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!
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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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Stacey R.
Stacey R.
15:49 15 Oct 21
Absolutely brilliant experience! Both Mikes were very friendly and informative! We got to see a number of seals, lovely to see in the wild. We were also lucky to get a perfect clear blue sky on an October day! Which were great conditions for the boat trip and seal spotting off the gorgeous Cornish coast. Many thanks once again! Definitely recommend!!!!
Sandra B.
Sandra B.
14:10 07 Oct 21
Absolutely brilliant experience, crew were lovely and reassuring all the time and we got to see the seals as promised. Would definitely recommend this trip.
Stephen B.
Stephen B.
18:34 03 Oct 21
A must do, very enjoyable visit to Seal Island. Our thanks to Mike and Mike.
Annabel K.
Annabel K.
21:14 25 Sep 21
Mike and Mike were great. So informative and friendly. Must go do and book with these guys
Donna M.
Donna M.
16:27 14 Sep 21
Mike was very knowledgeable and friendly.
The trip itself was lovely, with easy access.
tom C.
tom C.
08:19 12 Sep 21
Absolutely great trip, Mick and Mick were fantastic with there knowledge and stories which really made the trip. Seeing the seals was great and a glimpse of some dolphins topped it off. The patience they had for my 3 year old was fantastic, showing him some pictures of sharks as well. Well worth the money, especially as some is donated to charities. Be sure to arrive an hour early to St. Ives as parking isn't fantastic
Lindsay H.
Lindsay H.
13:15 05 Sep 21
Have just done the seal trip with the 2 Mikes.
What an amazing experience. Saw loads of gorgeous seals.
The information and knowledge of these guys is second to none. We could spend all day listening to your stories and ocean info.
Highly recommend. !!
Amanda G.
Amanda G.
17:02 03 Sep 21
Great boat trip. 12 person boat meant it was not crowded. Crew were really knowledgeable about the sealife. We saw seals and also a dolphin made an appearance. A fab trip for adults and children!
Bea P.
Bea P.
07:15 31 Aug 21
Amazing!! Saw so many seals and the staff were so informative. Boat wasn't crowded at all so could really enjoy the trip.
Rachael B.
Rachael B.
22:46 27 Aug 21
Fantastic trip, definitely worth doing. Lovely tour guides with a lot of knowledge to share. I would highly recommend this experience
Anna J.
Anna J.
17:11 27 Aug 21
Brilliant! The guide was very knowledgable and we saw lots of seals! Thoroughly recommend.
Julia A.
Julia A.
11:04 19 Aug 21
Had the best time out on the Dolly P this am.
Great bunch of guys ,especially Mike who was a great host on the boat and gave us lots of information and made us laugh.
Very interesting hearing about the all of the wonderful work they do rescuing animals such as seals ,whales .dolphins and much more .
We were super lucky and spotted dolphins feeding. My kids were thrilled.
The seals were wonderful to see too.
Thank you for a amazing experience..
It's one we will never forget.
Highly recommend you take this trip.
Worth every penny.

Julia and family
From Torquay,Devon
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