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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…

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…

Tuesday 2nd July

It was a long day today¬† – today and tomorrow we are taking out the whole of the Year 2 group from a local primary school. This meant 3 back to back trips with them today followed by a “normal” Bay Discovery at the end of the day, and the other class are coming out…

Wednesday 26th June

It was a mega busy day today in beautiful conditions. The first of the three trips set off in mirror calm conditions so we were hopeful for some good sightings. We soon got those with some lovely views of harbour porpoises – these diminutive cetaceans are so much easier to spot in calm conditions and…

Friday 21st June

Today’s conditions could not have been more different to yesterday. With an increasing south westerly wind chopping up the sea, and grey skies threatening rain (but holding off) we just did the morning Ocean Discovery. We saw some grey seals including old faithful Kelp hauled out on the island as well as a variety of…

Thursday 20th June

It was a truly lovely day in Mount’s Bay today, with the sea as calm as it has been this year and a host of wonderful wildlife to find. On this morning’s Ocean Discovery we found a couple of seals resting on the island then were delighted to spot a harbour porpoise, just as we…

Wednesday 19th June

It was a quieter day today though we covered a wide area of sea searching. This morning on the Bay Discovery we saw grey seals hauled out who were striking a variety of poses – a male, a female and a juvenile for a bit of balance. We then sailed across the bay on the…