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St Ives Boats

Wharf Road | Outside The Lifeboat Station, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
+44 7773 008000
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We boarded the dolly P for a visit to seal island. The skipper was fantastic and made the trip very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Booked a trip to seal island on 1st August 2017 for my three children and myself for 12pm on 9th... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
west midlands
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Dolly P is the blue boat operated by St Ives Boats from the harbour at St Ives. Dolly P, is a Lochin 33, a 10 metre boat powered by a 350hp Volvo Penta engine, for a fast, stable and comfortable ride. 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 6km west of St Ives. The boat, Dolly P, clings to the coastline before reaching Seal Island where the boat stays for 15-20 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 Fishing trips from St Ives, both 1 1/2 hour Mackerel Fishing Trips and 4 hour Wreck and reef Fishing Trips. Bookings can be made by Mel, who you will find Outside The Lifeboat Station. Or phone to book
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Wharf Road | Outside The Lifeboat Station, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
+44 7773 008000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We boarded the dolly P for a visit to seal island. The skipper was fantastic and made the trip very exciting. It was the highlight of our holiday despite the seals hiding when we reached the island. This is their natural habitat though so that...More

Thank AlisonM1974
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a trip to seal island on 1st August 2017 for my three children and myself for 12pm on 9th August 2017. All booked and paid for in full on the phone. On 8th August at 4.24pm received a call from Derek saying that the...More

Thank missholiday123
mike l, Owner at St Ives Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

St Ives Boats would like to point out that this review refers to an entirely different company! There are several other boats offering trips from St Ives, but they often refer to themselves as St Ives Boats. The correct name of the company that you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to St Ives yesterday just to go on a boat trip. We chose the Dolly P trip to seal island. The lady we booked with was very friendly and informative, and when we got to the quay the whole boarding process was very...More

1  Thank Rob G
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We went on the dolly p.mainly because I had read the reviews on here .for the 4 of us it cost £52. Fair enough the skipper was amiable enough.but the whole thing felt rushed and as if he couldn't get us off his boat fast...More

Thank geoffw421
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Whilst in St Ives we decided to go for a boat trip to Seal Island. The weather was being typically British but the rain luckily held off. Whilst waiting for the boat at the pier, a friendly seal started swimming around giving us a little...More

Thank ClaireAdamMoss
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

All round great experience topped by being joined by a pod of dolphins swimming alongside the boat. Mike the Captain was very friendly and informative. We found the boat ride very comfortable, we enjoyed seeing many seals, some stunning Cornish coast line, as well as...More

2  Thank Vince T
Reviewed 19 June 2017

On a lovely sunny day, my daughter and I decided to take a trip on the 'Dolly P' to Seal Island. We bought tickets from the friendly lady who was selling them by the Lifeboat House. As it was approaching low tide and there was...More

1  Thank Barry C
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We were on dolly p yesterday,on our last day in st ives,it's the on trip I really wanted to do whilst there,and it was as magical as I expected,loved seeing the beautiful seals in their own environment,and really enjoyed the boat ride there,Mike the captain...More

1  Thank Brummylass82
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Extraordinary experience at short notice, as we did not intend to go on a boat trip, nor indeed see dolphins today. The suggestion seemed good when approached by a friendly lady on the harbour, and she gave us a discount when asked. The purpose of...More

2  Thank Sisco T
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

It's a nice trip to see the seals and the scenery is lovely. My main issue with this tour is that you are given no information or facts about the seals which I feel would have given a much fuller experience.

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maureen c
3 July 2016|
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Response from stivesboats | Property representative |
Please can you call Mel on 07773008000 and she can answer any questions. Many Thanks