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Spot marine wildlife on a Channel ferry crossing

Nature loving passengers travelling between Newhaven and Dieppe this summer will now have the chance to watch wildlife and listen to interactive conservation talks, thanks to DFDS partnership with ORCA.

The Channel crossing experience is new for the European ferry operator and marine wildlife charity, who have worked together for over a decade providing similar on a North Sea route.

Once on board, marine wildlife experts from ORCA help passengers spot minke whales, bottlenose dolphins, white-beaked dolphins, and harbour porpoise – all of which can be frequently spotted when crossing the Channel during the summer months.

Appealing to passengers of all ages, the marine wildlife spotting, conservation talks and wildlife related games are all on offer at no extra cost.

Naomi Thornton from DFDS said, “We are thrilled to be able to extend our marine wildlife watching service to passengers on an additional route between the UK and Continental Europe. We’ve had a fantastic 11 years working with the ORCA team on our Newcastle-Amsterdam route and are excited to see their findings across the English Channel this summer.”

Steve Jones, Head of Partnerships & Philanthropy at ORCA said, “The entire ORCA team are incredibly excited to be able to build on our partnership with DFDS and reach a whole new audience in the English Channel. We’re looking forward to engaging thousands more passengers this summer as we showcase the wonderful wildlife we can see right on our doorstep.”

The new service was introduced to Newhaven-Dieppe sailings in June with ORCA experts on board at selected times every Wednesday to Sunday until 3 August 2018.

Newhaven to Dieppe crossings start from just £49 for two people each way and £57 for four people each way. For more information or to book a crossing, visit dfds.co.uk.

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