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Wildlife Boat Trips

A wildlife spotting boat trip is a top Ceredigion coast 'must do' as the inshore waters of Cardigan Bay's Special Area of Conservation are home to Europe's largest population of bottlenose dolphins.

A boat trip is a great way to see the Ceredigion coastline from a different perspective and to spot a variety of wildlife, including dolphins, seals, porpoises, turtles and unusual species such as the sunfish. 

There is choice of trips available, with experienced boat skippers and guides who know the best and most appropriate places to spot wildlife, and how to handle the craft for the best view without intruding on the animals and causing a disturbance.​

Tours vary in length from one hour excursions to whole day trips lasting 8 hours. Choose from 1 hour, 1.5 hours, 2 hours, 4 hours and 8+ hour trips. Check the individual boat operators sites for timetables, fares and special trips.

Click on the links below for further information from the boat operators:

Cardigan departures:

A Bay to Remember

New Quay departures:

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre Dolphin Survey Boat Trips

New Quay Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips with the Seawatch Foundation

SeaMôr Dolphin Watching Boat Trips

Aberaeron departures:

SeaMôr Dolphin Watching Boat Trips


These boat operators follow the Ceredigion Marine Code of Conduct.

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