Newquay Sea Safaris

NEWQUAY SEA SAFARIS AND FISHING IS AGAIN AWARDED "GOLD" IN THE 2018/19 CORNWALL TOURISM AWARDS FOR "WILDLIFE FRIENDLY" TOURISM ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR !!

WE SHALL BE RUNNING TRIPS ALL THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER OF 2020 SO PLEASE CALL OUR AWARD WINNING TEAM ON 07582 466122 WE WILL BE DELIGHTED TO TAKE YOU OUT TO EXPERIENCE OUR WILDLIFE

COVID 19 UPDATE;

Booking;

By phone 07582 466 122

or

at our Shark’s Head booking kiosk Newquay Harbour where social distancing measures have been put in place, including physical barriers and facemasks for the office clerk. We will retain passenger phone numbers in case of outbreak as per government guidelines.

Payment can be made as BACS Transfer or cash at kiosk. Hand sanitiser is available at kiosk for passenger use.

Please do not attend trip booked if you or any of your party are experiencing symptoms of covid-19

Aboard;

Await skipper instruction at top of Harbour steps maintaining social distancing. He will instruct you when and how to embark. We have an at deck level door for easier access.

Passengers are asked to bring a face mask/face covering for each trip for use if social distancing is reduced to less than 2m eg when moving to toilet.

The vessel is wide and large and is marked with 2m spacing throughout allowing 2m per person. Passengers are asked to remain within their designated areas during trip. (The vessel may also be booked for private charter too if you wish)

Three hand sanitiser stations have been installed for passenger use, please use as embark and also on disembarkation.

Please use the Toilet at harbour before boarding if required. Whilst on boat please wear your face covering when going to toilet cubicle which is conveniently at deck level and avoid face on contact as passing other passengers. The toilet will be cleaned with ‘SAFE 4’ solution regularly.

During our usual Safety Briefing we will be asking the passengers to maintain a safe distance and ‘avoid face to face contact with other passengers and family groups will be asked to stay together in their family bubble

After each trip the handrails, door handles, and toilet will be deep cleaned using ‘SAFE 4’ solution (marine friendly) and washed down with pumped seawater.

With regret we cannot offer use of onboard binoculars during Covid-19 so advise you to bring your own and camera.

Only one passenger will be allowed in the wheelhouse with the skipper at any one time and they must be wearing a face covering.

It is advisable to limit personal belongings brought on board as usual wheelhouse storage will not be possible.

No food or drinks will be served aboard at any time so please bring your own refreshments.

We thank you for your continued support during these difficult times and wish you a great adventure at sea with us.

 

SEAL COVE SAFARI

2 HOUR TRIP: Daily - Adult £25/child £18 

Our most popular Sea Safari, leaves old historical Newquay harbour frequently visited by the famous Newquay Grey Seals. Learn their names and how to identify them before cruising off along the rugged Cornish coastline past the world famous surfing Fistral Beach, stopping to view birds, marine wildlife and crabbing boats whilst learning about Newquay’s Maritime History and the plight of our marine habitat.

At Seal Cove watch the seals in their natural environment before speeding out to deeper ocean for more off shore wildlife encounters to complete your Thrilling Adventure!... Spot for dolphins, Basking sharks, Sunfish, Harbour Porpoise and a huge array of sea birds or watch the Skipper haul his lobster pots. Every day experiences different encounters and sea states so this is a trip that will delight every time.

Seal spotting trips.
Newquay Harbour Seals often follow the
Atlantic Diver back into harbour.
Seal spotting trips.
Cornish Grey Seals basking in the sun on
rocks near Newquay Harbour.
On Newquay Sea Safaris dolphins and porpoises often swim along side the boat.
Dolphins swimming with the Atlantic Diver
 
 
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 BOOKINGS NOW BEING
TAKEN FOR 2020 SEASON!

For latest availability and further
information on all our trips and events
please use the contact form but please add your e.mail or mob number so we can contact you.

 

 

 

SNORKEL SAFARI

2 HOUR TRIP:£30

A glimpse into the underwater world of kelp forests and parks, packed with fish, crustacean, sea anenomes, sponges, mussels and limpets. A diver recovery lift aboard Atlantic Diver allows effortless entrance/exit to the water.

Learn about the marine Ecology, Plankton and Human impacts whilst in a stunning Cornish cove or Rocky outcrop.

Snorkel kit, wet suit and hot drinks included in price.


BASKING SHARK ENCOUNTER

3 HOUR TRIP: Adult £60/child £50 (viewing only £55)

Join us for the rare opportunity to have an awesome Basking Shark Experience.
Steam out to the location sharks last seen ,spot for the huge dorsal fin breaking the water’s surface as they feed and enjoy watching or if conditions are favourable …snorkel with the worlds second largest shark! Snorkelling kit, wetsuit, hot drinks and biscuits included in the price.

Skipper runs these trips in strict accordance to the Shark Trust’s “Basking Shark Code Of Conduct” and therefore as with all of our trips we ask you not to touch the sharks or use flash when taking photos.

Children under 16  are not permitted to snorkell with sharks but are able to" Shark Watch" from onboard. Please note sightings over the last few years have been very scarce, so this trip may not run.

Basking Sharks are regular visitors to the Cornish Coast


SHARK CAGE DIVING

8 HOUR TRIP: £120 ( July, August September & October)

A fast steam out to approx 15-20 miles offshore where the crew prepare the chum to attract the sharks to the boat. Birds and other marine wildlife buzz the chum slick whilst we spot for the inquisitive, sleek, beautiful Blue Shark! Those wishing to access the Shark Cage can do so directly via open side door and snorkel -(no diving experience required)
Peering through the cage’s viewing window for a glimpse of this Awesome Ocean Top Predator!
Passengers leave this trip Exhilarated and Knowledgeable as to the plight of our British Sharks and how they can help to conserve them.

Please be aware this trip may be cancelled at short notice if the weather is not suitable to go offshore

2018 was a spectacular season for Blue Sharks and although very unpredictable in our huge ocean we still managed an 89% success rate in 2018 so please book early for 2019 !

DATES FOR 2020 are;

 

Sept 5,6 10,11 19,20

 

Other dates are available as a Private Charter please call for prices and availability

 

 These are the only dates available for 2020 and places are limited to 10 people per trip. So why not book a trip for your loved one for Christmas 2020  !!

Price includes Snorkelling kit, wetsuit, hot drinks and biscuits.

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SEA SAFARI / FISHING COMBINATION TRIP

4 Hour trip £35 per adult £25 per child

If you cant decide between the Sea Safari or the fishing trip why not do both and save money at the same time, we are now running a combination trip where you get to see the local wildlife AND get to go fishing to take your catch home for tea.

To book Please call 07582 466122


  • Sightings of wildlife are not guaranteed as the wildlife we work with are not caged
  • Trips subject to change/cancellation at short notice due to adverse weather
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to trip leaving
  • No consumption of alcohol permitted if entering the sea
  • Waiver declaration signature required for all snorkel encounters
  • You must be able to swim at least 50m unaided
  • This trip is not suitable for pregnant ladies

"Cornwall is almost an island. This varied coastline supports an internationally important array of maritime wildlife. The warm waters of the Gulf Stream flow from the south and mix with the cooler northern waters, so that Cornwall supports many species on land and sea which are at the edge of their climatic ranges."

Newquay Sea Safaris conduct regular research and marine studies via their links with the local Newquay Marine College, Cornwall Wildlife Trust,Cornwall Seal Group, British Divers Marine Life Rescue, CWT Marine Strandings , The Shark Trust and Shark Conservation Society. Atlantic Diver currently maintains and deploys C-Pods a device to record cetacean ( Dolphin ,Whale, Harbour Porpoise, Orca) communication underwater and carries out lobster hatchery diver release.