Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

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Cardigan Bay Marine Widlife Centre

Visitor Centre Opening Times: Open daily 9am-5pm
General Telephone: 01545 560224 / Boat Trip enquiries (phone only): 01545 560032. Book Boat Trips: Online
Email: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre Team

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About Us

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, in New Quay, is a great place to visit; find out how to spot local marine wildlife such as dolphins, porpoises and seals from our brilliant team of volunteers.


Webcam! Launched in November 2020 Dolphin Watch Live our live stream webcam overlooking New Quay Bay. Watch Cardigan Bay dolphins live from your own home here!

NEW! This year we are celebrating 25 years of the CBMWC and 25 years of working in marine conservation in Wales.

As part of our celebrations we have created a feature video providing insight into the lives of bottlenose dolphins in Cardigan Bay. Bottlenose dolphins of Cardigan Bay is narrated by Welsh naturalist, TV and radio presenter and author Iolo Williams. It’s one not to be missed!


Our staff team are dedicated and work with the local community to raise awareness of our fantastic marine wildlife.

We operate a popular visitor centre and work with the original ecotourism operation in New Quay, Dolphin Survey Boat Trips, to collect valuable data and information on the marine wildlife in Cardigan Bay.

Link to Dolphin Watch Live webcam stream

Dolphin Watch Live – Live from New Quay, Cardigan Bay

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

Read more about us here.

Please Support Us

Our marine conservation activities are reliant on donations, external funding and our brilliant team of volunteers.

You can support us in a number of ways, your donation will help our important research, awareness and marine conservation work. If you would like to fundraise for us then please contact the CBMWC team. You can read more about our visitor centre here.

Adopt a dolphin

Adopt a Dolphin

 Buy a Boat Trip Voucher

Buy a Boat Trip Voucher

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Please Donate

What’s Happening?

Latest News from CBMWC

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Where We Are

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 sign with the CBMWC logo at the top of our slipway directing you to the centre. Here you can also book onto a boat trip with our colleagues at Dolphin Survey Boat Trips.

How to get here:


New Quay is off the A487 (the main coast road between Cardigan in the south and Aberystwyth in the north) on the A486 (from Synod Inn) or the B4342 (from Llanarth).

The nearest train station is Aberystwyth

The following website has good local travel information and can help in planning routes:

Traveline Cymru – Journey Planning Wales

Traveline Cymru is the public transport information service in Wales

There are no car park facilities at CBMWC but there are several public car parks in New Quay which are signposted from the roads leading into town and they cost approximately £4/day.