The Sussex Dolphin Project - Guided Wildlife Adventures

A fantastic new partnership with the Sussex Dolphin Project… but what is it all about?

Based in Sussex, the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is the world’s largest marine conservation partnership. WCA champions the protection of marine habitats through community engagement, by focusing on whales and dolphins (cetaceans).

The Sussex Dolphin Project (SDP) is WCA’s local initiative that was set up to celebrate the cultural heritage that Sussex has with Dolphins, whilst trying to inspire and excite the local community about conservation issues along the Sussex coast, encouraging human behaviour change that will lead to increasingly sustainable practices.

They aspire to work collaboratively with organisations such as us at Sussex Boat Trips as we’re regular “users” of the Sussex marine environment.  Together we help create a sightings network, as well as run activities that will lead to the creation of a future generation of ocean conservationists in Sussex.

We’re now able to offer weekly trips in association with their volunteers so that you can benefit massively from their extensive knowledge and enthusiasm.  See below to help decide whether you’d rather join us for our hour long adventures around to Cuckmere Haven or venture further afield to see what marine life can be discovered at the Rampion Offshore Windfarm.

The Sussex Dolphin Project is run by a team of volunteers based in Shoreham, Sussex. The impact of their work is far-reaching and with your help they can continue to fund vital projects to protect the marine life off our precious coastline.

The Sussex Dolphin Project have two trips on offer:

The Seven Sisters Tour and The Rampion Offshore Windfarm Adventure

The Seven Sisters Tour.

The trip takes us across Seaford Bay, passing Seaford Head before reaching the Coastguard Cottages at Cuckmere Haven. We’ll then continue along the Sussex Heritage Coast towards Birling Gap and the Belle Tout Lighthouse.

Once there, our wildlife guides will explain all that can be seen along the Sussex coastline from dolphins and porpoise to seals and sharks.  The birdlife varies greatly throughout the year off Seaford Head so who knows what we’ll see whilst out on the water?

We’ll then venture back towards the southwest so we can see the Seven Sisters in all of their splendour, stopping to take plenty of photos en route.  In the summer months, we have regular sightings of Harbour Porpoise and occasionally Common Seals.

The trip will take one hour and is suitable for anyone of four years or more.  Tickets cost £30 for adults and £20 for children.  Click on the following button to purchase your tickets directly from the Sussex Dolphin Project.


The Rampion Offshore Windfarm Adventure

The wind farm is located southwest of our home here in Newhaven and stretches from Brighton in the east to Worthing in the west. We’ll head out to the turbines to get up close and personal before returning via Brighton and back along the cliffs of Telescombe and Peacehaven.

It isn’t out of the question that we’ll spot dolphins en route. Their sightings are well documented locally. It’s pretty rare but if we’re going to see them anywhere then it’s likely to be on this boat trip.

Panoramic views of the Sussex coast can be seen on the way back towards Newhaven Marina when we will learn about and hopefully see some of our amazing marine wildlife in the sea off Brighton. Whilst sightings of dolphins and sharks are occasional, we often see interesting seabirds including Gannets, Fulmars, and Kittiwakes, as well as jellyfish, fishes, and other weird and wonderful sea creatures.

The trip last approximately two hours and is suitable for anyone upwards of 10 years of age.  Tickets cost £50 for adults and £40 for children.  Click on the following button to purchase your tickets directly from the Sussex Dolphin Project.


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