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Wednesday 19th July

We had a four hour trip this morning followed by a two hour Bay Discovery. The four hour  Discovery Voyage was in the best sea conditions we have had for a four hour in a while and the guests had fantastic sightings! We saw Risso’s dolphins along with some tiny new calves, common dolphins also…

Wednesday 12th July

Where has summer gone? It’s like October out there! Despite the cool windy conditions today’s passengers were again rewarded for their hardiness and enthusiasm, with common dolphins and Risso’s dolphins on both trips. There appear to be so many Risso’s around at the moment, as we are finding them in multiple spots all in the…

Monday 3rd July

We were supposed to have two Ocean Discovery trips today, but it got do very windy by the end of the morning, we had to cancel the afternoon trip. And we’re pretty glad we did – it was 37mph at Land’s End this afternoon! This morning however we reefed right down and  had a lovely…

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…

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…

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…

Friday 23rd June

We  had a Discovery Voyage followed by a Bay Discovery today, in rather more southwesterly wind than we have been used to this summer. Considering this is our prevailing wind direction, we haven’t had it very often! This made conditions warm, windy and choppy and we had some great sailing. This morning we went along…

Thursday 22nd June

We had  another long day today with a Discovery Voyage in the morning and an Ocean Discovery in the afternoon. This morning we got the first good views we’ve had this year of a couple of ocean sunfish! One was quite large and skittish, but the small one lay at the surface and didn’t seem…

Monday 19th June

It was a little quieter today though this morning we went a long way searching. The sea state was trickier with choppy south westerly waves. There were lots of seabirds out there including manx shearwaters, and some gannets doing a good impression of pelicans standing on an adrift wooden pallet. At the end of the…

Sunday 18th June

It was cooler and greyer today with a bit more of a breeze, but thankfully we didn’t get any rain or thunder. This morning we went a long way south before we started picking up feeding seabirds and then Duncan spotted some far off splashing – common dolphins! Even when we got close to them…