

Only 10 minutes by boat from the lovely little fishing village of Baltimore will have you at the lovely Islander's Rest Hotel on Sherkin Island. With all the attractions of West Cork on your doorstep and with gorgeous views over the harbour from the hotel this makes an ideal base from which to explore. Mark Murphy and his staff will give you a warm welcome. Tel: 00 353 28 20116 Email: Web:

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We cannot guarantee that you will be able to see Dolphins or Whales during your trip to sea. If you do not see any Whales or Dolphins, we will be unable to rebook you in.
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