Sea Safari

Experience whales and dolphins with ORCA

ORCA offers a huge range of different opportunities to experience the incredible sight of whales and dolphins in their natural habitats, both on our doorstep and further afield. Our trips are designed for everyone, from complete beginners to wildlife enthusiasts, and we work with an array of expert partners to give you a truly memorable experience. We’ve spent ten years fine-tuning these amazing experiences and want to share them with you. Check out the trips below to find out more and begin an amazing journey.

Register to be the first hear about our 2024 Sea Safari trips!

Our Sea Safari's for 2023 are finished, but we are busy planning for 2024 and we hope to announce dates very soon!

If you want to join us in the Bay of Biscay to spot wonderful whales and dynamic dolphins, register your details below and you will be amongst the first to hear when our next round of trips go on sale.

We look forward to seeing you all next year spotting whales and dolphins at sea!

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ORCA Sea Safaris

Visit one of the top five places in the world to see whales and dolphins on an ORCA Sea Safari with Brittany Ferries, crossing the Bay of Biscay in search of marine life.

With the chance to see huge ocean giants such as the fin whale, pods of acrobatic dolphins and elusive beaked whales, our ever-popular mini-cruises leave Plymouth throughout the summer and every trip is a unique experience for passengers and guides alike.

The route takes us through the English Channel and down into the Bay of Biscay, a rich feeding ground and an important migration route for many species, which our expert guides will help you spot!

2023 Sea Safaris from Plymouth


Wednesday 12th July - Friday 14th July


Wednesday 9th August - Friday 11th August

Wednesday 16th August - Friday 18th August


Wednesday 13th September - Friday 15th September

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2023 Sea Safaris from Rosslare


Wednesday 12th July - Friday 14th July

Wednesday 26th July - Friday 27th July


Wednesday 9th August - Friday 11th August

Wednesday 23rd August - Friday 15th August

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Weatherproof coat and binoculars packed, I was feeling very excited for a serious 48 hours of whale watching. Little did I know I was about to have one of the most thrilling whale-watching experiences of my career so far.

Can you believe, over 2 days, we spotted a whopping 400+ cetaceans! Sightings included everything from the unmistakable fin whale, pods of 30+ individual pilot whales and even the charismatic Cuvier’s beaked whale.

The combination of inspiring and passionate people, a sense of community onboard and the value of ORCA's work – is what made my experience truly unforgettable! After my trip with ORCA, I will never look at the ocean in the same way again.

Lizzie Daly ORCA Patron

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