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Aigas Field Centre
based: Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
Discover the wildlife of Scotland on ready-made or tailored nature and wildlife holidays, including animal and bird watching, wildlife and nature photography; see pine martens, badgers, otters, beavers, dolphins, red deer, capercaillie, red squirrels, ospreys, red kites ... Accommodation is in timber lodges in the arboretum of the House of Aigas. Specialist small group tours also catered for.
| animals/safari | whale/dolphin watching | birdwatching | photographic | Scotland
Bluestone Featured Site
based: Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
Whale and dolphin watching off the coast of Pembrokeshire, a top UK whale watching location. From your base at Bluestone holiday and short break retreat, meet the bottlenose dolphins of Cardigan Bay, occasional common dolphins, fin, minke and humpback whales, as well as basking sharks, porpoises ...
| surfing | whale/dolphin watching | horse/pony trekking | Wales |
G Adventures Featured Site
based: Canada, London & Worldwide
Unique and authentic global adventure travel experiences for those willing to go beyond conventional tourism. Wide range of trips for animal and nature lovers including many opportunities for whale and dolphin watchers.
| animals/safari | whale/dolphin watching | Africa | South America | Asia | Worldwide |
Whale and Dolphin Company
based: Suffolk, UK
A small specialist business offering top-class wildlife whale and dolphin watching holidays in the Indian Ocean. Trips are led by a professional marine biologist who is an authority on both the whales, dolphins and fish of the Maldives.
| whale/dolphin watching | Maldives | Sri Lanka | Indonesia | Seychelles |
based: Lancashire, UK
One of the top bird tour companies, offering exciting, friendly, small-group birding holidays.
| birdwatching | whale/dolphin watching | Worldwide |
Dolphin and Whale Connection (The)
based: East Sussex, UK
A specialist for whale and dolphin watching and swimming with wild dolphins with responsible operators.
| whale/dolphin watching | Azores | Egypt | Iceland |
Heritage Expeditions (NZ) Ltd
based: Christchurch, New Zealand
Cruise trips to the Sub Antarctic and Antarctica.
| ocean cruises | whale/dolphin watching | historical tours | Antarctica | Australasia |
Patagonia Adventure Trip
based: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Adventure travel in Patagonia, trekking, expeditions, discovery tours, glaciers adventure trips and whale watching.
| walk/trek/hike | expeditions | whale/dolphin watching | winter walking | snowshoeing | cross-country skiing | tailor made | South America |
Pedal and Sea Adventures
based: Nova Scotia, Canada
Creative bicycle tours in many great places, including Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Ireland, and Tuscany.
| cycle touring | sea kayaking/canoeing | whale watching | North America | Western Europe | UK |
Whale Watch West Cork
based: County Cork, Ireland
Whale and dolphin watching holidays and tours in West Cork, Ireland.
| whale/dolphin watching | Ireland |
based: Bimini, Bahamas
Week-long retreats with wild dolphins on a Caribbean Island; with optional morning yoga classes.
| swimming with dolphins | whale/dolphin watching | yoga | Bahamas |
based: Bristol, UK
Packed with ideas and holidays covering all the continents and oceans.
| birdwatching | whale/dolphin watching | theme cruises | astronomy/space | Worldwide |
Day sea safari tours watching dolphins and whales in their natural environment
from Falmouth in Cornwall. The trip allows guests to view these majestic marine mammals in their natural habitats. Guests might encounter the bottlenose, common or Risso’s dolphins and may also spot other animals such as porpoises, basking sharks, minke and pilot whales, atlantic grey seals and sea birds. The tour uses a 12 seater rigid inflatable with twin engines, the boat cruises up to 30 knots and features a spotting tower and forward facing jockey seats. The trip is available all year round with at least two dates per month (most often Fridays and Saturdays). This day package also features free entry to the local Maritime Museum.
An opportunity to get involved in whale, dolphin and porpoise research – the public is invited to take part in surveys around the UK as part of the annual 'National Whale and Dolphin Watch' set up by the Sea Watch Foundation (a registered marine environmental research charity who work to improve the conservation and protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises in British and Irish waters). The data collected will help develop a snapshot of dolphin, whale and porpoise distribution around the UK.
Regular observers and survey training courses
There are also opportunities to become a Sea Watch Regular Observer as well as taking a short course to learn about British cetaceans and how to survey for them. The courses will consist of illustrated lectures, video presentations, headland watches and boat surveys in the Cardigan Bay 'Special Area of Conservation', well-known for the presence and high sighting frequency of bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoises and grey seals.
For more information see the Sea Watch Foundation website.