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St Ives Boats

Outside The Lifeboat Station, Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
0777 300 8000
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Ranked #3 of 13 Activities in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Dolly P is the blue boat operated by St Ives Boats from the harbour at St Ives. Dolly P, is a Lochin 33, a 10 metre boat powered by a 350hp Volvo... more » Owner description: Dolly P is the blue boat operated by St Ives Boats from the harbour at St Ives. Dolly P, is a Lochin 33, a 10 metre boat powered by a 350hp Volvo Penta engine, for a fast, stable and comfortable ride. We are licensed by the MCA to carry 12 passengers up to 60 miles. Our most popular Trip is the one hour trip to Seal Island, which we run hourly (weather permitting) on a daily basis. Seal Island is home to a colony of Grey Atlantic Seals and is 6km west of St Ives. The boat, Dolly P, clings to the coastline before reaching Seal Island where the boat stays for 15-20 minutes to observe the seals. The other boat trips we offer are trips to Godrevy Lighthouse, trips to Hell's Mouth and Private Charters, including Ashes Scattering Services.We also offer Fishing trips from St Ives, both 1½ hour Mackerel Fishing Trips and 4 hour Wreck and reef Fishing Trips. Bookings can only be made by Derek, who you will find Outside The Lifeboat Station. « less
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Swindon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

With our 2 young girls being huge Dolly Parton fans, we had to pick the Dolly P for our boar trip to seal island. We went on a murky rainy day, huge spray up the side of the boat which meant the girls got to sit up front with the "captain". It was a great trip. Got to see the... More

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Gosport, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Booked up after reading the reviews on here which were mostly favorable and we were not disappointed. After boarding we were told it would be a bit choppyand it certainly was. Spray everywhere and the boat was rocking all over the place. This, in my view beat any roller coaster ride! Once we reached seal island we speed to watch... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Took a fishing trip out of St. Ives whilst the staff were friendly and the boat was great, the fishing was not the best, the trip was taken in June so the mackerel should have been around however the entire boat barely caught a thing. Much better fishing to be had from penzance at a much cheaper price.

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LONDON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I don't often write reviews on day trips but I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our trip on Dolly P in St Ives. The first thing to advise is negotiate the price!!! It is very competitive down there and we paid £10 for an Adult and £8 each for our two children. The trip lasts an hour... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Good value for money. We called in the morning had a trip to seal island a few hours later. Parking is a nightmare round St Ives we park by the leisure centre and walked. Parking is £5.70 for the day, boat trip is £10 per adult (over 15) £8 for under. Boat is very fast gives a bit more time... More

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Ormskirk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We have stayed near beautiful St Ives for our summer holiday for the last 3 years and no holiday would be complete without a trip out to Seal Island on Dolly P. Dolly P is by far the fastest and best boat trip going out from the harbour. We actually went on 3 times this year!! Seeing the seals in... More

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Brierley Hill, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Booked up a trip to Seal Island on a recent visit to Cornwall. I phoned up first and spoke to a lovely lady who gave me all the information I needed. It was a beautiful day and we saw a few seals once at Seal Island. The best part of the trip though was how fast the boat ride was!... More

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Hartshorne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Fabulous time had by myself and my family on the Dolly P today. We went on the Seal Island trip and did indeed, see seals. £10 for adults and £8 for children seemed reasonable to me. The Captain was brilliant and great with the children. The boat whizzed about and provided us with a real adventure. I would recommend to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Informative skipper, interesting routes to and from Seal Island, and the seals appeared on cue. Weather was good, sea quite calm and the Dolly P performed excellently.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Took a boat trip to Godrevy Lighthouse on the Dolly P after reading all the good reviews on here. Called up in the morning and were told we could go down the same day (they do numerous different trips so I think they schedule each one based on projected numbers). We certainly weren't disappointed, although it was quite the peaceful... More

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