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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 12 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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Ormskirk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Not your average slow boat around the bay our trip on the Dolly P was just the adventure we had been promising our four year old grandson. As the tide was just coming in we were taken out on a skip to meet the Dolly P then told by our captain Mike when we past the green marker we would... More

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our second visit on the dolly P. Yes the boat does go fast and it can be choppy but adds to the enjoyment. If in doubt just look out to sea as I am confident the skipper can't influence the weather. We went to seal island on a beautiful day and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Saw several seals for 15 mins... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If I'm honest then I wouldn't have gone out on Dolly P from St Ives if I'd known how choppy it'd be as I am a bit of a scary cat, but I am so pleased that I did it as it was exhilarating! We were taken from the jetty by a small boat with an outboard motor over to... More

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

An amazing way to spend an hour! For only a tenner per person you get such a good time. A lovely guy picks you up from the jetty in a tiny boat and takes you out to the bigger boat, the captain/guide on the big boat was funny, helpful and very knowledgeable. The trip put to seal island is great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We'd been on the boat for 20 mins or so already and had seen the seals. Me and my partner had just been saying how the trip was worth the price - I mean, it seemed faster and so much more fun than the others, and then the Dolly P seemed to draw in closer to the seals than the... More

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