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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 went on the dolly p.mainly because I had read the reviews on here .for the 4 of us it cost £52... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
via mobile
Seal Island Trip

Whilst in St Ives we decided to go for a boat trip to Seal Island. The weather was being typically... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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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 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Vince T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

1  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.

Thank LucyEds11
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Went on the seal island trip with our 2 kids. Some big waves and saw some seals. Kids got to sit in the captains seat on the way back. Staff very friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank Tarby82
Reviewed 3 June 2017

There were 10 of us on the boat including a few children, there was plenty of room. The captain kept the speed down so we didn't get too splashed, it was a pleasant ride to where the seals were and we were lucky enough to...More

Thank JeremyBasingstoke
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Went to Seal Island on the Dolly P, Captain Mike was very informative and we had a good amount of time to see the seals, well worth a trip to see the seals

Thank Sheryl S
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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