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Cornwall Marine Life

Encounter wild sealife in their natural environment

Cornwall has an extremely rich ecosystem that supports a huge array of wildlife.

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.

About Cornwall's Ecosystem

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.

38% of the globally endangered grey seals live in UK waters.

The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on earth, reaching speeds of 240mph!

The basting shark is the second biggest fish in the world way up to 5.5 Tons.

Cornwall's waters - a haven for wildlife

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.

What wildlife you might see on our trips

The most popular sea life and wildlife to look out for on our boat trips in Cornwall:

Sharks

We have over 40 species of sharks off the Cornish coast. Including some of the fastest, rarest, largest and most highly migratory in the world.

Jellyfish

Jellyfish are crazy creatures that are found worldwide. There are thousands of species, but only a few are commonly spotted off the coast of Cornwall.

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is the biggest tuna species in the world.

Sunfish

The ocean sunfish (Mola mola) is one of the largest bony fish on earth, second only to the southern sunfish (Mola alexandrini).

Sea Birds

The list of birds spotted along our Cornish coastline is long and wonderful and our guides can tell you all about them.

Whales

Imagine you could see some of largest creatures on Earth off our very own coastline. Well, you can!

Seals

We are incredibly fortunate to reliably encounter seals at several haul-out sites around the Cornish coast and frequently see them in the water.

Dolphins

Dolphins occur all across Cornwall with our main resident species being the Common Dolphin.
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