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Fantastic wildlife on our Discover Wildlife Weekend

Ireland’s south coast delivered a very special wildlife experience for guests on our Discover Wildlife Weekend on the West Cork coast of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way last week.Breaching Humpback Whale, Wildlife Tours Ireland

We kicked off on Friday evening with shore-based views of Humpback and Fin Whales blowing offshore. That was followed up with some fantastic encounters with these iconic ocean giants out on the water with Cork Whale watch on Saturday morning. Incredibly we managed the West Cork “Big 5” of marine mammals: Harbour Porpoise, Common Dolphin, Minke Whale, Humpback Whale and Fin Whale.

A fin whale surfaces off the West Cork coast
A fin whale… the second largest animal on earth, surfacing off the West Cork coast on our Discover Wildlife Weekend.

The highlight was undoubtedly the Humpback, which put on a fabulous display of breaching and tail-slapping for us just as we were about to head back to shore.

Add in wonderful seabird sightings, and a wide range of terrestrial habitats from estuarine mudflats to woodland glades, and you have the making of a wonderful wildlife break.

Great Shearwater, West Cork, IrelandYou can read more about it on this wildlife trip report on our dedicated Ireland’s Wildlife Tours website, where you’ll also find details of all our upcoming tours.

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Join us… and find out for yourself why we call this Europe’s Undiscovered Wildlife Frontier.

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