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

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ilfracombe Harbour | Kiosk 2, Ilfracombe Pier, Ilfracombe, England
Phone Number: 01271879727
Website
Description: Spectacular wildlife and coastal cruises aboard "Ilfracombe Princess" one...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 82 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Short ride to Combe Martin

Disappointed no seal trips on the day I went. If you phone to book a place please note that they often only book the day before you want to go because they don't know what the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Mintyburble
,
Chesham, United Kingdom
Add Photo

82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Chesham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
257 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Disappointed no seal trips on the day I went. If you phone to book a place please note that they often only book the day before you want to go because they don't know what the weather is doing. Very nice trip. It got a bit choppy on the way back, but I would go back on the boat again... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buckinghamshire, England
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Beautiful views of coastline. On a comfortable vessel with a very knowledgeable captain and crew. Easy to book at the harbour.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
136 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

On our annual trip to Ilfracombe we took the opportunity of going on the 2 hour trip to hopefully see some Seals and the wildlife along the coast. The weather that day we nice and calm. The staff on the Princess are very friendly an knowledgeable . The running commentary is very interesting and makes for an enjoyable trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Devon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I took a group of learning and physical disabled people on one of the trips that the Ilfracombe Princess offers. I was concerned about how they would get aboard,but no problem at all! The crew were amazing! The boat comfortable and clean and the assistance surpassed all expectations

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Two adults and 2 children one was disabled in our party. This was the spur of the moment thing, we were just out for a walkabout and the boat was getting ready to sail. It was a 1.5 hour trip out and back and takes you up and around the coastal line. Can be enjoyed by all ages and all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The staff where very friendly and helpful. The trip was just over an hour and the views are stunning. This is an audio tour as they give you interesting facts about the various places you go. Would recommend to anyone.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Our initial impression was great. We called this morning and were told there was a 2.30 wildlife cruise so we booked two spots, and were told to arrive at 2pm and to check the cruise was still running before we paid for parking. The guy on the phone was really friendly and helpful, and we thought if the rest of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed the 2 hour trip westwards along the Devon coast. It was a shame the seals were not playing but the commentary by the skipper was most interesting and informative. The rough sea had made trips earlier in the week impossible but it was well worth the wait.Thanks to all the crew.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Luton
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Husband and I went on a hour and a half boat trip (£14) very friendly crew and had wonderful knowledge of the whole area. Even got to see a shy porpoise. would recommend for all ages.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Taunton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Well I wanted to go on the rib ride or jet skiing for my birthday but was persuaded by my daughter and grandchildren that a boat cruise would be safer and anyway they preferred a more leisurely form of transport - and I wasn't disappointed. Friendly, helpful staff and excellent narration. Only way to see this magnificent and varied coastline... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Ilfracombe Princess also viewed

 

Been to Ilfracombe Princess? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ilfracombe Princess

Address: Address: Ilfracombe Harbour | Kiosk 2, Ilfracombe Pier, Ilfracombe, England
Phone Number: 01271879727
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe

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?