On this 1 hour voyage we follow the rugged coastline to spot seals popping out of the caves to say hello
1 Hour Trip
Meet our local and friendly seals!
Breath-taking Seal Cave
Fun in all weather!
The shorter of our Sealife Safari, our Seal Cave Experience Tour is an excellent way to get out on the water for an exhilarating 1 hour taster of the Cornish coastline. Perfect for those of you who want to see the all the wildlife you can but don’t want to be on the water for a full 2 hours.
Following the coast along at speed, we will slow on approach to caved areas of the coastline, in search for grey seals who regularly visit here. In fact grey seals are one of the few mammals that can be seen here all year round!
If the conditions are right, we may also head out to one of the nearby offshore islands where seals often haul out on the rocks to sunbathe. An array of birds can also be seen on the trip, especially during nesting season for the guillemots and razorbills (April-July). If you are lucky, you may even be able to see dolphins or porpoises along the way. Grey seals are the larger of the two species of seal that breed in the British Isles. If weight is the criterion used, they are the largest wild mammals breeding ashore in the British Isles, adult males growing to 350kgs while females grow to 250kgs. We’ve got plenty of them here – UK grey seas are actually around 45% of the world population of seals!
Don’t worry we do not enter inside the caves, we approach the outside of the caves where seals can often be seen popping up to say hello, we don’t like to disturb or distress the seals by coming too close, however often they come up to greet us.
£22.50 per person
£15 per child
Under 5 Years
£10 per child
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What do I need to bring?
Obviously this will be weather dependent but here’s a basic list of what you need on your trip:
- A windproof jacket in general is a must. The boat reaches up to speeds of 50 knots and even if it’s not windy in padstow when you’re out on the open water the wind can pick up very fast.
- 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 devices damaged or lost on our trips. However we do make sure that all trips are as safe and smooth as possible so this is very rarely a problem.
- 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 water we do sometimes get spray or splashed and so it is possible that your shoes may get wet while on the tour.
- Binoculars many of our customers bring their own binoculars particularly if you’re interested in the bird life 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.
So what are you waiting for? experience Cornwall’s caves like never before. Book today!