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Tuesday 10th October

Back out to sea today after a few days of holiday. The recent balmy sunshine was hidden by mist and murk first thing but it was clear enough to run the Bay Discovery trip. There was lots to see out there with about ten seals spotted on the island, a couple of Portguese men of…

Wednesday 4th October

It was a lovely day out on the water today. Enough wind to sail well without being too rough. We have a 3 hour Ocean Discovery this morning and found 3 groups of common dolphins one pod had lots of young calves and another was feeding with an escort of gannets. We also saw harbour…

Tuesday 3rd October

Instead of fog today we had wind – lots of wind! However in the bright blustery conditions, conditions were ok to run a two hour trip and we had an exciting sail (and rather a lot of splash). It was worth it though, because a long way out we spotted some feeding gannets which showed…

Monday 2nd October

Today wasn’t very successful. Murk and low cloud gave way to rain and much thicker fog than was forecast, which was a pity because for the first time in ages the sea was calm. Before we aborted our four hour trip was were visited by a couple of common dolphins who swam past us repeatedly…

Friday 29th September

After some very strong wind this week we were back out with two Ocean Discovery trips today. There was still a hefty swell running which looked spectacular against the coast. This morning we found small pods of common dolphins in several places as well as harbour porpoises and lots of seals. There were lots of…

Monday 25th September

We had two three hour trips today after the very strong wind of yesterday. The first of these was with a group of students from Newquay College, who were fortunately up for a bit of excitement in the big leftover swell. We found several groups of common dolphins who appeared to bowride the boat before…

Saturday 23rd September

We had an Ocean Discovery followed by a Bay Discovery trip today in an increasingly blustery southerly wind. This morning it started off fairly calm, and we had great views of a pair of porpoises as they swam past the boat. Later on we found various small groups of common dolphins scattered through the bay,…

Friday 22nd September

Just the one trip today in a strong northwesterly wind. Conditions were pretty challenging, but we found several groups of porpoises and dolphins. A couple of porpoises were towards the Mount under a single circling gannet, then we found various small groups of dolphins as we sailed southwards. Further west in some strong wind and…

Thursday 21st September

We were back on the water today after a very windy and wet few days. There was still a big chunky swell running, but conditions were ok to do two Ocean Discovery trips. The windy interlude did not affect wildlife sightings – there were plenty of common dolphins to be found, and we had great…

Saturday 16th September

We had a four hour trip followed by a two hour trip today is steadily worsening weather conditions! It started off bright and sunny though, and we had some lovely encounters with grey seals, common dolphins, harbour porpoises and bluefin tuna. One of the passengers described the dolphins as “millions” – there weren’t quite that…