Cornish Sea Tours

Sightings

Sightings – what we’ve seen on trips recently

 

28/08/2012: 1600 –  Offshore

Ocean Sunfish

Two sunfish seen within a few minutes of each other basking at the surface

28/08/2012: 1530 – Offshore

Common Dolphins

A large pod of feeding common dolphins only a quarter of a mile offshore, followed the boat closer into the coastline as well

28/08/2012: 1245 – Compit

Ocean Sunfish

One small sunfish basking in the water close in to shore

28/08/2012: 1300 – Offshore

Common Dolphins

A pod of around 20 feeding offshore, very active and performing lots of acrobactic displays

26/08/2012: 1115 – Offshore

Common Dolphin

A large pod feeding offshore made up of mothers an calves

23/08/2012: 1315 – Stepper Point

Ocean Sunfish

One sunfish seen about a quarter of a mile off the back of the point, basking at the surface of the water

23/08/2012: 0945 – The Mouls

Ocean Sunfish

One small sunfish seen here, possibly a juvenile, basking at the surface of the water

23/08/2012: 0930 – The Rumps

Atlantiv Grey Seal

One female seal seen bottling in the water, watched us for a while then disappeared.

22/08/2012: 1015 – Offshore

Common Dolphin

Massive feeding event about a mile offshore, loads of gannets feeding and about 20-20 common dolphins feeding – maternity pod of mothers and calves.

21/08/2012: 1045 – Stepper Point

Ocean Sunfish

One small sunfish basking just off the coast

19/08/2012: 1745 – Offshore

Common Dolphin

Lots of dolphins seen about half a mile offshore, very social, swam straight over to the boat, bow riding and breaching

14/08/2012: 1845 – Offshore

Harbour Porpoise

Approx 5-10 harbour porpoise feeding offshore, lots of gannets around so possibly more porpoise than were seen

14/08/2012: 1415 – Offshore

Common Dolphins

Musts have been 50 plus common dolphins, a large maternity pod with mothers and calves feeding offshore – stayed with the boat for a short time then swam away.

12/08/2012: 1100 – The Mouls

Atlantic Grey Seal

We saw two seals, a male and a female, just sat in the water not paying much attention to the boat, seemed very docile

11/08/2012: 1250 – Offshore

Common Dolphins

Approx 10 individuals, possibly more – this was a maternity pod as saw mothers and calves, they came and checked out the boat then swam away.

11/08/2012: 1100 – The Mouls

Atlantic Grey Seal

One male seal seen here, in the same place as seen on 09/08/2012 – didn’t seem to be bothered by the boat

10/08/2012: 1700 – Offshore

Common Dolphin

Only 3 individuals seen, possibly a small group of males

10/08/2012: 1600 – The Quies

Atlantic Grey Seals

One pup seen out at The Quies hauled out on the rocks

09/08/2012: 1430 – The Mouls

Atlantic Grey Seal

One male seal in the water round the back of the island, seen here a few times now, didn’t seem to mind the boat

09/08/2012: 1300 – Offshore

Common Dolphins

Approx 20 individuals, very social, engaging with the boat and bow riding

09/08/2012: 1145 – The Rumps

Atlantic Grey Seal

One female seal in the water, often seen in this same place

09/08/2012: 1015 – Offshore

Common Dolphins

Approx 5 to 10 common dolphins resting in the water – could have been sleeping as moving very slowly and not interested in the boat

08/08/2012: 1230 – The Mouls

Atlantic Grey Seal

One male and one female in the rocks surrounding The Mouls, bottling in the water

08/08/2012: 1210 – The Rumps

Ocean Sunfish

Two small sunfish in the water close into the rocks

08/08/2012: 1200 – The Rumps

Atlantic Grey Seal

A lone female seal, often seen here in this spot

08/08/2012: 0930 – Gunver Head

Atlantic Grey Seal

In a cave just before Gunver Head, looked like a male

07/08/2012: 1240 – Gulland

Atlantic Grey Seal

Hauled out onto the rocks at Gulland, possibly a female juvenile

07/08/2012: 1000 – Port Quin

Ocean Sunfish

One sunfish breaching – breached 2-3 times then dived under

07/08/2012: 0945 – Lundy

Ocean Sunfish

One sunfish breaching – breached twice then dived under

06/08/2012: 1050 – Mouth of Camel Estuary

Ocean Sunfish

One sunfish basking in the water, quite small possibly a juvenile

06/08/2012: 1045 – Stepper Point

Ocean Sunfish

One sunfish basking in the water, one of the largest we have seen recently

06/08/2012: 1015 – Offshore

Common Dolphins

Approx 20-30 individuals many with calves (maternity pod) feeding between The Mouls and Port Quin

27/07/2012: 11:00 – The Rumps

Harbour Porpoise

About half a mile off the rumps, about 4 harbour porpoise were spotted feeding

25/07/2012: 12:30 – Offshore Port Quin

Common Dolphins

Approx 60 individuals, many with calves – a huge maternity pod, riding with the boat and leaping/breaching

24/07/2012: 10:45 – Trevone

Ocean Sunfish

1 sunfish basking in the water not far off the beach at Trevone

24/07/2012: 10:30 – Gunver Head

Ocean Sunfish

2 small ocean sunfish basking in the water, very docile

24/07/2012: 11:20 – The Rumps

Grey seal

Just one seal bottling in the water down between the 2 rumps

24/07/2012: 11:45 – Offshore

Common Dolphin

15 individuals exhibiting social behaviour – bow riding, leaping and breaching

24/07/2012: 11:30 – Offshore

Harbour Porpoise

Approx. 5 porpoise feeding in the water

23/07/2012: 10:50 – The Mouls

Grey Seal

1 Grey seal swimming in the water between the Mouls and the Rumps

23/07/2012: 10:45 – The Mouls

Bottlenose Dolphins

Approx. 20 individuals feeding close to shore between the Mouls, Compit and Port Quin

20/07/2012: 13:30 – The Merope Islands

Peregrine Falcon

1 peregrine in flight around the cliff edges

20/07/2012: 13:00 – The Quies

Grey Seal

2 Grey seals hauled out onto the rocks

20/07/2012: 12:30 – Stepper Point

Common Dolphins

Approx. 20 common dolphins feeding about half a mile offshore at stepper point

19/07/2012: 18:15 – Newland

Harbour Porpoise

Only 1 individual seen, could have been more but they didn’t surface whilst we were there as particularly timid

19/07/2012: 18:15 – Offshore

Common Dolphins

Approx. 10 dolphins feeding about half a mile offshore

19/07/2012: 17:00 – Offshore

Common Dolphins

Approx. 20 individuals including 5-10 calves about half a mile offshore

19/07/2012: 16:00 – Compit

Grey Seal

1 Grey seal following the boat, watched us for while then left

19/07/2012: 15:45 – The Rumps

Grey Seal

1 grey seal, looked like a female bottling in the water

18/07/2012: 15:30 – The Mouls

Puffins

3 individuals rafting in the water

14/07/2012: 15:30 – Camel Estuary

Bottlenose Dolphins

5 dolphins feeding in the estuary

14/07/2012:14:00 – The Mouls

Grey Seal

1 male and 1 female at the surface

14/07/2012: 12:15 – Camel Estuary

Ocean Sunfish

1 small ocean sunfish breaching at the surface

14/07/2012: 11:30 – The Rumps

Grey Seal

2 individuals, one male and one female bottling at the surface

12/07/2012: 11:00 – The Mouls

Puffin

15 individuals rafting and flying into their burrows

11/07/2012: 11:15 – The Mouls

Grey Seal

2 individuals, one male and one female bottling at the surface

11/07/2012: 11:00 – The Mouls

Puffin

15 individuals flying into burrows and rafting in the water

10/07/2012 : 1430 – The Mouls

Puffin

Seen Rafting in the water

09/07/2012 : 1230 – Estuary

Bottlenose Dolphin

5 to 10 individuals possibly Feeding

09/07/2012 : 1215 – Offshore

Common Dolphin

5-10 Individuals swimming and diving

09/07/2012 : 1045 – The Rumps

Grey Seal

1 x individual bottling in the water

09/07/2012 : 1100 – The Mouls

Puffins x 2

Rafting in the water

06/07/2012 : 1730 – The Mouls

Ocean Sunfish

1 x small sunfish basking on the surface