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Address: Wharf Road | Outside The Lifeboat Station, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
Phone Number: +44 7773 008000
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Description: Dolly P is the blue boat operated by St Ives Boats from the harbour at St...
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 1 1/2 hour Mackerel Fishing Trips and 4 hour Wreck and reef Fishing Trips. Bookings can be made by Mel, who you will find Outside The Lifeboat Station. Or phone to book
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Took ride to sea lion island

took a boat from St Ives to sea lion island. the sea was sooooo damn beautiful. it was good 30 -40 min ride and we were lucky to see around 4-5 sea lions ...

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

took a boat from St Ives to sea lion island. the sea was sooooo damn beautiful. it was good 30 -40 min ride and we were lucky to see around 4-5 sea lions ...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Took a trip along the coast to a rocky outcrop where seals live in the wild. The weather wasn't great but we were glad we were with a company that had a canopy to keep us dry from the spray off the front of the boat (other cruises didn't have the canopy on their boats but it's definitely needed. The... More 

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The boat ride was fast and fun. It was a misty day and we were worried we might not see any seals. No need to worry - we got to seal island, the mist cleared and the sun sparkled on the sea. There were seals all around. We spotted eight on land sunbathing and eight in the water swimming about... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Have been promising myself a boat trip out of st ives for years and took the plunge this time. Well worth it. Dolly P skipper, was great amd informative. Trip was great fun. I might think carefully about this and the other boat trips if i had a disability or wonky joints. Just check first wirh them to make sure

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I went as much for the boat trip as for the seals and had a great time. The Dolly P is a small vessel which carries 12 passengers, I think. The first great thing is the unexpected speed of boat - once it leaves the harbour it really puts on a turn of speed as it heads towards Zennor Head.... More 

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Dagenham, Essex
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The hour-long trip to and from Seal Island was made all the better by the near-perfect weather. Only two seals came out to play, but that was no fault of the friendly and obviously very experienced Skipper. You take your chances with wildlife and he took the boat in as close as was safe to the rocky outcrop. Although the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was a great trip on the 'Dolly P'. The guys who run the boats are very good. Very friendly and helpful. We were also fortunate enough to see dolphins right up close to the boat, which made the trip extra special. Great service, great experience

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

turned out to be a tame seal called Sammy, very cute and used to audience. The trip was very informative and when we got to "Seal Island" we could see two seals we could not get to close as there were wild seals and it would have been wrong to invade there space too much, rightly so. Seal Island is... More 

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Well worth a trip to Seal Island on one of the boats; we enjoyed a ride on the 'Dolly P', my wife, baby and I. The driver was very friendly throughout and made everyone feel at ease. I'd recommend this to other's generally. So, why not a higher rating? Well, having been on a different boat to Seal Island in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Lovely hour or so on the Polly P. Not being fit I had been apprehensive beforehand and unsure if I could go - it's a short dinghy ride from the pier to the boat and a transfer from one to the other. It was fine. Men on both used to guiding people and weren't phased by my kneeling part way... More 

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