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The only place to see the sunset in New Quay is at sea

Our sunset trips follow the same route as our normal, daytime trips (which can be viewed here), and we also lift the lobster pots. It does, however, have a higher dolphin sighting rate and this is partly due to the diel verticle migrationwhere small organisms come closer to the surface to feed and breed during the night, when their predators find it more difficult to see them. During the half light just before sunset, the fish which the dolphins prey on are more active, and in turn, makes the dolphins more active. 

Because we can only carry 12 passengers, the sunset trips usually fill up quickly. It is highly advisable to contact us at least a day in advance to book or register an interest as we don't run them every evening. If you call, we  can give you an idea on the weather conditions and which days we are likely to run. On days where the tide allows, we also do the sunset trip on our RIB, which can be seen in our gallery.

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Our trips leave daily from the main pier in New Quay from April to October, weather depending. The first leg of the journey will be to head over to the lobster pots. This gives everyone an opportunity to get their 'sea legs' in the protected inner bay and see what's  in the pots for that particular trip. After the lobster pots have been put back in the sea, we will be at the first of the dolphin 'hot spots' and have an excellent all round view of New Quay and it's two beaches from the North. We then cruise around the next large dolphin feeding area which is just off New Quay Head, and down to the caves and the bird nesting sites. We have one of the most important sea bird breeding sites in Wales here in New Quay. Razorbills and guillemots, members of the Auk family and related to puffins breed here in their thousands, and it really is an amazing sight to see them all crammed onto the ledges. This stretch of coastline is fascinating. With all the seabirds, choughs and peregrines flying around, seals on the rocks, dolphins bow riding and buzzing the hydrophone and jellyfish in the water, somedays it is difficult to know which direction to look in!

Please dress appropriately, bring warm clothing as it is often cooler at sea. A warm, waterproof jacket is always advisable. Camera's etc are totally welcome, but are at your own risk. Please also note that we may take photo's on board for use in our own publicity. Dogs and prams welcome, but please let us know prior to boarding so that we can help.