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Saturday 9th September

It wasn’t possible for it to be any calmer today! There was not a breath of wind and the water was like silk. A perfect summer’s day, only in September. We had a four hour followed by a three hour trip, and spotted lots of common dolphins and harbour porpoises on both. This morning we…

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…

Friday 26th August

It was a day of squalls and rainbows. Luckily the squally bits never lasted long, though we had some fairly sharp showers! This morning on the four hour trip we found harbour porpoises, lots of bowriding common dolphins, grey seals, bluefin tuna, and saw the blow of a large whale. This was too big for…

Thursday 24th August

There was a lot more northerly wind today which can often push things a long way offshore. The morning four hour trip was quite productive though, with lots of pods of common dolphins spotted along with harbour porpoises, a minke whale and different species of seabirds. On the afternoon three hour things all seemed rather…

Monday 21st August

We had a couple of days off this weekend but we were back out on the water today, and we had a very biodiverse day. On this morning’s four hour trip cetaceans included lots of common dolphins, two harbour porpoises, and we had a brief view of a lunge feeding minke whale. There were also…

Friday 18th August

The weather forecast¬† for the rest of today and overnight is looking absolutely terrible, however we were able to sneak out this morning for a Bay Discovery trip before the wind got up and the rain started. We’re really glad we managed it, because we saw lots of common dolphins inshore, some grey seals round…

Wednesday 16th August

We had an amazing couple of trips today – a four hour Discovery Voyage this morning followed by a two hour Bay Discovery this afternoon. There were cetaceans everywhere we looked this morning – we had great views of two minke whales feeding in the bay this morning, who both came very close to 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…

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…

Tuesday 8th August

More delightful summer weather today, with mizzle and murk and by the afternoon a¬† fairly brisk westerly wind. The wildlife made up for it. This morning we had a four hour trip, and we had great views of common dolphins and a really good variety of seabirds, including storm petrels, sandwich terns, Manx, spooty and…