Baltimore Sea Safari is a locally owned, family run boat trip business operating close-up coastal sightseeing boat trips with whale, dolphin, seal and wildlife watching in the waters around Baltimore and Carberys Hundred Isles, an area of exceptional unspoiled natural beauty, and within Roaringwater Bay a designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC). We are the longest established wildlife watching boat trip out of Baltimore, and our Sea Safari boat trip offers the best value whale, dolphin and wildlife wtching in West Cork, providing an ideal opportunity to see whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, basking sharks, and a myriad of sea birds in their natural habitat. The highly manouverable, shallow drafted boats that we operate afford us the unique advantage of providing our passengers an opportunity to enjoy the magnificent scenery and wildlife from a new close-up vantage point, that other boats cant acheive. Sea Safari Trip 2 to 2 1/2 hour boat trip departing daily @11am and 2pm - €25 per person. This is our most popular trip, as featured on RTE Country Wide. It is a thrilling fun packed coastal sightseeing tour with whale, dolphin, seal and wildlife watching. Enjoy close-up views of the many beautiful islands, sheer cliffs, lighthouses, signal towers,beacons, castles, secluded bays and inlets and tranquil coastal villages as we tour the magnificent unspoiled coastline. We also take you into a sea cave, the only boat trip in West Cork on which you can experience this fantastic view. We take our boat trips through areas where past experiences have shown to be most likely where we may come across whales and dolphins. On all of our trips we visit seal colonies that inhabit our shoreline and passengers should also keep an eye out for ocean sunfish, sea turtles, jellyfish and the many sea birds that may be seen from time to time. During each boat trip we provide an informative commentary on the sights of interest and on the fascinating history of the area and its wildlife. We also have an on-board Hydrophone that we use (when conditions are right) for listening to dolphins as they play and feed.
Our Boats. We operate two specially built passenger RIBS (rigid inflatable boats), Seafari 1 a 9m boat with seating capacity for 12 passengers and Seafari Too! an 8.4m boat with seating for 9 passengers. Both boats are powered by 315hp diesel engines, which are regularly serviced to keep emissions to a minimum. Their structures allow unobstructed, panoramic views of the picturesque and unspoiled coastline. Passenger safety is uppermost in our minds as we take you on boat trips with sights and experiences that will thrill you. Both boats are operated by fully qualified and experienced skippers, and are maintained to the highest standards for safety and comfort. there is dedicated seating for all passengers for comfort and safety, and life-jackets are provided for all passengers. We operate daily boat trips from the Ferry Pier in Baltimore and our boats are also available for private and commercial charter, they are ideal for Hen, Stag and Birthday parties and family outings. Our boats are not wheelchair accessible, but we do cater for disabilities and persons with special needs, please contact us with any enquiries that you may have.
Our trips are suitable for all ages, from 8 years upwards.