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Ilfracombe Princess
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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...more
Ilfracombe Harbour, Ilfracombe, England
+44 7837 569667
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Just a magical 2 hour wildlife cruise along the coast between Ilfracombe and Woolacombe on the North Deavon Coast. A really excellent tour with all the pertinent facts and features of the journey along the coast passing Bullhead Lighthouse, and paying special attention to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dave G
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Took the 2 kids, dog and hubby on the one hour cruise. Sadly didn’t see any seals but the cliffs and coves were great. Brilliant views and interesting commentary from the captain. Great value at £36 for all of us. Would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank emmar916
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

We went on the wonderful 'Princess' boat out of Ilfracombe today and I can't recommend it enough. The trip was about 2 and a half hours. We not only saw porpoises and seals but the opportunity to see the beautiful Devon coastline, with a really...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We booked onto the 1.5 hour seal cruise yesterday and had a lovely time. The coastline is stunning from the water. We were lucky enough to see some porpoises and some seals. It was beautiful. £15 for an adult is pretty good value for this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SWH100
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We booked to go on a 1.5hr seal trip with the Ilfracombe princess. As it was a lovely day it was quite busy so quite glad we phoned to book. We really enjoyed the boat trip and we even saw a couple of seals. Great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank streames23
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We had a thoroughly enjoyable 2 hour seal spotting trip today. Really enjoyed the commentary about the north Devon coastline. Sea was a bit choppy on the outward journey which added to the fun. Would definitely recommend

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda T
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Reasonable cost, £37 for 2 adults and 1 child for the exmoor cruise. 1 & 1/2 Hrs . Some sea birds but no seals or porposes. Great commentary and well worth the money. Highly recommend

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank barrybZ6953ZM
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Initially when visiting Ilfracombe, I had wanted to go on the Seals tour, however due to the tide it wasn’t possible. We opted for the 90 min Exmoor cruise instead. The boat followed the coastline taking us in to lots of coves in Hele, Watermouth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank VikiR_11
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Been to Ilfracombe a few times but never did one of the boat trips so fitted it in this time - just did the 1hr trip which was ample time to see the lovely Devon coastline and have the Captain point out a few things...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jonnyf1968
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Lovely trip which wasn’t too long for small children. Too many people on each tour though. We were last in the que and so no options other than to sit inside and so look through the glass, we had pre booked too. I think less...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Claire T
August 29, 2018|
Response from wanda073 | Reviewed this property |
Think it was about £18 think you would be ok
Rachael B
May 17, 2017|
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Response from David_Barbeary | Property representative |
Yes, children are welcome, under 5's are free of charge.