Honeymooners treated to Dolphins on a Helford River Cruise

Andreas and Anouska Andreou, Mithian, Cornwall were treated to a pod of dolphins on their Helford River Cruise on the morning of 28th April 2016 during their honeymoon in Cornwall.

Anouska said: “Amazing day out today even the dolphins came to greet us!!!!”

Dolphin tails Peter Skeggs

Dolphins frolicking in the Helford River during a Helford River Cruise copyright: Peter Skeggs (a customer on the cruise that day)

Hetty Wildblood, Helford River Cruises said: “Dolphins are not usually seen on the Helford River and so this was a rare treat! Helford River Cruises had a similar sighting in 2013, and one stray Dolphin was spotted in summer 2015.”

The couple, who run The Railway Inn in Mithian decided to honeymoon in Cornwall and get to enjoy things they don’t usually have time to do when running a busy pub. They bid on a cruise for 2 on a Cancer Research Charity Auction at the pub and saved it up to enjoy on their honeymoon.

Dolphin swimming towards the boat

Dolphin swimming towards the boat, Helford River, Cornwall copyright: Helford River Cruises

Hetty Wildbood, Helford River Cruises said: “We were heading over to Glendurgan when I saw 2 fins, “Dolphins,” I said and the customers all stood up and they disappeared. Then a customer looked behind and 5 dolphins were playing behind us. We enjoyed a 10 minute display and our customers were delighted!

Dolphin fins tails Peter Skeggs

Dolphins frolicking in the Helford River during a Helford River Cruise copyright: Peter Skeggs (a customer on the cruise that day)

 

One couple were on honeymoon and were so pleased saying you don’t need go abroad to see amazing wildlife, whilst another couple, Peter and Jean Skeggs, had just come back from a dolphin boat trip in New Zealand and said that is nothing compared to what they saw today! They said “Thanks again for providing one of the highlights of our holiday.”

Dolphin swimming towards the boat

Dolphin swimming towards the boat, Helford River Cruises, Helford River, Cornwall copyright: Helford River Cruises

The sighting was confirmed by Seaquest Southwest Officer, Dan Murphy. Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Seaquest Southwest Project records all sightings of sea life in Cornwall and uses that information to better understand and protect our special marine and coastal wildlife. The public can send in their sightings either by;

Phone: 01872 240777 ext 208  Email: seaquest@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk Online:  via Online Recording Kernow and Scilly www.ORKS.org.ukFor more information about Seaquest please www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/seaquest

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