The Little Mermaid ~ St. Ives Sea Trips

The Little Mermaid ~ St. Ives Sea Trips

The Little Mermaid ~ St. Ives Sea Trips
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About
Family friendly boat trips to Seal Island, around St. Ives Bay, out to Godrevy further with our private charters, Fond farewells (Ashes scattering) Romantic Proposals and much much more!
This is a Business
This supplier operates as a business.
St Ives, Cornwall, England
Meets animal welfare guidelines

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023
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(25 reviews)

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Keith S
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Couples
Had a really enjoyable boat trip to seal island. Very friendly informative staff. The boat was very clean, we really enjoyed the experience and would recommend this boat
Written 26 October 2023
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SimonActorTeacher
Hertfordshire6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Just a lovely trip 3 of us and a dog and a highly knowledgeable skipper. And we were lucky to see The Waverley paddle steamer up close too. Worth every penny to see the seals and hear about the history of the light house.
Written 19 October 2023
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David M
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Loved every minute of the trip, very informative and friendly staff, even offered us biscuits. Seal island was amazing with plenty of seals and birds to see. Worth every penny
Written 13 October 2023
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We're very pleased that you found your boat trip, aboard Little Mermaid, to be "worth every penny". We strive to give all our customers a great time with value for money in mind and seems we have yet again succeeded. Thank you for your review and hopefully, we'll see you again.
Written 15 October 2023
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Voyage06485998314
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
Very good informative trip. Saw many seals very pleasant staff. Well worth the money. Even took my 2 dogs aboard.
Written 12 October 2023
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Thank you for your review, our 200th review and a positive one too. As you found out, we strive to make the boat trip, aboard Little mermaid, pleasant, dog friendly, value for money and informative. Hopefully we'll see you again.
Written 15 October 2023
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Scott L
2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Ash scattering trip itself was cancelled due to weather/boat issues but the company were very helpful, referred me to another local boat hire and transferred the money over to the other company saving me a bunch of stress at a difficult time.
Written 25 September 2023
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Sadly, as our boat was damaged a couple of days before your planned ashes scattering ceremony, we were unable to fulfil your requirements. We are pleased that our recommended alternative company were able to eventually fulfil your wishes, even after a hiccup with the weather. Thank you for choosing Little Mermaid and for your review.
Written 15 October 2023
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sylvie551
Ipswich, UK57 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Brilliant trip to see the seals x very informative too and a fun trip back to harbour x very helpful getting me on and off the boat as I have a bad knee I find it hard to step or down on a boat but the skipper and crew couldn’t have been more caring x
Written 18 September 2023
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It would be great if we could accommodate every passenger aboard Little Mermaid, despite their agility. In your case, it was a pleasure to assist you in your endeavours to board the boat and we're so pleased that you had a brilliant trip.
Written 15 October 2023
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Andrew H
Kidderminster, UK3 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Lovely boat tour captain was informative and lovely to speak too made the trip enjoyable and informative. Excellent end to a lovely week in St Ives
Written 18 September 2023
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We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time in St Ives and doubly pleased that your boat trip aboard Little Mermaid was an excellent ending to your week. Hopefully you will enjoy many more visits to St Ives and perhaps we will, once again, show you some seals and our wonderful coastline.
Written 15 October 2023
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Mark S
1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Family
Great Captain. Well maintained boat. Excellent ride out and back with lovely views and magic weather. Highly recommended.
Written 15 September 2023
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Jeremy B
1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Couples
We were driving down to Lands End and decided to break the journey up by stopping at St.Ives. It was a great choice. We took a trip out on Little Mermaid on a beautiful day. The boat was arguably the best of many in the harbour. The Skipper was superb, very welcoming and knew exactly where to go to get the best of the wildlife on that day. We saw many seals and without asking he would reposition the boat to it was the most stable in the current and also got the best angles to get tje best photos. His was clearly looking to give us a great experience, which he did, rather than just go through the motions. To ensure this we were nearly 30 minutes over our alloted time, which was above and beyond expectations.
Obviously I would totally recommend having a trip on little Mermaid.
Written 14 September 2023
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Kelly T
2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
This was an ad hoc trip booked on the day because of the beautiful weather. We are so pleased that we did as it was amazing. The captain (boat driver!?!) was welcoming and very knowledgeable about the area and the seals. The boat itself in my humble opinion was the nicest of those available that day. A great experience and well worth the money! If you don't own a boat or have a pet seal I thoroughly recommend this trip!!
Written 14 September 2023
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