Early Bird Tour

Beat the crowds with this 90 minute dolphin and wildlife watching tour. It takes in the same route as our Wildlife Explorer, but has the benefit of being one of the first boats out of the harbour. This means that the wildlife hasn’t been disturbed by other activity, so sightings of seals and dolphins are significantly higher at this very tranquil time of the day. It’s a great way to start the morning, as it frees up the rest of the day so you can fit more activities in.

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.