A great experience for all

boat trips leaving St Ives Harbour.

Welcome to st ives boats

Home of “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 boats” 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.

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.

we have something for everyone

St Ives Boats - daily trips along the Cornish coast

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

Sea Safari to Seal Island

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.

Historic St Ives Lifeboat Trip

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..

Private Boat Hire

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. we aim to fulfil your requirements. Contact us to discuss your needs.