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Dover Sea Safari

Dover Sea Sports Centre | Esplanade, Dover CT179FS, England
01304 212 880
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Ranked #1 of 10 Activities in Dover
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Step aboard our purpose built comfortable RIB speed boat, the Dover Explorer, for an exciting fun...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: 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 20min Discovery Safari passing along the base of the historic 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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Deal, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Incredible experience whether you are local or not. Would recommend to all ages, it was a high spread, entertaining experience, and most of all we learnt rather a lot about our local coastline. Breathtaking sailing under Deal Pier and watching Time Ball Tower. Thank you to all the staff who made us feel very welcome and we will return in... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Brilliant trip, the kids and I loved it. Very knowledgeable friendly staff - I live in Dover and found out so much about the cliffs and the trip to Deal that I didn't know. Will be going again and would recommend it to anyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were so fortunate with the weather; after the storms and rain of the previous week, the Dover Sea Safari (DSS) team had managed to lay on a wonderfully sunny and relatively calm afternoon at the end of October. The team were so professional completing all of the administration and kitting up the passengers in less than 15 minutes; ages... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I really enjoyed this excursion. I had a few reservation, but these were just because I am not a confident swimmer :-) The weather was in our favour, giving us a nice sunrise and very calm sea. This meant we could travel quite rapidly to the Sands arriving with the Sun directly to our East showing off the Sands magnificently.... More 

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St Margaret's Bay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My mother-in-law had wanted to visit the Goodwin Sands her entire life. Today, she got her wish and we joined her for the experience. It was an early morning start at 07:00 from the Dover Sea Sports Centre to witness the sunrise over the Channel. Amazing team from the centre and skippers who knew how to get the most out... More 

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Claire and I booked this trip on groupon for £35.00 (unbelievable value) really friendly staff, very informative and you can tell they really love what they do and why wouldn't they ? the high speed blast back to dover was tremendous and like a big kid I felt like saying 'again again!'. You will not be disappointed , can't wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Absolutely fantastic. Very friendly staff, really enjoyed the coastline "sprint" as well as the silence and eerie looking forts at Shivering Sands just oozing history. Highly recommended. Thank you very much for a really enjoyable trip.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Can highly recommend this experience. Easy booking through Groupon, chose a calm, sunny afternoon & thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I've already bought more tickets to take my niece before end of season. After being kitted up with splash proof & safety gear we were led to the boat's mooring marina & helped aboard. T Plenty of information was given -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was a birthday treat for grand son and grand daughter and friends but grand parents were allowed to join in. Fantastic fun, Pete and Sally were great and a brilliant time was had by all. We will be back because we enjoyed it so much.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We booked the boat for an hour and a half private charter for my childrens 8th and 9th birthday. We did two 45 minute bay blasts, and we all absolutely loved it. Not sure if the adults or the children had more fun. The Skipper Pete was awesome as was his helper Sally, both were really great with the kids.... More 

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