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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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Fantastic Trip

A great trip out to Seal Island with my wife and daughter! The staff with the Dolly P couldnt of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark L
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An amazing trip to Godrevy Lighthouse!

What a fantastic boat trip we had on Dolly P to Godrevy Lighthouse last week! The staff are amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Helen N
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Cambridge, 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 good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“seal island” (91 reviews)
“boat ride” (15 reviews)
“small boat” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Wharf Road | Outside The Lifeboat Station, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
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+44 7773 008000
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"boat ride"
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"small boat"
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"great trip"
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"selling tickets"
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"on the rocks"
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"captain mike"
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"their natural habitat"
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"low tide"
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"recommend this trip"
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"enjoyable trip"
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"seals playing"
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"pod of dolphins"
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"friendly lady"
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"godrevy lighthouse"
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"feel very welcome"
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"worth a trip"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great trip out to Seal Island with my wife and daughter! The staff with the Dolly P couldnt of been more helpful! Our skipper Daisy made a good trip great and was great with my daughter and anwering 1000 questions about seals! She even...More

Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic boat trip we had on Dolly P to Godrevy Lighthouse last week! The staff are amazing and really friendly and the kids were so excited. My son was even allowed to sit in the driving seat which he loved and which made...More

Thank Helen N
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on the Seal trip on the Dolly P with Skipper Mike on Thursday the 9th August. We all really enjoyed ourselves, saw seals and the views were amazing. It was a great trip.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hoping to do this trip on the first day but a thick sea mist prevented any boats going out . We were asked to ring the following day and booked . This trip was the high light of our week . We loved...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spoke to Mel on Tuesday about doing a fishing trip and was told Thursday would be a better day. I was phoned by Mel on Wednesday to say that the boat was definately sailing and did that we were booked on the trip. This...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I called on the morning we wanted to do the boat ride on the Dolly P to see the seals, and Mel was so lovely. She gave us a lot of good information and booking this couldn't have been easier. We booked over the phone,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip to see the seals. The driver was friendly and pick up service was efficient. Perhaps slightly pricey for what it was but all the local companies charge similar I think.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely experience and customer service from this company. I phoned up and made the booking a day in advance but they're down by the life boat station if you'd rather do in person. Mel - very friendly. This boat trip isn't cheap and to begin...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the trip along the coast in the capable hands of our skipper Daisy. Weather wasn’t great but didn’t spoil the trip. Good view of the seals. Be prepared to get a little wet! But all adds to the fun. Grabbed our tickets from near...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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pinklady45
27 May 2018|
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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
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