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Risso's dolphins

Sunday 2nd July

It was very windy yesterday so it was the right choice for a day off. Back on the water today with a four hour then a three hour trip. This morning we spotted some Risso’s dolphins as we headed out of the bay – they were in quite an elusive mood but we did get…

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…

Tuesday 27th June

It’s a grey and windy day so we just ran the one trip today – an Ocean Discovery this morning. Wildlife sightings were very good. We quickly had excellent views of a very sociable Risso’s dolphin who approached us and swam along for a time. We then motored into the choppy waves a bit further…

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…

Wednesday 21st June

We had a great day today with Risso’s dolphins spotted on the morning trip and hundreds of common dolphins on both the morning and the afternoon trips. The Risso’s were moving quietly down the coast and would have been easy to miss, but we spotted them. The common dolphins we saw on both trips were…