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Dolphin Spotting in New Quay

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From £15

Departing from the picturesque town of New Quay, in Wales, our dolphin watching boat trips offer the chance to spot marine life of all kinds, like seals, seabirds, dolphins, and more. We offer scheduled trips of 1 hr, 1.5 hrs and 2hrs duration – the destination is determined by the number of wildlife encounters, naturally the longer trips can also show you more of our spectacular coastline.

Dolphin Spotting Cardigan bay, West Wales

Cruising entirely within the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation, along the Ceredigion Marine Heritage Coast (C.M.H.C) recognized for its unspoiled coastline and wildlife, including dolphins, porpoise, Atlantic grey seals and numerous bird species including razorbills and guillemots. Why not come and enjoy the breathtaking views of the C.M.H.C. aboard one of our vessels?

New Quay Boat trips is the longest running company in New Quay, with over 65 years of experience. We can  offer you a one-hour cruise south to Cwmtydu where you will see amazing sights including bird colonies, seal haul-out areas and Castell Beach, the local ruins of an iron age settlement. And don’t forget – the chance of seeing some of the many bottle-nosed dolphins and porpoises.

The one and half hour trip offers all of the above and lots more. On this cruise, you will venture further down the coast to the little bay of Ynys Lochtyn, approximately halfway along the C.M.H.C. Just before the village of Llangranog. You will see the tallest cliff in Ceredigion.

 Join us today! All our trips are fully guided, this means you can learn about our beautiful wildlife, geology and local history from our knowledgeable skipper and wildlife guide.


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The most popular Boat Trip Company in New Quay! Book your seats in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Dolphin spotting boat trip

"We have been to New Quay for the past 4 years and every year we make sure we go on the dolphin spotting boats. They are the only boats we go on as they are so good! Always polite, useful information, stops with amazing dolphin views if they are spotted. They have a good rule where if they are on a certain side of the boat some have to stay seated so those behind can see! My 4 year old, my partner and I loves these trips highly recommended 5 stars."

– Bianca, TripAdvisor
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Great experience!

"Really friendly retail staff and crew helped make everything so clear. Fully licensed and vetted craft and just watching them on and around the boat helps you feel secure and in safe hands. Really knowledgeable captain who also provides info on the coastal features and the dolphins. We had a few come right up close and underneath the boat - such a memorable experience and a highlight of our holiday. Seriously considering doing it again before we leave!"

– Chester, TripAdvisor
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Dolphins galore

"We went for the 1 hour excursion Wasn’t expecting to see so many dolphins, as soon as we set off there were dolphins, right next to the pier, the most time we went without seeing a dolphin was probably 10 mins, would recommend, staff friendly and very informative, rear a review where someone got wet and wasn’t happy, you will get wet because your at sea that’s what happens, would definitely go again and maybe take the 2 hour excursion."

– Halifax, TripAdvisor
Family trip

"Well done guys you looked after the whole family yesterday including our 7 month old grandson nothing was too much trouble for you and the information about the area was very interesting. As a bonus, I even caught some fish once again a big thank you and hope to book with you again this summer."

– Swansea, TripAdvisor