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A guide to bird-watching boat trips at Cardigan Bay

Bird spotters have been visiting Cardigan Bay for years, admiring the wide range of flocks and rare species that reside there. One of the most unique ways to experience the local wildlife is through bird-watching boat trips in Cardigan Bay. Read on to discover what wildlife you can expect to spot whilst sailing across the sea.

About our bird-watching boat trips in Cardigan Bay

Here at SeaMôr, we offer three types of boat trips, including the one-hour boat tour to see the avifauna. These take place when the birds are most active and searching for food. Another good option is the sunset trips tour, which is conducted in the evening when the birds will be bedding down for the night. This is also a great experience for those wanting to see the sunset from a boat.

No matter which boat trip you take, if you visit Cardigan Bay during the spring and summer seasons, you could be lucky enough to watch breeding pairs raise their young or see fledglings leaving the nest. Expect gannets, oystercatchers and guillemots to welcome you on your bird-watching boat trip, with ample opportunities to capture photographs and memorable moments on your camera or in a sketchbook.

Special types of birds to see on a bird-watching boat trip

When you set sail on one of our boat trips, you can expect to find more than just local seabirds. Cardigan Bay is also home to:

Red Kites

Even though they are fairly widespread across the United Kingdom, there is no sight as impressive as seeing a red kite in action. These huge birds of prey are nimble raptors speckled in a douse of red, white and black. You can distinguish them from their clunkier counterparts, the buzzard, by the presence of a forked tail and their lower gliding to the ground.


Choughs look like crows at first glance, but inspect them up close and you will see that they sport a long red beak and legs, unlike any crow you have seen before. These flocks nest in cliff crevices and caves along the coast, and Wales has been a recent hotspot for breeding, with its growing population of this special bird.


Whilst these small birds are associated with bodies of water, you will likely not see them on the coastline. However, they can sometimes be seen on the crags as they wait for their next opportunity to feed. Look for a flash of luminescent turquoise as they take the plunge. Due to their rarity, they are a phenomenal sight to see.

To experience all this and more, book your bird-watching boat trips in Cardigan Bay by visiting our website or calling us on 07795 242445.

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