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Friday 19th July

Another long day today with a four hour trip followed by a three hour. This morning the weather was better, and the sun even peeped through at times. A few very tricky dolphins and a porpoise were spotted at the start of the trip, as well  as a couple of seals. We got much better…

Wednesday 17th July

We had a really varied day today.This morning we had our annual visit from a freediving club who like to combine a bit of a sail and wildlife watch with some underwater exploration. While we were looking for wildlife before the dive we found lots of common dolphins with feeding seabirds, harbour porpoises and glimpsed…

Tuesday 16th July

We had two Ocean Discovery trips today, and there was a surprising amount of swell out there. There was still plenty of wildlife to see, with lots of common dolphins and gannets feeding this morning as well as a few seals in the water. This afternoon we didn’t have to go far before a large…

Monday 15th July

This morning’s trip was cancelled because of the bad weather but we set off on the Ocean Discovery this afternoon wearing lots of waterproof layers in case of more rain. What a good thing we did, as we had a fairly Biblical downpour. However rain does not affect wildlife sightings, and there were small groups…

Sunday 14th July

Amazingly calm sea this morning and a pearly grey sky made for great spotting conditions. We didn’t have to go too far before we saw our first harbour porpoises, again including a mum and calf. We saw several more groups through the morning as well as several different groups of common dolphins. There were a…

Saturday 13th July

We had a hastily planned Ocean Discovery trip this afternoon – well, you can’t miss a forecast like that, especially this summer! Calm conditions helped us spot three species of cetacean, as well as grey seals hauled out. First we had some lovely views of harbour porpoises, including a mother and her calf. Then we…

Friday 12th July

It was miserable weather this morning so we just had an afternoon trip today, and it cleared up nicely. We had a full boat with cracking sightings. Suddenly we are seeing porpoises again, which after a very quiet early part of the year for them, is very welcome. Shy, undemonstrative and small, they’re not one…

Thursday 11th July

We had a great day today with two Ocean Discovery trips, lots of wildlife spotted and some big happy smiles. This morning we found a big pod of harbour porpoises in an area we used to find them frequently. They were feeding with some gannets and Josh managed to snap some of the fish in…

Wednesday 10th July

Back out on the water today after a wet and windy couple of days, with a four hour then a three hour trip. This morning we headed to where we estimated there would be common dolphin activity and sure enough there was, with three pods spotted over the area. Passengers enjoyed watching them bowriding and…

Saturday 6th July

    It was a blustery day today and after the strong wind overnight there was some rolling swell out there too, which made for some exciting sailing conditions. This morning the sun shone and we motored down the coast westwards staying out of the wind as much as possible, before hoisting the sails and…