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Written on Sep, 18, 2020 by in

There was a lot of swell, wind and chop today. We had been finding large pods of feeding harbour porpoises and smalll pods of common dolphins all day but it was tricky to watch them. Then in the afternoon these guys turned up! There were more than 50 pilot whales spread out in three pods. One of the pods swam …

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Written on Sep, 18, 2020 by in

The easterly wind are keeping us off the water so I thought I would make a video. The whales we see off the Cornish coast are most likely to be minke whales, fin whales and occasionally sei whales (the rarest of these three). These whales are all in the rorqual family and can appear very similar sometimes, especially if you …

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A while back we submitted our paper Spatial and Temporal Baseline Information on Marine Megafauna-Data Facilitated by a Wildlife Tour Operator – https://www.scirp.org/journal/paperinformation.aspx… to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) working committee for consideration. After meeting they publish a report and they discussed our paper in their latest report. It is in the section titled – Whale Conservation Data From Whale-Watching …

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Written on Jul, 13, 2020 by in

We have been enjoying being back out on the water and welcoming passengers back on the boat this week. We have also been enjoying some fantastic sightings . Common dolphins are in the Bay in large numbers including mothers and new calves. We are consistently seeing harbour porpoises as their numbers start to build in to July. The Risso’s dolphins …

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Written on Jun, 24, 2020 by in
Shearwater II taken from the air

Hi all, well we’re assuming that the announcement made yesterday that the tourism industry is opening up again includes us, so we are now taking bookings from the 4th July. Sorry about the false start. We will do our very best to make things seem as normal as possible but there are a few things that will be different, as …

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Written on Jun, 11, 2020 by in

  I’m afraid we have some bad news. We started running trips again last week, for small numbers of passengers, with permission from our licencing agency and from our insurance company. Unfortunately a decision has been made at a government level this week and they have actually published some guidance (which they had not done until now). This states explicitly …

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Written on May, 31, 2020 by in

With the government announcement that groups of six are now allowed to meet outdoors from Monday, we are planning on resuming trips this coming (Thursday 4th June). This is in accordance with guidance given by the Professional Boatman’s Association. At first these trips will only be for a maximum of four passengers (as unfortunately two crew are needed, bringing the …

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Written on Mar, 21, 2020 by in

Hello everyone, and I hope you’re staying safe and healthy. We have reached the sad decision to close completely for the next couple of months, along with many other businesses in Penzance and Cornwall as a whole. This means we are not currently taking any fresh bookings for the period between now and mid May. After that, bookings remain open …

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Written on Mar, 14, 2020 by in

We have been thinking long and hard about the Coronavirus outbreak since news started coming out of China at the start of the year. With recent fast moving developments in Europe and the statement from the Prime Minister on Thursday about how the government intends to handle the outbreak in the UK, we issue the following statement. Passenger and staff …

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Happy New Year. Thanks for heading out on the water with us in 2019 and following our website. We look forward to seeing you in 2020. Here is a pictorial celebration of the year just past.

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