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Padstow Sealife Safaris

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North Quay | Padstow Harbour, Padstow PL28 8AF, England
+44 7754 822404
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Exhilarating!

Wow what a thrilling ride! Got a lot wetter than I expected and the choppiness of the waves was a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Louise J
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Great family trip to see the sea life

This was my immediate family’s second trip, and my nephew and brother-in-law’s first on the 2 hour... read more

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Kate H
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Tewkesbury, 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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  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“saw seals” (59 reviews)
“hour trip” (67 reviews)
“sea birds” (74 reviews)
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North Quay | Padstow Harbour, Padstow PL28 8AF, England
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+44 7754 822404
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow what a thrilling ride! Got a lot wetter than I expected and the choppiness of the waves was a bit much for my boys but it made me feel alive! Very skilful skipper and knowledgeable guide. We weren't blessed with many animal spots, many...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was my immediate family’s second trip, and my nephew and brother-in-law’s first on the 2 hour Sealife Safari. Clear guidance was given prior to the trip about what to wear and waterproofs were provided for those that didn’t have suitable attire. Upon leaving Padstow,...More

Thank Kate H
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded today

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It sounds like you had great trip with two pods of dolphins, seals and lots of bird life. It is great to hear how knowledgeable your guide was, telling you about local and international...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The highlight of our trip! We were warned ahead of booking that the sea was very choppy and that some of the seals were heavily pregnant so we would be keeping a little further away - I’ve always been scared of deep water so when...More

Thank KatieClem
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded today

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm glad our staff let you know what conditions would be like and that they made you feel safe throughout the trip and that your daughter had a great time in the end. It...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I booked this trip a couple of weeks before me and my partner were due to go to Cornwall and it was the highlight of our trip. On the morning of our trip we had an email reminder for the time and meeting point and...More

Thank EmilyRozan
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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 sounds like you had great trip with lots of wildlife to see as well as some interesting parts of our coastline. It is great to hear how knowledgeable your guide was, making it...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went out with my two teenagers on the 1hr long seal trip. Due to the weather conditions we were provided with waterproof coats and trousers to wear - wow did we need them! It was brilliant with my two whooping over every enormous wave. We...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 sounds like you had a lot of fun out with us bouncing over the waves. It is great to hear that the crew were organised and made the trip fun and informative for...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a fabulous time yesterday on the seal cave explorer trip which I got for my husband and I to go on for his birthday present! The staff at the reception hut were friendly and gave us full waterproofs (which you need by the...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 how much fun you had out on the boat, enjoying both the high speed thrill and the lovely wildlife as well. It is also lovely to know how well...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have gone there on a family trip with German Shepherd puppy. No issues with anything. Staff extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Loads of fun, and few animals spotted.More

Thank Slawomir K
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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. Although we do our best to find as much wildlife as we can, the animals can be unpredictable and are not always easy to find or spot. It is great to hear that even...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organised provided overalls for kids. Saw dolphins and seals and enjoyed bouncing over the waves. All round excellent experienceMore

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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, we take great pleasure in being able to share our wonderful wildlife with our guests. We hope you can come back to see...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on two, two hour, trips two days apart. The first time we saw seals and were lucky to see the last of the puffins which flew in circles around our boat but sadly no dolphins. We therefore decided to go on a second...More

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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 trips and your experiences with amazing wildlife, especially the dolphins and the calves. We really appreciate your recommendation, and we hope you can come...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If this was adversitied as a power boat ride where you may well see some lovely wildlife, it would be great. It was quite a rough day which did make it trickier to spot wildlife, and we did see seals which was lovely. However, it...More

Thank Joanne B
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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 give us some feedback. Our boat rides are definitely a combination of both a wildlife watching trip and a powerboat ride and this is what makes us a different experience from some other companies. We know this area...More

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TheDunns433
29 July 2018|
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Response from Padstow_Sealife | Property representative |
2 hour Sealife Safari: Adult - £39 Child (under 16) - £25 Under 5 - £15 1 hour Seals Cave Experience: Adult - £22.50 Child (under 16) - £15 Under 5 - £10 1 hour Coastal Powerboat Tour: Adult - £25 Child (under 16... 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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