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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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Extraordinary trip to the Goodwin Sands

We went on the Dover Sea Safari trip to the Goodwin Sands and what an amazing experience it was. The sands at low tide in the early morning sun are awesome - walking on miles of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kevin S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on the Dover Sea Safari trip to the Goodwin Sands and what an amazing experience it was. The sands at low tide in the early morning sun are awesome - walking on miles of sanding beaches that will only be there for an hour. Be prepared to get your feet wet getting on and off the sands and... More 

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Binsted
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the 1.5 hour safari which was bang on. It was like all the Disneyland rides crammed into one epic experience. Was not expecting it to be so much fun. Also learnt a few things along the way. Would thoroughly recommend for a family jaunt.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another fantastic experience at Dover Sea Safari. Great knowledge, excellent customer service, always leaves you wanting to come back for more. Thank you.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lot of fun on this trip - James gave us a very informative commentary en-route about the history of Dover, the Cliffs, and Deal harbour, stopping briefly at places of interest. Had a brilliant high-speed return, and loved every minute - even if a "freak" wave gave us a bit of a soaking!! Well worth every penny -... More 

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Doverseasafari, Owner at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Aha you were on one of my trips!....glad you found my commentary informative.....many hours on Wikipedia!! ;-) That was a genuine wet wave, not intentional hehe! Seriously though, many thanks for your review and glad you had an enjoyable afternoon. All the best James More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Craig and Merlin were super friendly and we learnt a lot about the local landscape and history on our invigorating boat trip around the cliffs. The trip was well organised and safe and importantly lots of fun!

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2 Thank misskirstycole
Doverseasafari, Owner at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Glad to hear Craig and Merlin were super friendly....they will keep reminding me you've said that! ;-) Thanks for your review Regards James More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Knowledgeable guide, good safety briefing and kit in case of wet weather. Would definitely recommend and will use again.

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Doverseasafari, Owner at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We'd rather not have to give out wet weather kit because of the lovely English summertime, but hey-ho it's there to be worn if that sun fails to shine!.....glad you enjoyed the trip :-) Regards James More 

Dover, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be wary of arranging a trip with this company. Our experience is that we had a trip booked and several days before the due date we received an email reminding us of our booking and a caution regarding the weather conditions. BUT that was it! There were no follow-up messages either by email, or to our landline or mobile phone.... More 

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Doverseasafari, Owner at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

We obviously have to hold our hands up and admit it looks like we failed you. Truthfully I am mystified as to why you couldn't get through to us.....however a few people are telling us this. We have therefore taken on an extra member of staff to ensure the telephone is answered from 9-5 7days a week. This will be... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent combination of the history of Dover and its eastern coast on the way out combined with a really fun blast on the way back. The team were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. A great experience.

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

A fun journey along the White Cliffs of Dover to Pegwell bay, where we stopped to see the seals basking. The crew made us welcome and gave us interesting facts along the way. Would recommend to most people, but not if you have a bad back.

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Doverseasafari, Owner at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Great to hear you had fun and saw the amazing seals. For those who have any concerns regarding bad backs, please do call us to ask questions. It is after all a speed boat ride, but we always try and accommodate every body. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I called 3 times prior to our departure (as instructed in the confirmation) to check to see if they were going out, but no one ever answered the phone. When we showed up, we were told that they had called us and had emailed us (we received neither a call, nor an email) that the seas were too rough to... More 

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Doverseasafari, Owner at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

We do always phone, text and email so we really cannot explain why you did not receive any message. I can only apologise that our phone isn't always answered, but we would have returned a voicemail. Glad you enjoyed your walk and found Mrs. Knotts tea room.....it is rather nice, especially the lemonade and scones. Regards James More 

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