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St Ives Boat Services operate coastal cruises, along the rugged Cornish coastline to Seal Island and To The Lighthouse, viewing Grey Atlantic seals, in their natural habitat. The MV Four Sisters is the largest vessel in St Ives, and is licensed for...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| West Pier, St Ives Harbour, St Ives TR26 1LP, England
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+44 1736 750008
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I phoned round for prices before starting my trip and got a good deal from these guys. £46 for a family of 5 as one of my kids went for free. The gentleman who answered the phone was really helpful, he was able to suggest...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Adam B, Owner at St Ives Boat Services, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Glad you enjoyed your boat trip. The man you spoke to was Dr. Pat our ticket salesman. I shall pass on your kind comments.

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Great trip to Seal Island but I chose this trip cause it said 1.5 hrs whereas the others said an hour. It was more like an hour trip and ten minutes waiting on the boat at the start. I got on at 12.50pm and was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Adam B, Owner at St Ives Boat Services, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your kind comments. Due to tidal currents, trips can vary by 15 minutes either side of 1.5 hours. The speed of the vessel varies between 6.5 and 9.5 knts depending on whether the current is with or against. All best,...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Was stopped a few days on harbourside by Pat. Decided a few days later to go out so went back to Pat. We took our two young children and I was concerned about the tide being out and going out on a smaller boat to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Adam B, Owner at St Ives Boat Services, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Many thanks for your comments. It was a pleasure having you on board The Four Sisters. All Best Adam & team

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent boat trip to Seal Island today. Very welcome and never anything other than in safe, knowledgeable and enthusiastic hands. Went with our three-year old who was very well looked after and the Four Sisters is the only trip boat in St Ives that life...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Adam B, Owner at St Ives Boat Services, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your comments. Very glad you enjoyed the trip and felt safe. We try to treat all of our passengers as if they were our own family. Kind Regards, Adam & Team

Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Everything from start to finish was perfect. Booking was easy and informative. The boat was spacious and comfortable. Adam (the Skipper) and Dougy were very friendly and helpful. We saw plenty of seals, largely due to Dougy's ability to spot them very easily. The journey...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Adam B, Owner at St Ives Boat Services, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Dear Madam, Thank you for your kind comments. We are all very happy that you enjoyed your boat trip. All Best, Adam & Team

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very caring and helpful Captain (Adam) and crew (Daisy) providing lots of local information as we were taken around the coastline on one of the best trips of this type we have ever had. Can't recommend them enough. Book yourself a trip on the MV...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Adam B, Owner at St Ives Boat Services, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Dear Passenger, Thank you for your kind comments. We are all very pleased you enjoyed your boat cruise. Adam & team St Ives Boat Services

Reviewed 6 September 2017

My mother wanted her ashes and those of my father and the dog Rusty's ashes to be scattered in the sea at St Ives as a last wish. I really did not know where to start to find a suitable service but very fortunately happened...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Booked a trip on the MV Four Sisters to seal island (2 Adults,3 Kids - £58.) the day previous but it got cancelled due to low numbers, just as well as the weather also closed in. Booking chap very apologetic and got us in the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Took a trip to see the seals with our 2 toddlers and 2 teenagers, we all thoroughly enjoyed it! The crew were so friendly, helpful, and so passionate about the wildlife, highly recommend this trip to everyone!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Saw dozens of seals, both lolling on the rocks and swimming near the boat, and even small pod of bottlenose dolphins! The coastline is stunning around St Ives and the views from the boat are incredible. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Adam B, Owner at St Ives Boat Services, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Dear Graeme, Many thanks for taking the time to review your boat trip. The sighting of Dolphins is always exciting and this year has been a good one for sightings so far. All Best, Adam St Ives Boat Services Class VI Passenger Vessel 'Four Sisters'

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