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3 Hour | Falmouth Estuary Wildlife Cruise

3 Hr Bay Estuary Cruise from Falmouth to Truro | Cornwall

Embark on a remarkable 3-hour estuary cruise from Falmouth to Truro and discover the hidden treasures of Cornwall's enchanting waterways. Step aboard our comfortable vessel and prepare to be captivated by the serene beauty that unfolds before your eyes. As we navigate through the winding estuary, you'll be surrounded by lush greenery, picturesque villages, and the gentle flow of the river. Keep your camera ready to capture breathtaking moments as we pass by historic landmarks and charming riverside scenery.

During this leisurely journey, you'll have the opportunity to spot a variety of fascinating wildlife. Keep a lookout for playful seals frolicking in the water, elegant coastal birds gracefully soaring above, and if you're lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the elusive otters darting along the riverbanks. Our experienced crew will share their extensive knowledge and provide insightful commentary, offering a deeper understanding of the estuary's ecosystem, history, and the remarkable wildlife that calls it home.

Sit back, relax, and let the tranquility of the estuary surround you as we navigate towards Truro. Enjoy the gentle breeze and the soothing sound of the water lapping against the boat, creating a serene ambiance that complements the natural beauty of your surroundings. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a photography lover, or simply seeking a peaceful escape, our 3-hour estuary cruise promises a memorable experience that will leave you with a renewed appreciation for Cornwall's remarkable waterways.

Minimum Total Booking Numbers

It is important to note that we have a minimum of 4 people booked for the trip, or we have a minimum price of £200 in total to cover essential expenses, including fuel costs. Despite this, we are thrilled to proceed with the trip and provide you with an exceptional wildlife experience. Our maximum capacity is 20 people, ensuring an intimate and personalised adventure. If in doubt call us!

Don't miss your chance to explore this hidden gem of Cornwall. Book your 3-hour estuary cruise today and embark on an unforgettable journey through nature's tranquil masterpiece.


Adults £48 Children £34

Immerse Yourself in the Wild Beauty of Cornwall's Coastline

NB. Minimum Booking in total of 4 People or £200 to cover costs

Book 3Hr Estuary Wildlife Boat Cruise - Perfect for Young Families

Our 3-hour estuary cruise from Falmouth to Truro is the perfect adventure for young families seeking a memorable outing in Cornwall. With its gentle pace and enchanting scenery, this cruise offers a delightful experience that will captivate the imaginations of children and adults alike.

Young ones will be thrilled to embark on a boat journey, exploring the picturesque waterways of Cornwall. As we glide along the estuary, they will have the opportunity to spot playful seals, graceful coastal birds, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of the elusive otters. These magical encounters with wildlife will create lasting memories and spark a sense of wonder and curiosity about the natural world.

The calm and relaxed atmosphere of the cruise provides an ideal setting for families to bond and enjoy quality time together. Parents can sit back and unwind while taking in the scenic beauty, while children can explore the boat, listen to fascinating stories shared by our experienced crew, and learn about the diverse ecosystem that thrives in the estuary.

Safety is our utmost priority, and our crew is trained to ensure a comfortable and secure experience for families with young children. We provide a family-friendly environment where everyone can feel at ease and enjoy the journey.

Join us on our 3-hour estuary cruise and create cherished memories with your loved ones as you embark on a captivating adventure through Cornwall's stunning waterways.


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Features on our  3 Hr Estuary Cruise


Sealife Observation

Through out the trip we will be watching and observing a whole host of marine life from dolphins to whales and even sharks

Local Focal Points

The trip runs down the beautiful Cornish coast lines which have lots of local sites which will be pointed out along the way

Nature Watches

We do not only spot marine life, there are many species of coastal and pelagic seabirds that can be spotted such as auks and petrels.

What to expect on our 3 Hr Estuary Cruise


Before hand

We can't wait to welcome you aboard our wildlife cruise! Before we set sail, please gather outside the marina reception at Falmouth Premier Marina. Our friendly crew will be there to greet you with warm smiles and provide you with any necessary information to make your experience seamless and enjoyable. As you arrive, you'll find convenient parking available at the marina, although we kindly ask you to note that small parking fees apply.

For those who have booked their cruise over the phone, rest assured that you will receive all the essential details to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience. We want you to have the best time possible, so we kindly recommend dressing warmly and bringing full waterproofs, especially during the colder months. This will ensure that you stay comfortable and dry throughout the entirety of the trip, regardless of the weather conditions.

Our priority is to ensure that you're well-prepared and equipped for an extraordinary wildlife adventure along Cornwall's stunning coastline. By dressing appropriately and bringing the necessary gear, you'll be able to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the marine environment without any worries. Get ready to embark on a memorable journey filled with remarkable wildlife encounters and breathtaking coastal scenery. Your adventure awaits!


The Route

The beauty of our wildlife cruises lies in the unpredictability of the route. With each journey, we embark on an exciting expedition where the route is never the same. Setting sail from Falmouth Premier Marina, we'll venture out to sea, eagerly exploring the wonders of Cornwall's coastline. Our experienced crew will guide us either east or west along the Cornish coast, seeking out the most marvelous wildlife encounters.

In the event that weather conditions present challenges for venturing further offshore, rest assured that the adventure continues. We adapt and make the most of the circumstances, redirecting our course back up the Carrick Roads. Exploring the remarkable and wildlife-rich Fal estuary, we delve into its hidden treasures. Prepare to be captivated by the diverse array of marine life that calls this estuary home. From playful seals to an abundance of seabirds, the Fal estuary offers a unique and enchanting wildlife experience.

Regardless of the route taken, our mission is to ensure that you have an exceptional wildlife cruise. Our knowledgeable crew will share fascinating insights into the local ecosystem, pointing out wildlife sightings and providing a deeper understanding of the natural wonders that surround us. So, embark on this thrilling journey with us, embracing the excitement of the unknown as we navigate the captivating waters of Cornwall's coastline and estuaries.


Expert Guidance

Prepare to be in expert hands during your wildlife cruise adventure. Captain Keith, with over 40 years of boating experience and a deep passion for wildlife watching, will be your trusted guide throughout the trip. His extensive knowledge and expertise ensure that every excursion is as exciting and memorable as possible while prioritising the safety and well-being of all passengers on board. Captain Keith's enthusiasm for marine life is contagious, and his knack for finding the best wildlife sightings will leave you in awe.

Joining Captain Keith is a dedicated and knowledgeable crew who share a passion for the local flora and fauna of the Cornish waters. They are well-versed in the intricate details of the marine ecosystem, and their expertise adds an extra layer of insight to your wildlife experience. Feel free to ask any questions that arise during the trip - our crew is more than happy to share their knowledge and provide fascinating tidbits about the wildlife you encounter.

With Captain Keith at the helm and the support of our skilled crew, you can rest assured that you are in the company of experts who are committed to creating a safe, educational, and exhilarating wildlife cruise. Their combined experience and dedication to marine conservation ensure that you have an extraordinary journey filled with remarkable wildlife encounters and a deeper appreciation for the natural wonders of Cornwall's waters.

We've been on trips with Captain Keith and the clue many times now, often planning trips on our birthdays to come for an adventure at sea, and each time it has been spectacular. It truly is worth the visit no matter the weather or season, we've been when it's been a clear glass ocean and when weve hugged the coastline and each time its been more than worth it. The knowledge, comfort and safety of the team, plus the breathtaking views and spectacular wildlife, make it excellent value aswell as being a must for any trip to Cornwall. Please never stop 💙


Best wildlife cruises I've ever done, expertly led by Captain Keith and his team. Whether you get lucky and see lots of unusual wildlife (eg a super pod of >200 dolphins!) or a quieter day when it's mostly seals and seabirds, it's a fabulous experience. Wonderful mix of seafaring, geography and wildlife expertise, and all delivered with friendly good humour. Not to be missed!

Dan Tunnicliff

An amazing experience. We were all given good advice on what to look out for through our binoculars (take your own or hire a pair) and info about the local waters and animals. We saw gannets and gulls on the way out, then within an hour we were surrounded by bottlenose dolphins, including some very young calves. Captain Keith and Gabby made sure everyone knew where to look and that each person had a chance to stand on the front of the boat to see them right underneath you. They were so close it was unbelievable, we could hear them squeaking to each other.
Spent some decent time with several pods then left them to move on at their own pace so it didn't feel like we were bothering them. On return to shore we saw some porpoises and a seal having a nap.
The Captain really seems to care about the sea life which is lovely. The four of us had a brilliant day, we would definitely recommend!!


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The UK is home to a fantastic variety of marine wildlife, whether visible from the shore or from a boat. However, these wild animals are vulnerable to disturbance if not encountered in a manner that respects their wild nature. The aim is to promote responsible wildlife-watching, through training, accreditation, and raising awareness.


Gift Voucher

At AK Wildlife Cruises, we offer the perfect gift for any nature lover or adventure enthusiast – gift vouchers for our wildlife cruises. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply want to surprise a friend or family member with a unique and memorable experience, our gift vouchers are the ideal choice.


With our gift vouchers, you have the flexibility to choose any of our wildlife cruises, ranging from 3-hour to 7-hour excursions. Your recipient can embark on an adventure to explore the stunning coastline, encounter fascinating marine wildlife, and create unforgettable memories.

Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, holiday, or any other special occasion, our wildlife cruise gift vouchers are a thoughtful and unique present that will leave a lasting impression. Treat your loved ones to an adventure they won't forget and let them embark on a journey of discovery with AK Wildlife Cruises.


Buy a gift voucher today and give the gift of nature, adventure, and cherished memories to your special friend or family member.

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