Private boat Hire - St Ives.

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Private charter tour options

A one-hour option – 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.

A two-hour option – See the wildlife at Seal Island, explore the history of Godrevy Island with its famous lighthouse and experience the imposing cliffs of Hells Mouth, all within a 2hr charter on Dolly P.

With a 2 hour private charter you can choose how you spend your time but this is how we would typically entertain. 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.

A four-hour option – A 4 hr charter from St Ives opens many possibilities as to sights and experience, see the wildlife at Seal Island, explore the history of Godrevy Island with its famous lighthouse and experience the imposing cliffs of Hells Mouth, visit the coastal mines at Botallack or head out into the ocean past Lands End into some of the most active currents attracting everything from dolphins to whales and sharks as they migrate, feed and breed.

With a 4 hour private charter you can choose how you spend your time but these are just some of the options. 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.

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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.

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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