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Seabirds & Cetaceans of Lyme Bay

Tour Code: GBR09

Join us this summer for a full-day cruising in Lyme Bay, off Dorset's Jurassic coast, as we search for White-beaked Dolphins and other cetaceans, as well as Sunfish, Basking Sharks and much more, in the company of Marinelife researchers.

dates & prices to be confirmed Land Only Price: £ SRS: £

On our full-day cruises we will head out into the deeper waters of Lyme Bay in search of White-beaked and other dolphins, as well as a good diversity of seabirds including skuas, petrels, terns and shearwaters. These trips are run in conjunction with the charity Marinelife, and data is collected on each cruise which contributes towards research on Lyme Bay’s seabirds and cetaceans. Other seabirds regularly seen on these cruises include Guillemot, Common Scoter, Sandwich Tern, Fulmar and European Storm-petrel, while Sunfish and Basking Sharks are among the other marine life we could encounter.

  • Full-day trips focusing on White-beaked Dolphins & seabirds, departing from West Bay
  • Comfortable, well-equipped, small charter boats & experienced local skippers
  • Gannet, Kittiwake, Great & Arctic Skuas, plus Arctic Tern regularly seen
  • Bottlenose & Common Dolphins, plus Harbour Porpoise often encountered
  • Possibility of coming across more rarely seen cetaceans & seabirds
  • Boats have indoor & outdoor seating, tea & coffee facilities, plus toilets
  • All cruises have Marinelife researchers onboard, & data is collected on each trip
  • Led by expert naturalist & researcher guides
  • Trips arranged during periods of favourable weather. Call Dave to register interest & for further details on 01962 733051


Tea and coffee is provided on the boat. Bring your own food.



White-beaked Dolphin

White-beaked Dolphin

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Dorset sunset (Tom Brereton)Dorset cliffs (Tom Brereton)The Tiger Lilly, one of two boats which can be usedWhite-beaked Dolphin by the boatWhite-beaked Dolphin (James Phillips)White-beaked Dolphin (Tom Brereton)White-beaked Dolphin (Tom Brereton)White-beaked Dolphin (James Phillips)Balearic Shearwater (Tom Brereton)White-beaked Dolphin (Tom Brereton)Fishing Trawler (Tom Brereton)Storm Petrel (Tom Brereton)Storm Petrels (Tom Brereton)Manx Shearwater (Tom Brereton)Balearic Shearwater (Tom Brereton)Arctic Skua (Tom Brereton)Dorset coastline (Tom Brereton)Group scanning the seaWhite-beaked Dolphin (James Phillips)White-beaked Dolphin (James Phillips)Balearic Shearwater (James Phillips)White-beaked DolphinBasking Shark (Tom Brereton)White-beaked Dolphin (Tom Brereton)European Storm Petrel (Tom Brereton)Common Dolphin (Tom Brereton)

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We will be running this tour in the near future but as yet have not finalised dates and prices. To register your interest and be added a waiting list to be informed when details are confirmed, please contact us or phone 01962 733051.

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