Recommended Boat Tour Operators


Casey J Fishing trips and Coastal Tours: 07624 300750

Port Erin:

Shona Boat Trips: Informative coastal tours to and around the Calf of Man 07624 322765 / 07624 480682

Port St Mary:

Gemini Fishing Charter: Coastal tours and fishing charters around Calf of Man 07624 483328

Port St Mary Boat Excursion– Sightseeing trips to and around Calf of Man 07624 490615

Vagabond Charter– Calf of Man trips on a RIB- request booking only 07624 490488

Please mention referral by Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch

Cetacean organisations

Sea Watch Foundation

Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

Orkney Marine Mammal Research Initiative 

Sea Mammal Research Unit

ASCOBANS Agreement

European Cetacean Society

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

American Cetacean Society

 Other Marine sites

Keep on Gramping – central hub for all things Risso’s dolphin 

Dante Fenolio Extreme Wildlife Photographer


Marine Conservation Society

The Shark Trust

Marine Biological Association

Isle of Man

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

Visit Isle of Man

Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA)

Manx Wildlife Trust

Manx Basking Shark Watch

Manx Biodiversity

Manx Bat Group

Manx Birdlife

Manx Butterfly Conservation

Interesting articles about cetaceans

New Species Links River and Oceanic Dolphins

Study Suggests Dolphins and Whales Grieve Their Dead

Dolphins Have a Mysterious Network of Veins That Could Be Key to Preventing the Bends

Pilot Whale Dies after Eating More Than 80 Plastic Bags

Incredibly Rare White Risso’s Dolphin Spotted for the First Time in Years

Click Communication in Wild Harbour Porpoises

From Land to Water: The Origin of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Plastics and other threats 

Fish Lab – The State of our Oceans- huge, educational guide looking at the state of our oceans as of 2018

List of fishing line recycling schemes around the world 


How to speak whale