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Padstow Sealife Safaris

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North Quay | Padstow Harbour, Padstow PL28 8AF, England
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Puffins, Seals & Doplohins

Amazing 2 hours and fortunate to see Grey Seals, Puffins and a pod of Dolphins making it an amazing... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
jacksonrichard10
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Wickford, United Kingdom
Excellent day

Puffins were in short supply but the dolphins definitely made up for it most enjoyable experience... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
valerieraper
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Bude, United Kingdom
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Padstow Sealife Safaris offer passengers the chance to experience the high speed thrill in search of the rich and diverse marine wildlife that the North Cornish Coast has to offer, yet in a safe and responsible manner. Our ethos is for sensitive wild life observation without disturbing their nature habitat. Your safety and comfort are paramount to us. All passengers are fitted with life jackets and a safety briefing given before departure of every trip. Waterproofs are available on request. We understand that some people may have a disability or are just concerned about the boat, just tell us and we will do our utmost to help. The vessel is fully licensed and carries Third Party Insurance (excluding personal effects).
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“saw seals” (61 reviews)
“pod of dolphins” (48 reviews)
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North Quay | Padstow Harbour, Padstow PL28 8AF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing 2 hours and fortunate to see Grey Seals, Puffins and a pod of Dolphins making it an amazing experience.More

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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear what a fantastic experience you had out on the boat with us and it sounds like there was lots to see! We hope you can come back to see...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Puffins were in short supply but the dolphins definitely made up for it most enjoyable experience , Staff were very helpful and courteousMore

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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is a shame that the puffins weren't out to say hello, but they become impossible to spot once they are hiding in their burrows. It is great to hear that the dolphins made...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went for the hour boat trip - it was brilliant-Andy was our skipper who was fantastic, made the trip fun and interesting . The only trouble was we enjoyed it so much we wished it was the 2hour trip—— next year hopefully.

Thank Jane B
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed your trip - so much so that you left wanting more! We hope you can come back to see us in the future.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on the 2 hour safari and both really enjoyed it. The guys in the booking office in the harbour are friendly and professional. The trip itself is great fun, combining the exhilaration of a fast boat ride with a chance to get close...More

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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear how much you both enjoyed your time out on the water with us and that the crew all helped to give you a warm welcome as well as an...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome experience of an exhilarating rib ride and bonus of seeing a seal and puffins. Would highly recommend booking with these guys for an informative thrilling 2hours 😊More

Thank Sarah P
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed the boat ride itself as well as the wildlife making both fun and interesting for you. We appreciate your recommendation and hope you can come...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a throughly enjoyable 2 hours on this tour around the Padstow sea area. During which time we saw seals, puffins, cormorants razor bills and gillimots. Our pilot/guide was very knowledgable and informative. As well as the wildlife we travelled at speed around the...More

Thank Thenod
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Yes, Padstow is always a very busy place so we always recommend planning ahead and leaving plenty of time to park. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your trip with an array...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The guys on the boat were brilliant! Really chatty, friendly and informative. We saw lots of seals, puffins, falcons etc. Our 2 boys (aged 7 & 10yrs) loved it! The boat itself is good fun, all the wildlife and scenery is just the icing on...More

Thank HayleyMK
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear how much the whole family enjoyed your trip and that the crew made it fun and informative for you. We hope you can come back and see us again...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a way to see the local sea life! Puffins, seals and dolphins etc - just fabulous. Really exhilarating to buzz across the water at speed, and Jenny our guide was super-knowledgeable about the wildlife in the area. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, highly recommend.More

Thank caseydog1
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear what a fantastic time you had out on the boat with us and it sounds like there was lots to see. We are pleased that the crew made it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spur of the moment decision to book an hour trip, booking and payment were easy, there was excellent communication from the company a warm welcome on arrival and warm clothing provided. Warm greeting onto the rib with good safety instructions. We were only minutes into...More

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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're really glad to hear that you had an amazing trip and that our staff made your trip informative and enjoyable. It is always really special to see the resident pod of Bottlenose dolphins, as we tend to see the common dolphins far more often....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely experience. Took the 2 hour tour and it was completely worth it! Saw seals in thier natural habitat as well as lots of birds but sadly no dolphins. Very friendly staffMore

Thank Alicia M
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed your trip out with us and that you got to see a lovely array of wildlife. It is a shame the dolphins weren't out to...More

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wonderwoman92
22 April 2018|
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Response from Padstow_Sealife | Property representative |
Hi there. Well behaved small to medium sized dogs are permitted on our boats, however, often dogs do not like the sensation of being on a bouncy boat so it is worth taking into consideration whether the dog would be ok with... More
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Evelyn C
12 June 2017|
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Response from Padstow_Sealife | Property representative |
We welcome kids from age 2 and up, however, all kids react differently on the boat. Most kids love it, but some are not so sure. Every day is different conditions-wise and everyone's experience may be different. It is the... More
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Gill D
22 August 2016|
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Response from Padstow_Sealife | Property representative |
Hi there, Yes we run all year If you give us a call (07754822404) in October we will get you booked in. PSS
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