CBMWC & Dolphin Survey Boat Trip Dates 2017

The Anna Lloyd DSBT by Milly Metcalfe

The Anna Lloyd DSBT by Milly Metcalfe

Bottlenose Dolphin by Sarah Perry

Bottlenose Dolphin by Sarah Perry

An all day Dolphin Boat Trip Survey a fantastic opportunity to join experienced researchers from the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales’ Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) on an All Day (minimum 8 hour) 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. These 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.

Check out how to book and available dates.