Orca Sea
Safaris

One of Cornwall's top boat trips.

Wildlife watching and coastal safaris in some of the UK’s most stunning waters.

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Cornwall's Marine Life

Cornwall's warm climate and diverse marine life is all due to the Gulf Stream.

It brings warm water flowing from the South up through the Atlantic Ocean past Cornwall, which then mixes with cooler Northern waters.

This means that Cornwall supports many species, both on land and sea, which are at the edge of their climatic ranges, making Cornwall's waters amongst some of the richest marine habitats in the world.

The underwater topography (reefs and drop-offs) is extremely varied around the coastline.

The tidal flow through the peaks and troughs of the sea bed, and sometimes stormy conditions, allow good up-welling and mixing of the water layers.

This brings nutrients to the surface, which in turn supports a rich web of species and attracts an abundance of marine wildlife.

Species spotted are increasing constantly as more people join our Sea Safari expeditions and as sea temperatures rise we are seeing an increasingly diverse range of marine wildlife on our boat trips.

Cormorants

Cormorants & Shags in Cornwall.

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Fulmar

Striking birds with a black smudge around the eyes.

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Gannets

Huge birds that fly so effortlessly.

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Guillemot

These little birds are a regular sight for us.

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Bottlenose Dolphin

Bottlenose Dolphins often play around the bay.

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Common Dolphin

Common Dolphins often come out to play.

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Harbour Porpoise

We see a variety of Cetacean species on our Sea Safaris.

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Peregrine Falcons

Often seen patrolling the skies of Cornwall.

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Risso Dolphin

Rarely seen, but a treat when they are.

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Seals

Often seen basking on rocks around the river.

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Sharks

21 species of sharks swim in the UK waters.

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Sunfish

Often found basking on the waters surface.

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