The Wildlife

“The Wildlife”

The Helford River is a very special place for a wide range of marine wildlife, for the people that live and work alongside it and the many visitors who enjoy its scenic beauty. Its richness was officially recognised in 1987, when the Helford Voluntary Marine Conservation Area was designated to help protect the diverse marine life of this beautiful estuary.

Dolphin photo Helford Rover Cruises, Budock Vean Hotel Tom and Hetty Wildblood

Along the banks of the Helford River and down the secluded creeks we often see kingfishers, herons and egrets in the trees and swans paddling.   With buzzards soaring and fish breaching the water every day is a new experience on the Helford River.

Kingfishers, Helford River Cruises, Frenchmans Creek, Cornwall


The wildlife changes through out the year with beautiful migrating birds including ospreys and our wonderful residents including kingfishers and herons.  If you are very lucky we sometimes see dolphins or porpoises near Falmouth Bay and on still days the fish swimming beneath the boat.

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