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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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An absolute must

We did the Exmoor Coastal Cruise, on what I admit wasn't a very pleasant day. Regardless of the conditions, we really enjoyed the trip and we would most certainly go again... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kelly M
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Exmoor Coastal Cruise, on what I admit wasn't a very pleasant day. Regardless of the conditions, we really enjoyed the trip and we would most certainly go again. The crew are very helpful and informative, pointing out a lot of interesting features of the coastline and nature, as well as filling us in on the history of... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely hour boat trip from Ilfracombe along the coast, saw a porpoise with her calf, would definately return and do a longer boat trip next time

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Kent, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 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

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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

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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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