Absolutely ideal conditions yesterday with crystal clear, glassy seas and visibility to the horizon. Sea surface temperatures reached over 20 degrees in places, the hottest we’ve recorded so far for this year! Coming out of the Carrick Roads we soon spotted a family pod of harbour porpoises inside of us including two mother calf pairs and had a lovely close encounter. As we headed offshore we had continuous encounters with common dolphins, also with tiny calves, as well as some awesome views of bluefin tuna as they busted up out of the water. At times we even got glimpses of them just below the surface as they fed among dolphins and shearwaters.
+-200 Common Dolphins from around 10 different interactions,, feeding, milling and traveling, including a few tiny calves, 7 Harbour Porpoises, close inshore, including 2 mother calf pairs, Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, multiple fish leaping out the the water, 1 Atlantic Grey Seal, 2 Sandwich Terns, 1 Fulmar, Gannets, 100s of Manx Shearwaters, Guillemots, Compass Jellyfish