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Charter Tours

Exclusive hire of our vessel, for the ultimate sea safari experiences

Private Hire

Starting from a 1-hour charter hire,  – Depending on the weather conditions on the day of your trip we will either head West from the harbour in the direction of Lands End where we soon pass St Ives landmarks such as The Island, St Ives Head, Porthmeor Beach, and the Tate gallery. Our trip “five points West” is approximately 3.5 miles following the rugged Cornish cliffs and coves onward to Seal Island.

Alternatively, just over 3 miles to the East of St Ives is Godrevy Island with its famous lighthouse and its colony of Grey Seals, a trip that takes us out across the bay through the deeper waters.

Along the way keep a lookout for the local wildlife. Dolphin sightings have become more frequent as both common and bottlenose dolphins pass the bay. A wide array of sea birds are seen and sometimes sharks and even whales are spotted.

Seal Island boasts an inlet allowing the boat to enter astern and allow close viewing of the seal colony in the most natural of habitats, at Godrevy we circle the island spotting seals, seabirds, and, possibly more! We stay for around 15 minutes before, beginning the journey back to St Ives

·        A boat trip suitable for all ages

·        Choose the length of your tour

·        This is a dog-friendly boat trip and go free!​



Little Mermaid:

1-hour charters with Ian and Dougie

- Fully equipped with indoor heating
- W.C. facilities
- Hot or cold drinks

- Warm food onboard in our microwave

Dolly P:

1, 2, or 4 hour charters with Mike and Mike 

- W.C. facilities


Charters tailored to your preferences

- Choose what you'd like to see and do
- Pick your vessel

Ready to plan your perfect Private Charter?

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"Let's make your celebration a cherished

and unforgettable moment!"

1 hour Private Charter only £275.00

moody weather over St Ives harbour, Cornwall

Why choose St. Ives Sea Trips?

Choose us for maritime exploration led by a captain and crew who have dedicated their lives to the sea. With their expertise and commitment, every moment aboard The Little Mermaid is unforgettable. Join us and embark on a journey that becomes a cherished chapter in your life's story.

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