This weekend’s National Whale and Dolphin Watch is the perfect opportunity to test your sea legs while doing some cetacean watching. Our recommended boat operators around the UK will be running trips and collecting data that will contribute to the conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises in the UK.
Click here to find out where your local recommended boat operator is based.
Some boat operators are even organising special trips just for NWDW!
Monty Hall’s Great Escapes are holding a special 3 hour boat trip and educational talk on his 8m RIB from Dartmouth, donating £5 to Sea Watch for every passenger they take. Call the shop on 01803 431858 to book your place!
Paignton Pleasure Cruises are running wild life trips within Torbay. During these trips we will be keeping a look out for cetaceans and recording sightings. Commentary will be given by Nigel Smallbones, a well known local naturalist.
AK wildlife Cruises in Southampton are hoping to be the first in the area to see porpoises and dolphins. They are offering day trips throughout National Whale and dolphin Watch with availability for more passengers on Friday and Saturday. Go to www.akwildlifecruises.co.uk or call 01489 278 533
Ullapool Summer Queen are operating a special afternoon cruise on 28th July. They will go out around the loch looking for wildlife (and monsters!) with sighting sheets to report all whale, dolphin and porpoise sightings, nature eye-spy, face-painting, and pirate/sea fancy dress! The cruise will be around 2 hours and hopefully be fun for kids and adults alike. Children must be accompanied by an adult and any misbehaving adults may have to walk the plank…
Steam Packet Ferry Company – Heysham-Isle of Man Ferry. Join Katrin (SWF Regional Coordinator) and Paul Rose (and BBC crew) for a boat based watch!
Heysham – Isle of Man: 27th July:1415-1745
Isle of Man – Heysham: 28th July: 0845-1215