Historical Lifeboat Trips – St Ives.

Trip Information

The Historical St Ives Lifeboat Trip on the famous James Stevens No.10

If you’ve already been on our sea safari or are just fascinated by history and landmarks, our historical boat trip will be one of your favourite things to do whilst in St Ives, Cornwall, onboard the James Stevens No.10 towards Godrevy Lighthouse.

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. 

The route for this trip is weather dependent, we aim to skirt the coast from St Ives Bay to Godrevy Island, giving passengers a close-up view of, Porthminster, Carbis Bay, Lelant and Hayle beaches. The boat passes the mouth of the Hayle Estuary, the infamous Hayle Bar. then further up the coast you have Godrevy Island.

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.

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.

a view from james stevens no.10

St Ives Historic Lifeboat Trip Gallery