Weekly update February #2

Unfortunately no internal tour had been done. We’re still delayed regarding having the boat ready, this is the price for a safer, more comfortable and greener boat for 2024… All guests have been redirected to other boats and had great experiences, with multiple dolphin species.

We plan having the boat ready to operate on Friday, but unlikely in time for a morning tour.

Weather forecast shows storm for Thursday 15th, Friday 16th and Saturday 17th have quite good sea conditions and fair conditions until Tuesday 21th, depending of how high the swell will be.

Weekly update February #1

Despite the good weather during the first week of February, we didn’t went out, as the boat suffered some delays on upgrades and maintenance. But Rorky will be quite a new boat in 2024, with some new features!!

Our guests did went t the Sea with our partners and all tours saw dolphins!!

Quite windy and rainy days ahead, we are expecting some improvement for Monday 12th and Wednesday 14th we might be able to go out, but still shaky forecast, Tuesday 13th seems to be too windy to go and Thursday 15th is looking very promising!!

Weekly Update January #2

This week we didn’t have any tour, we only had zero days with good Sea conditions.

In the next week we expect bad sea condition again, with the forecast for Saturday 20th looking quite good from today.

The oceanographic conditions are suitable for the dolphins to enter the River but it seems they didn’t arrive yet. When they do, sea conditions will not matter that much.

Weekly Update December #5

In the past week we found dolphins in all of the dolphin watching tours, 351 days since the last failed ocean tour. We sighted 1 dolphin species, the common dolphin. and Sun Fish
On average, we had 10 guests per dolphin watching tour and 2 seasickness cases. Sea state was on average sea state 2.
This following week we expect bad sea conditions until the week end. We’ll be closed until the 6th.

Weekly Update December #4

In the past week we found dolphins in all of the dolphin watching tours, 344 days since the last failed ocean tour. However we did have a tour with just one dolphin..
We sighted 2 dolphin species, the common dolphin and bottlenose dolphins.
On average, we had 8 guests per dolphin watching tour and 0 seasickness cases.
Sea state was on average sea state 2.
This following week we expect poor sea conditions with only Saturday 30th and maybe Sunday 31st with good sea conditions.
After the week end, the weather seems to only get better on the 2nd week of January.

Weekly Update December #2

In the past week we found dolphins in all of the dolphin watching tours, 330 days since the last failed tour.
We sighted 1 dolphin species, the common dolphin.
On average, we had 7 guests per dolphin watching tour and 1 seasickness case.
Sea state was on average sea state 1.
This following week we only expect good sea conditions for Tuesday 12th and Friday 15th, the other days until next week will be too windy for the ocean tours.

Weekly Update December #1

In the past week we found dolphins in all of the dolphin watching tours, 323 days since the last failed tour.
We sighted 1 dolphin species, the common dolphin.
On average, we had 6 guests per dolphin watching tour and 0 seasickness cases.
Sea state was on average sea state 2.
This following week Wednesday will be the only day with a tour planned, as we expect poor sea conditions and rainy days until the weekend. On the weekend we expect good wind conditions but some high seas which can reduce our capability of finding dolphins. Still bookings have been quite low, meeting the minimum guest number will be another threat to the tours.

Sea conditions for the next days

There will be a tight schedule for dolphin watching in Lisbon this next week. Saturday 2nd will be by far the best day to book a dolphin watching tour in Lisbon area (Cascais also). As the other days will have wind blowing from the south with +3m high waves (our coastal configuration can’t shelter winds&waves coming from the south).

If the forecast for Sunday 3rd improves a little bit we’ll have fair conditions to go to the Sea, as well. Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th are looking promising for the next week.

Sea conditions for the next days

We expect near perfect weather conditions until Wednesday 29th, which shows minimum conditions to go out looking for dolphins. Weather will deteriorate further with storm regime Thursday 30th onward.

We will have the return of the upwelling in Lisbon bay, after months of downwelling. This might mean shorter times until we find the dolphins! The biggest threat to our tours will be meeting the minimum booking number.

Despite the colder waters, the sea temperature will still be higher than the temperatures on land.

Book a dolphin watching tour before the good weather goes away!

Weekly Update November #3

In the past week we found dolphins in all of the dolphin watching tours, 309 days since the last failed tour. We sighted 1 dolphin species, the common dolphin and we we also had harbour porpoises.

On average, we had 8 guests per dolphin watching tour and 1 seasickness cases, but with the breakfast saved. Sea state was on average sea state 0.

This following week we expect Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd to be too wind for tours, with the following days looking quite good.