New Quay Boat Trips
A fantastic opportunity to experience Cardigan Bay at it’s best during Wales’ Year of the Sea!
Supporting the research work of the Wildlife Trusts Living Seas Team from the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC), join experienced researchers from the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales’ Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) on an All Day marine megafauna survey in Cardigan Bay with Dolphin Survey Boat Trips (DSBT).
Throughout the survey researchers and volunteers from CBMWC will collect important information on marine species in Cardigan Bay and the surrounding waters.
This is a fantastic opportunity to see some of Wales’ fantastic coastline as well as our wonderful marine and seabird life. By joining a survey trip you will be contributing to marine conservation in Cardigan Bay as well as having the unique opportunity to join our team of experts.
All day trips provide avid wildlife watchers with the opportunity to explore Cardigan Bay by boat and to see Cardigan Bay’s Big Three: bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoises and Atlantic grey seals (seal pups during the pupping season September/October).
As well as the Cardigan Bay BIG 3 sightings in previous years have included, common dolphins, sunfish, numerous jellyfish species, possible Minke whale sightings and sightings of thresher sharks. For those keen twitchers there are many wonderful sightings of sea birds including gannets, Manx shearwaters, razorbills, guillemots, fulmars, puffins (and pufflings), skuas, scoters, petrels and occasional views of other shearwater species, great views of nesting auk colonies, in particular on New Quay headland, a fantastic sight from April until end of June when the adults and their chicks head out to sea.
Survey trips are run by and conducted aboard Dolphin Survey Boat Trips’ motor vessels, Anna Lloyd or Sulaire.
Anna Lloyd is a state of the art bespoke catamaran built in 2013, famous for their increased stability and thus perfect for long days at sea. Anna Lloyd is fully licensed and MCA registered to carry 12 passengers and is equipped with all necessary safety equipment and a part-sheltered deck and toilet.
Sulaire is a single hull modern charter boat and has been used as a platform for dolphin research in Cardigan Bay since the 1990’s. Sulaire is fully licensed and MCA registered to carry 12 passengers and is equipped with all necessary safety equipment and a part-sheltered deck and toilet.
New Quay Boat Prices
1.5 hour trip £17.50 adult, £10 child
2 hour trip £20 adult, £12 child
4 hour trip – £38 adult, £22 child
8 hour (all day) trip – £65 per person
(children 16 years and under; children under 12 months go free)
Please call 01545 560 032 for family and group discount
All Day Surveys for 2020
Monday 13th April
Wednesday 29th April
Friday 8th May
Saturday 16th May
Thursday 28th May
Thursday 11th June
Saturday 20th June
Monday 29th June
Friday 10th July
Sunday 19th July
Thursday 30th July
Wednesday 5th August
Saturday 8th August
Monday 17th August
Thursday 27th August
Thursday 3rd September
Saturday 12th September
Monday 21st September
Thursday 1st October
Sunday 11th October
Monday 19th October
Saturday 31st October
Please note in addition to scheduled dates, we may also run All Day surveys and 4 hours surveys at short notice to take advantage of any ideal weather conditions. If you would like to be included on a mailing list to be notified of these short notice surveys then please contact CBMWC on email@example.com.