We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ilfracombe Princess

Address: Ilfracombe Harbour | Kiosk 2, Ilfracombe Pier, Ilfracombe, England
Phone Number: 01271879727
Website
Improve this listing
97%
Ranked #3 of 18 Activities in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Spectacular wildlife and coastal cruises aboard "Ilfracombe Princess" one of the most...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Spectacular wildlife and coastal cruises aboard "Ilfracombe Princess" one of the most technologically advanced passenger vessels in the U.K.Based in Ilfracombe harbour the Ilfracombe Princess cruises frequently sight seals, porpoises and dolphins.New in 2005 and licensed for 100 passengers. Come and enjoy one of the most dramatic coastal landscapes in England aboard our safe comfortable vessel the 'Ilfracombe Princess'For more information, sailing times and to book visit us at the Pier Kiosk.
Write a Review

69 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    51
    16
    1
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Always every year I go on the princess, My little girl and I love this trip! The owner tells us all about the local area as we go along and it is a relaxing boat ride around the coast. A star treatment from the crew. An AMAZING EXPERIENCE

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A very enjoyable and informative boat trip. I thoroughly recommend going out on one of these trips. I went on the trip up the Exmoor coast and we were joined by a shoal of porpoise, wonderful. Can't wait to go on the one that goes up to Lundy Island.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ulverston, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The organization and actual boat trips were very good and its and excellent way to see the coast from a different aspect and for those who cannot walk long distances. The commentary on the boat was very interesting too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We recently went on board the Ilfracombe Princess for a 2 hour boat trip. It was a great experience and the view of the coast from sea was amazing. We even managed to see a seal and a small dolphin. I would recommend this boat trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Went on a Coastal Cruise today with these guys. Went from Ilfracombe to Woolacombe Bay. The "Captain" of the boat was outstanding with his knowledge and always on the lookout for different wildlife, finding us seals. Slowing the boat to look at a Gannet. Thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing time. 10 out of 10 to the guys selling the tickets on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What a great way to see more of the coast line. We had a great trip sea was a bit choppy but that added to the fun. The boat is big enough to walk around and the crew were great, my wife has difficulty walking so boarding the Princess was difficult but the crew were very helpful and friendly in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It was always our intention to go on a boat trip whilst enjoying a short break in Ilfracombe! We found the Princess great value for money!! £40 for six of us!! We had an hour out on the sea which was informative, interesting and great fun!! If not a little choppy!! The crew were lovely and they welcomed our little... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Somerset
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
44 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We enjoyed a great trip on the Ilfraconbe Princess today. The sea was too choppy for a full trip, but a tour around the coast with an interesting commentary was ALMOST as good as seeing the seals! The chap who sold us the tickets was honest about it too - said it wasn't the full trip but we may be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
45 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We went on an hours boat trip on the Ilfracombe Princess and loved every minute. The man who took our payment was friendly and helpful and the men doing the tour gave us lots of information about Ilfracombe and the surrounding area. We didn't see any seals or dolphins but that didn't matter at all! We did have to queue... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We recently had a few days in ilfracombe and everyday went to see if the ilfracombe princess was running and finally on the last day we were in luck. We went on the longer trip and had a enjoyable trip up the coast. The weather got up on the way back but the boat owners can hardly be blamed for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ilfracombe Princess also viewed

 

Been to Ilfracombe Princess? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ilfracombe Princess staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?