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St Ives Boats

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Address: Wharf Road | Outside The Lifeboat Station, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
Phone Number: +44 7773 008000
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Dolly P is the blue boat operated by St Ives Boats from the harbour at St...

Dolly P is the blue boat operated by St Ives Boats from the harbour at St Ives. Dolly P, is a Lochin 33, a 10 metre boat powered by a 350hp Volvo Penta engine, for a fast, stable and comfortable ride. We are licensed by the MCA to carry 12 passengers up to 60 miles. Our most popular Trip is the one hour trip to Seal Island, which we run hourly (weather permitting) on a daily basis. Seal Island is home to a colony of Grey Atlantic Seals and is 6km west of St Ives. The boat, Dolly P, clings to the coastline before reaching Seal Island where the boat stays for 15-20 minutes to observe the seals. The other boat trips we offer are trips to Godrevy Lighthouse, trips to Hell's Mouth and Private Charters, including Ashes Scattering Services.We also offer Fishing trips from St Ives, both 1 1/2 hour Mackerel Fishing Trips and 4 hour Wreck and reef Fishing Trips. Bookings can be made by Mel, who you will find Outside The Lifeboat Station. Or phone to book

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We wanted to visit Seal Island on the 25th July 2016 and St Ives Boats were brilliant at accommodating myself and my son on board Dolly P. Mel, the lady I spoke to about our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Wayne S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to visit Seal Island on the 25th July 2016 and St Ives Boats were brilliant at accommodating myself and my son on board Dolly P. Mel, the lady I spoke to about our booking was an absolute star. Her customer service was exceptional and her service was just the start of our amazing experience with St Ives Boats.... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Myself and my partner visited St Ives with my sister and brother in law and as we were walking towards the Harbour we got stopped by a lovely man who was selling boat tickets to seal Island for £10pp. Both me and my partner bought tickets and we're told we had to catch our boat from the other side of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We got a last minute offer for £10 each as they wanted to fill the spaces, it was worth the money. We had to go all the way to the other end of the harbour from where we bought the tickets, got on a little skiff to the main boat. There was only 7 of us so there was plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Whilst walking down through St. Ives we were caught by a lady selling tickets to go see the seals by boat . After a while we decided to give it a go . We're told to go right to the other end of the harbour to get the boat from a jetty . When we eventually got thier I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

A lovely afternoon trip on the sea to seal watch. The captain was very informative and friendly. Definitely recommend to others

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A wonderful way to spend an afternoon, a journey in a great little boat from St. Ives harbour to seal island. As well as fabulous close up views of the basking seals we were lucky enough to be visited by a group of dolphins. Everyone, associated with the Dolly P was friendly and helpful, from Simon(G) who sold us our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Booked both trips with Simon G, who was really friendly and helpful. Went out of his way to book us all a trip. Husband and son went on the mackerel fishing, enjoyed it even though they didn't catch anything, saw dolphins too. I went on the seal island trip with Mum and the skipper was really friendly and knowledgeable. We... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

a lovely trip out on a great day this is a lovely experience for all the family to enjoy a great way to see cornwall from a different perspective.

Thank paul m
Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

we went on 2 trips with the same women mel, she was excellent she didnt force us to go on the second one she advised us to buy the tickets after we had been on our first boat trip to make sure we was still up for it

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Went on the Dolly P trip to seal island with my partner and our 3 year old daughter. Phoned ahead to book. Dealt with Mel. Very friendly and efficient. Collected tickets from outside RNLI building and within 15 mins we were all at sea! Great to look back from the water at the lovely beaches and coastline. Had 10-15 minutes... More 

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