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Address: | Dover Sea Sports Centre, Esplanade, Dover CT179FS, England
Phone Number: +44 1304 212880
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Step aboard our purpose built comfortable RIB speed boat, the Dover...

Step aboard our purpose built comfortable RIB speed boat, the Dover Explorer, for an exciting fun filled Sea Safari. Sit back in our padded seats and let our highly professional Skipper and Crew take you out through Dover Harbour, passing the huge cross Channel ferries and heading out to sea on the Safari of your choice. Our Skipper and Crew will provide a professional fun and interactive voyage that is suitable for all ages and abilities. We offer a range of scheduled guided Sea Safari's ranging from: 1hr 30min White Cliffs & Beyond Safari passing along the base of the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, spotting the smugglers cuttings and caves. Turning for home upon reaching and passing under the award winning Deal Pier. Or, our 2 hour Seal Safari to visit and observe our fascinating Harbour Seal colony in the mouth of the River Stour, as seen on BBC Autumn Watch.Your expert Skipper and crew will personally ensure your voyage is a unique entertaining Sea Safari experience. We can also tailor a private Sea Safari to suit your requirements.

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Goodwin sands

Fantastic trip to Goodwin sands yesterday with Craig and Stuart. Have been wanting to do this trip for ages and it surpassed our high expectations. Sunshine,flat ocean ( even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Walmer, United Kingdom
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Walmer, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic trip to Goodwin sands yesterday with Craig and Stuart. Have been wanting to do this trip for ages and it surpassed our high expectations. Sunshine,flat ocean ( even spotted a porpoise en route!) and then the remarkable sands. A truly amazing place. A vast pristine wilderness on which we were free to explore. The rib trip back was exhilarating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our time with Dover Sea Safari - great boat, well piloted, skipper gave us maximum fun on our way back - doing donuts and high speeds etc - at our request! Saw the seals in the mouth of the river - guide very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to when talking about the seals, or the boat and the... More 

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Northamptonshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic value for money with a great skipper Craig today. A must trip if you are visiting the area. Craig had great local knowledge as he took us along the white cliffs of Dover. The views are great, and the trip even had locals on board enjoying the fabulous coastline. Great professional and expert skipper on a must trip for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was bought the White Cliffs trip for my birthday last year, and luckily on the day of our voyage the sun was shining and the sea was flat as a pancake. Before we'd even left the harbour we saw a seal and things only got better from there. Having lived for 40 years around St Margarets, Kingsdown and Walmer... More 

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Thank Trevor N
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the White Cliffs Tour to celebrate my son's birthday. We had a wonderful sunny day, the cliffs look amazing from the sea and we passed three castles Dover, Walmer and Deal. The crew were very good, James the captain and Merlin (Dominic Cooper lookalike) our tour guide, both kept us informed and entertained, Merlin with his witty commentary... More 

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked the trip up the coast to Deal on the rib and was fantastic. The staff carefully prepare you for the trip with windproof jackets and life jackets and after a short walk you climb on board for the trip which starts in the marina and you slowly make your way acrid Dover port where features of the local are... More 

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whitstable
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have just returned from an exhilarating trip on the rib to see the seals. This was a birthday present for myself and twin sister-and what a treat it was! The ride on the rib alone was wonderful, but the very charasmatic and knowledgeable guide Merlin, made the experience. He was well supported by James, the pilot, who too, was very... More 

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Whitstable
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely amazing experience. I went with my twin sister as a birthday present. The rib boat was fantastic and great fun and I cannot believe how many seals we saw within feet of the rib. I thought if i was lucky i may get to see the odd one;how wrong was I? Merlin was a star and told us... More 

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Henderson, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us booked the White Cliffs tour. Great trip on a rigid inflatable, holding about sixteen passengers. Both the Skipper, James, and our guide, Merlin, did a fantastic job of showing us the coast. Nice history commentary, and advice on other attractions in the area. We loved their sense of humor, and pleasant demeanor. We would do the trip... More 

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kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

This was a wonderful experience for all ages. The commentary was both interesting and informative. Thoughoughly enjoyed by our whole group . Would definetly recommend .

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