This is the perfect introduction to whale watching anywhere in the World and all aboard the flagship cruise ferry Pont-Aven. The Bay of Biscay is home to over a quarter of all the whale, dolphin and porpoise species known to man. Past trips have included sightings of fin whales - the second largest mammal on earth, sperm whales - made famous through the story of Moby Dick – as well as rarely spotted beaked whales and even hundreds of dolphins racing into the bow. On board ship the friendly and experienced ORCA guides will help you spot all kinds of amazing marine life, with deck watches and wildlife presentations to help you locate, observe and identify these sometimes elusive marine animals.
You'll sail aboard Brittany Ferries' flagship, Pont-Aven, enjoying a superb range of facilities and award-winning services. The ship itself boasts stunning features, including a superb pool and leisure area, a wrap around promenade for pleasant deck strolls, and a dramatic five deck high atrium with panoramic views from the lifts. You'll also of course find all of Brittany Ferries' standard of dining and facilities, with an a la carte restaurant, cocktail piano bar and 2-storey lounge bar and entertainment area.
(The ORCA guides will be outside on deck 10. There is no lift access to this deck so please bear this in mind if you have a disability or reduced mobility.)
This Cruise includes
Portsmouth - Santander - Plymouth Biscay Triangle cruise
2 nights on board with en suite cabin accommodation
Expert whale watching and dolphin spotting advice
Time ashore in the elegant port city of Santander
The mini-cruise leaves from Portsmouth crossing the Bay of Biscay to Santander in Northern Spain before returning to Plymouth on Brittany Ferries flagship ferry Pont-Aven. On the way you may see porpoises, dolphins, larger sperm or fin whales and other rarer species. Biscay is also home to an abundant seabird population so you're sure to have a memorable trip - we can never guarantee what you'll see, but you're sure to see something.
This triangular cruise takes you through the Bay of Biscay, a world hot spot for marine wildlife and birdlife, with 31 of the world's 85 whale and dolphin species having been recorded in the Bay. ORCA has been surveying the area for many years so you'll have the very best guides with you, making sure that you get the most out of your wildlife experience.