Top 10 Dolphin & Whale Watching in Province of Munster, Province of Munster

May 22, 2022 Velvet Mowry

Discover the best top things to do in Province of Munster, Ireland including Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours, Irish Adventures, Dolphinwatch, Baltimore Sea Safari, Sunfish Explorer - Motorised Kayaking Tours, Atlantic Whale and Wildlife Tours, Cork Whale Watch, Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours & Great Blasket Island Experience, Dingle Sea Safari, Dingle Dolphin Boat Tours.
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1. Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours

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5.0 based on 269 reviews

Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours

Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours - dolphin, whale watching, bird watching, wildlife boat tours from Ventry Harbour, Dingle Bay, Kerry, Ireland. Ventry Harbour is situated 4 miles west of Dingle town on the Slea Head drive [R559] and we run a morning (2 1/2hr) tour departing at 1000hrs ; an afternoon (4 hr) guided tour departing at 1300hrs and an evening (2 1/2) specialist whale and dolphin watching tour departing at 1700hrs. We also do an all day combination eco marine tour around the Blasket Islands archipelago including landing on the Great Blasket Island.

2. Irish Adventures

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5.0 based on 698 reviews

Irish Adventures

Irish Adventures offer Outdoor activities, including Sea-Kayaking trips, sunset kayak trips, half and full day, Rock climbing abseiling / rappeling, Guided Hiking/Mountaineering. Kayak with Fungi Enjoy a half-day's sea kayaking in Dingle Harbour, see Fungi the Dolphin at the mouth of the harbour and explore some the many sea caves. This trip is available to all, beginners to advanced paddlers, not very strenuous but a great trip to introduce you to sea kayaking, covers basic kayak skills. Times: 09.30 to 12.30 and 2.00 to 5.00 Sunset Sea-Kayaking Experience the peaceful waters of Dingle harbour and Dingle Bay at its most tranquil hours. These trips also visit Fungi and sea caves. This trip is available to all, beginners to advanced paddlers, not very strenuous but a great trip to introduce you to sea kayaking, covers basic kayak skills. Times on dependent on time of sunset

3. Dolphinwatch

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5.0 based on 240 reviews

Dolphinwatch

Dolphin Watching & Wildlife Eco-Adventure Watch and learn about Ireland’s resident group of bottlenose dolphins on this guided boat trip into the Mouth of the Shannon. With approximately 200 individuals in this group, the dolphin encounter rate with Dolphinwatch is one of the best in the world. Every trip is different in this dynamic environment! You might meet a grey seal emerging from a cave, spot a herd of wild goats on a hillside, learn about the many species of nesting seabirds, and delight in the stunning cliffs and caves of the Loop Head Peninsula and the coast of North Kerry.

4. Baltimore Sea Safari

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5.0 based on 154 reviews

Baltimore Sea Safari

Baltimore Sea Safari is a family run boat trip business from Baltimore in West Cork, Ireland, providing coastal sightseeing tours, with whale, dolphin, porpoise, seal and wildlife watching. Our aim is to introduce our passengers to the outstanding beauty of the West Cork coastline, while looking out for the wildlife that may be in the area. The waters off Baltimore offer the perfect environment to see whales, dolphins, porpoise, basking shark, seals and a wide variety of seabirds. We operate in an area of exceptional unspoiled natural beauty within Carbery Hundred Isles, Roaringwater Bay (which is a designated Special Area of Conservation SAC) and the Ilen River, which are home to the most diverse range of sea and bird life to be seen anywhere in Ireland. During our boat trips we provide an informative commentary on the sights of interest, and on the fascinating history of the area and its wildlife. We visit seal colonies on all of our boat trips, and the shallow draft and high manoeuvrability of unique boat allows us to take passengers into sea caves previously used by smugglers and pirates. During all of our boat trips we collect data on the wildlife that we encounter, logging times, numbers, behaviour, positions and take photos for photo ID where ever possible. This data is shared with other agencies, groups and universities to help develop a better understanding of the whales, dolphins, porpoise, basking sharks, seals, ocean sunfish and other wildlife that frequent the waters around the West Cork coastline. We also have an onboard Hydrophone for listening to the sounds of the sea. Even though we have a good record for whale, dolphin and wildlife sightings, they are not guaranteed.

5. Sunfish Explorer - Motorised Kayaking Tours

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5.0 based on 89 reviews

Sunfish Explorer - Motorised Kayaking Tours

We are currently Ireland's only Motorised Kayaking Tour Operator. We hope to give you the ultimate experience in motorised kayaking & adventure. Offering tours 7 days a week along The Scenic SouthWest Coast of Kerry, it is an experience not to be missed. We are located along The Wild Atlantic Way in Sneem, Co. Kerry. Our main departure locations are from "The Parnasilla Hotel" & "The Sneem Hotel" Our Tours will let you explore some of the most stunning scenery around The Kenmare Bay, & because our motorised kayaks use an electric motor, which is very quiet, it will give you a chance to get up close to seals & lots of other marine wildlife. We also offer Motorised kayak Fishing Tours. * Guided Tours are 1 - 3 hours. * Easy to use Electric motorised kayaks * Suitable for Individuals, Groups & Families * Motorised Kayak Fishing Tours * Children go Free (Accompanied by fee paying adult, also dependant on size/weight & suitable sea conditions) * All ages welcome, no experience required. * Booking required. * Life Jackets & some wet gear supplied. * Fully Licensed & insured.

6. Atlantic Whale and Wildlife Tours

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5.0 based on 76 reviews

Atlantic Whale and Wildlife Tours

Observe humpback whales,fin whales,minke whales,common dolphins,basking sharks,harbour porpoise,sunfish and other marine wildlife in stunning scenery,on safe ,licensed well maintained vessels ,skippered by professionals.

7. Cork Whale Watch

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5.0 based on 606 reviews

Cork Whale Watch

Colin Barnes is Ireland's longest established and best known whale watch operator, and has been enthralling whale watchers and wildlife enthusiasts in West Cork since 2001. Cork Whale Watch offers wonderful opportunities to observe marine wildlife in West Cork. These productive coastal waters provide critical feeding habitat for a diversity of species including cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), seals and sea birds, along with prolific fish life.If you've seen natural history documentaries on whales from anywhere in Co. Cork or Waterford, the chances are it was filmed from the MV Holly Jo. Among Colin's contributions are: RTE's "Wild trials", "Wild Journeys", "Living the Wildlife" and in recent years Colin has worked with both BBC Autumnwatch and Winterwatch and BBC Seasons to film large whales off the Cork coast. As a former fisherman of 40 years experience observing whales in West Cork, Colin may not have letters after his name, but those that do, know who to contact if they need to find, film or carry out research on whales and dolphins along the Cork coast. Colin has contributed to and co-authored scientific publications on both fin and humpback whales in collaboration with Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG), and contributes to the All-Ireland Cetacean Sighting Scheme, by reporting sightings data to IWDG. Colin is a rare breed of conservationist, who has evolved from the fishing industry, his passion and understanding of local marine ecosystems is second to none. Colin is available for longer filming and research charters year round.

8. Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours & Great Blasket Island Experience

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5.0 based on 479 reviews

Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours & Great Blasket Island Experience

Offering both Day Tours to Great Blasket Island and optional Island Accommodation. The most thrilling way to see Dingle Bay; experience the outstanding natural beauty of the Dingle coastline, paired with an exciting speed boat blast; approximately 6h round trip @ €65 pp Departing daily at 11am from Dingle marina. Stopping with Fungi, Dingles residential Dolphin - cruising out the Bay, increasing speeds along the beautiful Dingle coastline we take a wide arch where one of the many other whales, dolphins and sea birds are likely to feed. Exploring cave and rock formations along the way we then reach the Great Blasket Island, where we tour the Northern shore which is a hotspot for Grey seal activity; the island is home to one of the largest seal colonies of the Atlantic Coast. Landing for 3.5 to 4 hours, visitors can take a tour of the old Village provided by the OPW and explore the many wonders the island has to offer. A complementary Tea/Coffee is provided for all our customers.

9. Dingle Sea Safari

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5.0 based on 537 reviews

Dingle Sea Safari

Since 2017 Dingle Sea Safari offers a genuinely unique tour which showcases the magnificent scenery and wildlife of the Dingle Peninsula from Dingle Bay right out to the Blasket Islands. A typical trip takes two and a half hours and can only be properly experienced on the high-class and fast moving vessels which we operate. The qualified and experienced skipper/guide on the vessel provides information on the history, geology and traditions and folklore of the various features along the route. Knowledge of the wonderful bird and sea life is also provided as encounters take place with puffins, gannets, razorbills, shearwaters, guillemots, seals, dolphins (including bottlenose, common and Risso’s) as well as seals, minke, humpback and fin whales along with Bluefin tuna. As a result of the comfort and speed of our vessels many of the above birds, cetaceans and fish can be encountered on a single trip and this has all contributed to the growing success of Dingle Sea Safari.

10. Dingle Dolphin Boat Tours

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4.5 based on 1,237 reviews

Dingle Dolphin Boat Tours

Dingle Dolphin Boat Tours provide a range of boat tours taking you to see the beautiful scenery around the Dingle Peninsula and the Blasket Islands. Whatever boat tour you choose to take with us it will definitely be the highlight of your holiday. Dingle Dolphin Boat Tours have been operating boat Tours since 1985!!! Our Office and departure point is located behind the Tourist Office on the main fishing pier down on the harbour in Dingle Town Centre. Our office has orange signage and is right next to the Fungie Statue. Take a look at our website site for availability.

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