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St Ives boats - Boat trips, From the Harbour.

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Home of “Dolly P” & "Little Mermaid". Boat Trips St Ives

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 on the “Little Mermaid”.

 On our trips we explore one of the UK’s most stunning areas.

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.

Looking after st ives bay wildlife

We are an accredited wildlife safe operator (WISe Scheme) in St Ives Bay and our sea safari crew includes a British Divers Marine Life Rescue marine mammal medic who volunteers in a rescue role working with dolphins, whales, seals and much more.

Cornwall boat Trips For Everyone

Daily trips along the Cornish coast

Boat Trips depart daily, Easter to November, from St Ives Harbour, Cornwall. We leave at all states of tides if sea and weather conditions allow.

Sea Safari to Seal Island, Cornwall

Our Seal Island boat trip is our most popular. 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, and protected from predators and the forces of the Atlantic Ocean.

Two Hour Sea Safari Adventure

See so much more! Our longer safari provides varying destinations depending on wind, tide and the days wildlife sightings. From Portreath to Pendeen we can explore fascinating coastal sites including Hells Mouth, Godrevy Lighthouse and Seal Island or head out into deeper water to track larger wildlife. Don’t worry, there is a toilet onboard! 

Chat to crew Mike and Mike about their time sailing the world, rescuing marine wildlife and serving as lifeboat crew with the RNLI, all whilst seeing some of the UKs most stunning scenery and amazing wildlife.

Sea Fishing Boat Trips, St Ives

St Ives Boats now offers Sea Fishing Trips. A fishing trip from an old Cornish fishing harbour is often high on the things to do list for a holiday in Cornwall.

Join Ian and Dougie, both former commercial fishermen, on an hour-and-a-half trip. The catch will vary but the crew know many of the best spots and even when the fish aren’t biting, they have a wonderful array of fishing tales to keep you entertained.

Private Boat Hire

Want to hire a boat? Dolly P holds a full license to comfortably accommodate up to 12 passengers, and we are delighted to offer private boat charters tailored to meet your specific preferences. In addition to our advertised trips, we are eager to cater to your bespoke excursion desires. Our goal is to exceed your expectations, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss your individual needs.

Why Choose St Ives Boats?

St Ives Boats have been running boat trips along the St Ives coastline for over 20 years.
Our experience and local Wildlife knowledge are second to none.

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