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Colin Barnes of Cork Whale Watch, is Ireland’s longest established whale watching operator and has been enthralling whale watchers in west Cork since 2001. Colin has been monitoring whales along the Cork coast in a career spanning over 40 years.

Skipper Colin Barnes has years of experience fishing and mapping the seabed off West Cork. He specialises in close encounters with whales and dolphins in these waters. Fin, humpback and minke whales are encountered with common dolphins, bottlenose and rissos dolphins, seals and sea birds.

All voyages are subject to reasonable weather conditions. Licenced and insured for 12 passengers. Pre-booking is essential in main season, trips are suitable for all ages and hot drinks and toilets are available on board. No sea going experience is required.

Tips from locals

Watch out for the famous one lane Poulgorm Bridge, used as the set location for War Of The Buttons on the road between Glandore and Union Hall.

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