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Address: Ilfracombe Pier | Capstone Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
Phone Number: +44 7827 679189
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Ilfracombe Sea Safari is a fantastic way to see the wildlife and vast...

Ilfracombe Sea Safari is a fantastic way to see the wildlife and vast expanse of beautiful coastline that North Devon has to offer. Come along on and enjoy one of our 4 tailor made rib experiences. From a stunning 1 hour coastal cruise to a 4 hour voyage to the unique Island of Lundy where you get to encounter the 200 resident grey seals.

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Fantastic experience!

'Warmly suited and booted, given the time of year Only poor eyesight would’ve meant you didn’t see us on the peer. Six excited adults waited with six ecstatic kids And a dog... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

'Warmly suited and booted, given the time of year Only poor eyesight would’ve meant you didn’t see us on the peer. Six excited adults waited with six ecstatic kids And a dog who couldn’t contain himself was giving everyone big licks! Soon the time came and aboard we did hop! Lifejackets securely fastened and with a splash we were off!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great trip out at the end of October. Better than all the others as it gets you closer (and faster). Really knowledgeable local guide (RNLI so knew the area like the back of his hand) and more importantly you could tell his passion and respect for the local area. Would highly recommend.

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Thank sean m
Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A family trip with different age groups. All loved it. Ask best place to sit if you are inclined to have a bad back as the dips up and over the waves can jolt your back. All loved it and would do again.

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Thank lockerscat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect from this tour but was such a nice way to see the coast and learn a bit of the history about the place to. Staff were very friendly and very informative when covering all safety procedures. Tours are very accommodating. One of the passengers on our tour was disabled (not sure what disability it was),... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic experience and well worth the money. We took the one hour option for £19.50 per adult. We paid on the dock but apparently online booking discounts are available. The staff are friendly and helpful. Great fun / experience for all ages (within reason). Defiantly recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

My 12 year old daughter and I booked a 2 1/2 hour trip on their speed boat and felt in completely safe hands as the skipper is also a member of the RNLI. The speed boat on its own was awesome as we took off over the waves, I have never seen my daughter so excited. The crew were fantastic... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We opted for the 1 hour trip, which is what most people do I think, so no expectations of going too far along the coast. We were taken to various areas of interest along the way, with the boat's crew stopping to point out the details and explain the geology, or provide information about what we were seeing. We weren't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Booked by phone, friendly and informative. Wanted a particular slot which was 1 place short so they put on a 2nd boat to accommodate us. Very well organised, good solid boats and good safety briefing (brief but effective!). Had great time, the boat stopped at intervals to give info on various points of interest. Saw a seal and a Sun... More 

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Thank Jo C
Portsmouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Probably the best £40 I have spent. Made to feel very welcome, the trip out was fast but very safe, and our guide gave us great local knowledge of the coastline. Got to see beaches and coastline that you'll only ever see by boat. Advice, get yourself booked on.

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Thank Pompeyeats
Yateley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Our 7 yr old is autistic with no sense of fear & had the ride of his life well worth the money. The 4 of us enjoyed it even our hard to please 15 yr old . We try & get weekends away with the kids in the summer to different places if we return to Ilfracombe again we will... More 

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