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8 01, 2019

2018 – The Year of the Humpback Whale

2019-01-08T17:36:34+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Skippers Log|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When the Courtmacsherry based Atlantic Whale and Wildlife Tours team embarked on their whale watching adventure in April 2018 they couldn’t be sure what the year would bring. Having years of experience with wildlife off the Cork coast they were confident that they would have regular sightings of cetaceans such as common dolphins and minke whales. [...]

7 09, 2018

“Boomerang” is back in West Cork

2018-09-07T12:31:07+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Skippers Log|

The clue is in the name. Ireland’s most famous humpback whale has returned for his 13th year since 2001 and luckily for whale enthusiasts in Cork he has chosen to hang out near Courtmacsherry bay. On Wednesday, September 5th, 12 lucky people on a whale watching trip from Courtmachserry with Atlantic Whale and Wildlife tours were [...]

16 08, 2018

Breaching Courtmacsherry Whale Identified as “Barnacle Bill”

2018-08-16T16:41:58+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Skippers Log|

On Tuesday, July 10th 2018, whale watchers on board our whale watching vessel “The Lady Patricia” witnessed one of the most spectacular displays in the natural world – a breaching humpback whale. Lucky for us, on board that day was Joleen Cronin, the very talented Cork based photographer whose image of this acrobatic display filled the [...]

5 08, 2018

Giant Fin Whales Join the Humpbacks off Seven Heads, Co Cork – 5th August

2018-08-06T19:40:30+00:00August 5th, 2018|Categories: Skippers Log|

  At 22 metres the Fin Whale is the second biggest animal to have ever roamed this planet and we are glad to report they have arrived in the waters near Courtmacsherry, West Cork in healthy numbers. Second only to the elusive Blue Whale (30 metres) in length these huge animals are a joy to watch [...]