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Monday 11th September

We had two Ocean Discovery trips today on a quiet, grey day. On the morning trip we found common dolphins, had great views of harbour porpoises and saw some hunting bluefin tuna. There were also lots of grey seals hauled out on the island. This afternoon everything was rather sleepy – we saw a couple…

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…

Thursday 7th September

Two busy trips today on another warm September day, though it got a little hazy this afternoon. On the morning Discovery Voyage we had great sightings of large pods of harbour porpoises and several groups of common dolphins. We also had lovely views of seals, diving gannets, some bluefin tuna and an ocean sunfish! It…

Wednesday 6th September

The water is full of crystal jellyfish suddenly, as well other species of jellyfish like compass. Until a few years ago these were rarely seen in our waters – another sign of warming seas. We had a four hour followed by a three hour trip and sightings were similar on both, though it was much…

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…

Saturday 26th August

These long August days are continuing – a three hour trip this morning followed by two 2-hour trips this afternoon. We saw a really good variety of wildlife. We sailed towards the Runnelstone on the northwesterly wind this morning and found lots of harbour porpoises feeding, common dolphins, tuna and lots of seabirds. On the…

Tuesday 15th August

It was such a relief today to have sunny calm weather – all day long! And luckily we did because we had 2 three hour trips followed by an evening two hour trip. We saw lots of common dolphins on all three of the trips, along with many hauled out grey seals on the low…

Friday 28th July

We had two 3 hour Ocean Discovery trips today with lots of excited families and their kids on. With justification – once again we found multiple pods of common dolphins everywhere we sailed. It was quite a windy day (what else?) and we had lots of people keen to sit on the net so there…

Tuesday 13th June

Two three hour trips today is lovely calm conditions. This afternoon the northerly breeze built a bit and we were able to sail for a fair portion of the trip – into the mist at Land’s End! We saw harbour porpoises and grey seals this morning, and had good views of seabirds fishing for sandeels….

Monday 29th May

It was a sunny breezy bank holiday Monday, but at least the wind wasn’t as strong as yesterday. On the three hour first thing we went east to try and stay in a bit of shelter and we found some seals in a couple of places. Sailing across the bay we were found by a…