Terms and Conditions
[Important information] Terms and Conditions: [Please read]
Our tours are always subject to suitable weather and sea conditions and can be cancelled / rescheduled at short notice depending on swell conditions, tides etc.
Priority is given to prepaid passengers on our PayPal booking system.
We can only gurantee a place on the boat, when sailing if you have a prepaid booking. We cannot guarantee a place with a verbal booking. Unless you have a prepaid booking you do not have any contract with Blasket Island Eco Marine Tours.
Please supply mobile number INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL DIALLING CODE incase of cancellation or reschedule information.
A minimum of 8 passengers in total is required otherwise boat may be chartered at an hourly rate.
You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to book / pay on our booking / payment system. You can pay by credit card on the system.
In the event of cancellation due to unsuitable weather / sea conditions the money is refunded back to source through the PayPal booking system. We do not have access to any of the customer payment details.
Please provide email address and / or mobile contact number for update on any change of schedule. Your particulars will only be used for this purpose. Otherwise please contact us by email, phone or text the morning of intended departure to confirm schedule and booking.
Please arrive at Ventry Harbour – Ceann Trá – 15 minutes before intended departure time. Ventry Harbour – Ceann Trá – is 4 miles west of Dingle town (6 minutes by car driving @ 40 m.p.h.) on the Slea Head drive, road R559. Look out for road signs for “CEANN TRA”.
There is parking above the Shop/ P.O., or at beach car park 300 metres beyond pier (coming from Dingle town). There is also a toilet at the beach car park.
Customer safety is our priority. We have Dept. of Transport Passenger Certificate and all required safety, communication and navigation equipment and trained staff.
Children under 12 yrs. old [ morning cruise and afternoon eco marine tour only] are required to wear life jackets at all times and parents should keep them under adequate supervision.
We cannot guarantee sightings on every trip.
The animals are free and it is a big ocean but skipper and crew will always strive for best sightings on the day depending on weather, sea conditions, swell, tides, visibility and known prevailing wildlife distribution.
The company motto is Safety, Safety, Safety, therefore:
- We will not travel if we consider that the conditions are unsuitable and outside our safety parameters which are based on years of experience fishing and ferrying around the Blasket Islands and Dingle Bay.
- We will not travel, or will adjust our itinerary, if we consider that conditions will make some of our customers unwell.
- We will adjust our itinerary if we consider conditions in one area are not suitable for comfortable wildlife viewing or productive sightings.
The skipper of the vessel decides the itinerary for the day in real time according to prevailing weather, sea conditions and wildlife distribution.
Please dress warmly as conditions at sea are often cooler than on land and there may be sea breezes. We recommend a warm jacket and (woolly / fleece) hat. We also recommend sun cream and sunglasses for the sunny days!
We are not allowed to hand out sea sickness tablets but we have been told that “Sturgeon” are a good brand. Please provide your own or pressure patch on wrist; only eat a light meal before travelling if you think you are prone to sea sickness but keep in mind that 90% of seasickness is caused by anxiety.
Please don’t worry and enjoy your trip! Your safety and comfort are our priority!
Offshore Pelagic Tour
Trips may be cancelled, curtailed, or rescheduled [e.g. from Sat. to Sun. or vice versa] at short notice due to unsuitable weather or sea conditions [e.g. sea swell] Please leave contact mobile number (incl. international dialling code) and /or email address for real time updates and notifications. Also please check out our Facebook page “eco marine tours” for real time updates and info.
In the event of cancellation money will be refunded back to source; or you have the choice to take our Afternoon Eco Marine Tour (if sailing) or All Day Tour with appropriate refund of balance. Min. 12 passengers
Complimentary snacks provided [water, apple juice, biscuits, crisps, chocolate] but recommend you bring your own packed lunch; cold and hot drinks provided. We cannot guarantee sightings, but the aim of these pelagic boat trips is to discover new whale watching grounds and species [than normally encountered on our regular tours]. 25% discount for IWDG members – Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, BirdWatchIreland Members and IWT Members - Irish Wildlife Trust - Please use the Coupon Code for your discount