Dolphin and Marine Life Safari

Weymouth, Dorset
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    Daily - please check the booking link below for more details

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    2 or 4 hour trips

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    Price from

    2 hour trips: £25pp. 4 hour trips: £45pp. Family tickets for 4: £160

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    Suitable for

    Adults & children of all ages. Please contact directly for advice on the best boat(s) for wheelchairs and pushchairs


Sailing out of the beautiful Dorset port of Weymouth, Dolphin Watch offers unique opportunities to locate and watch animals who live nearby. The wonderful experience at sea allows you to visit some beautiful shorelines and encounter some of the breathtaking sea creatures that Weymouth has to offer.

The wildlife you'll very likely spot includes seals, dolphins, porpoises, seabirds and possibly sharks, sunfish, and even whales. The tour will provide you with the best opportunities to get up close with these glorious animals and see them within their habitats. If you love exploring the sea, this experience for you.



Your trip starts with a tour along the coastline towards Portland, searching for a few seals and Harbour Porpoises along the way.


Next, you’ll head a few miles out for the rest of the safari, increasing your chances of finding the bigger pods of dolphins and maybe even some whales! 


You’ll also see a host of pelagic seabirds such as kittiwakes, terns, storm petrels, skuas and a variety of shearwaters, (some as rare as giant pandas!), along with a whole lot more. 


These cruises are very popular with guests wishing to see the most wildlife possible, so don't forget to let your guides know what you've spotted along the way! 

To secure your experience – book today.

Why this experience is great for you

  • You'll get the chance to see dolphins, whales, seals, pelagic birds and other marine life (including the Balearic Shearwater, rarer than giant pandas!) as they should be... behaving naturally in the wild
  • These trips are led by extremely experienced and recognised guides, whose passion for marine life shines through and come armed with an extensive knowledge of all things wild
  • You'll learn how to safely interact around marine life at sea, as well as all about the threats currently facing these creatures and how you can get involved in helping them
  • Embrace the chance to help Dolphin Watch by aiding them in collecting data on the animals you spot during your trip. This information is then submitted to numerous charities and wildlife conservation groups, who use it to help establish numbers, conserve and protect precious marine life 
  • You'll make unforgettable memories with family and friends, hopefully with the spectacular photos to match!
  • Simply being at sea has tremendous mental and physical health benefits  that are extremely well documented



Facilities and additional information

Equipment needed: Please bring warm clothes and full waterproofs, particularly during the colder months, but also on warmer summer days as you never know how the weather will pan out! Binoculars and a camera are also recommended. 

Weather: If sadly the conditions aren't quite right to head out to sea for the full trip, the trip’s duration will either be shortened or rescheduled completely. Should this be the case, the provider will be in touch in the days beforehand to communicate this.

Parking: Depending on the location you are departing from, you will be advised on the best car parking and the meeting point both via email and over the phone. You will also receive the full details containing everything you need to know about your trip via email.

Food and Drink: Teas, coffees and biscuits are all provided. For those not choosing the packed lunch option, please bring plenty of food and water with you.

Toilets: There are full working toilets on the boats.

Boat information: There is a maximum of 12 passengers per boat and whole boat bookings can be taken.

Family tickets: Families of up to 4 people can opt for a family ticket - please note that the maximum age for children on this ticket type is 15 years.

Meeting point: Next to the pontoon outside of Bennets Fish and Chip Shop, 14 Trinity Rd, Weymouth, DT4 8TJ

Please note that although any specific wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed, your specialist guides and the skippers will work their hardest to make sure you see all that you can.


To secure your experience – book today.