Newquay Sea Safaris

SEAL COVE SAFARI

2 HOUR TRIP: Daily – Adult £30/child £20 

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!… Look 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.


BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR 2021 SEASON!


Glimpse into the underwater world…


SNORKEL SAFARI

2 HOUR TRIP £30 – NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING DUE TO COVID

A glimpse into the underwater world of kelp forests and parks, packed with fish, crustacean, sea anemones, 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.


B a s k i n g – S h a r k – E x p e r i e n c e

Come with us on a basking shark encounter – 3 HOUR TRIP: Adult £60/child £50 (viewing only £55) 

NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING DUE TO COVID

Join us for the rare opportunity to have an awesome Basking Shark Experience.
Steam out to the location sharks were last seen, look out for the huge dorsal fin breaking the water’s surface as they feed, and enjoy watching or if conditions are favourable …snorkel with the world’s second largest shark! Snorkeling 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.


Get up close with the sharks

SHARK CAGE DIVING

8 HOUR TRIP: £130 ( 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 look 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.

2019 was a spectacular season for Blue Sharks and although very unpredictable in our huge ocean we still managed an 89% success rate in 2020 so please book early for 2021.

DATES FOR 2021

JULY  17/18  24/25
AUGUST  9/10  21/22
SEPT  11/12

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

 These are the only dates available for 2021 and places are limited to 10 people per trip.
Why not book a trip for your loved one for Christmas 2021.

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


SEA SAFARI / FISHING COMBINATION TRIP

4 Hour trip £40 per adult £30 per child

If you can’t 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


T’S & C’S / CANCELLATION POLICY

ALL TRIPS ARE LIABLE TO CANCELLATION AT SHORT NOTICE DUE TO OFFSHORE SEA CONDITIONS. WE WILL ALWAYS GIVE YOU AS MUCH NOTICE AS POSSIBLE IF A TRIP IS CANCELLED, A FULL REFUND WILL BE GIVEN IF THE TRIP IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER OR BREAKDOWN. PLACES ON THESE TRIPS ARE YERY LIMITED SO ONCE YOUR TRIP IS BOOKED AND PAID FOR YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT PLACE. IF YOU WISH TO CANCEL YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO EITHER FIND A REPLACEMENT OR LOSE YOUR PAYMENT. IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY OFFER TO TRY AND RE-SELL YOUR PLACE FOR YOU AND IF WE ARE SUCESSFULL YOU WILL RECEIVE A FULL REFUND.


  • 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.

Dolphins are regular visitors to Newquay Bay