Newquay Sealife wants to help preserve the local environment in any way that it can. The coast is one of our most valuable natural resources. Guests are encouraged to take care of it and to research how they can get involved.
Angling boats impact the sea in ways that need to be seen in context. Compared to other industries, the disturbance we cause is minimal. But this should not make us complacent. The sea is an amazing place, but we must take care to learn about and develop the skills necessary to ensure that wildlife doesn’t suffer from our visits. For example, nesting and pupping seasons are directly affected by marine traffic—high season for angling boats coincides with breeding seasons for birds and seals.
Experiencing the natural world at sea is a privilege, but it comes with responsibility. Boats are excellent platforms for observing wildlife, but carrying an experienced captain who knows the waters well is key to safely experiencing them all. In our excitement to see wild animals, we may inadvertently cause disturbances without realizing it. To limit our impact on wildlife, it’s important for us to become more knowledgeable about it.