Seal Island boat trip in St Ives

One of the most popular things to do whilst in St Ives, Cornwall, is the Seal Island boat trip.

Heading from the harbour, we round the Western side of St Ives in the direction of Lands End. We soon pass St Ives landmarks such as The Island, St Ives Head, Porthmeor Beach and the Tate gallery. Our trip “five points West” is approximately 3.5 miles following the rugged Cornish cliffs and coves onward to Seal Island.

Along the way keep a lookout for the local wildlife. Dolphin sightings have become more frequent as both common and bottlenose dolphins pass the bay. A wide array of sea birds are seen and sometimes sharks and even whales are spotted.

Seal island boasts an inlet allowing the boat to enter astern and allow close viewing of the seal colony in the most natural of habitats. We stay for around 15 minutes before beginning the journey East, back to St Ives.
  • Seal Island trip is suitable for all ages
  • The trip is one hour
  • £20 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.

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Occasionally, St Ives Bay is lucky to have other marine wildlife, such as Basking Sharks, Dolphins, Porpoises and Whales hunting for food or playing close to the shore and it is on the excursion to Seal Island where these magnificent animals will be spotted. A fantastic thing to do in Cornwall.

Seal island St-Ives Boats
Seal Island, The Western Carracks, Cornish Coast nr St Ives, Cornwall
Dolphins off the Cornish Coast nr St Ives Cornwall, seen from a Dolly P boat trip
Seal Island, The Western Carracks, Cornish Coast nr St Ives, Cornwall
Phone: 0777 300 8000
St Ives Boats (Dolly P) Outside the Lifeboat Station Wharf Road St Ives TR26 1LF