Gannet colony on Grassholm Island RSPB nature reserve

2013 whale and dolphin sightings

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April 27th

The first whale and dolphin trip of the season managed to go out today, they saw common dolphins and porpoise.

April 30th

Lots of seabirds around at the moment, they are being seen offshore and around Ramsey Island. Porpoise and Atlantic grey seals are being spotted too.

May 1st

Big pods of common dolphins seen offshore today. lots of Atlantic grey seals spotted around Ramsey Island.

May 3rd

Hundreds of puffins spotted on our 2 hour jet spectacular trip, the boys also spotted porpoise and Atlantic grey seals.

May 4th

Grassholm is full of gannets again, 32,000 nesting pairs in fact. Grassholm is an amazing place to see, the gannets are just beautiful. Common dolphins were also seen on the way home.

May 6th

Porpoise, common dolphin and north Atlantic grey seals seen on all our trips today.

May 9th

Guillemots, razorbills, puffins, gannets and manx shearwaters seen offshore today. They are also being seen around Ramsey Island, and on the 2 hour jet spectacular trip that goes over to Skomer.

May 10th

Offshore today Zeman the skipper spotted a huge sunfish, as well as common dolphins and porpoise.

May 12th

Common dolphin spotted just 3 miles off Ramsey Island today, puffins and gannets also seen.

May 13th

A basking shark was spotted in Ramsey Sound today, what a great sighting on that is very rare.

May 15th

Beautiful day offshore today, the weather conditions were exceptional. Common dolphins were spotted just off the small’s lighthouse, along with porpoise and gannets.

May 16th

An artic Skua was spotted offshore today, A great sighting if you are a sea bird fan. Common dolphins were also seen.

May 19th

A big pod of common dolphins were seen on the 2 hours skomer puffin jet spectacular trip today along with hundreds of puffins.

May 20th

Risso dolphins were seen offshore today, they were spotted breaching 8 miles off from Grassholm.

May 21st

Common dolphins, porpoise, gannets, puffins and manx shearwater were all seen offshore today.

May 23rd

A super pod of common dolphin were seen offshore today, there must have been at least 450 in the pod.

May 24th

Puffins were spotted in Ramsey sound today. Common dolphins and porpoise were spotted offshore.

May 26th

A pod of around 7 Risso dolphins seen offshore today, they were breaching just in front of the jet boat.

May 27th

Minke whale, Risso dolphin, gannets and common dolphins, all seen offshore today. Harbour porpoise were seen inshore, on the around Ramsey trips.

May 30th

The 2 hour Skomer Puffin jet spectacular was very successful today, hundreds of puffins, common dolphins and porpoise.

June 3rd

Lots of seabirds seen offshore today, the gannets were putting on a spectacular diving show. Common dolphins were seen on the way back in.

June 5th

Big pod of common dolphins seen offshore today, the passengers got a great view as the dolphins swam alongside the boat for about 20 minutes.

June 7th

Lots of common dolphins and risso dolphins offshore today, porpoise were also spotted just off the bitches.

June 9th

On both the morning and the afternoon offshore today the boat came across Risso dolphin, there were around 8 in the pod.

June 10th

Common dolphins and Risso dolphins were seen offshore today, thy were spotted just off Grassholm.

June 13th

Seems like Risso dolphin are being seen quite regularly this week, 5 were seen on this afternoons offshore trip.

June 15th

Again common dolphins and Risso dolphins seen offshore today, the common dolphins were also seen just of the south end of Ramsey Island.

June 16th

Lots of porpoise seen off Ramsey and offshore today, the pod was made up of around 12.

June 17th

Common dolphins and a minke whale were seen offshore today, the minke whale was spotted just off the small’s lighthouse.

June 18th

Great sightings of porpoise in Ramsey sound today.

June 19th

Lots of sightings of common dolphins and Risso dolphins today, The Risso dolphin were seen just off Grassholm, the common dolphins were seen just off Skomer and again off Ramsey.

June 20th

Risso dolphin were seen just off Ramsey Island , then later again offshore.

June 21st

Big pods of common dolphins offshore today, at one point they were completely surrounding the whole of the jet boat.

June 23rd

Harbour porpoise and common dolphin offshore and around Ramsey Island today, the porpoise could also be seen of the mainland.

June25th

Lots to see offshore today; puffins, razorbills, guillemots, gannets, manx shearwaters, porpoise and common dolphins.

June 27th

Common dolphins spotted on the crossing over to Skomer today, Risso dolphins offshore and porpoise just off Ramsey Island.

June 30th

Porpoise, common dolphins and a sun fish seen offshore today.

July 3rd

Common dolphins were seen offshore today, along with porpoise and plenty of sea birds.

July 5th

Offshore today the boys spotted; common dolphins, A sunfish, porpoise, gannets and puffins.

July 9th

Two big pods of Risso dolphin were seen offshore today, they were breaching at least a meter out of the water.

July 10th

A great day offshore today, lots of amazing sightings. There was porpoise, Risso dolphins and common dolphins.

July 12th

Gannets, puffins, razorbills, guillemots, porpoise and common dolphins all were seen offshore today.

July 13th

A great sighting of Risso dolphin today, they were swimming right next to the boat giving the passengers a great show.

July 15th

Common dolphin were seen on a few trips today, they were even seen in Ramsey Sound which is rare.

July 16th

Today offshore they saw, porpoise, common dolphins and a minke whale.

July 17th

Lots of common dolphins offshore today, they were seen a few times throughout the trip, all in different areas.

July 19th

Great sightings offshore today. The jet boat came across; porpoise Risso dolphins and common dolphins.

July 20th

Risso dolphins, common dolphins and plenty of seabirds seen just off the small lighthouse today.

July 21st

Common dolphins were seen on the offshore trip, as well as the evening puffin and shearwater trip today.

July 23rd

Full day for both boats today, common dolphins were spotted on the offshore trips whilst porpoise were seen on the trips around Ramsey Island.

July 25th

Lots of North Atlantic grey seals heading back to Ramsey Island now, common dolphins and porpoise were seen offshore.

July 27th

Common dolphins and Risso dolphins were seen offshore today.

July 29th

There are still plenty of gannets to be seen on Grassholm, common dolphins were seen today too.

August 2nd

A few pups are being born around Ramsey Island, you can see them really well on the thousand islands adventure.

August 6th

Common Dolphins and Risso dolphins both seen offshore today, they were spotted just off Grassholm.

August 8th

A super pod of common dolphins were seen offshore today, there must have been at least 300.

August 11th

A group of 9 porpoise were seen around Ramsey today, common dolphins were seen offshore.

August 13th

Common dolphins spotted around Ramsey and offshore today, the pod of 9 porpoise were seen again today.

August 16th

All the beaches around Ramsey Island are now full of Atlantic grey seals, around 7 pups can be seen amongst the parents.

August 20th

Harbour porpoise were spotted offshore and around Ramsey Island today, plus common dolphins and grey seals seen offshore.

August 22nd

Risso dolphins, common dolphins and porpoise were all seen offshore today.

August 23rd

Lots of common dolphins and their calves seen offshore today, harbour porpoise were seen near to Ramsey.

August 26th

Common dolphin spotted just off the small’s lighthouse today, Harbour porpoise and their young were seen just off Ramsey sound.

August 28th

Risso dolphins, common dolphin and porpoise all seen offshore today, Atlantic grey seals seen around Ramsey Island.

August 29th

Big pods of common dolphins being seen all day offshore today, gannets and porpoise were also seen.

September 4th

Good sightings of porpoise and common dolphins offshore today, there are lots of gannets still on Grassholm.

September 9th

Grassholm is still full of gannets, lots of young amongst them too. Common dolphins and porpoise were also seen.

September 11th

Today was the last of the whale and dolphin trips, we saw porpoise and