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Perfect trip to see seals

Faster boat than other trips on offer in St Ives meaning we reached Seal Island well before the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Winchester, United Kingdom
A fun day

Great fun with Daisy on the boat, seals were showing off unfortunately haven't seen other water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kasia K
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Wharf Road | Outside The Lifeboat Station, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
+44 7773 008000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Faster boat than other trips on offer in St Ives meaning we reached Seal Island well before the other trips leaving at the same time and were able to watch the seals in peace! Very friendly staff and plenty of information given. Not too many...More

Thank jpidsley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun with Daisy on the boat, seals were showing off unfortunately haven't seen other water mammals but perfect trip! Many thanks

2  Thank Kasia K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant trip and stunning views. We were lucky with the lovely weather and calms seas too but this shouldn't stop you if not so good. I was wondering whether we would just get a glimpse of one or two seals, however, we ended up seeing...More

Thank Curtis N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Accosted by a lovely lady outside the lifeboat station who took our money and ensured the boat waited for us as although we knew the time I'm a pain for the last minute anyway rushed around and caught the tender to the dolly p where...More

Thank mryo69
Reviewed 9 June 2018

We had a great fishing trip yesterday afternoon. Thank you for the excellent experience, very friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

If your going to see the seals this is worth it just for the boat!!! The power and speed this boat has is amazing and makes the trip so much more fun, staff where chatty and helpful. Would like to book a trip to the...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

I recently booked up to go on a boat trip to seal island on the Dolly P boat with my two 5 year old boys. When I phoned, I was told there was fog but they were hopeful it would clear. We didn’t think we’d...More

3  Thank Dan P
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to come on the prime time trip to seal island. They run every hour and a half from the little light house on the pier. You’ll find a lady by the beach selling tickets. We got on the boat and...More

1  Thank Deblou87
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We were told that Dolly P is best boat to go to Seal Island on as it is the fastest and you get to spend more time there. This is true - we passed the boat that left 25 mins before us and arrived at...More

3  Thank RayGilliland
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We booked on the harbour in St Ives and went on one their boats (Lady P), massive fun with the speed and surf crash in round the boat. Very fast and exhilarating. Great chance to see the seals. Probably best boat trip we've had in...More

3  Thank V B
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27 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