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About St Ives Boats
We offer daily boat trips leaving from St Ives harbour, when seal watching along the coast at Seal Island or across the bay at the famous Godrevy lighthouse we explore one of the UK’s most stunning areas. We are licensed by the MCA to carry 12 passengers up to 60 miles. Our most popular Trip is the one hour trip to Seal Island, which we run hourly (weather permitting) on a daily basis. Seal Island is home to a colony of Grey Atlantic Seals and is 3 miles west of St Ives. The boat, Dolly P, clings to the coastline before reaching Seal Island where the boat stays for 15 minutes to observe the seals. The other boat trips we offer are trips to Godrevy Lighthouse, trips to Hell's Mouth and Private Charters, including Ashes Scattering Services.We also offer 1 1/2 hour Mackerel Fishing Trips. Bookings can be made by Mel, who you will find Outside The Lifeboat Station. Or phone to book
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trip itself was just under an hour, we had done our research and St Ives Boats offered the fastest boat which pleased my Dad's need for speed! It was a bracing and exciting ride - I was worried about my sea sickness but we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank trvlandwndr
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We went out on "The Dolly P" at the weekend on a one hour trip to see Seal Island. The weather was fantastic and we really enjoyed seeing the beautiful Cornish coastline from a different angle. The boat is small and it can feel quite...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ChristinaBirtles
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Very helpful staff from start to finish of the trip, The skipper explained everything as the trip went along. He told us about the seals & how they live on the Island. On our way back to St Ives saw jumpng large !! jumping Tuna....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lozza592
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Fabulous trips, yet again! On both these trips excellent fun, on both of these trips we had family and a young grandson on board. He’s only just coming up to 3 yrs old, so we were a little concerned, no worries, he loved them !...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank V B
Reviewed 17 September 2018

booked to go to seal island, and was not disappointed, the sea was a little rough so it was difficult to see the seals, our Skipper was daisy and she was excellent, told us a lot about the area and was full of knowledge. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 843davidy
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing trip on the dolly p. Getting to see the seals up close was amazing, captain daisy was full of knowledge about them and made you feel welcome. Daisy and the dolly p are a must if your ever in st ives.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank matthewfoster33
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We had a really good trip on the Dolly P. Fastest boat of this type in St Ives. Kids enjoyed the speed. Skipper was Daisy who was really friendly and very knowlegeable. Best looking boat skipper too 😉

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

A great trip out to Seal Island with my wife and daughter! The staff with the Dolly P couldnt of been more helpful! Our skipper Daisy made a good trip great and was great with my daughter and anwering 1000 questions about seals! She even...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank marklY6454EM
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic boat trip we had on Dolly P to Godrevy Lighthouse last week! The staff are amazing and really friendly and the kids were so excited. My son was even allowed to sit in the driving seat which he loved and which made...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Helen N
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We went on the Seal trip on the Dolly P with Skipper Mike on Thursday the 9th August. We all really enjoyed ourselves, saw seals and the views were amazing. It was a great trip.

Date of experience: August 2018
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1 July 2018|
Response from Deblou87 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry I didn’t see this sooner! I wouldn’t recommend this to someone who cannot get down some steep steps with a little assistance. Access to the boat is a bit ropey although the crew definitely would give you a hand. If... More
26 May 2018|
Response from stivesboats | Property representative |
sorry we dont have gift vouchers, but if you call Mel on 07773008000 im sure we could sort sum thing for you