What to bring
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, a part-sheltered deck and toilet.
Sulaire is a single hull 33ft modern charter boat and is fully licensed and MCA registered to carry 12 passengers. She is comprehensively equipped with all necessary safety equipment, a part-sheltered deck and toilet. Sulaire has been used as a platform for dolphin research in Cardigan Bay since the early 1990’s.
Phone Dolphin Survey Boat Trips:
07796 135 490 (Mobile/boat)
01545 580 444 (evening)
Or Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre on :
01545 560 032 (daytime)
Proceeds from ticket sales support vessel business and scientific research projects run by the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre.
Please note: Sightings are not guaranteed; these are wild animals.
West Wales is a great place to spend a holiday, especially if you’re are interested in seeing some of the UK’s finest wildlife attractions.
Perhaps above all else, the west Wales, Ceredigion coast is the best place in the UK to see bottlenose dolphins. They are extremely social creatures and a real delight to see. There are places, like New Quay harbour, where you can see them from land – a pair of binoculars help!
For the best experience, you can take a boat trip from New Quay, lasting from an hour, or you could spend a whole day surveying dolphins, learning from an experienced skipper. Watching wild dolphins in Wales is likely to be a highlight of your holiday and a boat trip with Dolphin Survey Boat Trips is ideal for all the family.
Whilst in New Quay don't forget to visit our friends at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre to find out more about the local marine wildlife, their scientific research, recent dolphin sightings and the best places to spot the dolphins from the land!
You may also see other marine mammals too, like Atlantic grey seals and harbour porpoises. There is plenty of marine birdlife to see as well so don’t forget your camera!
Four sections of the Ceredigion coast are designated as “Heritage Coast“. Stunning scenery, picturesque villages and a wealth of rich and sometime unusual species and habitats, like the dune system at Ynyslas make the coast one of Wales’s finest attractions. Exploring sections of the Wales coast path is a must do for all avid walkers with great coastal and marine wildlife spotting from the path.
Inland Ceredigion is rich in other habitats and wildlife, with many nature reserves to visit. Damp, heathy pastures are home to the rare marsh fritillary butterfly. The area is a stronghold for the red kite and chough. There are wetlands of international importance that support wildfowl and waders and spectacular upland oak woodland.
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales have a major wildlife attraction in West Wales. A visit to the Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran, Cardigan is a great day out for the family. As well as a range of learning activities, there is a herd of water buffalo helping to maintain the habitats.
Another outstanding attraction in west Wales is the island of Skomer. Located less than a mile off the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast, Skomer is truly a wonderful place and well worth a visit.Well known for its Puffins, yet there is so much more to the bird paradise including Manx shearwaters, dolphins, Harbour porpoises, Atlantic grey seals, Razorbills, Gannets, Fulmars and the unique Skomer vole. The island is surrounded by some of the richest waters for wildlife off the British Isles from delightfully coloured sea slugs to magnificent cetaceans.