Discover the Wonders of Marine Wildlife with multi-award-winning AK Wildlife Cruises
Immerse Yourself in the Captivating World of Cornish Marine Wildlife.
At AK Wildlife Cruises, we offer a range of captivating cruises that allow you to immerse yourself in the extraordinary world of marine wildlife in Cornwall. Our carefully curated 3-hour, 4-hour, and 7-hour wildlife cruises provide unique opportunities to discover the incredible biodiversity that thrives in our coastal waters. Each cruise is thoughtfully designed to offer a distinct experience, ensuring that every journey is filled with excitement, wonder, and unforgettable encounters with marine creatures.
During our whale and dolphin watching adventures, you'll have the chance to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. As you sail through the pristine waters, keep your eyes peeled for the distinctive fins breaking the surface, and listen for the enchanting sounds of their calls. Spotting these graceful creatures and observing their behaviors up close is an awe-inspiring experience that will leave you with a deep appreciation for their beauty and intelligence.
Our cruises also take you to the heart of bustling seabird colonies, where you can marvel at the aerial acrobatics of various species. Watch as colorful puffins dive into the water with precision, elegant gannets plunge from the skies, and guillemots form a living tapestry along the cliffs. The sights, sounds, and sheer abundance of seabirds will leave you in awe of the intricacies of their lives and the important role they play in our coastal ecosystems.
For those fascinated by marine mammals, our encounters with seals are truly memorable. As we approach their resting spots, you'll have the opportunity to observe these curious creatures as they curiously peer out from the water or bask on rocks, their sleek bodies glistening in the sunlight. Their playful nature and adorable antics are sure to bring a smile to your face and leave a lasting impression.
And if you're lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the elusive basking sharks, the second-largest fish in the world. These gentle giants gracefully glide through the water, filter-feeding on plankton. Witnessing their immense size and majestic presence is a truly humbling experience that reminds us of the magnificence of the ocean and its inhabitants.
Throughout our wildlife cruises, our expert guides will share their extensive knowledge of the local marine ecosystem, providing fascinating insights into the behavior, ecology, and conservation efforts surrounding these incredible animals. They will answer your questions, point out interesting sights, and ensure that your experience is not only educational but also deeply enriching.
Join us on one of our wildlife cruises and let the magic of the marine world unfold before your eyes. Whether you opt for a shorter excursion or a full-day adventure, you'll be immersed in the beauty of Cornwall's coastal landscapes, enthralled by the diversity of marine life, and inspired by the conservation efforts that protect these precious habitats. Prepare to be captivated, enchanted, and forever transformed by the breathtaking encounters and memories created on our AK Wildlife Cruises.
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 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.
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 crew 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!
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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