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Friday 30th June

After a fairly good run of weather, June has finished on rather a miserable note with a lumpy westerly sea state and some soggy drizzle! As has been the case the last few days though, the wildlife made up for it this morning, with lots of Risso’s dolphins spotted, a couple of which came over…

Thursday 29th June

We had a three hour Ocean Discovery followed by a four hour Discovery Voyage today – a busy day! This morning we¬† found multiple groups of Risso’s dolphins – there are certainly a lot around at the moment. There were some younger, darker juveniles who we have seen several times this week, plus some older…

Wednesday 28th June

We had two Ocean Discovery trips today in dull occasionally drizzly conditions. This afternoon it properly rained – I guess our gardens and reservoirs need it! This morning we spotted a single Risso’s dolphin, which disappeared. Later at the end of the trip we found lots of them and had fantastic views. A little later…

Monday 26th June

We had two fantastic trips today, with a Discovery Voyage in the morning and an Ocean Discovery trip in the afternoon. This morning we had two species of dolphins spotted, with great encounters with common dolphins and then with Risso’s. Risso’s dolphins can be shy and sedate but in the this instance they were very…

Saturday 24th June

It was a glorious sunny Mazey Day here in Penzance. On this morning’s four hour trip we went a long way south and found multiple pods of common dolphins. We also had great views of Risso’s dolphins closer to the coast, several hauled out grey seals. We had a very exciting first for us here…