Welcome to St Ives Boats, “Dolly P” and “James Stevens No 10”, St Ives Historic Lifeboat

St Ives Boats offer daily boat trips leaving from St Ives harbour. Sea safaris on the famous Dolly P offer seal watching along the magnificent Cornish coast at Seal Island or across the bay at the famous Godrevy lighthouse . James Stevens no 10 is the restored St Ives Lifeboat from 1899 which offers historical tours around the bay and beyond. On our trips we explore one of the UK’s most stunning areas.

  • We are the only accredited wildlife safe operator (WISe Scheme) in St Ives Bay.and our sea safari crew features a BDMLR marine mammal medic who specialises in the rescue of dolphins, whales and seals.
St Ives Bay in Cornwall has been recognised by The Most Beautiful Bays Club as one of only 32 bays in the world and one of only 2 in the UK to meet the stringent requirements of outstanding natural beauty and interesting wildlife including dolphins, seals, sharks, whales and more.
St Ives Boats

St Ives Boats

St Ives Boats daily trips along the Cornish coast

Seal Island, The Western Carracks, Cornish Coast Nr St Ives, Cornwall
Seal Island, The Western Carracks, Cornish Coast Nr St Ives, Cornwall
Seal Island, (Western Carracks), lies 3½ miles (5.6km) West of St Ives, along the rocky Cornish coastline. Godrevy Island lies just over 3 miles (4.8km) to the East of St Ives. These rocky outcrops, near Zennor and Gwithian respectively are homes to colonies of Atlantic Grey Seals, where they feel safe, protected from predators and the forces of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Sea safari trip trip is suitable for all ages
  • The trip is around one hour long
  • £25 for adults,
  • £15 for under 12s
  • Babies under 12 months go free. You don`t need to book them in, just bring them along
  • Dog friendly boat trip and go free!
  • We are the only accredited wildlife safe operator (WISe Scheme) in St Ives Bay.and our crew features a BDMLR marine mammal medic who specialises in the rescue of dolphins, whales and seals.
Godrevy Lighthouse, St Ives Bay, Cornwall
Godrevy Lighthouse, St Ives Bay, Cornwall
Built in 1899 James Stevens No.10 served as the St Ives Lifeboat from 1900 to 1933 saving 225 lives in those years. Now lovingly and carefully restored our historical boat trip offers a chance to explore the bay and its most famous landmark on a truly iconic vessel. Constructed in the late 1850s to warn mariners of the dangers of the Stones Reef, Godrevy Lighthouse stands 26 metres tall on a small island just off the shoreline near the North Cliffs. Godrevy has been a familiar and welcoming sight for generations of St Ives seafarers, the area is littered with wrecks and tales of rescue and bravery..

  • Historical boat trip is suitable for all ages
  • The trip is around one hour and 30 minutes
  • £25 for adults,
  • £15 for under 12s
  • Babies under 12 months go free. You don`t need to book them in, just bring them along
  • Dog friendly boat trip and go free!
Dolly P heading out onto the Atlantic Ocean
Dolly P heading out onto the Atlantic Ocean
Our boats, Dolly P and James Stevens No.10, are fully licensed to carry 12 passengers and we are pleased to accept private boat charters to fulfil your preferred requirements. As well as the advertised trips, we are happy to accommodate your exact excursion wishes. Starting from just 1-hour at just £250 we aim to fulfil your requirements. Contact us to discuss your needs.

  • Explore the dramatic, rugged shoreline of the North Cornish coast from St Ives Bay. Our boat trips get you up close and personal with Cornwall’s unique heritage and stunning array of wildlife
  • Join us to explore one of the UK’s most stunning areas in and around St Ives Bay.

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Today's conditions.....

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What a day, 11 trips later we've finished the calmest day of the year so far, 12 trips tomorrow and it looks to be just as calm, can't wait!

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🎶 Dolly P still gleaming.. 🎶

That's how it goes right?

No trips today with continuing Northerly winds but at least we won't miss the big match. Come on England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
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Leaders of the world don't fear, Dolly P is here 😬

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We had a special guest onboard this morning, a young lady believe it or not called Dolly P! We had superb conditions for a lovely trip to see the seals.

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Come and visit us at our new check in and information hub on Smeatons Pier. This is our new departure point for all trips with our friends from @bluefin_charters ...

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Our skiff in front and Dolly P in the background, it's going to be a glorious day

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Craig W.
Craig W.
17:24 26 Jul 21
Excellent trip out to see the seals summer 2020, very knowledgable crew
Jane H.
Jane H.
13:19 25 Jul 21
Took 5 of the grandchildren on the Seal Island tour. They had a great time, the tour guides were experienced and knowledgeable.
Luke K.
Luke K.
19:33 24 Jul 21
Charm T.
Charm T.
11:22 21 Jul 21
Really professional lovely boat trip. Lots of information and facts given. Definitely recommend
Corina S.
Corina S.
15:36 16 Jul 21
A very nice day!
Lauren F.
Lauren F.
21:09 12 Jul 21
The seal boat trip was great. Short ride to see the seals and very knowledgable guide. Dog friendly too which was great for us!
Katy W.
Katy W.
08:02 01 Jul 21
Great experience on the dolly p to see seals. the people were very knowledgeable and they really cared about protecting the wildlife and nature. Would definitely recommend
Claire E.
Claire E.
21:35 30 Jun 21
Just been watching the episode on St Ives Susan Calman's grand week away. I took a trip on one of your tours a few weeks ago, didn't see any seals but the tour guide made it so interesting anyway, explaining about seals and other marine life. Good eye candy too
Ligiana O.
Ligiana O.
07:13 27 Jun 21
It was the best day of my life!!! The guys were awesome!!! The view was amazing!!
Jo W.
Jo W.
22:33 24 Jun 21
We had a great experience yesterday, from the moment we arrived on the pier to arriving back. The lady that greeted us was friendly and knowledgeable, she chatted away to us and she was happy to watch our little ones buggy while we were out. Mike and Mike were great crew, we all learnt so much about the beautiful grey seals and also about the other local wildlife. I’m so glad I booked this and couldn’t recommend it more.
Paula H.
Paula H.
17:18 15 Jun 21
Fabulous trip to Seal Island on Dolly P! Loved every minute!
Nicole
Nicole
21:30 06 Jun 21
Amazing experience to Seal island.. Loved every minute of it. Mike and Mike both doing fantastic jobs