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14 06, 2020

Humpback Whales Return to Courtmacsherry Bay – June 2020

2020-06-14T21:07:57+00:00June 14th, 2020|Categories: Skippers Log|Tags: , , , , , , , |

HBIRL90 "Barnacle Bill" surface feeding off Seven Heads, West Cork June 8th 2020             © Christopher O'Sullivan We are delighted to announce that we have added another new individual to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group’s humpback whale catalogue. HBIRL98 which our guide Christopher O'Sullivan photographed on Monday is a [...]

24 04, 2019

First Humpbacks of 2019 for Courtmacsherry Whale Watchers

2019-04-24T11:06:09+00:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Skippers Log|

What an incredible Easter weekend. The Sun was shining, the sea was flat calm, and the humpbacks returned to our area. Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th of April proved to be very productive days for the AW&WT team. At times large numbers of minke whales surrounded the Lady Patricia to the delight of all [...]

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 [...]