Sea Shepherd Ireland’s Sherkin Island Outdoor Weekend

Apr 03 2013 Posted by Office Administraton

A unique weekend break in Ireland, Marine watch, island hop and gentle nature trail walks, good food and music – Sea Shepherd Ireland in association with Nic Slocum of Whale Watch West Cork, join together for a not to be missed outdoor weekend that also supports the oceans most active conservation organisation.  Our guides Sonya and Nic have worked with the owners of the marine tour, hotel, ferries, and restaurants to support Sea Shepherd while giving you a great weekend away for less than it would cost you to book it yourself.  A good time to feel good about!

Friday 12th July, will see you meeting your fellow guests in Baltimore before taking the aptly names Mystic Waters ferry to Sherkin Island for a well earned drink, meal and maybe a stroll to the Jolly Roger Pub.

Saturday 13th July a morning and afternoon walk on Cape Clear Island will be broken by lunch by the harbour.  These walks are 2/2.30 hrs and 1.30/2hrs respectively and are easy walks for people of all fitness levels.  We return back to Sherkin Island for an evening of food, music and revelry.

Sunday 14th July our guide, Nic Slocum of Whale Watch West Cork, will get us out as far as the iconic Fastnet Rock and Lighthouse if the weather conditions are suitable; a trip only possible on a handful of days a year.  Returning via the Tourane Rocks we explore the upper part of the Ilen River estuary before taking the scenic route back to Baltimore.

Sea Shepherd Ireland is a chapter of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) which is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization.  Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. 

Some of the organisations courageous and heroic and works have been documented in Animal Planet’s documentaries ‘Whale Wars’.

Sea Shepherd Ireland volunteer Sonya Cronin has been involved in mountaineering and hiking for fourteen years.  She has a particular penchant for winter climbing, and more specifically ice climbing; climbing in the Himalayas and Europe, as well as all over Ireland.  With a passion for all animals, both land and ocean dweller Sonya is a fantastic source of information.  

Nic Slocum of Whale Watch West Cork is a long time supporter of Sea Shepherd.  Nic has been watching marine mammals around the UK and Irish coast for nearly 25 years.  Committed to the sustainable

development of marine tourism and the conservation of West Cork’s marine wildlife Nic started offering whale and dolphin watching tours during the early part of 2005 growing rapidly to become, as many claim, Ireland’s leading whale and dolphin watch operator.  Nic’s on board commentaries have become legendary; we hope that you enjoy them!

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