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Ireland Whale Watching Tour: Whales, Dolphins & More in West Cork
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  • Set sail out of beautiful Baltimore Harbour and support marine conservation efforts in southern Ireland..Spot whales, dolphins, sharks, porpoises, and more while exploring the West Cork coastline..Visit Cape Clear Island and meet residents of Ireland's southernmost community.
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Climb aboard the boat in the picturesque and colourful harbor of Baltimore, West Cork, nestled between Ringarogy and Spanish Island. Sail out of the southern entrance of this beautiful harbor, past the towering Baltimore Beacon, and explore the plankton-rich waters off Kedge Island, Badger Island, and the Gascanane Sound. Heading further offshore we may pass the famous Fastnet Rock and Lighthouse, all the while looking for those remarkable denizens of the deep--the whales and dolphins that frequent these waters to feed! In the spring, we may encounter basking sharks, and in high summer, we may see leatherback turtles drifting in the strong currents of Long Island Bay. Then, visit Ireland's most southerly community, Cape Clear Island. Here you can get refreshments and have the opportunity to meet friendly Irish-speaking inhabitants and explore part of their island home. As we travel back through the magical islands of Roaringwater Bay, be on the lookout for the diminutive porpoises that feed in the tidal currents running between the islands and reefs of this far southwest corner of Ireland known as Carbery's Hundred Isles! As the sun sets over the distant peninsulas of Mizen Head and the Beara Peninsula, we pass Quarantine Island, once home to ailing mariners, before returning to Baltimore Harbour through its northern entrance.
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