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.

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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!

2024 Sea Safaris from Plymouth


Wednesday 26 June - Friday 28 June


Wednesday 10 July - Friday 12 July


Wednesday 7 August - Friday 9 August

Wednesday 14 August - Friday 16 August


Wednesday 18 September - Friday 20 September

Book from Plymouth

2024 Sea Safaris from Rosslare


Friday 12 July - Monday 15 July

Friday 26 July - Monday 29 July


Friday 9 August - Monday 12 August

Friday 23 August - Monday 26 August

Book from Rosslare

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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