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St Ives Self Drive Motor Boats
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Slipway opposite the Sloop Inn pub, St Ives TR26 1LP, England
+44 7824 633447
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All reviews life jackets patrol boat staff were really friendly great fun a lot of fun overseeing cord company holiday bay safety shore knowledge seals cornwall
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Spur of the moment while sat having a cuppa, discussed with the guy at the desk on the main road and he went through options clearly, guiding us to what we felt correct for what we wanted and purpose of visit to St Ives. Ages...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We hired one of these boats and it was fab, it was a last minute decision and we had so much fun and the kids loved it and both took a turn in driving it. We also saw 2 seals who decided to swim right...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Camellia N
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Went with the wife, 13yo daughter and dog. Booked an hour, had loads of fun, we all had a go at driving, even the dog, well he just stood there holding onto the steering wheel. Would definitely go again. Small tip when visiting St Ives,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Mark T
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We had another go on the bright yellow self-drive motor boats for an hour while we were on holiday in Cornwall. We were each given life jackets and told not to pull the cord unless the boat was sinking! There is a patrol boat out...More

Date of experience: June 2018
10  Thank Sandygranny
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

staff were really friendly and when we got stuck in the sand they were straight on the scene to push us out and advise. would definitely do again and would recommend doing the hour

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Everytime we visit St Ives we always have to have a drive on the Speed Boats, my little boy insists! They are a little pricey for the time you get especially as the boats are VERY slow indeed. Ideally they should have two options of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank danzy100
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Hired a boat out for half an hour. Was fun, our 8yr old daughter loved it. Got a boat straight away so strolled down to the shore where a young lad told us how to drive the boat. We let our daughter have a drive,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank watson642
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I am local but rarely get time to visit st ives. Well today I did and my little boy aged 5 wanted to go on the self driven boat. I thought we would be out of luck as was peak season. I approached the desk...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank zoe_claire88
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Our group of 4 pre-booked a seal Island trip with this company and unfortunately on the day we received a call to say all boats would not be running due to the weather conditions. Although we did not use the service I could not fault...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank MezL
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

My son who's almost 8 couldn't wait to go on one, we were giving our safety instructions and life jackets and sent on our way.. What fun we had my son loved every moment of it 30 mins was plenty of time x

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Danilea90
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Antonia R
22 August 2018|
Response from Sandygranny | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. They normally only operate from Easter through to September.