The ocean is not a zoo and we can’t guarantee what you will see. However, we can guarantee you will see a lot! As a non-invasive boat trip, all the wildlife is undisturbed in their natural environment. This approach gives an unforgettable experience that you can truly feel privileged to encounter.
Cornwall has an extremely rich ecosystem that supports a huge array of wildlife. The ocean conveyor brings the cold waters from the north and the warmer waters carried from the Caribbean Sea together, right off our coast. This change in water temperature creates columns of extremely nutrient-rich waters. Then add some of the world’s biggest tides, stirring the soup pot of biomass. And boom! You have conditions needed to support this incredibly diverse ecosystem.
All kinds of dolphins, taking time out of their day to come and socialise with us . Different whales species on their passing migrations, gracing us with their presence. We have the harbour porpoise, one of the smallest Marine mammals. The rare bluefin tuna that is making an incredible comeback from worldwide overfishing. The UK waters hold a large number of the earth’s shark species. The second biggest shark, being the basking shark, comes to feed in our waters from early spring to the end of our summer. They then disappear once again to its mysterious life, that science is yet to track. Then there are sunfish. As the world’s biggest bony fish, these bizarre creatures can grow to an extraordinary size.
The most popular sea life and wildlife to look out for on our boat trips in Cornwall:
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