Cornwall Waverunner Safaris

Cornwall Waverunner Safaris run Jet ski safaris and tours covering the North Cornish coast.

Peter Davis

Telephone: 07581 141591

Padstow Sealife Safaris.


We offer high-speed trips onboard our 12-seater RIBs taking passengers along the stunning Cornish coastline to view an array of marine wildlife. Our trips offer high-speed exhilaration and stunning scenery in addition to the opportunity to view an array of local marine wildlife including puffins, guillemots, razorbills, gannets, shags, cormorants, shearwaters, grey seals, common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoises, basking sharks and more. Your knowledgeable guide will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the local area and any wildlife we may encounter. All skippers are lifeboat crew so you are assured to be in very safe hands.

Jenifer Simpson

Telephone: 07754 822404


Based in Falmouth – Cornwall, falmouthphotos offer a range of Photographic and video services. We are a CAA approved UAV operator and have permission to use Unmanned Aerial Photographic and video equipment in accordance with our Flight Operations manual.We offer wildlife organisations the perfect tool for monitoring certain wildlife without disturbance and in many cases can be much more accurate in recording populations.

Telephone : 07873422012

Cornish Dream Charters.

We offer half and full day charters, as well as evening charters during the summer months. Whatever your tastes, Cornish Dream Charters can give you an unforgettable experience of this beautiful part of Cornwall on our luxurious Rodman 1250.

David Boulton

Telephone : 07713 431382


Elemental Tours.

Elemental Tours operate a 9m 12-seat RIB from Penzance Harbour. Sightseeing and Wildlife cruises are offered around Mounts Bay, the Lizard and when conditions allow, spectacular trips around Lands End to St Ives.Opportunities to see Whales , Dolphins, Seals, Basking Sharks, and a diverse range of Seabirds. Special trips for seasonal migrants.Elemental tours has a policy of developing low impact sustainable eco-tourism in the region, concerned with wildlife and environmental conservation issues. We aim to pass on this ethos to our customers and will offer opportunities to become participant in species identification and recording.

Rory Goodall

01736 811200

Classic Sailing

In 10 years of making our own brand of sailing holidays and offering RYA courses we have come a long way and have much to celebrate.Based in Falmouth & St Mawes, Debbie and Adam welcome you to Classic Sailing. We believe in making your holiday or sailing course a great experience you will want to repeat as often as possible. Newcomers and solo travellers welcome, try a taster sailing weekend.We started out in Cornwall but now offer voyages in different parts of the world on a seasonal basis, including the Isles of Scilly, Scotland, Brittany and Norway this summer and with the Canaries and Caribbean most winters.

Adam & Debbie Purser

01326 27002701872 580022


Aboard the stunning RIB SeaQuest, enjoy an interactive marine wildlife adventure embarking from Falmouth, touring the stunning Cornish coast and creeks from The Lizard Peninsula in the South to Dodman Point in the East.Full commentary given, waterproofs and lifejackets provided.Watch their video on You Tube

Steve Harvey

Tel: 01326 214928

Mob: 07879 655508


The Silver Dolphin Marine Conservation and Diving Centre is dedicated to the conservation and protection of marine life. Ideally situated at Trinity House, Wharf Road, Penzance, the Centre offers marine conservation and PADI scuba diving courses.The Centre has popular visitor areas offering an opportunity to learn about the marine environment.

David Ball & Jo Trout

centre web site

01736 364860

Fowey to Mevagissey Ferry

Combine a visit to two of Cornwall’s most picturesque and contrasting ports with a return ferry trip across St Austell Bay between Fowey and Mevagissey. You may not see basking sharks, dolphins, gannets or the odd warship (but you might!) but you can be sure of an interesting and enjoyable day out.

John Wood & the Crew

07977 203394

Enterprise Boats of Falmouth

The seasonal service that links Falmouth to Truro via the picturesque River Fal. The beautifully maintained fleet of pleasure boats Enterprise I, II & III depart from the Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth and Town Quay, Truro allowing passengers easy access to both town centres. Evening excursions and charters can be specially arranged for you and your party around the fabulous waters of Falmouth Bay, Helford Estuary, St. Mawes or inland along the River Fal to the City of Truro.

Andrew Johns

01326 374241

AK Wildlife Cruises LTD

Operating 12months of the year . Free Spirit is a well appointed fast and comfortable motor launch with a centrally heated cabin and modern loo, individual seating inside and outside for all. Small parties of eight for a unique and personalised wildlife experience .

Capt. Keith B Leeves

Telephone 01326 753389


St Ives Bay Wildlife Tours

Dolly P, operates out of St Ives. We offer 1 hour trips to Seal Island to view the colony of seals that live there. We travel closely to the rugged, rocky coastline for 6km to the West of St Ives, passing the Tate Gallery and Porthmeor beach and five headlands. On arrival at Seal Island, we observe the seals for at least 15 minutes, before returning via the same route. It is on this trip that occasionally we may be lucky enough to view dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks and sunfish. Dolly P, is a fast comfortable boat with a full length canopy, for all weather protection.

Mike Laity

Telephone: 0777 300 8000

Aquos Ltd

Aquos is a Cornish based marine safety consultancy, with specialist consultant/trainers from the world of commercial fishing, the oil industry, water and beach safety, commercial diving and the emergency services.In addition to the provision of health and safety training and consultancy, Aquos also provide safety and rescue cover for marine activities, including sporting and media events. To facilitate this Aquos operate a fleet of vessels, including; personal watercraft, RIBs and a 60’ schooner with accommodation for up to twelve people. Boats are MCA coded, and are crewed by experienced, commercially endorsed helmsmen.Boats from the fleet may be chartered for use in; natural history/wildlife photography and research, marine archaeology, and for private charter by naturalists, or press and media. Aquos is an accredited wildlife safe operator under the WISE scheme, and a corporate member of the Cornwall Wildlife Trusts. Although based in Cornwall, Aquos boats operate throughout southern UK, and can be chartered daily or by contract.

Philip McKenna

07971 293420


– Come on a magical discovery of the sea from Penzance Harbour to look for seals, harbour porpoises, dolphins, basking sharks, seabirds and other wonderful marine wildlife. See West Cornwall’s wild granite coast from the ocean, aboard our unique sailing catamaran “Shearwater II”.  Knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides tell you all about the wildlife encountered. Trips of between 1 1/2 and 4 hours leave from Penzance Harbour.

Duncan Jones

email for details

01736 874907

07749 277110


Enjoy an epic combination of experiences on board the Kernow Explorer, a powerful purpose built rigid inflatable boat. We are approved by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Seaquest.Coastal heritage cruise – our 1hr cruise is a superb way to experience the range of natural habitats from the creeks in the Estuary to the high rise cliff-topped sandy beaches.Exploration trip – our 1.5hr voyage spends time exploring some of the richest and most diverse waters in the UK. Sweeping further our to sea; searching for seal, porpoise, dolphins, basking sharks and seabirds.Trips depart daily, please enquire for times. Also available for charter.

Steven MillerStephen Langmaid- Fore St, Fowey

email for details

01726 832300


We operate a 10m superfast catamaran from Newquay or Padstow, with a large wheelhouse and a diving lift / kitting up table, etc.We mainly run diving holidays but have recently started “Seafaris”, which include basking shark watching trips (which can include snorkelling with the basking sharks). We regularly see dolphins, porpoise, seals and sunfish.Take a look at our website and get in touch.

Chris & Annabelle Lowe

01637 850930



Wildlife sea safaris on our 6.3m RIB Mor Cannow (Cornish for Sea Song). We take up to 8 passengers on guided 2 hour trips.The trips leave Rock in the Camel Estuary and explore the rugged beauty and wildlife of the North Cornish Coast and it’s offshore Islands.Your skipper is a trained Zoologist and keen naturalist with a thorough knowledge of the local bird life, marine life, history and geology. Likely species to be seen: Bottlenose dolphins, Common dolphins, Harbour porpoise, Basking sharks, Sunfish, Atlantic Grey seals and a huge variety of bird life including Puffins. Binoculars are provided so you can see all the action close up!

Matthew WheadonRock (opposite Padstow)

07791 533 569


We operate 2 vessels on the River Fal and in Falmouth Bay, boarding from Customs House Quay, Falmouth, and from Smugglers Cottage on the Roseland Peninsula during the summer months. On our trips we see many different types wildlife and bird life. We also offer charters out into Falmouth and Gerrans Bays.During the summer evenings the smaller vessel with a maximum of 12 passengers goes up some of the higher reaches of the Fal to view bird life and the more secluded parts of the river. This vessel also runs into the winter up the higher reaches from Smugglers Cottage, bookings only.

Rhos Newman

01872 580309 /or Eves. 01872 520564

Paul Semmens

Registered JNCC Marine Mammal Observer with over 20 years field experience of most North-eastern Atlantic cetacean species. Currently marine guide and surveyor of cetaceans and Basking Sharks for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust’s Marine Biodiversity Project. Experienced with stranding data and seabird identification. Surveyed with the Wildlife Trusts, RSPB and the National Trust. Leading regular events such as rockpooling with over 100 participants and onboard guide on the MV Scillonian III between Cornwall and the Scilly Isles. Available for guiding and surveying.


07899 872985

Atlantic Scuba

Atlantic Scuba operate a twin engined catamaran rib from Mylor near Falmouth. MCA coded to take 10 people for wildlife watching, snorkelling or to go scuba diving (snorkelling & diving equipment available for hire). We often see Dolphins & Seals as well as seasonal visitors such as Basking Sharks and Sunfish. There is a wide variety of birdlife around Falmouth as well. Our skipper is also a qualified Scuba Diving Instructor and Marine Mammal Medic who is trained at rescuing marine life in distress.

Mark Milburn

Mobile (main) – 07866 510103
Office – 01872 510103
Fax – 01841 510103

Sail a Classic

Sail a Classic. Explore the coast of Cornwall from Falmouth, one of the great natural harbours of the world on a classic yacht. Come sailing on “September”, a beautiful classic cruising ketch with a pedigree to envy and gorgeous lines that will take your breath away. We endeavour to use sail power whenever possible to minimize the impact we have on the local environment. A vast array of wildlife can be seen in these diverse waters including seals, dolphins, basking sharks and seabirds.Choose a full or part day wildlife watching trip for up to 10 guests. Extended trips for up to 6 overnight guests are also available.Josh 07758651816

Celtic Warrior Charters Ltd

Shane Farley

01726 851033

07970 684339

Newquay Jetski Safaris

Local/natural history Jetski tours from Newquay Harbour 5 nautical miles north and south.

Jacob Knowles

Andrew Brown

07886 438076

07905 397089

Padstow Cycle Hire Ltd t/a Thunder

Six mile high speed boat trips around Padstow estuary

Bryn Phillips

01841 533533

Padstow Sealife Safaris

1 + 2 hour sea safaris from Padstow. Port Issac to Newquay and 10 miles out to sea. 10 metre 12+2 rib. Seals, dolphins, basking sharks and birds. Also coastal powerboat trips and skippered boat hire.

Ian Kitto

07855 304857

Fireball Padstow Ltd

15 minute high speed trip around the River Camel on stylish Locky 27 300bhp speedboat.

Alan Moskin

07811 113380

Camel Sailing

RYA Training Centre teaching dingy sailing and powerboat driving. Courses on our powerboat or yours for beginners through to advanced professional qualification. Also courses on how to safely and legally find and watch marine wildlife from your powerboat (or ours).

Richard Ackering

Victoria Evans

01208 540001

Sea Kayaking Cornwall

We offer sea kayaking and expeditions. Based out of the historic town of Falmouth we explore the local area for wildlife. Dolphins, basking sharks and seals are regular welcome visitors to our courses. We have courses to suit beginners to advanced from half day tours to long weekend expeditions.

Simon Osborne

07980 616839

Seafury Padstow Ltd

10-15 minute speedboat trips around the Camel Estuary Padstow.

David Lockwood

01841 533003

07989 308514

Calypso Cruises

John Porter

Garry Colwill

01841 534818

Rib Logan

Specially designed RIB for filming Basking Sharks, Blue Sharks and other marine life. Based at Penzance, we also cover Sennen and Hayle. We also specialise in snorkelling and diving trips. Other animals encountered are Dolphins, Seales, Sunfish, Whales and Sea Birds. RIB Logan can be hired by the hour or for the day and can take up to 7 passengers.

Charles Hood

Tel: 01736 719231
Mob: 07712 622440

Lizard Adventure

Take the plunge into a different part of Cornwall. Explore the Lizard peninsula by kayaking, coasteering or climbing. Immerse yourself in nature and re-connect with your natural environment. Suitable for all abilities aged 8 upwards. We design bespoke packages for families, school groups, team building events & individuals. You can also learn some basic survival skills in our bushcraft sessions which are suitable for all ages. Our sessions are fully guided and last from 3 hours up to a residential week.John-Paul EatockTelephone: 07845

Vertical Blue Adventures

Specialising in personal adventures exploring the best that Cornwall has to offer. Sea Kayak, Sit-on-Top or Paddle-boarding, we take you to the greatest spots depending on the conditions of the day. Operating out of Porthleven, the stunning historic fishing village, we have access to the whole Lizard Peninsular from Falmouth to Lands End.Ian PrickettTel: 07551 074488 or 01326


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