Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

Visitor Centre Opening Times
The visitor centre is open daily from 9am to 5pm (April – end of October) Telephone 01545 560 224 Boat Trip 01545 560 032 01656 724100 E-mail: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

About The Centre

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre is a great day out when you are in New Quay; learn how to spot marine wildlife such as dolphin, porpoise and Atlantic grey seals from our brilliant team of volunteers.

We celebrated our 20th year of working in marine conservation in New Quay with our World Record Attempt! BBC star Iolo Williams joined us and 335 volunteers to create the world’s largest human superpod in the shape of a dolphin! #Superpod.

We operate a popular visitor centre and work with Dolphin Survey Boat Trips to collect data on the bottlenose dolphins of Cardigan Bay and other marine mammals that are regularly spotted, such as harbour porpoise and Atlantic grey seals and more unusual species such as basking sharks and sunfish.

As well as conducting our own research, we can support university students with their own research.

Our Work

Working with a local charter boat company Dolphin Survey Boat Trips, our survey trips, funded by the paying public, enable us to collect data on the marine mammals and other marine wildlife that we encounter in a non-intrusive manner.

We are also licensed by Natural Resources Wales to carry out photo-identification on the bottlenose dolphins to produce our annual bottlenose dolphin photo-identification catalogue, providing information on individual dolphins that we have photographed throughout the field season.

How to Find Us

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre
Patent Slip Building
Glanmor Terrace
New Quay
SA45 9PS

CBMWC is located on the slipway just off Glanmor Terrace (the main road down into New Quay) next to the RNLI lifeboat station, so if in doubt, head towards the sea and from there, look out for our blue and white signs directing you to the centre