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Ilfracombe Princess

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Address: Ilfracombe Harbour | Kiosk 2, Ilfracombe Pier, Ilfracombe, England
Phone Number: 01271879727

Spectacular wildlife and coastal cruises aboard "Ilfracombe...

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 dolphins.New in 2005 and licensed for 100 passengers. Come and enjoy one of the most dramatic coastal landscapes in England aboard our safe comfortable vessel the 'Ilfracombe Princess'For more information, sailing times and to book visit us at the Pier Kiosk.

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A bit crowded but a good time

Had a nice hour and a half out on the Princess It was a bit like a cattle market, very crowded, and we didn't see and seals and the no of porpoises were very limited. Wouldn't do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kent, UK
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Kent, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice hour and a half out on the Princess It was a bit like a cattle market, very crowded, and we didn't see and seals and the no of porpoises were very limited. Wouldn't do it again, but ok if you haven't done it before

Thank DarrenandSteph
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really good priced hour and a half spent relaxing on a comfortable boat, going past the lovely coast line. We were lucky enough to see 8 seals on the rocks and a further 2 swimming, of course there is only a certain distance the boat is allowed to go but we could see them very well, and then later... More 

Thank LynneK888
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to this. We only saw 3 seals and no other animals. the guide / narrator was not very interesting. My kids were both bored and we were too. Shame

Thank TimGreen1409
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for the lighthouse and seals trip. Saw three seals, a porpoise and a very enjoyable trip. Unfortunately could not hear all of the commentary as we sat at the back of the boat. Cost £16 per person which was ok as we did get to see some seals

Thank pilsbury100
Boston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent sightseeing and wildlife trip along the North Devon Coast. The sea was relatively calm and the weather was beautiful - might not be so enjoyable in poor weather. The on-board commentary was easy to understand and very informative.

Thank Paul P
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good hour heading out towards Combe Martin and then back to Ilfracombe. The commentary was good and gave you an insight to some of the history along the coastline. Also pointed out a few beaches which we would never have known about. Also very helpful with my dad who is not the most able and also does not have... More 

Thank HarryHarris1000
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely trip along the north Devon coast. Dramatic clifftops and secluded coves. The skipper was interesting and informative. We saw jellyfish and gannets but unfortunately no seals or dolphins. Never the less it was still a pleasant journey. Definitely worth a cruise.

Thank Joanne B
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely boat trip and the crew endeavoured to find porpoise and seals. Good commentary by the Captain on the coastline between Ilfracombe and Woolacombe.

Thank Lynne D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a couple of days of not running due to very stormy weather, we were very glad to get a chance to go on our boat trip on the last day of our holiday! The weather was still unsettled and the swell made for quite a choppy ride, but this really added to the excitement of the trip! The commentary... More 

Thank Tamsin M
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A trip lasting approximately 75 minutes where the swell may have made some a little unsteady but I found added to the experience. The commentary was informative and interesting (despite the having to add every sentence with "OK" or "all right") and there was adequate room despite there being almost 100 on the boat. We even saw gannets feeding and... More 

Thank Anthony P

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