Portsmouth is the gateway to this vital marine habitat and the starting point for your Sea Safari.
ORCA partner with Brittany Ferries to offer our unforgettable Sea Safari trips each summer, taking lucky groups of passengers across to Santander to showcase some of the wonders of the ocean that can be seen right on our doorstep.
During our return trip we voyage across the English Channel and deep waters of the Bay of Biscay.
Our expert guides will help you spot the magnificent creatures that inhabit these waters, such as fin whales, countless dolphins and elusive beaked whales.
Other possible encounters include pilot whales, Risso’s dolphins, and even the largest animal on earth, the blue whale!
In this video BBC wildlife producer and cameraman, Matt Brierley, talks about his experience on a Sea Safari and some of the sightings they enjoyed.
Included in your trip is:
During 2018 ORCA spotted over 3600 individual animals plus countless birds during seven trips, including two with ORCA Patron Nigel Marven and one with BBC wildlife producer Matt Brierley.
Our 2019 dates are now on sale with five options throughout the summer. Places will fill up fast so make sure to book today to avoid disappointment!