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Padstow Sealife Safaris, Padstow

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Must see · Safari · Boat Tour
Sealife safari boat trips along the beautiful Cornish coast.

Based in the traditional port of Padstow.. Expect to see: Seals, Basking Sharks, Puffins... and lots more.
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  • We enjoyed every minute of the boat ride. The guide was so knowledgable and answered all questions we had. The boat ride was bumpy sitting at the front, it was really fun and we managed to see seals....  more »
  • Amazing trip; loads of dolphins that stayed with us for ages, bluefin tuna and a minke whale. Great trip, brilliant crew.  more »
  • Wow, where do I start with this incredible experience. From the minute I was kitted out by the lovely girl in my “wet weather gear” I new I was going to have a good ride from the experienced skipper.....  more »
  • Superb marine trip and respectful of the animals We've been on a few marine trips, and shopped around before booking this one. I must say, this is one of the best we've been on. The marine biologists were very knowledgeable, kind and easy to understand. The captain of the boat was very experienced, drove the boat very skilfully and very respectful of the animals. They got close enough for a clear view, but not too close to harass or endanger the animals. The rib ride itself was worth the money, and everyone found it extremely fun.We first saw a seal in a bay, and then saw the nesting spot for some puffins (it was out of season, but saw a lot more seals on the island). We then went looking for Common Dolphins. The conditions were a little choppy and I was doubtful we'd see anything, but the skills of the crew spotted a pod and the dolphins played around our boat for 15-20 mins before we headed back towards shore.While going past the beautiful Cornish coastline, the crew spotted (I still don't know how...very eagle eyed!) a sunfish! It was the first time me and my wife saw one, and she's been wanting to see one for years! We also saw a junior puffin flying by.This is definitely on of the best things we've done in Cornwall and fun for all. Highly recommended.
  • Huge thanks for a magical experience. I am a little nervous on boats, but not this time. I felt so safe on our vessel of happiness! The driver & wildlife guide were brilliant. We were lucky enough to see many local species of birds nesting, including the delightful little puffins. It was so close up & a dream come true to see puffins! I have lived by the Cornish coast for 15 years & this was a first. I have been on 3 trips with Padstow Sealife Safari over the years & I have been lucky enough to see dolphins each time. This time was exeptional. The dolphins were clearly delighted to see us & they allowed us to watch them so closely for such a long time. We could even hear their amazing clicks & sounds. It was the best wildlife experience of my life. Huge thanks to the crew whose skill & knowledge made this possible! Our adventure was topped with spotting seals & visiting a very impressive blowhole. Simply perfect! I will definitely return for more amazing memories.
  • Really enjoyed the wildlife and stunning scenery.
  • Great tour, great guide. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic he made the tour for us. Oh and the dolphins, they helped.
  • My 7 year old daughter and I went on the 10am Wildlife Boat on one misty morning last weekend. Despite wrapping my daughter up (it was very hot on land) experience tells me that it is still much cooler at sea but it didn't stop my daughter or other children feeling the cold. Don't ever forget to wrap up warm folks! Well, as pointed out to us by our 'captain' we were in nature and not a zoo. No puffins, no dolphins, whales or sun fish on our trip although we did see a seal pop his head up and saw some other unremarkable sea birds. Typical, a whale the day before and dolphins for the following rides I believe. HOWEVER! we still had a blast in the boat and it was still a fun and exciting activity which offers great value for money. We were still very happy and would definitely do again.

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