Offshore Bird Watching from Penzance

This summer there will be regular pelagic trips heading out from Penzance onboard Mermaid II. The aim is to get offshore and head west, chumming a few miles south off Lamorna and Porthgwarra before heading out towards the Wolf Rock lighthouse. Target species are Wilson’s Petrel, Great and Pomarine Skuas, Sooty and Balearic Shearwaters as well as a good variety of marine megafauna such as Harbour Porpoises, Common Dolphins, Minke Whales, Basking Sharks and Ocean Sunfish. Other species likely to be seen are Storm Petrels, Manx Shearwaters and Gannets and possibly at this time of year Great and Cory’s Shearwaters.

3rd and 10th August trips are now fully booked but two more are arranged for Sunday 18th August and Saturday 24th August. Both are 8 hour pelagics this time leaving at the slightly earlier time of 8am. Cost is £70 and bookings can be made by calling Mermaid’s booking office on 07901731201

Numbers are limited so book early by calling 07901731201

For details of the boat check out http://www.cornwallboattrips.co.uk/b…ance-cornwall/

Organiser Paul Semmens

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