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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.

Wildlife Boat trips along the Ceredigion coast

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

Boat trips on the river Teifi

Take a leisurly trip in a restored crab and lobster fishing boat, ' Diana Ellen' in the company of captain Dai 'Dai Crabs' Evans, who will guide you along the Teifi from Gwbert, on the river's estuary to the quayside in Cardigan, below Cardigan castle's walls. Along the way you will stop to see and hear about life on the river, and the area's development, including the original location of the first Cardigan castle.

'Diana Ellen' river Teifi boat trip