Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Dolphins, Whales and Basking Sharks

Here's another great early-booking offer, with a great saving on a Noble Caledonia voyage to the Isles of Scilly, Ireland and the Channel Islands.

Wildlife fans in particular will want to make note of this out-of-the-ordinary expedition cruise, which explores our coastal waters to observe the marvellous seabird and marine life around some untouched coastal wilderness areas, with a flexible schedule that allows the captain and expedition team to take advantage of the unexpected, whether it be a sighting of dolphins or any unusual event.

In just eight days, passengers will get the chance to stroll along the leafy lanes of beautiful Tresco in the Isles of Scilly; visit the neighbouring islands of Bryher and St Agnes; land on uninhabited Great Saltee Island with its huge colony of gannets; and explore the bird colonies of little known Les Sept Iles by Zodiac.

On Lundy Island, guests will enjoy the antics of the puffins and, later in the day, sail around Grassholm, one of the world’s largest gannetries. No coastal cruise in this region would be complete without a visit to the Channel Islands, and this island adventure continues with calls at two of the most attractive, Alderney and Sark.

Exploration of these protected coastal waters will be made all the more enjoyable by the use of Zodiac landing craft, similar to those used by Jacques Cousteau. Zodiacs enable passengers to land in remote places, providing for an unusual perspective and make the otherwise inaccessible readily available. The expedition staff have a wealth of local knowledge, having undertaken numerous expeditions around Britain and Ireland. The experienced team lead the way and also provide evening round-ups of the day’s events and briefings on board.

This 8-day expedition cruise to the Isles of Scilly, Ireland and the Channel Isles is on board the charming little MS Island Sky, sailing from May 18-25, 2012, and costing from £2,195pp. And here's the special offer: book by October 28 and save
£100 per person.

For more information, visit or the UK's adventure cruise specialists of The Cruise Line Ltd.