Dolphin And Wildlife Explorer

Join us on a one and a half hour guided Dolphin Watching Boat Trip, leaving from the picturesque fishing village of New Quay, Ceredigion, West Wales. Learn about the local history, geology and wildlife from our marine biologist guides and knowledgeable skippers. Trips from New Quay leave from the end of the main pier, and our booking office is in the gift shop next to the ice cream shop on the seafront in New Quay. No trip is the same and although we cannot guarantee wildlife sightings we typically see bottlenose dolphins, a variety of seabirds, grey seals, bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises. Occasional visitors here are sunfish, basking sharks, minke whales and even humpback whales!

The crew will help you identify the different species we see and you can assist in the dolphin research conducted in Cardigan Bay by the SeaMôr team. We also conduct photo-identification of the dolphins, and all data is passed to Sea Watch Foundation for analysis. We carry a hydrophone onboard and listen to the dolphins and porpoises every time we see them.

All trips leave from New Quay main pier. A typical trip runs for 1.5hrs, and costs £17 for adults and £12 for children 16 or under. Trips are weather dependent and we can only fit 12 people so advance booking is required.

To book call 07795 242 445 or email  Please bring jackets and sensible shoes (although we do carry a  few extra waterproofs for your comfort). Dogs and prams are welcome and we can organise easier access for wheelchairs if arranged in advance.

Prices for the 1 and a half hour Trips:

Adults: £17 Children under 16: £12

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Our trips leave daily from the main pier in New Quay from April to October, weather depending. The first leg of the journey will be to head over to the lobster pots. This gives everyone an opportunity to get their 'sea legs' in the protected inner bay and see what's  in the pots for that particular trip. After the lobster pots have been put back in the sea, we will be at the first of the dolphin 'hot spots' and have an excellent all round view of New Quay and it's two beaches from the North. We then cruise around the next large dolphin feeding area which is just off New Quay Head, and down to the caves and the bird nesting sites. We have one of the most important sea bird breeding sites in Wales here in New Quay. Razorbills and guillemots, members of the Auk family and related to puffins breed here in their thousands, and it really is an amazing sight to see them all crammed onto the ledges. This stretch of coastline is fascinating. With all the seabirds, choughs and peregrines flying around, seals on the rocks, dolphins bow riding and buzzing the hydrophone and jellyfish in the water, somedays it is difficult to know which direction to look in!

Please dress appropriately, bring warm clothing as it is often cooler at sea. A warm, waterproof jacket is always advisable. Camera's etc are totally welcome, but are at your own risk. Please also note that we may take photo's on board for use in our own publicity. Dogs and prams welcome, but please let us know prior to boarding so that we can help.