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Ilfracombe Princess

Ilfracombe Harbour | Kiosk 2, Ilfracombe Pier, Ilfracombe, England
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Ranked #3 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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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

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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

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Somerset
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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

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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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

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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

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derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Fab boat trip out to see the seals. Very informative, not too long for the children either and a great price. Thankyou

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Oosterbeek, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We did not know anything about Ilfracombe or the boat trips that you can take from there so we let ourselves be surprised, and took a trip aboard the Princess, which seemed to be the most comfortable boat from Ilfracombe harbour. There were no dolphins or seals to be seen but that was no problem at all as we enjoyed... More

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A lovely hour and a half aboard the boat with some fantastic sights. Was a little disappointed with the seals part as we only saw 3 but was still a fantastic outing for the money!

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Marchwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were not lucky enough to see anything like seals or dolphins and I honestly would have thought that this would spoil the trip but in fact we had a great time. The coastline is nothing short of stunning, and whoever was providing commentary sounded interested in what he was talking about. This trip alone made me want to return... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went on an afternoon boat trip up towards Exmoor from Ilfracombe on a sunny but windy afternoon. It was £36 for a family of four for a round trip of an hour and a half. We really enjoyed the trip. There was an onboard commentary which gave us some extremely interesting information about the spectacular coastline, it's geology, history... More

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