Underwater Sea Safari
1 hour 15 mins
The Underwater Sea Safari trip will take you away from St Ives harbour, depending on the conditions on the day you will go westward to Seal Island or Eastward to Godrevy Lighthouse. As well as spending a bit of time to peer through the glass viewing area to see below.
This trip is absolutely fantastic for observing such a large variety of wildlife. We regularly see Atlantic Grey Seals, not only at Seal Island but at Godrevy Lighthouse as well, usually hauled onto the rocks or spotted in the water. If you are lucky, you may even see Common Dolphins, Sun Fish or even Basking Sharks; seabirds such as cormorants, gannets and gulls are also great to watch from the boat.
Standing proudly across St Ives Bay is Godrevy Lighthouse. It was built in 1859 to protect passing boats from the treacherous 'Stones Reef', the light within the tower has not been in use since 2012 and was replaced by an LED light mounted nearby on the island.
A small rocky island just off the coast, the Western Carracks are known locally as 'Seal Island' due to the colony of Atlantic Grey Seals that are there year-round. People have been taking passengers on boat trips to Seal Island for over 70 years.
Suitable for all ages and enjoyed by all the familly!
Bring your pooch along at no extra cost
1 hour and 15 minute sea safari
Infants 12 months and under go for free!