Underwater Sea Safari
1 hour 15 mins
Seal Island/Godrevy Lighthouse
Our ever popular '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.
Nemo alongside the harbour quay
Seal hauled out
Seals at Seal Island
A number of seals hauled out resting on rocks at Seal Island
Seal looking through the window
A friendly seals looks up through the window of the glass bottom boat, Nemo, in St Ives
Families look for sea creatures through the glass bottom. Nemo Glass Bottom Boat, St Ives.
Catshark spotted at the Eastern Carracks
A catshark is spotted through the glass bottom of Nemo at a nearby reef in St Ives Bay
A Common dolphin is seen fully breaching out of the water in St Ives Bay
A 5-point starfish is found in a reef in St Ives Bay onboard Nemo, St Ives' glass bottom boat
A friendly seal pops his head out of the water
Want the boat all to yourself?
All of our boat trips are available as a private charter. Perfect for birthdays and special occasions or even if you just want the boat all to yourself!
Suitable for all ages and enjoyed by all the familly!
Bring your pooch along at no extra cost
Infants 12 months and under go for free!
Hot & cold refreshments available onboard
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.
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.