Whale Watching Courses on Cape Clear, Co. Cork Summer 2014

19th Jun 2014

Title:  Whale Watching Courses on Cape Clear Summer 2014

Looking for a weekend with a difference? Why not join the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) on a whale-watching course on Cape Clear Island, West Cork on: July 11-13th & September 12-14th.  Our Cape Clear weekend courses have been delivered since 2002 and support the ongoing monitoring and conservation of whales and dolphins in Irish waters. 

These residential relaxed weekends (2 nights) combine a relaxed learning experience on one of Ireland’s most stunning offshore Islands, with an opportunity to observe some of the 24 species of whales and dolphins (and basking sharks) that can be seen in Irish waters. Suitable from ages of 16 upwards, these courses cater for all levels of interest, from the complete novice to the wildlife enthusiast. 

Fin whale blowing off Cape ClearParticipants will attend a series of indoor presentations and guided land-based watches, during which you will learn the field-skills required to observe, identify and record these magnificent marine mammals.  Incorporated into our weekend courses are a whale watch boat trip (weather permitting) with Ireland’s foremost whale watch skipper, Colin Barnes of Cork Whale Watch, during which we will survey the productive waters out to the Fastnet Rock and beyond.   

The course fee is €90 p/p, (€70 IWDG members) which includes tuition, guided land-based watches, a years IWDG membership and a resource pack.  Places secured on receipt of a €25 deposit per person, payable to the IWDG to: IWDG, Dereen, Rossmore, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, or by electronic payment to IWDG

 

Further details, email padraig.whooley@iwdg.ie , Ph. 086-3850568 or see www.iwdg.ie