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Bottlenose dolphin flipping a fish

Bottlenose dolphin flipping a fish

A bottlenose dolphin flicks a fish in the air before eating it, pictred from the Ermol 5 Dolphin Spotting Boat Trip in Cardigan Bay

Boat Trips, £4-£16


Booking Office,
The Pier,
New Quay,
SA45 9NW


The dolphins are photo identified by their dorsal fin as every fin is different. Exhibiting unique rake marks and nicks, the fin is like a finger print and in Cardigan Bay this form of identification is carried out by the SeaWatch Foundation from our vessels. There are approximately 250 identified dolphins in Cardigan Bay!

The female Bottle Nosed Dolphin can grow to approximately 3.5M with the male reaching 4.0M. They can live for up to 40 years although dolphins of 50 years have been known. The females breed every 2 to 3 years between March and September and have a gestation period of 12 months, giving birth between March and September the following year. This also coincides with the best feeding time in Cardigan Bay. The calf is usually around 1.0M to 1.30M in length at birth and will nurse from the mother for 18 months to two years. Dolphin calves do not leave the mother for up to 6 years but will usually be quite independant after about 3 years.

Accepts groups

Opening Details

Open all the time

1 hour & 2 hour cruise departs daily from New Quay Pier


Fares for one hour cruise:
£ 10.00 for adults----(16 and over)
£ 5.00 for children----(under 16)

Fares for the Two hour cruise:

£ 16.00 for adults----(16 and over)
£ 8.00 for children----(under 16)

Discounts are given for large group bookings. Please contact New Quay Boat Trips for further details.

It is recommended that you book well in advance if there are a large number of you wishing to sail together especially during the peak season.

Fares for the one hour cruise



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