CONTACT: Annabelle & Chris Lowe
TELEPHONE: 01637 850930; 07582 466122
ADDRESS: Shark's Head Kiosk Hill, 1HT, 1 S Quay Hill, Newquay
Type of vessel and trip: 2-4hr trips on Atlantic Diver.
Likely species to be seen: grey seals including our semi-resident grey seals to Newquay harbour; inshore bottlenose dolphins but also (as we hope to do a longer 4-hour trips and possibly all day trip) offshore bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, harbour porpoise, Risso’s dolphin rare chance but possible. Also, will have a high chance of seeing sunfish and basking sharks. Breeding sea birds; razorbills, guillemots, puffins, kittiwakes (as we have 2 kittiwake colonies very local to Newquay Harbour), gannets, a variety of terns and of course gulls, fulmar and oyster-catchers. We see lots of varieties of jellyfish too; moon, blue, barrel, comb jellies, sea gooseberries, compass, by the wind sailors. We also now take Secchi disk sampling, with a microscope on board to look at the variety of plankton in the water.
CONTACT: Hannah & Duncan Jones
TELEPHONE: 07749 277110
ADDRESS: Shed 5, Albert Pier, Penzance Harbour TR18 2LL
Type of vessel and trip: 1 1/2, 3 and 4 hour wildlife trips from Penzance harbour onboard a 34ft sailing catamaran, which takes 12 passengers.
Likely species to be seen: wide variety of sea birds such as gannets, different species of auk and shearwaters. Marine megafauna include common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoises, Risso’s dolphins, grey seals, basking sharks and ocean sunfish. Whales are also sometimes seen, mainly minkes but other rare but possible sightings include humpback and fin whales.
CONTACT: Captain Keith B Leeves
TELEPHONE: 01326 753389
ADDRESS: Flat 2, The Boat House, Falmouth Marina, North Parade, Falmouth TR11 2TD
Type of vessel and trip: roomy, comfortable motor launch with covered flybridge, cosy heated cabin, modern toilet, soft seating inside and out for small intimate groups, hot drinks and snacks, a maximum of 10 people. All day,7 hour whale and dolphin trips, 4 hour wildlife trips, pelagic trips with scent-based chum, private hire and group bookings. Gift certificates available. Open twelve months of the year.
Likely species to be seen: seven different species of cetacean can be seen during the season, the most common being bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins and harbour porpoise with possible sightings of minke whales, pilot whales, fin whales (during the months of February and March), white-beaked dolphins, basking sharks, blue sharks, leatherback turtles, common seals, Atlantic grey seals, choughs, nesting peregrine falcons, and a wide variety of sea birds can be seen throughout the year along with some rarities.
CONTACT: Kieran Laureston
TELEPHONE: 01803 912963; 07903 992930
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ADDRESS: Oddicombe Beach, Beach Road, Torquay TQ1 3LB
Type of vessel and trip: tandem or Solo Sea Kayak wildlife and birdwatching tours. Up to 12 participants, licensed to operate within the inshore waters of Torbay and South Devon.
Our tours are guided by local expert Kieran Laureston who is passionate about delivering a truly memorable experience, he incorporates information about the local history and rich cultural heritage, marine wildlife and the geological sites of specific scientific interest. Kieran has been taming the sea for beginners for many years.
Likely species to be seen: basking shark, bottlenose dolphin, harbour porpoise, grey seal, common seal, cormorant, dunlin, egret, fulmar, guillemot, heron, kittiwake, oyster-catcher, peregrine falcon, shag.
We are very lucky to have a pod of harbour porpoises and inshore common dolphins that are residents in South Devon and that we get an array of visiting cetaceans and nesting sea birds including one of the largest colonies of guillemots in the UK.
5. EXE VOYAGES
CONTACT: Jim Morris
ADDRESS: Queen's Dr, Exmouth EX8 2AY
Type of vessel and trip: our speed boat is close to the water, allowing you to immerse yourself in the sounds of the waves, sightings of coastal wildlife and to feel the fresh sea air on your face – a boat trip with Exe Voyages is an exhilarating adventure and the best way to experience the coast from Exmouth. Visit our website to choose from our selection of Voyages which range from 35 minutes to 2 hours. We make passage along the Jurassic Coast towards Budleigh Salterton or south towards Babbacombe and Torba.
Likely species to be seen: whales, dolphins, porpoises and seabirds.
CONTACT: Sam Cunningham
TELEPHONE: 07449 223922
ADDRESS: Lostwithiel street, Fowey, Cornwall
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