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How big do bottlenose dolphins get?

Whether you’re interested in the local history surrounding the quaint fishing village of Newquay or want to learn about the extensive wildlife of Cardigan Bay, dolphin spotting boat trips with SeaMôr are the perfect day out for you and the family. Whilst enjoying this unique experience along our idyllic coast, you will be accompanied by marine biologists and well-informed skippers providing an expert guide to teach you about all Cardigan Bay has to offer. Before you set sail though, you may have a few questions. 

What is the best time of day to see dolphins?

The stunning coast of Cardigan Bay is known for having Britain’s biggest population of dolphins, inhabiting over 250 bottlenose dolphins that regularly visit the area. This places New Quay at the heart of adventure for those wildlife lovers hoping to catch a glimpse of these playful creatures. Whilst dolphins can be seen all year round, you’re more likely to see them in the summer months, placing New Quay as the hottest location for a dolphin-spotting boat trip.

How big do bottlenose dolphins get?

With bottlenose dolphins often weighing more than 400 kilos and growing to over 13 ft in length, you would think they would be easy to spot. However, these energetic, sociable animals also travel at a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour, so it’s important you go to the right place at the right time.

The best times of the day are early morning when the water is calm or during the evening sunset when dolphins take this quiet opportunity to rise to the surface of the water to feed.

By taking one of our fantastic sunset boat trips, you will experience a higher dolphin sighting rate as well as the chance to watch the breath-taking sunset from a boat right here on the remarkable coast.

What else is on in Newquay, Wales?

With Newquay’s vast number of beaches, beautiful harbours, and exciting sea caves, you will never leave here feeling disappointed! For wildlife lovers and local history enthusiasts alike, Cardigan Bay provides something for everyone.

As well as our exciting and immersive Cardigan Bay boat trips, we also tailor for those keen tourists interested in the local history of our picturesque fishing villages, with our 1-hour dolphin-watching boat trip leaving from one of the fishing villages of Newquay.

Even if it’s not dolphins you came to see, Cardigan Bay’s coast is swarming with other types of wildlife such as the Atlantic grey seals, whales, and many species of sea birds. With our boat trips being led by marine biologist guides, they are the perfect people to teach you about all the magnificent wildlife Cardigan Bay has to offer.

Book a boat trip today

Our expert guides will accompany you whilst travelling on our boats, which have unrestricted views and therefore promise close encounters with the coast of Newquay’s fascinating inhabitants. SeaMor offers a fun and memorable experience that caters to all! Book online today. If you have more questions like ‘how big do bottlenose dolphins get?’, don’t hesitate to ask.

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