Don’t just read about Cornwall’s varied sea life, go and see it for yourself, by getting up close and personal on a high-speed rib boat trip from Padstow harbour, where the splash is all part of the fun.
Have an unforgettable journey with Padstow Sea Life Safaris. Varying from a two hour safari visiting 25 miles of coastline to a one hour seal-watching trip, or even chartering a skippered boat for a bespoke trip, options to suit all tastes are available.
For thrill seekers, opt for an exhilarating power boat ride which bounces across the waves, taking you to Port Isaac.
Animal lovers might prefer hugging the coastline to see grey seals swimming in the water or lazing on the rocks. You may even be lucky enough to see porpoises and dolphins. Get your cameras ready. Don’t forget sea birds, too, such as the clown prince of birds, the puffin. If you are really lucky you may even see a basking shark.
The skippers are all local seamen with a wealth of maritime experience while the Head Guide studied zoology and has an incredible knowledge of the wildlife you encounter. Sightings depend on time of year. Wildlife can, of course, be unpredictable, but seals are seen on 95% of trips.
Conservation is crucial in Cornwall, so learn a little about the impact of plastics and other pollution on marine life, too. It might change your life.