With heated cabin, indoor and outdoor seating and modern toilet we offer great wildlife watching boat tours from Falmouth to view dolphins, seals, basking sharks, seabirds and much more all year round! Discount for group bookings.AK Wildlife Cruises explores the marine biodiversity hotspot from Falmouth throughout the year. Our heated cabin, outside seating and home comforts provide a fantastic opportunity to observe wild dolphins and seals, basking sharks, marine birds and much more during your stay in Cornwall. The area is home to many wintering birds, in particular black-necked grebe, eight species of cetacean and the second largest fish in the world!
Captain Keith and his crew are extremely knowledgeable about the local wildlife, and endorsed by the Seawatch foundation as a recommended boat operator with WiSe and The Whale And Dolphin Conservation Society, causing minimal impact to the environment. With our heated cabin and soft seating inside, a fully functioning toilet, hot drinks and snacks available you can enjoy wildlife in comfort. The area is home to a vast array of wildlife, landscape and history linked to the ocean and best viewed by boat.
We enjoy amazing encounters with the eight species of whale and dolphin, ranging from the small harbour porpoise up to the huge fin whale. In winter super pods of common dolphin arrive (1000+) and our bottlenose dolphin pod are present most of the year. The local seal haul out is the largest on the South coast of Cornwall and can appear anywhere during the trip.
The Carrick Roads is nationally important for its high concentration of wintering black-necked grebe, but many other birds including red breasted merganser, Slavonian grebe, sea ducks, divers and waders also frequent the estuary in high numbers. The summer sees great views of Manx shearwater, storm petrel and other pelagic seabirds best viewed via boat. Our local auk colony enjoys large numbers of breeding razorbill, guillemot and even bridled guillemot. Passage birds also include osprey, great and Arctic skua, sooty and Balearic shearwaters and much more! Rarer birds turn up on our trips too and our eagle-eyed crew will almost certainly spot them for you.
Summer sees the return of one of the largest fish in the world, the basking shark, second only to the whale shark. Growing to 12 metres in length they are a jaw-dropping fish to watch whilst aboard the boat. We also see ocean sunfish as well as a number of other fish species.
The diverse, rich wooded estuaries of the Fal and Helford rivers are alive with a variety of wading and woodland birds. Ospreys use both estuaries on their passage migrations. Otters too are making a fantastic recovery and may be spotted at anytime up these lush river estuaries.
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