Whale & dolphin watching holidays

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uk flagAigas Field Centre

based: Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
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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


uk flagBluestone five star Featured Site

based: Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

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Bluestone whales and dolphinsWhale 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 |


uk flagG Adventures five star Featured Site

based: Canada, London & Worldwide

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G Adventures safariUnique 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 |


uk flagWhale and Dolphin Company

based: Suffolk, UK
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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 |


uk flagBirdquest

based: Lancashire, UK

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One of the top bird tour companies, offering exciting, friendly, small-group birding holidays.

| birdwatching | whale/dolphin watching | Worldwide |


uk flagDolphin and Whale Connection (The)

based: East Sussex, UK

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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

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Cruise trips to the Sub Antarctic and Antarctica.

| ocean cruises | whale/dolphin watching | historical tours | Antarctica | Australasia |


Patagonia Adventure Trip

based: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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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

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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

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Whale and dolphin watching holidays and tours in West Cork, Ireland.

| whale/dolphin watching | Ireland |



based: Bimini, Bahamas

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Week-long retreats with wild dolphins on a Caribbean Island; with optional morning yoga classes.

| swimming with dolphins | whale/dolphin watching | yoga | Bahamas |


uk flagWildwings

based: Bristol, UK

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Packed with ideas and holidays covering all the continents and oceans.

| birdwatching | whale/dolphin watching | theme cruises | astronomy/space | Worldwide |




The UK national whale and dolphin watch.

Orca whalesAn 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.