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Address: Ilfracombe Harbour | Kiosk 2, Ilfracombe Pier, Ilfracombe, England
Phone Number: 01271879727
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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.
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Great trip out.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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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 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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.

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Luton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 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.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

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Burton, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

lovely and smooth sailing, i wandered from upstairs to downstairs and felt very steady. I loved the commentary on what we could see - it was hightide and we got to sail into a natural harbour - I really want to come back for another boat ride and to explore the beaches you told us about - sooo much info... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had a great time on their sister boat. The Midnight Express which took 8 of our young people on a trip they wont forget. Around the cost for a spot of fishing. Great Staff.. Karl at the kiosk was very friendly and kept the children entertained answering the most silliest of questions. Would definetly use them again another year...... More 

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Ilfracombe
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a fantastic cruise yesterday. The crew are so friendly and welcoming, they really look after eveyone. Narrative on the trip was good and informative, veiws fantastic of the coast line. Our dog was also welcome and he enjoyed his first boat trip.

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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