Whale Watching Special Offer

Enjoy a 2 nights stay in one of our properties at Inish Beg plus half day whale and dolphin watching with Nic Slocum of Whale Watch West Cork. You can relax and enjoy the beautiful West Cork coastline with its islands, castles, harbours and inlets that have changed little since the days of the old clan chiefs of O’Mahony and O’Driscoll.

*Subject to availability and weather and excludes Bank Holidays as well as peak summer season from mid July to late August. Ref SWSO

Whale Watching in West Cork

Coastal waters off the West Cork coast are a key feeding area for a number of whales and dolphins covering over seven months of the year. Fin whales, humpback whales and minke whales are regularly seen along with common dolphins. Other species frequently encountered are seals and porpoises along with a wide variety of birdlife rarely encountered. Some of the best whale and dolphin watching in West Cork occurs during the autumn and winter months from September through December when the big baleen whales, fins and humpbacks, are present in some numbers. Whale and dolphin trips and nature tours are now a regular feature for visitors to West Cork.

  • Whale Watch West Cork, Dolphin & Whale Watching Boat Trips ‚Äď whale and dolphin watching trips start when the minke whales arrive in late April or May and then ramp right up in June when the fin whales get here. We run coastal nature tours the rest of the year. We do see seals and sea birds and anything else that is around at the time of year. We either go up towards Roaringwater Bay or the other way to Mill Cove and Tralong Bay. We go into all the coves and creeks and there is a running commentary on the history and geology and wildlife of the area.
  • Cork Whale Watch, Colin Barnes, the owner of Cork Whale Watch, has immersed himself in the marine wildlife of the West Cork coast for more than forty years.
  • Baltimore Sea Safari, Baltimore Sea Safari is a locally owned, family run boat trip business, providing coastal sightseeing boat trips with whale, dolphin and wildlife watching.