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Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Dingle

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County Kerry, Ireland
Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Dingle

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the thrill of observing whales and dolphins on this 4-hour cruise around Dingle Bay. Marvel over the startling coastal scenery as you drive along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, then hop aboard for a memorable cruise around the bay. Glide past Slea Head, the westernmost point of Europe, then cruise out to the Blasket Islands and look out for humpbacks whales, dolphins, seals, basking sharks and puffins.
  • 4-hour dolphin and whale watching cruise from Dingle
  • Soak up the scenery on a cruise around Dingle Bay and the Blasket Islands
  • Snap photos of Slea Head, Europe’s westernmost point
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Bottled water
Snacks
Local guide
Professional photographer guide
free car parking on pier and in Ventry village
no entrance fee
no alcohol served
Gratuities
Ventry, stop 636961 , Cantra, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Ventry pier is 4 miles west of Dingle town centre on the Slea head drive, road R559. Turn left by the cottages opposite Quinn's pub and you can park your car on the pier

1:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please dress warm with wind proof jacket and warm hat
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Trips may be cancelled at short notice if unsuitable weather or sea conditions so please supply mobile contact phone number inc. international dialing code in case of any last minute change of schedule.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Blasket Islands EcoMarineTours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Dingle?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Dingle.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Dingle?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Dingle.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Dingle?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Dingle.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Dingle?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Dingle.

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209 Reviews

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star-3
Whale Trip
TracyMcCrann
, Aug 2021
Did see the Whales & the Dolphins. There were supposed to be the maximum of 12 people on the boat but actually we counted over 30. Also said that there would be bottles of water & snacks which never appeared. Then there was a dog with a couple which was allowed to roam the small boat without a lead. Had I of known the amount of people on board I would not have booked.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Tracy. Thank you for your review! I am glad that we found dolphins and whales for you on your trip! The vessel you were on has a Dept. of Transport Passenger Certificate for 48 passengers and 3 crew and we have reduced our normal capacity by 33% to comply with new Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols. There is plenty of room on deck and on the flying bridge for pods to observe social distancing, without going inside where there are 20 more seats. Likewise, we have discontinued giving out complimentary snacks and drinks due to Covid-19 restrictions. Sorry that you did not enjoy your trip with Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours and please feel free to charter our vessel at any time if you want a trip all by yourself and without any friendly dog, to watch whales and dolphins in Dingle Bay and around the beautiful Blasket Islands.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Rough waters
Lillian_B
, Aug 2021
Dolphin sightings at the end of the tour and laughs with the guides made up for rough weather and swells
star-5
Sea adventure
clare_p
, Jul 2021
Fantastic trip, crew were amazing and informative. When we got out to sea we saw Minke whales, dolphins, seals, puffins. Throughly enjoyable 4 hour trip. I'd definitely do it again next time.
star-5
Seeing the Wales
Grace_O
, Sep 2020
Excellent service!! Was very enjoyable and boat members were also very helpful. Lovely experience would recommend this service
star-5
Nice trip!
Alina_M
, Sep 2020
Nice trip! Thank you. We saw some dolphins. We liked the trip. We saw islands. And a lot of great places.
star-5
Brilliant trip!!!!
Sharon_C
, Aug 2020
We had a fabulous day out yesterday on this trip!!! We were so lucky with the weather! From start to finish it was a brilliant trip and we were so lucky to get to see seals, dolphins and even whales!! We got fabulous pictures of them! The skipper and Greta were brilliant so friendly and full of information!! Definitely recommend this trip!!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you very much for your review Sharon. We hope to see you again sometime.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Lovely adventure
Helga_T
, Aug 2020
We were so lucky.we have seen humpack fin and minke whales and lots of dolphins.it was an amazing experience.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you very much for your review Helga! Yes, it was a special day. We saw 6 different cetacean species that day - Humpback whales; Fin whales; Minke whales; Common dolphins; Risso's dolphins; Harbour porpoises
star-5
Fantastic day.
Brian_S
, Aug 2020
Fantastic experience. This is the best tourist activity I've ever done. We saw dozens of dolphins and three minke whales all up close to the boat. We also saw a humpback whale who was right beside us for around 15 to 20 minutes. It was an amazing experience. The staff were lovely and knowledgeable. I realise we we're lucky to see the amount of animals we did but even if we hadn't I still think I'd have enjoyed it due to the fantastic scenery and nice people. Could t recommend it highly enough.
star-4
Wonderful day out on Dingle Bay
Cathal_R
, Aug 2020
We had a wonderful day on The Eco Blasket Tour. It was not called Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Dingle by the way. Our skipper and guide were fantastic and although we did not spot any whales we did see a pod of common dolphins, as well as grey seals and much more. The views of coastline and islands and the lighthouse were spectacular. Our only quibble was that the advertised snacks and beverages never materialised. Luckily we had brought our own.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thank you for your review Cathal. Sadly in order to comply with Covid-19 new health and safety protocols as well as reducing our passenger capacity by 50% we are unable to hand out complimentary snacks, binoculars, wildlife information brochures etc. as heretofore but glad that you enjoyed your trip with Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours from Ventry Harbour nonetheless. Also glad that you enjoyed unique views of Tiaracht lighthouse, the most westerly in Europe.
star-2
I loved being on the water - saw a few...
Sheila B
, Sep 2017
I loved being on the water - saw a few dolphins and seals but no whales. Too long though
2 travelers found this review helpful

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