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“Well worth the money ”

Padstow Sealife Safaris
Ranked #1 of 15 Tours in Padstow
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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).
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the hour long safari, very nice rib, easy process of booking in and use if waterproof jacket if required.
Good safety briefing and all made to wear life vests, some young children on board they too had their own life vests.
The guide was good and informative and we did see seals and many different types of sea birds.
Some nice cafes and pubs nearby too

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

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed your trip and that the crew made the whole process nice and easy for you and made it safe, fun and informative for everyone on board. We hope you can come back to see us again in the future.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for the 1 hour to seal caves.
What's not to like, lovely view of the estuary and beaches then high speed run down the coast bouncing a few inches above the waves, peering in some caves, zoom out to the islands, loads of wildlife, wide variety of birds, 1 glimpse of a seals head and zoom back again. The guide was very knowledgeable and gave plenty of information about what we saw and also what could be seen.
If you want to guarantee seals or dolphins go to a sealife centre, if you want to see animals free in the wild then you take a chance, it's not a performance, if they want to appear it's up to them so if you don't see anything just enjoy the ride and don't complain.

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

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear what a fabulous time you had on your trip and we appreciate your candidness about seeing the wildlife. Of course we can't always guarantee that the wildlife will be around and want to be seen so it is great when our passengers understand and appreciate this. It makes every sighting all the more special. We are so pleased you had fun and hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went on a 2 hour safari, we also took our dog who was made welcome. It was an amazing experience im so glad we did it. we put it off last year due to having the dog with us. I recommend this experience to anyone. Next year I'm hoping to go on the 4 hr safari.

Thank Nat R
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your trip and that your dog was welcomed on board just as warmly as you were. Our longest trip is currently the 2 hour Sealife Safari but we would love to welcome you back for another trip again in the future.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister & I took two powerboat excursions with Ian, Kev & Jenny from Padstow Sea Safaris.

The first excursion was a 2 hour sea life safari boat trip with Ian. It was a combination of seeing some unbelievable wildlife & the powerboat experience! We were incredibly lucky to see a large group of dolphins, who swam alongside the boat for minutes on end.

We decided that we needed more powerboat action! So we arranged with Ian to go the 1 hour coastal powerboat tour, travelling down the coast to the Padstow Lifeboat Station at Trevose Head. Given our interest in & continuing support for the RNLI, this was much appreciated. Many thanks Ian!

Kev & Jenny took us out for our powerboat tour, which was informative, but above all exhilarating! Thanks again, we will be back!!

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

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your first trip so much you decided to come out with us again! I'm glad the crew took good care of you and gave you two fun and informative trips with great views of both wildlife and the coastline. We'll look forward to your next trip back out with us!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect day, great weather flat sea. The dolphins came right up to the boat.
The team were very knowledgeable, interesting and had the animals best interests at heart.

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

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear what an enjoyable trip you had and that the crew made it both fun and informative, whilst behaving respectfully around the wildlife. It sounds like you came on a good day too! We hope you can come back to see us again in the future.

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