Dates for next year’s “Sea Safari” trips from Portsmouth International Port have just been announced.
The whale and dolphin watching mini cruises have proven increasingly popular over recent years, with many of the trips between June and September selling out.
There will be seven cruises running in 2018, with Brittany Ferries and ORCA expecting demand to be higher than ever before. It follows what the Portsmouth based marine wildlife charity describes as “some of the most memorable crossings ever” this year.
Wildlife presenter and ORCA patron Nigel Marven will join two Sea Safaris in 2018, with the trips from 7 to 9 August and 18 to 20 September. The whale watching trips follow a triangular route, from Portsmouth to Northern Spain and then to Plymouth, with 2018’s ticket prices including a free coach transfer back to Portsmouth for the first time. Prices start from £210 per person.
Passengers unable to join a Sea Safari still stand a good chance of spotting whales and dolphins on crossings from Portsmouth International Port. ORCA’s wildlife officers are on hand to help on the routes to Spain, with creatures often seen on crossings to France as well This year the ORCA team delivered dozens of talks and conducted hundreds of different activities for passengers, from children’s games to deck watches, making the ferry crossing a memorable part of the holiday.