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3 Hour | Bay Exploration Wildlife Cruise

3 Hr Bay Exploration Cruise from Falmouth, Cornwall

Due to popular demand and our commitment to providing exceptional experiences for families with young children, we are thrilled to introduce our new 3-hour wildlife cruises. These cruises offer a slightly shorter alternative to our 4-hour trips, catering to those who prefer a slightly shorter duration at sea. Rest assured, this condensed timeframe still allows ample opportunity to explore the spectacular coastline and discover the incredible wildlife that inhabits Falmouth Bay.

Join us on this unforgettable journey as we embark on a captivating exploration of the coastal wonders. Cruise along the stunning shoreline, marveling at the breathtaking scenery while keeping a keen eye out for the fabulous wildlife that calls this area home. Encounter majestic marine creatures, from playful dolphins to fascinating seabirds, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Please note that specific wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed as nature is unpredictable. However, our experienced guides will share their knowledge and expertise to maximize your chances of encountering remarkable wildlife moments during the cruise.

Whether you are a family seeking an adventure-filled outing or a nature enthusiast craving a closer connection with the marine world, our 3-hour wildlife cruises are tailored to provide a memorable experience for all. Individuals and couples are also welcome, although a minimum of 4 people or a minimum charge of £250 applies for the 3-hour cruises. With a maximum capacity of 20 people, we ensure a personalized and intimate atmosphere on board.

Don't miss this opportunity to embark on a thrilling wildlife excursion and create cherished memories with your loved ones. Book your spot on our 3-hour wildlife cruise today and let the magic of Falmouth Bay unfold before your eyes.

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 £250 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!


Adults £58 Children £44

Immerse Yourself in the Wild Beauty of Cornwall's Coastline

NB. Minimum Booking in total of 4 People or £250 to cover costs

Book 3Hr Bay Exploration Wildlife Boat Cruise - Perfect for Young Families

Embark on an Extraordinary 3-Hour Bay Exploration: Unleash Your Inner Adventurer! Join us for an exhilarating wildlife experience along Cornwall's stunning coastline. Our 3-hour bay exploration is designed to provide a condensed yet captivating journey through Falmouth Bay's natural wonders. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings as we cruise along the coastline, discovering the diverse marine life that inhabits this vibrant ecosystem.

Prepare to be mesmerised as you encounter playful dolphins, majestic seals, and a myriad of coastal bird species in their natural habitat. Our experienced guides will share their wealth of knowledge, offering fascinating insights into the behaviours and characteristics of these remarkable creatures. They will ensure that you make the most of your time on board, maximising your chances of encountering unforgettable wildlife moments.

Please note that while specific wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed, the sheer abundance of marine life in Falmouth Bay promises an incredible experience. Be prepared to capture awe-inspiring moments and create lasting memories.

Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a wildlife lover, or simply seeking an adventure on the water, our 3-hour bay exploration is perfect for all ages. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders of Cornwall's coastal paradise.

Secure your place on our 3-hour bay exploration today and prepare for an unforgettable wildlife adventure that will leave you in awe of the natural world.


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Features on our 3 Hr Bay Exploration 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 the Wildlife Cruises from Falmouth


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.

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In The Event of Rough Weather

On all our wildlife trips advertised if for any reason the weather becomes too rough to leave the Carrick Roads and head offshore, we will still carry on with the trip but head back up the Carrick Roads and explore our wonderful and wildlife-rich Fal estuary which stretches all the way up to Truro.

These rivers are full of lots of wildlife and on board a boat is a beautiful way to explore the small creeks. A plethora of waders, deer and waterbirds can be seen, as well as visits from our seals, inshore dolphins and porpoises. Classified as a Special Area of Conservation, the Fal Estuary is nationally important for several migratory and waterbirds, such as ospreys, black-necked grebes and red breasted merganser.

The Fal is the third deepest natural harbour in the World and has over sixty miles of coastline and beautifully wooded bank side shore within this vastly diverse and rich in wildlife marine and estuary habitat.

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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