Throughout the year, but more often in the warmer months, dolphins are regularly spotted off the coast of north Cornwall, particularly around the Padstow and Port Isaac areas. The very best way to see them is on a Wavehunters boat trip from Rock or Padstow. Jump aboard one of our two, 12 seater, powerboats for an exhilarating marine safari exploring the camel estuary and out into the Atlantic ocean looking out for dolphins, as well as a host of other wildlife, on the way. This awesome boat trip will take in Daymer Bay, Polzeath beach, The Rumps, Pentire Head, the tranquil fishing village of Port Isaac and Puffin Island, all of which are good areas to see dolphins.
Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are very well acquainted with the waters and will take you to the very best places in order to give you a good chance of spotting dolphins. Keep your eyes peeled and hopefully you will get a sighting of dolphins, which travel in ‘pods’, breaching or perhaps thrashing their tails as they feed. If you’re lucky you may even see dolphins bow riding. This is where dolphins surf in the wave created by boats. They will often twist, turn and swim upside down as they glide through the water. Dolphins are incredibly sociable and inquisitive animals and will often come close to the boats to investigate, giving you a chance to watch them up close or get a photo or two.