Latest sightings on our Sea trips – Leatheback Turtle and Minke Whale sightings and continuing sightings of Basking Sharks in large numbers.
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Yesterday, our day out started with an Atlantic Grey Seal, continued with an Ocean Sunfish, exploded with a hundred or more Common Dolphins, leaping and bow riding around the boat, and climaxed with three of the second largest fish in the world, the mighty Basking Shark!
The best thing was seeing the dolphin formations at such close quarters for such a sustained amount of time. They were obviously feeding but seemed to take special time out to come and bow ride with us for periods. Young dolphins appeared to swim together as a creche group with adult out-riders swimming alongside on the mega pod’s outer fringes. The energy was electric with dozens of gannets swirling and plummeting all around.
What a day’s wildlife sighting, and all on a trip we thought would never happen, as the wind was getting up. Cornwall throws up her bounty once again!
A big thank you too, to all our customers who’ve taken the time to give us a review on Trip Advisor or likes and comments on Facebook. Been getting some great feedback which all helps to make sure we’re here for you if you’re looking for another wild sea adventure next season!
So July heads out as it came in, variable, but mostly good weather, especially if compared to the previous two months. It kick-started the plankton, and set the pulse of the ocean racing again, setting off a plethora of fabulous wildlife sightings, which included Minke whales, Leatherback turtles, and a whole range of Jellyfish for them to feed on. Our resident Bottlenose dolphins where seen on a number of occasions, along with hundreds of Common dolphins, and their smaller cousins, the Harbour porpoise. Basking sharks made a good showing, albeit somewhat later than in other years, with almost daily sightings in the West Cornwall area. Ocean Sunfish numbers seemed to be up during the month, we recorded at least one and sometimes two on most trips!.
So dry review over……sounds bit like a shipping forecast doesn’t it …what else did we do? We’ve been so busy doing, it’s hard to keep up with the digital. Firstly we’re going to have to mention our great snorkelling encounters including one with Cat from the SharkTrust who came out to test and fine tune the Basking Shark Code of Conduct first hand. She managed to record a great little underwater film on the day. We haven’t managed to master the upload technology yet but watch this space…
meantime…here’re some happy customers from the same trip.
So boom boom, the beat goes on….how are things looking for August?..Well the weather forecast for the next few days does not bode well for the start of the month, but hey, there’s still plenty of time for improvement!
Fingers crossed for more great days out in Cornwall, and more, much more fantastic marine and land wildlife discovery.
Here they come….wow, that was a bit quick…….ahh..beauty,.. Got it !! Common Dolphins, faster than the speed of my trigger challenged digital delay.
Fantastic sightings lately.
On a Shark Watch & Snorkeling Special on Sunday it seemed the whole ecosystem kicked into action just for us, when the sun came out for a while, between heavy dark rain cloud and mist. Started with sighting large areas of plankton bloom on the surface of the waters around Lands End. This was followed by lots of larger species of jelly fish, followed closely with our first Basking Shark sighting, out of four on the day. The animals appeared in relaxed mood and we were able to watch them for quite some time. On our return we were suddenly bowled over by what could have been a feeding frenzy of enthusiastic proportions. Firstly 2 small pods of porpoise, then two separate pods of Common Dolphins, spread two miles apart. Up to twenty in each, jumping and spinning and bow riding the boat, with Gulls and Gannets wheeling overhead, to the beat of the ocean herders. And with an Ocean Sunfish too. We got it all!
The looks on our passengers faces as we cruised into port? Total bliss and wonder!
Want to see some sharks? Time to get yourselves down to West Penwith, Cornwall.
After two months of horrendous weather.. with Basking Sharks thin on the ground ( or should we say thin in the water), there are now good numbers being sighted around the Land’s End Peninsula. Usually by now they’ve thinned out and left for planktonic pastures anew, but maybe, a bit like us, the weather has slowed them down and they’re going to stick around for a while!
Also sightings of Ocean Sun Fish are on the up, as well as some of the first Minke Whale and Leather back Turtle, sightings of the season.
Anyone who was down at Sennen Cove on Tuesday would have shared the thrill of seeing small pod of Bottlenose Dolphins frolicking and playing in Bay, no doubt as pleased as we were to get a break from the rain and fog.
Risso’s and Common Dolphins have also been sighted in the area recently.