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Ilfracombe Princess

Ilfracombe Harbour | Kiosk 2, Ilfracombe Pier, Ilfracombe, England
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Ranked #2 of 6 activities in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Spectacular wildlife and coastal cruises aboard "Ilfracombe Princess" one of the most technologically advanced passenger vessels in the U.K.Based in... more » 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. « less
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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We wanted a longer trip but, on the day, only 1 hour cruises were available. We headed off towards Combe Martin and enjoyed good views of sea birds and the coastal scenery along the way accompanied by a good commentary pointing out the various features and local history. This is a lovely way to see this coastline and wildlife (they... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I joined a cruise to Coombe Martin along the coast calling at other bays along the way. The comentary was interesting and contained local knowledge.

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I love going out on the water when i get an opportunity, i was too late for the longer cruise and waited around for hours to go on this trip. there are no queue numbers given out with the tickets so you need to arrive early to queue for your choice of seating and there is no sheltered or seated... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Took my Mum (88yrs old) on this coastline cruise. The attention that she received from the original booking to the disembarking was terrific. She has a mobility problem but these guys were fantastic and so patient. They brought her and her walker down the steps and got her seated comfortably and throughout the whole time we were on board kept... More

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Exeter
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went on the one hour trip up to Combe Martin and back on a very hot but windy day (they weren't doing the longer trips because of the wind). Excellent modern, clean vessel with friendly crew and interesting commentary, thank you. And there were no 'hints' or other pressure to 'tip' the crew at the end of the voyage.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Yes wildlife is not always on tap but it was for us all seals on the rocks , and judging by the 25 foot waves we had this winter , and a sad loss of pups we saw 2 and 5 adults lovely well looked after by all 2nd trip on this boat last one was just as good 5... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Such friendly staff from the first contact. Helpful when getting on and off the boat. Cruise was explained where we were going and information kept been given. The crew helped us look for wildlife and gave us the history of the places we were visiting. Absolutely wonderful. So good we did an hour and a half cruise up the exmoor... More

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Yeovil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Have made two visits to the Ilfracombe Princess while holidaying in the area. There are two cruises available. We initially went on the seal cruise up to Woolacombe Bay (2 hours). It was a hot afternoon so a chance to enjoy the sea breeze was especially appreciated. But it really was a great afternoon! Fantastic scenery. A really well-informed commentary... More

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Portskewett, null, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Today we went on a cruise on the Ilfracombe Princess. The weather was very hot and the sea was quite calm. We were wanted to especially see the Seals & Porpoises, and was told by the sales person on the quay we would definitely see them on this trip. Whilst we had magnificent scenery we were very disappointed that we... More

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Pewsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It was a really hot day ! too hot to take the children to the beach, so we decided to take them on a mini cruise to see the seals, they absolutely loved it, the Ilfracombe princess was clean with a toilet on board ( very handy with kiddies) commentary throughout the whole trip which was really good and informative,... More

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