During the summer months whales, dolphins and porpoises are regularly spotted from the deck of the Scillonian III on its journey’s between Penzance and St Mary’s. During July and August the conservation charity ORCA are onboard watching for the cetaceans and recording sightings. Passengers on the route should keep an eye out for common dolphin, Risso’s dolphins and even humpback and minke whales and orcas, which are all species we have seen during summer months.
From the land, Deep Point on the east coast of St Mary’s is a great vantage point to spot common dolphins and harbour porpoise.
For more information visit ORCA
Wildlife spotting boat trips also leave from St Mary’s Harbour