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Marine wildlife & Whale watch tours Blasket Islands, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

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All Day Tour

inc Blasket Island Landing

Departure Ventry: 10:00

Return Ventry: 17:00

(7 hrs) €60

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1000 - 1700 €60 (RECOMMENDED!) Combined Eco Tour plus (3hrs) landing on Great Blasket Island

Depart Ventry on 1000 hrs tour, Land on Great Blasket Island at 1100 hrs; and get picked up from Great Blasket at 1400 hrs to continue on afternoon Marine Eco Tour, arriving back at Ventry at approx 1700 hrs.

Return via open sea with chance to see dolphins, minke whales, basking shark (in season) and other species including humpback whales occasionally. Wildlife guide on board and also spotter / marine biologist. Our priority this trip is to show our passengers marine ecosystems and the marine habitats of not only cetaceans but also the extensive bird life around the Blaskets (including the always popular puffins) and also grey seal habitats and basking shark, sunfish and other species depending on the season.

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Morning Tour

Dingle Bay / Blasket Cruise

Departure Ventry: 10:00

Return Ventry: 12:30

(2.5 hrs) €35

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Morning Cruise: 10:00 to approx. 12:30/12:45 €35 Dingle Bay / Blasket Cruise

Depart Ventry Harbour towards Great Blasket Island past Dunbeg prehistoric fort, Slea Head and Coumineoil Beach towards Blasket Sound, moor for a few minutes off Blasket Island (no landing) with views of Blasket village and beautiful Trá Bán [White Strand] and resident population of grey seals at Carraig Fhada.

Return via “Wild Bank” in Dingle Bay with chance to see dolphins, minke whales and basking shark (in season). A short, often productive trip, sometimes in very calm morning sea conditions.

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Afternoon Tour

Guided Eco Marine Tour

Departure Ventry: 13:00

Return Ventry: 17:00

(4 hrs) €50

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Afternoon Tour: 13:00 to 17:00 €50 Guided Eco Marine Tour

Depart Ventry Harbour to Great Blasket Island (no landing) and view old deserted village, Trá Bán (White Strand) and seals. Continue to some of the outer islands depending on itinerary and weather conditions for the day, to view spectacular rock formations of Cathedral Rocks, puffins, Manx shearwaters and other seabirds.

Return via open sea with chance to see dolphins, minke whales, basking shark (in season) and other species including humpback whales occasionally. Wildlife guide on board and also spotter / marine biologist. Our priority this trip is to show our passengers marine ecosystems and the marine habitats of not only cetaceans but also the extensive bird life around the Blaskets (including the always popular puffins) and also grey seal habitats and basking shark, sunfish and other species depending on the season.

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Offshore Pelagic Tour

Pelagic Whale & Bird Watch

Departure Ventry: 10:00

Return Ventry: 16:00

(6 hrs) €80

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Offshore Pelagic Tour: 10:00 to 16:00 6hrs. Offshore Whale Watch Tour / Pelagic Bird Watching Trip

Specialist bird / whale watch exploratory trips every two weeks [subject to suitable weather /sea condition] 12 miles offshore west of Tiaracht lighthouse, Blasket Islands, Co. Kerry, Ireland S.W. Highlight is 3 hrs. whale watch tour / bird watching trip along Long. 11° W either northwards or southwards - from Lat. 52.1° N - depending on prevailing weather and sea conditions before returning home to Ventry Harbour. Approximate itinerary – 2 hrs. to Long. 11° W; 1 hr. north or south along meridian; 3 hrs. return to Ventry Harbour with possibility of good sightings all the way.

Possibility to see pelagic birds, Minke, humpback, fin, pilot and other offshore whales; dolphins – common, bottlenose, Risso’s, possible white sided, white beaked or striped dolphins. This is an 6 hr. trip on the open Atlantic Ocean in a (relatively) small vessel (40 ft.). If prone to seasickness please reconsider! Or take anti seasickness medication beforehand. Please wear suitable warm clothing, warm hat, sunglasses and sun cream!

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