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St Ives Boats

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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About St Ives Boats
We offer daily boat trips leaving from St Ives harbour, when seal watching along the coast at Seal Island or across the bay at the famous Godrevy lighthouse we explore one of the UK’s most stunning areas. 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 3 miles west of St Ives. The boat, Dolly P, clings to the coastline before reaching Seal Island where the boat stays for 15 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 1 1/2 hour Mackerel Fishing Trips. Bookings can be made online or you can find us Outside The Lifeboat Station ask for "Dolly P". Or phone to book
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pixelpalindrome wrote a review Sep 2021
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Wow! What a fun boat trip! Mike and Mike were excellent guides. We were able to get very close to Seal Island (great views!), but not so close that we would disturb any wildlife. It was perfect! While we were at Seal Island, deckhand Mike had a seemingly endless amount of information about seals and other marine life. Turns out he does marine wildlife rescue… How cool is that? Skipper Mike was an excellent boat driver. Normally I’m a prone to seasickness, but I had nothing to worry about while aboard the the Dolly P. Overall, we had a wonderful experience on the Dolly P. Mike and Mike were friendly, informative, and professional. The trip was a great value, too 😎
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Lindsay M wrote a review Sep 2021
Manchester, United Kingdom27 contributions8 helpful votes
Excellent trip, Mike was very knowledgeable about the seals and the local environment, plenty of time near seal island, lots to see, a great trip.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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missusher3 wrote a review Sep 2021
Knebworth, United Kingdom323 contributions22 helpful votes
Dolly P is ran by Mike and Mike who spend all their time on search and rescue plus wildlife efforts, so their 100 days on the boat funds their families and enables important work. The boat trip was excellent, and we saw lots of seals on the island. We took our dog onboard and he was super chilled. A great way to spend an hour on the water! 🦭
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Charlene f wrote a review Sep 2021
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went with my son, partner and my mother in law while staying in perranporth . we all had a excellent time . saw plenty of seals on the island and around popping they heads up . Mike is very knowledgeable . felt completely safe . very good experience would recommend.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Nickymerse wrote a review Sep 2021
Borehamwood, United Kingdom107 contributions81 helpful votes
Fantastic trip with really knowledgeable crew. We had a brilliant trip on the Dotty P and saw loads of seals. What added to the trip was the stories and information given by the crew about the wildlife which kept even 3 teenage boys engaged.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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