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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…

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…

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…

Friday 8th September

There was a really thick mist first thing morning which thankfully lifted enough for us to start trips at 9am as planned. There was no wind but a long rolling swell which, with the lingering mist, made things feel like Monterey Bay! This impression was made even stronger by the large pod of common dolphins…

Sunday 3rd September

Once again we saw hundreds of common dolphins throughout the day. We found harbour porpoises on both the morning and afternoon tours and saw sleepy grey seals in the morning. The bird life was once again spectacular as well as the usual suspects we also saw Cory’s, great and sooty shearwaters on both the morning…

Monday 14th August

It was so choppy this morning after the overnight wind that we sadly had to cancel the morning trip. However it did calm down enough and the wind switched through the morning for us to run the afternoon Ocean Discovery, and we had a really good trip. We found grey seals at the island and…

Sunday 13th August

More windy and sometimes wet weather today but the wildlife was all there to be found. Many thanks to our awesome staff and guests as ever for braving the conditions to come out and look for it with us. On the Bay Discovery this morning it was actually a bit drier and calmer, and we…

Friday 11th August

Unfortunately we had to cancel yesterday’s trips – we returned to Penzance after an hour in the morning due to more exceptionally dense fog. Very frustrating! However today the fog cleared , and we had a four hour then a three hour trip. This morning there were common dolphins everywhere – they stayed with us…

Monday 31st July

More “not ideal” weather today, however if we cancelled every time it rained we would never go, at the moment. This morning we saw lots of Risso’s dolphins, rather unexpectedly, including calves. We also saw harbour porpoises and common dolphins and this time some quite small tuna. That crazy feeding had moved offshore, and sea…