Links & Recommendations

Sea Watch Foundation is the leading UK cetacean research charity and a pioneer of citizen science, supporting the study and protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises. With a network of Regional Co-ordinators all around the country supporting volunteers and observers, sightings are recorded in Europe’s largest cetacean sightings database. The data is used by the EU, national and regional governments and other scientists and organisations to learn more about, and provide better protection for, these incredible creatures. Click the image to find out more.
As Ambassador for Sea Watch Foundation, I have created, and now administer the My Sea Watch membership scheme. From only £3.50/mth you can support this vital work, and in return receive a quarterly online colour magazine Sea Watcher, a monthly Bulletin with the latest sightings reports and access to more information on your private area of the website. Features include species ID guides with fabulous photographs, the latest news on cetacean research and conservation around the world, guides to the best places for whale and dolphin watching and advice on becoming a citizen scientist and helping address the challenges our blue planet faces. To find out more, or download a free copy of Sea Watcher with no obligation, click here or on the image above.
IDW was established by the inspirational and much missed “Dolphin Man” Dr Horace Dobbs. The website is now part of his legacy and occasionally updated by his son, Ashley. Past issues of “Dolphin” magazine, free to download, and other information and stories concerning the “human-dolphin bond” can still be found there. I am honoured to also be part of his legacy and can offer talks and film shows about Friendly Wild Dolphins and Horace’s work which you can book on my website here.

Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips in New Quay, Ceredigion, Wales, are a key partner of Sea Watch Foundation and all of their trips have skilled captains and crew (and occasionally that’s me) and usually a SWF observer onboard as well. Whilst sightings can never be guaranteed this is probably the best location in the UK for regular sightings of bottlenose dolphins and the work done here ensures that they remain protected in the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation.

Trips from 1 hour to whole day charters can be booked via the website here.