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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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Wonderful stay.

We have stayed here several times but not for a few years. The outside doesn't do this place justice. Inside the decor is modern and relaxing. The views are amazing , you feel as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We have stayed here several times but not for a few years. The outside doesn't do this place justice. Inside the decor is modern and relaxing. The views are amazing , you feel as if you are on the sea ! You fall asleep to the sound of the sea and wake up to spectacular views. Yes the rooms are... More 

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

My four year old daughter and I took a trip on the Dolly P to go to Seal Island. The boat is down a set of steps at the end of the pier but there was someone to help my daughter on and then when we left, there was just one crew member. Before we went out, he explained where... More 

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