Website URL: http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/offers/mini-cruises/whale-dolphin-cruise/what-might-you-see

What might you see?

Sea Safari 2018 - Whale & dolphin watching with ORCA

Over a third of the world's whale and dolphin species can be found in the Bay of Biscay as well as many bird species. Our route takes us through the English Channel and down along the edge of the Continental Shelf, a rich feeding ground where dolphins and pilot whales can often be found.

Shallow waters fall away rapidly to depths of over 4000 metres - an ideal habitat for species such as fin whales, the second largest animal on the planet. Deep underwater canyons attract mysterious creatures such as beaked whales and the enigmatic sperm whale closer to the shores of Northern Spain.

We have had close encounters with many of these and have been lucky enough to see orca and even blue whales in the Bay!

When should I go?

With nature, anything can happen at any time. We frequently see a good number of animals and a wide range of species.

June and July 2018

Past June and July trips have often produced a high number of different species. Dolphins are regularly seen in very good numbers, with larger whale species, such as fin and sei whales, also being seen at this time of year.

August 2018

Fin whales are usually present and Cuvier's beaked whales are often encountered, we have even seen blue whales at this time of year!

September 2018

We have enjoyed numerous whale and dolphin species during this month. Bird migration is also in full swing now so bird enthusiasts often choose this month to venture with us into the Bay.

ORCA Sea Safari 2016 Sightings

ORCA Sea Safari 2016 Sightings ORCA Sea Safari 2016 Sightings

Photos from previous whale and dolphin cruises

Common dolphins Credit: ORCA Common dolphins Credit: ORCA Pilot whale Credit: ORCA Pilot whale Credit: ORCA Striped dolphin - Credit: ORCA Striped dolphin - Credit: ORCA Killer whale Credit: ORCA Killer whale Credit: ORCA Bottlenose dolphin Credit: ORCA Bottlenose dolphin Credit: ORCA Fin whales Credit: ORCA Fin whales Credit: ORCA ORCA Wildlife Officers and Nigel Marven ORCA Wildlife Officers and Nigel Marven
 
How to book

Book online or call quoting
SEA SAFARI

0330 159 7000

Discover Santander

Couple in Santander with beach in the background

Santander, the capital of Cantabria, is an elegant city stretched across a wide bay with many stunning beaches.

About ORCA

ORCA logo

ORCA works to identify and protect critical whale and dolphin habitats in UK and European waters. Together with governments, NGOs, research institutions, the shipping industry and others we help to create safer habitats for whales and dolphins.