Our popular 2 hour sea safari departs from the historic fishing port of Padstow and covers approximately 25 miles of our beautiful coastline.
2 Hour Trip
For the Animal Lover!
Breath-taking Coastal Route
Fun in all weather!
Your skilfully skippered RIB will travel out of the Camel Estuary to the Atlantic Ocean, travelling up to 25 knots and covering approximately 25 miles of beautiful coastline in search of an array of marine life that inhabits our waters and coastline. Slowing down in areas where we are likely to spot wildlife, you may be able to spot seals, dolphins, porpoises, whales, and even sunfish or the elusive basking shark during the summer months.
The Cornish coastline also hosts a myriad of seabirds including shags, cormorants, gannets, oystercatchers, shearwaters, fulmars and more. From the months of April to July, the cliffs are teeming with nesting guillemots and razorbills and you will visit “Puffin island” – one of the last places puffins can be found nesting in Cornwall – with hope of spotting these beautiful birds.
Our trips are professionally guided, offering you the chance to learn a little about the wildlife we see as well as local points of interest and our rich local heritage. We may also visit Port Isaac, home of ‘Doc Martin’, or Trevose Head, where you can get a unique view of the ‘new’ Padstow Lifeboat Station – you may even be lucky enough to see a dramatic lifeboat launch. You will have ample opportunity to snap some great photos of exciting wildlife and rugged coastline. Every trip is a non-stop mixture of sensitive wildlife observation and high-speed exhilaration.
What do I need to bring?
- A windproof/waterproof jacket is a must for this voyage. The boat reaches up to speeds of 25 knots and even if it’s not windy in Padstow when you’re out on the open water the temperature can drop very fast. We also suggest that you combine this with a warm fleece. A windbreaker will not offer sufficient warmth for the whole two hours – you must be sure that you’ll be warm enough before we set off. The time usually flies by on our trips but not if you’re feeling the cold.
- Sunglasses, to protect your eyes from the sun but also as protection against any bugs or spray that could otherwise go in your eyes. These are not a necessity though. We’ll leave this up to you.
- Camera or phone, lots of people want to document their trip and why shouldn’t they? In fact many of our customers are professional photographers who go on the trip to get a close snap of their favourite marine animals. However, this is brought on at your own risk. We do not offer cover for any devices damaged or lost on our trips. It is worth bringing a cover or case to keep your devices protected as we travel.
- Trainers or grippy shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. When coming off and on the boat we want you to be as safe as possible. That’s why we’d prefer it if your footwear was easy to walk in and comfortable. Also, depending on the conditions, we do sometimes get wet and so it is possible that your shoes may get wet too while on the tour.
- Binoculars many of our customers bring their own binoculars particularly if you’re interested in the birdlife our tour has to offer. We do usually have a pair of binoculars on the boat but it’s usually much more convenient for you if you bring your own.