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Voyages of Discovery | Whale & Dolphin Watching

Voyages of Discovery, based in St Davids, Pembrokeshire, is a local family run business, operating the largest and most modern fleet of vessels along this stretch of coast for over two decades.

Our Offshore Islands Whale & Dolphin Watch is an exceptional trip in every sense. First sailing to Grassholm Island, third largest Gannet Colony in the northern hemisphere, home to over 100,000 Gannets.  Then heading further offshore in the direction of the Smalls lighthouse in search of Cetaceans.  This voyage has provided excellent sightings of Seals, Porpoise, Common Dolphin, Rissos Dolphin, Minke Whale, Fin Whale, as well as Basking Shark, Sunfish and Leatherback Turtle.

All our voyages are professionally guided by expert Skippers and Crew, all of whom are highly experienced, including a marine biologist, oceanographer and RNLI Coxswain.




January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December


Short (1-3 hours)

Vessel types

Rigid inflatable

Times and prices

Our Offshore Islands Whale & Dolphin Watch trips usually sail from mid May until end of Sept, departing at 9am.

We also offer various other trips from the start of February half term through until the end of October half term.  These trips are shorter in duration and focus on Ramsey Island, providing a unique mix of wildlife, sea caves and gorges and excellent knowledge & information from our highly experienced Skippers & Crew.

About our skippers and naturalist guides


Carbon neutral • Deck with 360?vision • Naturalist guide(s) as well as skipper • Onboard research • Scenic backdrop to encounters • Support conservation • Use a code of conduct

We frequently

Listen to whales and dolphins • See leaping dolphins • Watch whales and dolphins

Baleen Whales

Minke Whale

Ocean Dolphins

Risso's Dolphin • Short-beaked Common Dolphin


Harbour Porpoise

1 High Street
Town / City
St. Davids
State / County
Zip / Postcode
SA62 6SA
United Kingdom
01437 721911
Amazing Trip
Traveled: 2012-06-19, Reviewed: 2012-07-15
Safe approach to whales / dolphins
Valuable learning experience
Trip meets expectations
Minimal impact on the marine environment
Own research / support for conservation
We saw Common Dolphins, Porpoise, Seals, Puffins, Gannets, & many sea birds we never saw before. Their web site had statements about carbon offsetting, and money donated to concervation etc. The crew talked about the wildlife we saw, and answered questions. They knew their stuff. The dolphins came and played round the boat. They said when the dolphins want to leave they will we wont follow them.

It was a trip i will never forget, and like to think I can go back one day. :-)
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2013 Responsible Whale Watch Partnership:Click here to read more about the partnership