Posted by: orcaweb | June 4, 2010

A New Season on a New route – the Cap Finistère between Portsmouth and Santander

The 2010 whale-watching season has now started and this year, ORCA Wildlife Officers Lisle Gwynn and Richard Bull are on board the new Brittany Ferries ship Cap Finistère on the Portsmouth-Santander route across the Bay of Biscay, rather than the Pont Aven.

They’ve already had some fantastic sightings already, including a superpod of 1800 Common Dolphin, plenty of sightings of Cuvier’s Beaked Whale, Northern Bottlenose Whale, Sperm Whale and on one trip, around a dozen Fin Whales including a calf, whose mother breached just off the stern of the ship!  This is just fantastic – it’s great to see the Fin Whales back again and many passengers are enjoying seeing these magnificent creatures.

Lisle and Richard will be updating this blog regularly, so please come back to find out what they’ve been pointing out to the lucky passengers on board the Cap Finistère.

Posted by Stephen Marsh, ORCA Development Manager



  1. […] night’s sleep there was plenty to keep us occupied the following morning. ORCA representative Nathan Brown gave an extremely passionate talk about whales and dolphins – in the middle of which we all […]

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