AK Wildlife Cruises Falmouth

Multi award-winning wildlife & sight-seeing tours, whale & dolphin watching, snorkeling adventures, filming trips, corporate hire, special occasions

Welcome to AK Wildlife Cruises

**PLEASE NOTE Free Spirit is now out of the water for the winter**

Thank you SO much to everybody who has joined and supported us this year in these very strange times and allowed us to go out and collect valuable data on the wildlife in Falmouth Bay. We apologise to anybody who wasn’t able to join us this year as we sadly had to turn a lot of people away, but we hope to see you all in the future!

Here at AKWC we strive to make your day enjoyable by helping you get to know the beautiful animals in our region and engage with Cornwall’s wonderful marine environment. Join us in search of some of the fantastic marine wildlife to be found in Falmouth Bay, such as seabirds, dolphins, seals and basking sharks!


Our 3, 4 and 7 hour wildlife cruises are a superb way to see the spectacular coastline and surrounding waters, and are popular with all ages. Groups discounts of eight or more are available on request.

We are also available for private hire, media/filming productions and snorkeling charters. Please contact us for more information.

Join us on the "Adventure of a Lifetime" and awaken your senses for the ultimate marine wildlife watching extravaganza!

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are available on request for 4 hour cruises and make a perfect gift for a special friend or family member. Please phone to order and we will send them over to you straight away.

Contact Us for further Detail

COVID-19 Risk Assessment – Updated 09/09/20

The following guidelines outline the procedure that AK Wildlife Cruises will take whilst in the premises of Falmouth Premier Marina and on board ‘Free Spirit’ for the week beginning 14th September. We will follow government advice as closely as possible to ensure the safety of everybody at the marina; residents, berth holders, staff, our passengers, and ourselves.

  • Everybody will be asked on booking to confirm that they are completely symptom-free. If they are exhibiting even the mildest of symptoms, they will be told to stay home.
  • The number of passengers on board will be limited to SIX people. We require a minimum of just two people to run a trip if anyone is concerned about sharing the boat with others.
  • A 2-meter gap will be left between all individuals from different households at all times where possible from when they enter the marina premises to when they depart.
  • Hand sanitiser is available outside the marina reception from an automatic dispenser and will be recommended for use to our passengers prior to them entering the pontoon. Passengers will be asked not to block or crowd the gate entrance to the pontoon as the marina becomes busier with berth holders coming and going from their boats.
  • Should we encounter anybody on the pontoon whilst accompanying our passengers to or from Free Spirit, we will stand aside at an appropriate distance down one of the side ‘fingers’ to allow them to pass.
  • We will insist on all passengers wearing a face mask or other suitable face covering whilst in the marina premises.
  • No passengers will be allowed inside the saloon unless they need to use the facilities, and they will be assigned specific seats on boarding Free Spirit.
  • All surfaces on our boat will be wiped down and disinfected after each trip.
  • We will always inform marina staff of the number of people joining us prior to each trip so they are aware of any outside bodies entering the marina premises.

We are hoping that with the compliance and cooperation of our passengers, and support from marina staff, we will be able to safely continue running our wildlife watching and research cruises. 🛥🐬🐠🌊🐋


With your support, in 2019 we recorded over 8500 animals from 6 different cetacean species which is fantastic, and this data will be used to help monitor and protect the animals in our waters. 🐬🌊🐋💙

We do our utmost to support all the conservation groups we work closely and help promote their conservation initiatives. We record all the wildlife we see on every trip and share our cetacean sightings data freely with Cornwall Wildlife Trust and the Sea Watch Foundation. By booking a trip with us and allowing us to go out to sea, you allow us to collect this valuable data which can be used to help monitor and protect the animals in our waters.

Humpback whales are returning in the month of April, if you like to find out more, contact us to book a trip.

Sit back and enjoy a couple of stunning wildlife videos we have recorded, you can find more photos and videos of our regular sightings on our media pages.

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