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Dover Sea Safari

| Dover Sea Sports Centre, Esplanade, Dover CT179FS, England
+44 1304 212880
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Well-run and enjoyable

I booked the "White Cliffs and Beyond" trip online before my visit, which went as smoothly as the... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Jessica F
Wonderful trip

The Dover Sea Safari is a 'must do' if you're visiting the East Kent coast. We were so fortunate to... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Sara P
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Step aboard our purpose built comfortable RIB speed boat, the Dover Explorer, for an exciting fun filled Sea Safari. Sit back in our padded seats and let our highly professional Skipper and Crew take you out through Dover Harbour, passing the huge cross Channel ferries and heading out to sea on the Safari of your choice. Our Skipper and Crew will provide a professional fun and interactive voyage that is suitable for all ages and abilities. We offer a range of scheduled guided Sea Safari's ranging from: 1hr 30min White Cliffs & Beyond Safari passing along the base of the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, spotting the smugglers cuttings and caves. Turning for home upon reaching and passing under the award winning Deal Pier. Or, our 2 hour Seal Safari to visit and observe our fascinating Harbour Seal colony in the mouth of the River Stour, as seen on BBC Autumn Watch.Your expert Skipper and crew will personally ensure your voyage is a unique entertaining Sea Safari experience. We can also tailor a private Sea Safari to suit your requirements.
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“goodwin sands” (42 reviews)
“life jackets” (28 reviews)
“white cliffs” (120 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Dover Sea Sports Centre, Esplanade, Dover CT179FS, England
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+44 1304 212880
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

I booked the "White Cliffs and Beyond" trip online before my visit, which went as smoothly as the overall trip. Staff was friendly, the tour was fun and informative, and my friends and I had a great time. Next time I'm in London I will...More

Thank Jessica F
Doverseasafari, Manager at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi Jessica, thank you for the 5* review .... sorry everything was closed maybe a good reason to come back and see us ;-) regards James, Sally and the team

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The Dover Sea Safari is a 'must do' if you're visiting the East Kent coast. We were so fortunate to have a glorious day - blue skies and sunshine - and it was lovely to be out on the water in the Explorer. James -...More

Thank Sara P
Doverseasafari, Manager at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi Sara, thanks for taking the time to write us a review much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon :) Sally, James and all the team

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Yes it's £35 (~$40), but this is worth your time and money. This is your best way to see the cliffs, unless you can afford a private plane ride to view them. The tour I chose was 1.5 hours and it was the perfect amount...More

Thank Hannah G
Doverseasafari, Manager at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi Hannah, Thank you for the 5* review. So pleased you enjoyed your trip with us come back soon :)

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We took the 10am hidden seals tour on a 40/50 degree (on land) day. We left the port and headed out past the white cliffs (nice views and photo op's) and on down the coast for a 45 minutes ride. The last five minutes included...More

Thank masongal
Doverseasafari, Manager at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi, thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, much appreciated. Yes .... it is cold in April and that is why we do stress the importance of layering, it does get a little bit warmer as we head into the...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Great morning on the Dover Sea Safari seal trip. Thank you to James our driver who was very knowledgeable and for the thrilling experience. Some lovely views of the white cliffs and the beaches that you can't see from the land. Returned to dry land...More

Thank Sueapril
Doverseasafari, Manager at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hello, thank you for the 5* review ..... so pleased you enjoyed the trip a fabulous start to our 2017 Sea Safari season. :)

Reviewed 8 April 2017

We had a fantastic morning with Dover Sea Safari!! The whole thing is very professionally run. When we arrived we were given over jackets (I would definitely take one if offered it- as it was windy in the Channel) and a life jacket. The trip...More

Thank Kate S
Doverseasafari, Manager at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hi Kate, thank you so much for the 5* review, much appreciated. The first trips of the season have been fabulous with some lovely customers which has kicked the 2017 season off perfectly we would love to welcome you back again .... maybe to the...More

Reviewed 17 January 2017

My 12 yr old grandon't and daughter went on this. Thy said it was great fun. They really looked after u on the boat as it races around the sea. U get wet so u have to wear jackets and any sort of wet gear.

2  Thank pamalahill
Doverseasafari, Manager at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Hi there. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we will always adapt a trip to "thrill seekers" or gentle sightseers ... we aim to please :)

Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Fun trip...informative giving lots of info about the history of the cliffs and area followed by a thrill ride back to Dover. Highly recommend it

1  Thank ginette249
Doverseasafari, Manager at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review ... we're so pleased you enjoyed your trip.

Reviewed 16 December 2016

This is a great trip! I was born and raised in Dover but this trip provided a completely different and thrilling aspect. Highly recommended.

Thank Mike H
Doverseasafari, Owner at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2016

Hi Mike H. Always nice to get a review in our closed season, especially a great one! Many thanks and have a Merry Christmas and of course a fantastic 2017 :-)

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I booked a trip for my mothers birthday in August 2015, which was then cancelled 5 times due to weather conditions. I understand the conditions is not the fault of the company but the communication between the staff and myself was very difficult and a...More

1  Thank Elliee194
Doverseasafari, Owner at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2016

Hi Elliee Well I'm not sure what to say apart from a massive SORRY for giving you a "Year of Pain". I really can't explain as to what happened as this is the first I've heard of such a major issue with your booking. Obviously...More

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Randall L
Is there parking at the Sea Safari venue? Or will we have to walk from town? We have a car and would like to drive to Sea Safari if possible.
10 April 2017|
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Response from Doverseasafari | Property representative |
Hello, yes there is on-road pay and display parking along the same road as our building. The Esplanade. Make sure you bring some change for the parking machines. We look forward to welcoming you aboard. :)
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Mistydream
Hello Will your tours run over October half term,would you take 3,5 year old children? Could you tell me how much it would be for myself and husband and two children please?
29 September 2015|
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Response from Katalin S | Reviewed this property |
Just a reflection on the above question / I would not particularly recommend this trip for small children. When I did the trip, there was a small girl who started to cry when the boat was speeding and turning fast. I would... More
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