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Seal Island

"A Seal watching tour is one of the most popular things to do in St Ives, Cornwall."

Sea Safari to Seal Island

Join Little Mermaid on our Seal watching tours, head west from the harbour, towards Lands End where we soon pass St. Ives landmarks such as The Island, St Ives Head, Porthmeor Beach, and the Tate Gallery. Our trip is approximately 3.5 miles following the rugged Cornish cliffs and coves onward to Seal Island.

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, we stay for around 20 minutes before beginning the journey back to St. Ives.
Chat to crew Ian and Dougie about their time as ex-commercial fishermen, and deep-sea diving, all while seeing some of the UK's most stunning scenery and amazing wildlife.


  • A boat trip suitable for all ages

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


Check In

Depart St Ives Bay

Seal Island

Return to
St. Ives harbour

Check in on Smeaton's Pier for you tour 30 minutes prior to your trip time, for life jacketing, boarding guidance, and a safety briefing before taking the trip.

Join Ian and Dougie for a trip to Seal Island, a tour of stunning rugged coastal scenery, and stunning wildlife. 

Once we arrive at Seal Island, the boat will be put in astern towards the island where the Seals are usually basking in the sunshine on the rocks. After around 15 minutes of viewing, we make our journey back to the harbour.

Return to harbour, and enjoy the rest of your day.

Pricing | Adults £25.00 | Under 12's £15.00 | Under 1's Go Free

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