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Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Dingle

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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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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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
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This trip is not suitable for children under 10 years of age
  • Nor suitable for children under 10 years of age
  • 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 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
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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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star-5
Awesome trip
Mary_F
, Jun 2022
We were a few minutes late but they kindly waited for us. Really great trip out and back. Managed to see several pods of dolphins, which was the icing on the cake. Knowledgeable about the area and happy to answer questions. Worth every cent
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for very nice review Mary and nice compliments for our great crew!
star-4
Exciting experience
Stephanie_W
, Jun 2022
We enjoyed ourselves very much and seeing the dolphins and puffins was very exciting. The reason why I did not give full stars is that on our ticket it says bottled water and snacks are included but this is not the case!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much Stephan for your nice review and apologies that you did not receive water and snacks as advertised. Unfortunately, we gave up this service as a result of Covid, and also people no longer want to get water in plastic containers [plastic bottles] which are bad for the environment. However, we should have taken this off our list of services provided and apologies for not doing so. We are in the process now of taking this off our list of services provided.
star-5
Awe inspiring
amelia_c
, Jun 2022
The seabirds were extraordinary and seeing the great blasket from the sea. The trip was good for the soul
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your nice review Amelia! We agree - being on the sea is one of the nicest things that you can do and good for the body and soul! We look forward to seeing you again of one of our marine tours on the wild Atlantic
star-5
Brilliant tour
Ekaterina_P
, May 2022
Perfect, really enjoyed this tour. I saw breathtaking landscapes, lots dolphins, amazing islands. Highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your nice review Ekateri. I am glad that you enjoyed your marine boat tour aboard our dolphin and whale watching tour boat M.V. "Blasket Princess" around Dingle Bay and the Blasket Islands. We hope to see you again somtime.
star-5
Nice boat, nice people, beautiful scenery
A_L
, May 2022
It was a beautiful day saw lots of wildlife and a lot of information. Saw baskinsharks, lots of dolphins and puffins
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you very much for your nice review!! We can guarantee a great tour when the weather is nice but unfortunately we can never guarantee the weather - but we do our best!! Look forward to seeing you again next year for more basking sharks, dolphins, puffins and hopefully whales.
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
star-5
It was a great trip and we saw a whole...
Mary M
, Aug 2017
It was a great trip and we saw a whole school of dolphins and a couple whales!
star-4
Super trip with lots of common...
Janneke B
, Jul 2017
Super trip with lots of common dolphins, minke whales, three bottle nose dolphins, a harbour porpoise, some puffins, gannets and a few glimpses of a hump back whale. We set out to see the puffincolony on the rocks, but after a while the crew heard that a humpbackwhale was spotted and we changed directions to that. In the end we didn't see much of it, but that was compensated by all the other species we've seen. We'll have to come back for the puffins!
star-5
This was a great trip - one of the...
nlineman
, Jul 2017
This was a great trip - one of the highlights of our time in Ireland. It's a relatively small boat -- there were only about a total of about 18 passengers on the boat. There's enough seating for everyone and the guide is very knowlegable. We went out on a very nice day sunny! and saw three minke whales and a buch of seals. It was a great day. A few recommendations: bring wine with you - they let you have it on the boat. Dress warm... hats, gloves and jackets. It's always colder on the water than on land. Bring hand santizer as there is a bathroom on the boat, but no soap or sink, really. Still a great trip and well worth it for a relaxing day out on the water.
star-5
The drive to Dingle from Adare was...
george G
, Jun 2017
The drive to Dingle from Adare was beautiful, by this time I was used to driving on the wrong side of the road and the round abouts. The boat arrived exactly on time and the captain was there early and visited with all of us on the quay. Once under way, we knew exactly what to expect and what we hoped to see. We saw dolphins, seals, and multitudes of sea birds. But alas, no whales. This was not due to the crew not trying but sometimes nature doesn't go by a schedule. The stories and explanations are not to be missed. I cannot recommend this trip enough. George from Texas
star-5
The trip was incredible. The marine...
Nicholas L
, Jun 2017
The trip was incredible. The marine biologist and zoologist were very friendly and helpful in spotting the wildlife and giving some context to the landmarks. My only gripe is with the description of the trip. On my booking it was noted that water and snacks would be provided amenities but neither were found on the boat.

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