Sea safari boat trips from St Ives

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

Depending on the weather conditions on the day of your trip we will either head West from the harbour in the direction of Lands End where 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. Alternatively, just over 3 miles to the East of St Ives is Godrevy Island with its famous lighthouse and its own colony of Grey Seals, a trip that takes us out across the bay through the deeper waters.

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, at Godrevy we circle the island spotting seals, seabirds and possibly more! We stay for around 15 minutes before beginning the journey back to St Ives.
  • Sea safari trip is suitable for all ages
  • The trip is around 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 or Godrevy 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
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Dolphins off the Cornish Coast nr St Ives Cornwall, seen from a Dolly P boat trip
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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