Explore Majestic Wildlife on a Cruise in Cornwall, UK

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If you ever visit the UK in good weather, you must see the coast, and this one-day cruise off the coast of Cornwall is a great way to do it. It’s the perfect way to see the diverse marine life that thrives in the English Channel without being out to sea for too long!

The Chance to Spot Whales

The cruise sets sail from Falmouth Bay and goes out to the coastline of the Lizard Peninsula. The trip takes place on the state-of-the-art catamaran The Spirit of the Seas. It’s a great way to explore the ‘sunlight zone,’ or the part of the ocean the sun penetrates and beyond. You’ll get a chance to see a variety of seabirds, or, if you’re lucky, a whale.

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It turns out whales have been seen in Cornish waters a lot over recent years, which is a great sign because it means that efforts to manage fishing and shipping boats have given the marine life in the area a chance to thrive. This is also evident in the tuna fish hunting frenzy that some cruisers have experienced, as tuna is a fish that’s been fished to near extinction.

A Great Trip for Bird Watchers

The cruise passes The Manacles, where cruisers can spot rare perching birds like purple sandpipers as they rest their wings. You may also spot a seal or two, or some playful dolphins traveling at full speed ahead of the boat, popping in and out of the water.

The cruise heads back to Falmouth Bay as the sun starts to lower in the sky, allowing you to see the sea in a completely different way under the waning sunlight. If you’re a wildlife enthusiast who wants to experience the resurge of local fish, birds, and other wildlife off of the coast of England, this cruise is one you can’t miss out on.