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Mermaid Pleasure Trips

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Address: Wharf Road | The Quay, Penzance TR18 4BU, England
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+44 7901 731201

At Mermaid Pleasure Trips our aim is to provide you with the most...

At Mermaid Pleasure Trips our aim is to provide you with the most enjoyable, safe and memorable experience at sea. We run 8hr and 4hr deep sea wreck & reef fishing trips, and 2hr mackerel fishing trips. We also provide 2hr and 3hr wildlife safari cruises in Mounts Bay, searching for the marine wildlife in their natural habitat. These trips are extremely popular, so please phone, or book on our website. We take credit cards and Paypal payments from our website. All monies are refunded if weather prevents us from sailing. Hope to see you soon!

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What a suprise!

We booked the two hour sea saffari for a wednesday afternoon. We had the good fortune of spotting a large pod of dolphins, seals and even a basking shark!!! The crew member... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Devon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a gorgeous sunny day. We had booked with another boat but they got a last minute addition and we got bumped to The Mermaid. The boat was in good condition but the young crew gave absolutely no safety briefing (where are the lifejackets etc) which as yachting folk we found shocking. We motored to Seal Island. I would... More 

Thank vicodelporto
MermaidBoat P, Owner at Mermaid Pleasure Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, however, I believe you have reviewed the wrong boat. Mermaid II runs out of Penzance not St Ives and we do not take passengers from other boats. Before EVERY trip the owner/skipper (who is not young!) gives a detailed safety briefing, including where the lifejackets are, the liferaft etc. Mermaid II has never left Penzance... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the two hour sea saffari for a wednesday afternoon. We had the good fortune of spotting a large pod of dolphins, seals and even a basking shark!!! The crew member spotted the shark with his binoculars far out and guided the captin towards it for us to see. Really impressed by the whole trip and would definitely return.

1 Thank pigeonsw
Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We went on a Sea Safari with Mermaid Tours during our holiday to SW Cornwall in April. We had hoped that we might see some wildlife but fully accepted that we may not get to see anything. The skipper Adrian and Martin the wildlife guide were exceptional knowledgeable and also entertaining. We managed to see some seals early on into... More 

1 Thank holmanfamily
Slough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We did the 3 hour Minack boat trip last week & it was brilliant, the weather was perfect & we saw some seals, gannets & harbour porpoises. Thank you to Adrian & Martin for a very informative & pleasant boat trip.

1 Thank Allison B
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Had a great day with Adrian the skipper excellent with the kids and caught enuff fish to last a while.

Thank craig i
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Took my 2 sons, aged 17 and 11 on the 4 hour deep sea fishing trip. Had a fantastic time - caught more fish than we could actually bring back to our holiday cottage. Adrian and Bill were really helpful, informative and friendly. They made sure we had a great time. Would definitely recommend them and we will be back... More 

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South West England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

A 2 hour wildlife trip to remember 😀 We went across Mount's Bay to have a close look at St Michael's Mount before heading across the bay to Mousehole and then offshore. The crew of Adrian, Martin and Chris are enlightening, entertaining and determined to make the trip as good as possible. We saw a huge array of seabirds from... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

If you are into sea angling or just going for pleasure trips around Mounts Bay this would be an ideal. The trips are ideal to see dolphins in and around the bay but also to see the mysterys that the Cornish coasts hold.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic sea safaris and fishing trips in Penzance , very reasonably priced and great fun . Adrian &his son Kingsley made us all feel very welcome and safe A must do trip for anyone visiting Penzance

1 Thank garethlynnevans
MermaidBoat P, General Manager at Mermaid Pleasure Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your trip with us and hopefully we'll see you again this season! Happy New Year! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

On Tuesday morning we booked a four hour trip for Friday ,we were given the choice of two dates Thursday Or Friday , Had a phone call Thursday evening not to let us know trip was off for bad weather but because the skipper had only us on the boat and did not want to go out with just two... More 

2 Thank Celine B

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