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boat trips leaving St Ives Harbour.

Welcome to st ives boats

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

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.

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

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, protected from predators and the forces of the Atlantic Ocean.

Godrevy Lighthouse Tour

Join Ian and Dougie for a trip to Godrevy Island, a tour of stunning scenery and history, there is even a chance of spotting some of the local marine inhabitants such as seals, dolphins and a stunning array of seabirds. Imposing and unmissable Godrevy Island stands just over 3 miles East of the harbour.

Sea Fishing Boat 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 pumping have a wonderful array of fishing tales to keep you entertained.

Private Boat Hire

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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