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booked to go to seal island, and was not disappointed, the sea was a little rough so it was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David Y
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
The best little boat in st ives

We had an amazing trip on the dolly p. Getting to see the seals up close was amazing, captain daisy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“seal island”(92 reviews)
“boat ride”(15 reviews)
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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 5 days ago

booked to go to seal island, and was not disappointed, the sea was a little rough so it was difficult to see the seals, our Skipper was daisy and she was excellent, told us a lot about the area and was full of knowledge. The...More

Thank David Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing trip on the dolly p. Getting to see the seals up close was amazing, captain daisy was full of knowledge about them and made you feel welcome. Daisy and the dolly p are a must if your ever in st ives.

Thank matthewfoster33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really good trip on the Dolly P. Fastest boat of this type in St Ives. Kids enjoyed the speed. Skipper was Daisy who was really friendly and very knowlegeable. Best looking boat skipper too 😉

1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed 15 August 2018 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
Reviewed 15 August 2018 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
Reviewed 12 August 2018

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.

1  Thank gilbeyclaire
Reviewed 10 August 2018

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

Thank 222she44
Reviewed 9 August 2018 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

Thank vickyw1987
Reviewed 31 July 2018

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

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 31 July 2018 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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Mark D
2 July 2018|
Response from Deblou87 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry I didn’t see this sooner! I wouldn’t recommend this to someone who cannot get down some steep steps with a little assistance. Access to the boat is a bit ropey although the crew definitely would give you a hand. If... More
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