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Address: | Dover Sea Sports Centre, Esplanade, Dover CT179FS, England
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+44 1304 212880
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Step aboard our purpose built comfortable RIB speed boat, the Dover...

Step aboard our purpose built comfortable RIB speed boat, the Dover Explorer, for an exciting fun filled Sea Safari. Sit back in our padded seats and let our highly professional Skipper and Crew take you out through Dover Harbour, passing the huge cross Channel ferries and heading out to sea on the Safari of your choice. Our Skipper and Crew will provide a professional fun and interactive voyage that is suitable for all ages and abilities. We offer a range of scheduled guided Sea Safari's ranging from: 1hr 30min White Cliffs & Beyond Safari passing along the base of the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, spotting the smugglers cuttings and caves. Turning for home upon reaching and passing under the award winning Deal Pier. Or, our 2 hour Seal Safari to visit and observe our fascinating Harbour Seal colony in the mouth of the River Stour, as seen on BBC Autumn Watch.Your expert Skipper and crew will personally ensure your voyage is a unique entertaining Sea Safari experience. We can also tailor a private Sea Safari to suit your requirements.

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What a fun way to see the Dover-Deal coastline, you'll only ever see this by boat. This company is professionally run, we had a short safety briefing, given jackets for an extra... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jackie B
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a fun way to see the Dover-Deal coastline, you'll only ever see this by boat. This company is professionally run, we had a short safety briefing, given jackets for an extra layer and life jackets, I felt safe in their hands as we set off at a gently pace. Our guide was full of information, stopping at intervals to... More 

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Doverseasafari, Manager at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Thank you Jackie, so pleased you enjoyed your trip :) More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend the Dover Sea Safari - brilliant trip out. Very friendly team and easy booking system. They kept in touch if the trip had to be rescheduled because of the weather and rebooked us in. Very exciting and saw loads of seals.

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Doverseasafari, Manager at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the 5* review so glad the weather decided to play ball and we got you out there come back soon :) Sally, James and all the team More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the "White Cliffs and Beyond" trip online before my visit, which went as smoothly as the overall trip. Staff was friendly, the tour was fun and informative, and my friends and I had a great time. Next time I'm in London I will definitely look into booking one of the other tours! Though I'll try to avoid visiting... More 

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Doverseasafari, Manager at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, thank you for the 5* review .... sorry everything was closed maybe a good reason to come back and see us ;-) regards James, Sally and the team More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Dover Sea Safari is a 'must do' if you're visiting the East Kent coast. We were so fortunate to have a glorious day - blue skies and sunshine - and it was lovely to be out on the water in the Explorer. James - our guide - was great, knowledgeable and welcoming and full of useful, interesting information about... More 

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Doverseasafari, Manager at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Hi Sara, thanks for taking the time to write us a review much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon :) Sally, James and all the team More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it's £35 (~$40), but this is worth your time and money. This is your best way to see the cliffs, unless you can afford a private plane ride to view them. The tour I chose was 1.5 hours and it was the perfect amount of time to be on the water. This can be a great activity after walking... More 

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Doverseasafari, Manager at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Hi Hannah, Thank you for the 5* review. So pleased you enjoyed your trip with us come back soon :) More 

Mason Ohio
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 10am hidden seals tour on a 40/50 degree (on land) day. We left the port and headed out past the white cliffs (nice views and photo op's) and on down the coast for a 45 minutes ride. The last five minutes included some speedy turns for any speed boat lovers. We then observed about 20-30 seals lounge... More 

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Doverseasafari, Manager at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, much appreciated. Yes .... it is cold in April and that is why we do stress the importance of layering, it does get a little bit warmer as we head into the Summer but still not shorts and t.shirt weather out at sea come back soon :)... More 

Dover, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great morning on the Dover Sea Safari seal trip. Thank you to James our driver who was very knowledgeable and for the thrilling experience. Some lovely views of the white cliffs and the beaches that you can't see from the land. Returned to dry land with a thrilling boat ride. Highly recommended for all the family.

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Doverseasafari, Manager at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for the 5* review ..... so pleased you enjoyed the trip a fabulous start to our 2017 Sea Safari season. :) More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic morning with Dover Sea Safari!! The whole thing is very professionally run. When we arrived we were given over jackets (I would definitely take one if offered it- as it was windy in the Channel) and a life jacket. The trip to and from the Seal bay was great fun, and took about 25 minutes each... More 

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Doverseasafari, Manager at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Hi Kate, thank you so much for the 5* review, much appreciated. The first trips of the season have been fabulous with some lovely customers which has kicked the 2017 season off perfectly we would love to welcome you back again .... maybe to the Goodwin Sands next time ;-) More 

Dover, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My 12 yr old grandon't and daughter went on this. Thy said it was great fun. They really looked after u on the boat as it races around the sea. U get wet so u have to wear jackets and any sort of wet gear.

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Doverseasafari, Manager at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we will always adapt a trip to "thrill seekers" or gentle sightseers ... we aim to please :) More 

Dover, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Fun trip...informative giving lots of info about the history of the cliffs and area followed by a thrill ride back to Dover. Highly recommend it

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Doverseasafari, Manager at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review ... we're so pleased you enjoyed your trip. More 

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