Whale watching trips in Cork
Interested in Whale watching in Cork? We offer a 3- 4 hour whale watching trip from the harbour of Courtmacsherry, West Cork.
When we leave Courtmacsherry harbour which is a designated sac for birds habitat, we venture either west to the seven heads or east to hole open bay onto the old head of Kinsale depending on where our latest sightings have been.
The area according to data from the Irish whale and dolphin group is one of the best areas to encounter whales and dolphins and we have proven this to be the case.
Our vessels cruise at 15 kts ,so the chance of encountering whales and dolphins is greatly increased. For more information on pricing and the available Whale watching tours please visit our Whale Watching Tours Cork Booking .
The Whales and Dolphins of Courtmacsherry Bay and West Cork
The Irish Government declared the coastal waters of Ireland a Whale and Dolphin sanctuary during the early 1990’s, the first of its kind in Europe.
Since then it is one of the must do’s when visiting the south west coast of Ireland. Our coastal waters are a summer feeding ground for a number of whale species and a year round home for several resident Dolphin species including the Harbour Porpoise.
Baleen whales commonly seen off the south west coast include Hunpback, Fin and Minke whales,with intermittent sightings of Killer,and Pilot whales which makes Whale watching in Ireland the best whale watching in Europe.