Bespoke Rock Pool Safaris

A fun, educational and active day out for people of all ages

Our safaris are private sessions led by our friendly marine biologist guides. Your guide will share their passion and knowledge by introducing you to the amazing and diverse wildlife which inhabits our rock pools in a relaxed and fun session. There are many brilliant places to rock pool in Cornwall and your guide can meet you at a beach which is convenient for you.

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A Unique Experience

No two safaris are the same. During the activity you will take photos of the wildlife you see on our special waterproof devices, which we will include in a detailed personalised report of all your rock pool discoveries.

Your data is also uploaded to the National Biodiversity Network, so this report provides you with a permanent record of the session and your contribution to our ongoing marine wildlife research.

Suitable For Everyone

Our rock pool safaris are perfect for families looking for a healthy and educational activity they can experience together, adult friends who are interested in nature and the environment or even special occasions like a birthday party.

If you are visiting as a tourist, then we think there is no better way to see Cornwall than by learning about the unique diversity of marine life found in our rock pools.

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Exciting marine wildlife discoveries!
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A private rock pooling session

The value of having an expert on hand to show and explain to you the wonders found in our rock pools is incomparable. Come and join us for an unforgettable experience as together we explore Cornwall’s beautiful coastline and its mesmerising marine life.

Prices start from £58 for a 90-minute session for up to eight people. For further information please fill in the form below or call 07857 127376.

The Rock Pool Project is a not-for-profit enterprise dedicated to education and the study of marine wildlife. All profits from our activity go towards supporting our research and community engagement activities.

“We had a wonderful private family rock pool adventure with rock pool expert Christophe. We can’t thank you enough for such an enjoyable and informative hour and a half. He was passionate about the sea and all its creatures and is a wealth of knowledge. Our kids absolutely loves it and we left knowing a lot more than we ever did before about the different types of creatures on our coastline. Would highly recommend.”

Corraine, April 2019

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Frequently asked questions:

When are sessions available?

Sessions can be booked all year round, with timing limited by the tides. We recommend visiting tides4fishing.com to consider times of low tides. The lower the tide the more wildlife we’ll discover in your session.

Where do sessions take place?

We have guides based in Falmouth and Plymouth. We are blessed with amazing rock pooling sites throughout Cornwall and Devon coastline and we regularly travel to locations throughout the region. Additional surcharges are applicable to locations that are over 30 minutes drive from our base locations.

Who will lead the session?

Expert sessions are led by our Director Dr Ben Holt, a renowned marine biologist with over 15 years’ experience working on oceanic conservation projects in locations such as the Caribbean, Scandinavia and extensively around the coast of the South West. Discovery sessions are led by one of our experienced, friendly and knowledgable team members.

What equipment will we need?

Suitable footwear and clothing for the condition, as well as sun screen, etc. Further information can be found in our rock pooling guide. There is no need for guide books or cameras as these will be provided by us, but feel free to bring your own if you would like to.

What can we expect to find?

Rocky shores in the South West are the most diverse in the country. We will find many different species of crustaceans and molluscs, beautiful seaweeds, starfish, fish and much much more.

Can I purchase a session as a gift?

Yes you can! Please visit our vouchers page for further information.

What if we need to cancel our booking?

Bookings can be cancelled with a full refund up to seven days prior to the event. Please see our Event cancelation policy for further details. Should we need to cancel the event for any reason you will receive a full refund.