Padstow Sealife Safaris
Padstow Sealife Safaris
5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Padstow Sealife Safaris offer passengers the chance to experience the high speed thrill in search of the rich and diverse marine wildlife that the North Cornish Coast has to offer, yet in a safe and responsible manner. Our ethos is for sensitive wild life observation without disturbing their nature habitat. Your safety and comfort are paramount to us. All passengers are fitted with life jackets and a safety briefing given before departure of every trip. Waterproofs are available on request. We understand that some people may have a disability or are just concerned about the boat, just tell us and we will do our utmost to help. The vessel is fully licensed and carries Third Party Insurance (excluding personal effects).
Padstow, Cornwall, England
Meets animal welfare guidelines

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Daisy C
London, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Highly recommend this company and their RIB Sea Safari.
Booking via the internet was easy and when we decided to change the time of the trip they were very helpful in amending the booking. On the day the briefing was excellent and the waterproof clothes were clean and good quality.
The trip lasted 2 hrs and we saw a variety of wildlife including seals, puffin's and plenty of other birds the names I forget - big mention to Hope who provided an excellent and very detailed explanation as to the wildlife, her customer service was right up their and she knew her stuff.
Written 13 May 2024
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sbaxx2024
Launceston, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Truly amazing experience and made my special birthday perfect. We saw the dolphins which was first time for me and the whole trip was very well organised to a professional standard. Just perfect all around day.
Written 23 April 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It’s wonderful to hear that your trip helped to make your birthday a perfect day! It’s always very special when you get to see the dolphins but especially when it’s the first time. It’s lovely to hear that you had a great time with us and that you feel were are very organised and professional. We hope you can join us again soon.
Written 6 May 2024
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Andrew N
399 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We went here today to experience the rib ride and Safari.It was honestly so amazing,I had the time of my life here.The ride is 2 hours long so the perfect length,it may seem a long time but honestly it goes so quickly.The ride was so thrilling,you need to be up for an adventure to do this but the boat goes so fast and you get a lot of sea spray in your eyes,it is incrediblly thrilling.Also at a few points you stop and they give you a detailed explanation on all the things you can see underwater.If you are lucky you may spot some ,I spot some dolphins.Also the air is so fresh some of the freshest air I have felt in my life.You have to go to an office which is located directly down the road so you can get everything you need and get a breif explanation of what to do next.The boat is by the English and Cornish flag.There are toilets right next to the office so I would strongly recommend that you go prior to the ride.They gave you a life jacket and trousers.The rib ride and Safari were the perfect combination.This is such a fantastic opportunity and not to be missed when you are in the area.I would 100% do this again if I ever find my self in the area.Thank you so much to Anna and Gary for making this wonderful event happen and for being so wonderful.
Written 31 March 2024
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Thank you for take the time to leave us just a lovely review. It sounds like you had a very successful trip with us and were lucky to see the dolphins. It can be bouncy out on the water and very wet, even on the cam days so it’s worth making sure you have plenty of layers. It’s lovely to hear about Anna and Gary too. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 8 April 2024
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BegoniaJane
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024
Absolutely fantastic. I was quite nervous and we visited the team to ask some questions about the boat and the trip. They were lovely and helpful with no pressure to book. We are so glad we did, we booked the 2 hour sea safari and saw seals, porpoise and dolphins along with a range of birds. However, if we had not seen these wonderful animals the boat trip on its own was a joy. The views were tremendous even on a drizzly, cloudy day. The team, especially the guides were great and shared all sorts of facts with us. We loved it and it was a highlight of our holiday. (I recommend Kwells, it was a bumpy ride!)
Written 25 March 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. This is a lovely review to read! We always want to make sure that all of our passengers have a lovely time and feel safe and confident before and during the trip. It sounds like you were very lucky to have spotted so much wildlife. It’s also very nice to hear about the guides on your trip, as one of them was on training. We hope you will join us again soon.
Written 26 March 2024
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Girlwith2dogs
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Mum went on the 2 hour Sea Safari this morning, and had a great experience!! She saw lots of different seabirds, seals, and beautiful Cornish coastline.

The skipper and guides were very professional and knowledgable, as well as caring. She felt very safe from start to finish, in spite of the choppy sea, which only added to the fun!!

We would definitely recommend Padstow Sealife Safaris to everyone.
Written 13 March 2024
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Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased to hear that your mum enjoyed her trip and that she was able to see some seals! It is really lovely to hear your feedback on our skipper and guides, and that you felt safe on our boat. We aim to ensure our passengers safety at all times so we are always happy to hear that the trip was well enjoyed and passengers felt comfortable. Thank you for your recommendation, we hope you join us again
Written 16 March 2024
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jazjaz031
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
They very kindly put an extra boat trip on for us last minute. We thoroughly enjoyed out 1 hour trip and although didn't see many seals learnt so much about them- more than at the seal sanctuary- would definitely recommend!
Written 13 November 2023
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Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed your trip and how much you learned too! With any wild animals, we can never guarantee sightings, but we are glad you were able to see some, if not many, and enjoy the experience regardless. We hope to see you again in the future!
Written 14 November 2023
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Susan M
Birmingham, UK57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We had such a fabulous trip on the two hours safari. We saw the pod of common dolphins and some noisy seals in a cave as well as lots of seabirds. Hosts are knowledgeable and the fast boat meant we saw plenty of the beautiful coastline. Would highly recommend.
Written 4 November 2023
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Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed your trip, with some fantastic wildlife to encounter as well beautiful coastline. We greatly appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again in the future!
Written 6 November 2023
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mturney62
Newquay, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Excellent 1 hour trip. Knowledgeable staff and crew. Plus we saw dolphin’s which has amazing. Would highly recommend.
Written 8 October 2023
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Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear what an enjoyable experience you had on your trip, and what a bonus to spot dolphins as well! We hope to see you again in the future.
Written 9 October 2023
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cherylmusgrove
Suffolk, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023
Was a really good boat trip dolphins was so close and so many of them amazing experience and staff were great
Written 8 October 2023
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Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed your trip out with us and with a great dolphin encounter by the sounds of it. We hope to see you again in the future!
Written 9 October 2023
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Lisa M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Absolutely 💯 amazing didn't want it to end. Can't wait to do it all again. Great tour guide. Overall an amazing experience. Highly recommended.
Written 7 October 2023
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Many thanks for such a lovely review. We are so glad to hear that you had an amazing time and we look forward to when you do join us again!
Written 8 October 2023
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