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Baltimore Sea Safari

Baltimore Sea Safari

Baltimore Sea Safari is a family run boat trip business operating from in Baltimore, West Cork, providing coastal sightseeing tours with whale, dolphin and wildlife watching. Baltimore Sea Safari aim is to introduce our passengers to the outstanding beauty of our coastline, while looking for the wildlife that may be in the area, while causing as little disturbance as possible to the wildlife and their habitats.

The waters off Baltimore offer the perfect environment to see whales, dolphins, porpoise, basking sharks along with varied other wildlife and a myriad of sea birds. Baltimore Sea Safari operate in an area of exceptional unspoiled natural beauty, which includes waters around Carberys Hundred isles in Roaringwater Bay (which is designated as a Special Area of Conservation), the Ilen river to Skibbereen and offshore in the Atlantic waters, which are home to the most spectacular scenery and home to the most diverse range of sea and birdlife to be seen anywhere in Ireland.

During all of the boat trips Baltimore Sea Safari provide a commentary on the sights of interest, and on the fascinating history of the area and its wildlife. Also onboard there is hydrophone for listening to the sounds of the sea. Baltimore Sea Safari operates several daily boat trips and also offers a water taxi to the islands. The boat is available for private or commercial charter and is ideal for family groups, corporate/work outings, school tours, birthday, stag/hen parties.

Sea Safari Boat trip

2 hours @ 11am and 2pm daily – €25 per person. (April-Nov)

This is our most popular trip; it is a thrilling fun-packed coastal sightseeing tour of the West Cork coastline, with whale, dolphin, seal and wildlife watching. Enjoy close-up views of the many beautiful islands, sheer cliffs, sea caves, lighthouses, signal towers, beacons, castles, golden beaches, secluded bays and inlets, and the tranquil coastal villages and much more.

Evening Adventure trip

1 hour @6.30pm daily - €15 per person (May-Sept)

This is a shorter version of our Sea Safari trip; and is an excellent way to get out on the water for a taster of what the area has to offer. Take in the beautiful West Cork scenery and splendid views, whether on a tranquil journey along the Ilen River; through Roaringwater Bay or heading offshore past Sherkin Island and Baltimore Beacon to visit the magical Kedge Island, with its seal colony.

Seal watch & harbour trip

20 minutes @4.30pm or at a time by arrangement (June-Sept)

Experience the thrill of a fast boat ride while enjoying the main sights of Baltimore from a different viewpoint. The boat trip will take you past the Lifeboat station, the famous Baltimore beacon, Sherkin island and up into the Ilen river, where we visit a seal colony. You can admire the panoramic views of Baltimore village and Spain tower as we push forward the throttle and return to the pier.

boat ‘Seafari 1’

is fully licensed by the Dept. of Transport, and is operated by a fully qualified and experienced skipper. It is equipped with the latest in navigation, communication and safety equipment. We provide lifejackets for each passenger which must be worn at all times, we also issue passengers with splash proof suits if required. These trips are suitable for all ages from 8 years upwards. Please refer to our website or our literature for Terms and conditions.

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