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Padstow Sealife Safaris

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Padstow, United Kingdom
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About Padstow Sealife Safaris
Padstow Sealife Safaris offer passengers the chance to experience the high speed thrill in search of the rich and diverse marine wildlife that the North Cornish Coast has to offer, yet in a safe and responsible manner. Our ethos is for sensitive wild life observation without disturbing their nature habitat. Your safety and comfort are paramount to us. All passengers are fitted with life jackets and a safety briefing given before departure of every trip. Waterproofs are available on request. We understand that some people may have a disability or are just concerned about the boat, just tell us and we will do our utmost to help. The vessel is fully licensed and carries Third Party Insurance (excluding personal effects).
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a trip I had been looking into for some time and decided to bite the bullet and treat the family, well I wish I hadn’t bothered!! I understand that the wildlife can be unpredictable and that’s fine (we saw 2 seals by the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went out on the Saturday morning tour with Jenny our wildlife guide and Ian our skipper and has a fantastic experience. We sat at the front of the boat which was an experience in itself when out at sea but good fun. We saw...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear what a fantastic time you had out with us, with lots of wildlife, local points of interest and a fun experience sitting shotgun! We hugely appreciate your recommendation and...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A really great trip out with the safari team - wildlife being wildlife we were evaded by all but one puffin and a single seal sticking his head out of the water but that was more than made up for by the stunning pod of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Tania R
Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Unfortunately the wildlife are not cooperative all the time, but it sounds as though the wonderful dolphin encounter you had made the trip worthwhile. It is great to hear that the crew made it...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were treated to a fantastic trip with an experienced skipper and knowledgable guide. The boat was really comfortable, fast and manoeuvrable. We saw a sunfish, seals, number of different members of the auk family (not the Tolkien variety!) The highlight were the puffins, such...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear both the skipper and guide were experienced and knowledgable and you were happy with the boat journey itself. It sounds like your wildlife was fantastic and it’s great to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on this today. Lovely friendly helpful staff. My wife got sea sick and the lady on board couldn't of been more helpful even kept checking up on her to make sure she was ok. Amazing trip overall we managed to see Dolphins Seals and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear that our staff were both friendly and helpful and that we were able to make yourself and your wife feel comfortable despite a batch of seasickness. It sounds like...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We are regular visitors to north Cornwall but usually spend time walking beaches and spending time in the surf rather than focusing on attractions etc. Three of us did this trip in May 2018 and saw seals and numerous dolphins - the dolphins played around...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy to hear you have returned for another boat trip and that both years you have had the luck of seeing both seals and dolphins as we can’t always guarantee all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ian and the team always provide a great experience! We have been on at least a dozen trips with the crew and more often than not we find dolphins and we usually encounter a lot of seals and sea birds too. I highly recommend Padstow...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear that you enjoy our trips so much that you come back so often! It is always a pleasure to see familiar faces returning - it must mean we're doing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with our grandparents and 4 year old daughter. Weather wasnt the best but putting on the extra layers made it more fun. Saw lots of puffins and other amazing wildlife and managed to see some seals. Even went looking for some dolphins but didnt...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank marshallaj
Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your trip with some great wildlife to see. It is a shame the dolphins weren’t out to play this time but hopefully you can come back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot recommend this boat trip enough. I had booked the safari for my husband and I for the Saturday but it had to be cancelled due to the weather. Which worked in our favour. The weather on the Sunday was brilliant but we still...More

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Date of experience: May 2019
Thank HayleyPlatt89
Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is always sensible not to keep your expectations too high because, as you say, it's wildlife and wild animals can be unpredictable. It is great to hear that even without the wildlife side...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did a 2 hour sealife safari, and it was incredible. The coastal wildlife and scenery was beautiful. Both driver and guide were knowledgeable and felt in safe hands. My first ever puffin, so exciting to see such a beautiful bird! Thankyou so much.More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed your time out on the water with us and we are happy that the crew made you feel safe in their hands and shared their...More

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TheDunns433
July 29, 2018|
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Response from Padstow_Sealife | Property representative |
2 hour Sealife Safari: Adult - £39 Child (under 16) - £25 Under 5 - £15 1 hour Seals Cave Experience: Adult - £22.50 Child (under 16) - £15 Under 5 - £10 1 hour Coastal Powerboat Tour: Adult - £25 Child (under 16... More
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wonderwoman92
April 22, 2018|
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Response from Padstow_Sealife | Property representative |
Hi there. Well behaved small to medium sized dogs are permitted on our boats, however, often dogs do not like the sensation of being on a bouncy boat so it is worth taking into consideration whether the dog would be ok with... More
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868evelync
June 12, 2017|
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We welcome kids from age 2 and up, however, all kids react differently on the boat. Most kids love it, but some are not so sure. Every day is different conditions-wise and everyone's experience may be different. It is the... More
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