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Dover Sea Safari

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Address: | Dover Sea Sports Centre, Esplanade, Dover CT179FS, England
Phone Number: +44 1304 212880
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Step aboard our purpose built comfortable RIB speed boat, the Dover...

Step aboard our purpose built comfortable RIB speed boat, the Dover Explorer, for an exciting fun filled Sea Safari. Sit back in our padded seats and let our highly professional Skipper and Crew take you out through Dover Harbour, passing the huge cross Channel ferries and heading out to sea on the Safari of your choice. Our Skipper and Crew will provide a professional fun and interactive voyage that is suitable for all ages and abilities. We offer a range of scheduled guided Sea Safari's ranging from: 1hr 30min White Cliffs & Beyond Safari passing along the base of the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, spotting the smugglers cuttings and caves. Turning for home upon reaching and passing under the award winning Deal Pier. Or, our 2 hour Seal Safari to visit and observe our fascinating Harbour Seal colony in the mouth of the River Stour, as seen on BBC Autumn Watch.Your expert Skipper and crew will personally ensure your voyage is a unique entertaining Sea Safari experience. We can also tailor a private Sea Safari to suit your requirements.

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White cliffs a sea view

Amazing trip on the speeding rib all along the coast - with great commentary . the white cliffs dazzle

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
Patricia C
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Amazing trip on the speeding rib all along the coast - with great commentary . the white cliffs dazzle

Thank Patricia C
Sanibel Island, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We had booked a day sail with this company several months in advance and paid if full. Two days before our sail we were contacted and told the sail would be cancelled due to weather conditions. I have sailed my own boat for forty years so I understand weather conditions. We were told our funds would be refunded. We happened... More 

Thank Eric G
Doverseasafari, Owner at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Eric, I am astounded by your reviews on here. Lets address the cancelation first; as a commercial operation we have to seriously look after your safety. If there is any doubt about favourable weather conditions, we will cancel/postpone your trip. I note that you have mentioned that you are a sailor, so accept you may well go out in more... More 

Dover, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I live on the White Cliffs not far from Dover and had often seen the Sea Safari boats going by. My disabled cousin came to stay, and I enquired if he would be able to get into the boat. We went last Sunday and had a fantastic time. The skipper Craig could not have been more helpful in getting my... More 

Thank David G
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I booked this boat trip as a present for my girlfriend and we totally enjoyed it. It is an hour and a half long. The boat departs from the Dover Sea Sports Centre and gets to the pier in Deal. It was raining on the day which made the whole experience more memorable and adventurous. Our tour guide Craig was... More 

Thank Veselin K
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Amazing would recommend anyone to go, have never reviewed anything on trip advisor it always slipped my mind but this is just incredible. We were taken on an amazing high speed boat ride by our guide Craig and spent time looking at the beautiful Seals that swam up to the boat and laid together on the shore before being treated... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I booked this trip as part of my husbands 40th birthday surprise celebrations. After getting kitted up and a safety briefing we set off. It was an absolutely stunning day and the sea was calm (kind of wished it was a bit choppier so it was a more bumpier ride!). Pete was very knowledgable and fun and made our day.... More 

Thank Becky S
Dover, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

With perfect weather this was a definate "not to be missed" trip along the coast to Pegwell Bay from Dover. From the Stour Estuary we got to see some 60 seals basking in the afternoon sun. While the wildlife sanctuary at Pegwell Bay is accessible by road you cannot even get to the sandbanks where these animals were so the... More 

Thank Phil W
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A beautiful day and a fab way to spend an afternoon. An exciting and fun RIB speedboat ride up the coast to Sandwich to see the basking seals. Having walked the entire length of the white cliffs the previous week, it was perfect way to view all the points I visited from the sea. Beautiful part of our Kentish coast,... More 

Thank eden.eden
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Pete ran the boat trip, great fun guy and very informative. We were lucky to have the sunshine. Over coats and life jackets were given, along with safety advice. We were informed of history along the route out, stopping at various points and had a fun and faster ride back! My children are 8 and 11 and loved every minute... More 

Thank Kazza19E-G
Tenterden, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were welcomed and assembled into a room and all aspects of our trip were explained, safety, life vests, itinery for the trip and so forth. The trip was on a nice warm day and with a calm sea it was a pleasurable experience. Knowledge of the skipper was good and he made the trip fun with some interesting boat... More 

Thank Richard H

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