Little Mermaid Boat Trips
''A Must Do Experience''

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Memories are made on the Little Mermaid.


The Little Mermaid offers fun and unforgettable hourly boat trip experiences from St Ives Harbour. 

Take a trip out to Seal Island or Godrevy Lighthouse on a Sea Safari and see what the local water has to offer!

Hire out the boat for a private charter, ashes scattering or Sundown Cruise.

Our trips are suitable for everyone, the whole family including your dog! (please see FAQ's).

St. Ives Sea Trips is a local family run business, with captain Ian at the helm and his son crew member Ben. We pride ourselves on customer service.

Nothing makes us happier than you enjoying your trip, see our Trip Advisor reviews.


Watch the stunning Cornish coastline and interesting marine life, including Seals, Dolphins, Sunfish and more.

See more on our Boat Trips page and to book.

Our Vessel

Enjoyment and Safety are our top priorities.

Built for the Southampton boat show in 1999 aptly named Millennium this 36ft Corvette bullet is designed as a category B vessel for offshore use. Designed to handle winds up to beaufort 8 and 4 meters significant wave height.

The boat is coded by the MCA to be a category 2 vessel, this enables us to travel 60 miles from safe haven with up to 12 passengers and 2 crew.

We are compliant with the MGN280, meeting the highest standards of safety. 

Since Ian purchased the boat it has been through a number of upgrades, including a new engine which makes the Little Mermaid one of the fastest boats in St. Ives Harbour allowing for a comfortable and exhilarating experience.

We are WiSe Accredited upholding the aim of minimising the disturbance to marine wildlife by promoting responsible wildlife watching. 

WiSe Accreditation is obtained through training, certification and helping to raise awareness.