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Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips

#2 of 10 things to do in New Quay Features Animals
South John Street | Harbour Masters Building, The Pier, New Quay SA45 9NW, Wales
+44 1545 560800
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Fabulous 2 hour trip, seen porpoises, seals, birds and Dolphins just wish they had come nearer to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mold, United Kingdom
Fantastic Trip

My husband and I went on the 2 hour trip Ben and the skipper were great even waited for my husband... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Diana N
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DOLPHIN SPOTTING BOAT TRIPS by New Quay Boat Trips, open April to October, weather permitting we offer 1 and 2 Hour dolphin spotting trips every day (with occaisional 30 and 90 minute trips) along the beautiful Ceredigion coastline. Your experience begins boarding from the historic pier at the picturesque fishing village of New-Quay, our large stable, purpose built passenger boats are skippered by experienced boat masters who will be keeping a look-out for the many bottlense dolphins who reside in Cardigan Bay in season. Your experienced skipper and guide will carry you saefly along the Heritage Coast to Cwmtydu on the 1hr trip while providing an informative talk on the wildlife and local history, while those choosing the 2 hour trip will venture to Ynys Lochtyn allowing you more chance to spot dolphins. On both you will observe seal haul-out areas and bird nesting sights, all the time you will be in a Special Area of Conservation and will be observing a voluntry code of conduct to avid distubance to the willife. Upon encountering dolphins your skipper will slow down or stop and position the boat to give all passenger the best view without causing any disturbance to them. Bring your camera and you can even get involved with the important work of the Marine Conservation charity The Sea Watch Foundation. Don't miss a fascinating experience, we look forward to welcoming all ages aboard. For an alterantive experience we also offer 2 & 4 Hour fishing trips, suitable for all ages we include rod tackle, bait amd tuition. Group bookings are welcome on all our trips we are the only company locally who can accomodate parties larger than 12 persons. Therfore we are well equiped to cater for groups and school parties by arrangemment preferably. Dolphins are wild so we obvioosuly cannot guarantee spotting them every trip. Book at our office on the main pier or call us, we have an out of hours telephone number too. For more information, read about sightings and view more photo's, please Visit our website or find us on facebook (DolphinSpottingBoatTripsNewQuay). We accept cash, debit and credit cards. Babies under 2 years are free of charge and Dogs are welcome too.Thank-you for reading about our trips.
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South John Street | Harbour Masters Building, The Pier, New Quay SA45 9NW, Wales
+44 1545 560800
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fabulous 2 hour trip, seen porpoises, seals, birds and Dolphins just wish they had come nearer to the boat, two great guys on the boat, ver knowledgeable about the sea life and very funny.

Thank christinewebb12016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went on the 2 hour trip Ben and the skipper were great even waited for my husband who had forgotten his camera which made them a bit late starting the trip. We did see a couple of dolphins on the way...More

Thank Diana N
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took a two hour trip hoping to see plenty of dolphins as those getting off the trip before us said they had seen plenty. After almost two hours of cruising up and back down the coast we had not seen any sign of the...More

Thank holiday-view23-7-11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative tour guide on board and they ensured that we got to see the dolphins as close as possible without upsetting them the knowledge that the guide on board was very informative can't wait to go back

Thank cheried74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend the 2 hour trip. Boat pretty comfortable and crew (Jonno and Ben) great. Quite a double act and entertaining. Really knew their stuff though! We were so lucky to see fantastic dolphin activity. Recommend the trip as it's worth it for the scenery...More

Thank Claire N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the two hour trip on Ermol V - a sturdy and comfortable craft. After Ben explained the safety matters we were underway. Ben's commentary was both informative and entertaining. We did see some dolphins after an ninety minutes in the water - a...More

Thank KFO'C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw dolphins! Trips like this can never 100% guarantee you'll see the wildlife so we were very please to spot several dolphins, grey seals and numerous birds. The boat crew were helpful and gave a great deal of additional information about Newquay and the...More

Thank MrIdrive
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kids loved the trip. Crew is entertaining and friendly. Not every time can see Dolphins but did see seals. Worth the time.

Thank Tbikeland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From my very first trip to New Quay, I knew I had to experience going on a boat trip to go and see the dolphins that reside in and around Cardigan, but now I feel it has to be done as it's not really a...More

1  Thank Kirsty Louise B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to this most years sometimes twice a year we go on the 2 hour trip and the crew are very knowledgable of the area and the wildlife in the area always very helpful in answering any questions you have also they never guarantee...More

1  Thank wprosser
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Thankyou to all who have answered this already, the only point missing is the destination for the two hour (weather permitting) is Ynys Lochtyn which is a peninsular approximately 5 miles down the coast from New Quay which... More
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Response from BlameCain | Reviewed this property |
There were pushchairs with young children in on my trip.