Based at Ilfracombe pier on the North Devon coast our passenger boat trips depart daily from February-October and are suitable for all ages.Make Ilfracombe Sea Safari a centerpiece of your Ilfracombe vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Ilfracombe visit planner.
We run two 10 meter Humber RIB's "Voyager" and "Lundy Explorer" they will take you at speeds of up to 20 knots along the coast in complete comfort in search of dolphins, seals and porpoises all with the back drop of our coastline of Outstanding Natural Beauty including Lundy Island.
Due to the exceptional stability of the vessel the trips are even suitable for those who don't usually travel well on boats. Escape the crowds and join us for an unforgettable experience. We provide lifejackets but recommend you dress according to the weather conditions , so you are able to travel whatever the weather in complete safety and comfort!
All of our skippers are first aid trained and hold RYA commercially endorsed qualifications as well as various other navigation and diving qualifications and are all involved with Ilfracombe Lifeboat station.
Both boats run twin Evinrude Etec 200hp HO two-stroke engines and are rated at Three star* from the toughest emissions standard in the world. Plus, BRP through its Evinrude brand, is the only outboard to win the EPA's Clean Air Technology Excellence Award**. They also were the first two- stroke engine in more than 30 years authorised to operate on Lake Constance in central Europe, one of the most rigorously protected bodies of water on the planet.
So here at Ilfracombe Sea Safari's we do our upmost to protect the environment and the wildlife that lives along our coastline by using the best equipment available to us as we believe it is key.
Both Boats are licensed for 12 passengers and 2 crew.
Our boats are also available as safety boats and transfer boats.
Ilfracombe Sea Safari Reviews
As someone not keen on the sea , the crew on board made me feel at ease , cannot praise them high enough, local knowledge excellent , Amie and Mark kept us entertained for the whole hour , checking... more »
This tour was amazing. My two young children 11 and 6 loved it. Was disappointing we never got to see any porpoise or dolphins but that’s never guaranteed. The rocks and scenery were awesome and Mark.... more »
Went on the one hour safari with Alex our pilot, !!! And our three-year-old grandson absolutely brilliant time. Best trip ever, very informative and funny. Highly recommended.
Wow! What an amazing time we had, the very knowledgeable Dan & Ben made our trip so good we decided to go on another the next day haha. Everyone coming off the boat as we waited to get on said “you’re going to love it” and we did!! Great fun and really nice people. I would especially recommend the sunset cruise, such a beautiful way to see the sunset and share it with a few seals if you get lucky. Cap’n Sophie certainly knows how to rock the boat whilst making you feel super safe too.
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