Our Boat & Crew | AK Wildlife Cruises
Experience Unmatched Expertise and Comfort with AK Wildlife Cruises & Boat Trips in Falmouth, Cornwall
At AK Wildlife Cruises, we take great pride in providing exceptional experiences for our guests. Our dedicated crew and state-of-the-art boat ensure that your wildlife cruise in Cornwall is not only safe and comfortable but also filled with knowledge, excitement, and lasting memories.
Our Crew: Our crew members are passionate about marine wildlife and are committed to creating an engaging and educational experience for all passengers. With their extensive knowledge and expertise, they will guide you through the journey, sharing fascinating insights about the local ecosystem, wildlife behavior, and conservation efforts. Their friendly and approachable nature ensures that you feel welcomed and well-cared for throughout the cruise. We take pride in our crew's dedication to your enjoyment and safety.
Our Boat: We operate our wildlife cruises on a modern and well-equipped boat, designed to provide the utmost comfort and convenience for our guests. The boat is equipped with advanced technology and safety features, ensuring a smooth and secure journey. Its spacious layout allows for ample viewing opportunities, ensuring that you don't miss any of the breathtaking sights and wildlife encounters along the way. Whether you choose to relax on the deck or gather information in the indoor viewing area, our boat offers a comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone.
Safety and Sustainability: The safety and well-being of our passengers and the marine environment are of utmost importance to us. Our boat undergoes regular inspections and maintenance to meet the highest safety standards. Additionally, we adhere to responsible wildlife-watching guidelines, respecting the natural habitats and behaviors of the marine wildlife we encounter. We are committed to promoting sustainability and minimizing our ecological footprint, ensuring that future generations can continue to enjoy and appreciate the wonders of the ocean.
Join us aboard our boat, accompanied by our experienced crew, as we embark on a wildlife adventure along the captivating coastline of Cornwall. Discover the beauty of marine life, immerse yourself in breathtaking scenery, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Book your wildlife cruise with AK Wildlife Cruises and let our dedicated crew and comfortable boat elevate your experience, making it an unforgettable journey into the realm of marine wildlife.
SPIRIT OF THE SEAS
" Spirit of Our Seas " is based on a tried and tested Blyth 33 , twin-engined displacement catamaran and has been completely custom modified, to Capt Keith's exact specifications for your absolute comfort and assurance
With her two, industry-leading and award-winning for their low emission and superb quietness, electronic D6 Volvo engines @ 380hp .
Spirit of Our Seas ", giving her a fabulous range of superbly comfortable cruise speeds, up to her very fast sprint speed of 28knots.
This will allow us all, to venture safely forth in too many new areas East, South, and West out of our wildlife-rich and sheltered waters of Falmouth Bay.
Meet the AK Wildlife Cruise Team
The Crew working with Captain Keith will be with you on the day
Your Captain CK has vast experience working in the private boat chartering business over the many years of his long-standing career. Throughout this time, he has worked closely with such people as Dame Ellen MacArthur, working as her towboat captain during her record-breaking round-the-world trip. He has also worked alongside a selected team in the “Whitbread Round the World Race”, plus several other cross-Atlantic challenges that finished off at the Lizard Point in Cornwall.
From both a personal and business point of view, we do our utmost to support all the conservation groups we work closely with and help promote their conservation initiatives.
CK is a dedicated, professional wildlife guide, who understands the complex issues of filming in the natural world. In the past, he has worked with “The Really Wild Show” and their presenter, Michaela Strachan, filming basking sharks. Furthermore, he has carried out survey work for the WDCS and the RSPB.
CK was the very first operator in the UK to endorse and sign up for the nationally accredited “WiSe” scheme, as well as being endorsed by the SeaWatch Foundation and the WDCS, ensuring sensitive interaction with all the marine mammals and birds observed during our “safari” excursions.
I’ve had a passion for the conservation of our marine environment since a very young age after being brought up in Cornwall and around the water and boats in Falmouth, seeing all of the diverse wildlife that the Cornish coastlines have to offer. As a result, I have completed my level 2 powerboats license and a course surrounding the identification of seabirds and marine mammals. All these experiences have led to me successfully applying to join Plymouth University to complete a degree in Ocean Science and Marine Conservation, where I’m now in my second year. My current research involves the beginning of my final year project where I will be looking at the effect of marine traffic on the numbers of common dolphins in Falmouth, which will be using the data that you allow us to collect aboard AK Wildlife Cruises!
I joined the team as a volunteer last year and I have been able to witness some truly amazing sights with by far the most amazing encounter being a collection of different groups of bottlenose dolphins amounting to over 200 in a small area! My aim for this year is to pass on the knowledge that I have around cetaceans to anyone who joins us onboard and promote the education of the conservation needed to a whole host of different communities to protect our vital marine ecosystems!
A multi-award-winning wildlife & sight-seeing eco-tourism cruise. Including whale & dolphin watching, snorkeling adventures, filming trips, corporate hire, special occasions
We are WiSe Master accredited
The WiSe Scheme is a training program all about watching Marine wildlife the wildlife-safe way!
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.
Book your Wildlife Cruises & Boat Trips in Cornwall
3 Hr Estuary Cruise
Embark on a scenic 3-hour estuary cruise from Falmouth to Truro. Discover the beauty of Cornwall's waterways, observe diverse marine life, and soak in the picturesque landscapes. Join us for a memorable journey along the stunning estuary. Book your cruise now
Adults: £48 Child: £34
3 Hr Bay Wildlife Cruise
Due to high demand, our shorter trip is aimed at those who have a younger families. The 3-hour boat trip will head out into Falmouth Bay to search for seals, seabirds, and if we are lucky a potential dolphin!
Perfect for families
Adults: £58 Child: £44
3 Hr Snorkel Wildlife Safari
New for this season is the Snorkel Safari. Immerse yourself with the wonderful marine wildlife of Cornwall. You will not be alone in the water, and have a guide with you every step of the way. We will see what incredible marine wildlife there is to see!
4 Hr Coastal Cruise
Our most popular wildlife cruise. In which you will spend your boat trip exploring the southern coast of Cornwall as we cruise under the cornish cliffs, we search for wild animals which inhabit this region!.
Adults: £75 Child: £60
7 Hr Ocean Exploration Cruise
Adults: £115 Child: £100
Private Boat Hire - Falmouth
You will have Captain Keith as your skipper with his team of crew onboard. The boat will be only available to you and those you decide to bring along with you, you will be allowed a total of 14 people onboard.`