Historical Boat Trip on the famous St Ives lifeboat, James Stevens No.10

If you’ve already been on our sea safari or are just fascinated by history and landmarks, our historical boat trip will be one of your favourite things to do whilst in St Ives, Cornwall, onboard the James Stevens No.10 to Godrevy Lighthouse.

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.

Godrevy Lighthouse is thought to be the inspiration for Virginia Woolf’s “To the Lighthouse”. The Lighthouse stands 26 meters high and is one of the coast’s most famous landmarks.

The St Ives Boats Easterly trip across the bay in the direction of Newquay offers views of Porthminster and Carbis Bay beaches before passing the long, sandy shores of Hayle Towans towards Gwithian and Godrevy. Along the way on the lighthouse boat trip, do be sure to keep a lookout for the local wildlife. We are seeing lots more Dolphins recently and both common and bottlenose dolphins pass the bay. there are plenty of different sea birds to be seen and even sharks and whales can be spotted from time to time. The Lighthouse was built in the late 1850’s and the island hosts a colony of Atlantic grey seals who haul up on the beach at Godrevy. Learn about the fascinating history as we explore during our approximate 15-minute stay.

Historical Boat Trips

  • The historical trip is suitable for all ages
  • The trip lasts around one and a half hours
  • £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!

Book our historical boat trip to see Godrevy Lighthouse on the famous James Stevens No.10

This boat trip skirts the coast from St Ives Bay to Godrevy Island, giving passengers a close-up view of, Porthminster, Carbis Bay, Lelant and Hayle beaches. The boat passes the mouth of the Hayle Estuary, the infamous Hayle Bar. then further up the coast you have Godrevy beach with its National Trust Car Park. We pass both inner and outer sounds of Godrevy Island.
Godrevy lighthouse up close
Godrevy lighthouse from the shore
lighthouse up close