We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips

Certificate of Excellence
Features Animals
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: South John Street | Harbour Masters Building, The Pier, New Quay SA45 9NW, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 1545 560800
Website
Description:

DOLPHIN SPOTTING BOAT TRIPS by New Quay Boat Trips, open April to October,...

DOLPHIN SPOTTING BOAT TRIPS by New Quay Boat Trips, open April to October, weather permitting we offer 1 and 2 Hour dolphin spotting trips every day (with occaisional 30 and 90 minute trips) along the beautiful Ceredigion coastline. Your experience begins boarding from the historic pier at the picturesque fishing village of New-Quay, our large stable, purpose built passenger boats are skippered by experienced boat masters who will be keeping a look-out for the many bottlense dolphins who reside in Cardigan Bay in season. Your experienced skipper and guide will carry you saefly along the Heritage Coast to Cwmtydu on the 1hr trip while providing an informative talk on the wildlife and local history, while those choosing the 2 hour trip will venture to Ynys Lochtyn allowing you more chance to spot dolphins. On both you will observe seal haul-out areas and bird nesting sights, all the time you will be in a Special Area of Conservation and will be observing a voluntry code of conduct to avid distubance to the willife. Upon encountering dolphins your skipper will slow down or stop and position the boat to give all passenger the best view without causing any disturbance to them. Bring your camera and you can even get involved with the important work of the Marine Conservation charity The Sea Watch Foundation. Don't miss a fascinating experience, we look forward to welcoming all ages aboard. For an alterantive experience we also offer 2 & 4 Hour fishing trips, suitable for all ages we include rod tackle, bait amd tuition. Group bookings are welcome on all our trips we are the only company locally who can accomodate parties larger than 12 persons. Therfore we are well equiped to cater for groups and school parties by arrangemment preferably. Dolphins are wild so we obvioosuly cannot guarantee spotting them every trip. Book at our office on the main pier or call us, we have an out of hours telephone number too. For more information, read about sightings and view more photo's, please Visit our website or find us on facebook (DolphinSpottingBoatTripsNewQuay).

We accept cash, debit and credit cards. Babies under 2 years are free of charge and Dogs are welcome too.Thank-you for reading about our trips.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 336 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 243
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Even without dolphins, it's a lot of fun!

This trip was so much fun that, after already going on the 1-hour trip on Tuesday, my friends and I went on the 2-hour trip on Wednesday. We didn't see many dolphins the first... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Megan I
Add Photo Write a Review

336 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 334: English reviews
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This trip was so much fun that, after already going on the 1-hour trip on Tuesday, my friends and I went on the 2-hour trip on Wednesday. We didn't see many dolphins the first time round, but the 2-hour trip had plenty to see, even more than the 3-5 Dolphins that we came across. We saw seals, birds and learnt... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Megan I
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We saw about 8 dolphins then seals and a lot of puffin type birds it was a hour trip that was really lovely the guide was great well worth the money

Helpful?
1 Thank shadll1207
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ok I was in a very good mood to start with. It was just lovely being out on the Ermol V with my husband on a gorgeous sunny day. The boat wasn't crowded, there were no screaming kids & I really wasn't that bothered if we didn't see any dolphins at all. So the fact that we did see about... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank JNMilknBeans
Hereford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

on a grey Saturday lunchtime in New Quay harbour we spotted dolphins from the quay. We promptly booked a boat trip via 'Dolphin Spotting Boat Trip' located just off the harbour. Very friendly Polish attendant at the desk, told us that the mackerel in the bay is delicious. A mere 20mins wait till the boat arrived. Greeted by a friendly... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank berber44
England
Level Contributor
22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked an hour trip, even took the dogs onboard, absolutely fantastic! Skipper gave a great very knowledgeable talk about dolphins, local birds and local shoreline. Spotted around 6-8 dolphins leaping in the air feeding fabulous!! You can keep Disney, nothing like seeing them wild ! Loved it. Highly recommend

Helpful?
1 Thank JoannaWood
yorkshire
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a 2 hour trip. The crew, Johno and Ben , were very helpful and informative. They made us feel very welcome and their enthusiasm for their work shone through. We went out on a beautiful day. We were aged between 3years and 65 years in our party. Our grandson was entranced by the experience especially seeing up to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Whiterosethistle
Newtown, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked online to go out on the 2 hour tour for a friends birthday. The staff were very helpful with booking and when we were on the boat telling us what to look out for. We saw dolphins for about 1 hour 30 mins of our tour, it was amazing. The guides were great explaining all about them and... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank ellenb794
North Wales, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the 2 hour trip from New Quay harbour which was very good. Weather was good although the sea was choppy. The crew (Emyr & Ben) were great and kept us well informed about the area from both a scientific basis and social with information about the local area - pubs in particular! It appeared that we were to... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank 127emyrj
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked on the 2-hour trip whilst we were staying in Cardigan Bay and good communication from Jonathan and other members of the team regarding timing, parking etc prior to the trip. We were very lucky and had excellent weather, clear blue skies and still sea. Jonathan and Ben were our crew who were very welcoming and Ben gave an informative... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Reb2001
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful 2 hour trip in a relatively gentle craft that takes you from New Quay to Llangrannog to view the beautiful Welsh costal sights. The day we went out, the weather was glorious and the sea calm. We were lucky enough to see Atlantic Grey Seals basking on the rocks (photo), razorbills, massive jellyfish and dolphins feeding... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Tracey W

Travellers who viewed Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips also viewed

 

Been to Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Taunton, United Kingdom
10 months ago
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?