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“Fab fun”

Padstow Sealife Safaris
Ranked #1 of 13 Tours in Padstow
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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).
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Thank you to all previous reviews, one not to be missed. The boat is Skippered by a local chap who is a member of the Padstow lifeboat crew, so very safe and extremely knowledgable. The coast line is so rugged and has many stories to tell. On our trip we saw seals, puffins and many other birds, sadly no dolphins, but the trip, scenery and just the excitement of zipping across the ocean in the rib was worth it.

Thank Kburchlovell
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Early booking is advisable as these trips are popular for good reason. The boat is well equipped and professionally run by a safety conscious skipper. Apart from the wild life the Cornish coastline scenery is well worth the trip, unfortunately we didn't see any dolphins or porpoise on our trip but saw seals puffins and plenty of other birds. One of the highlights of our stay in Padstow highly recommended and would do the trip again on a return visit

Thank Pirateski
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

We took the 2 hour trip and on the first occasion we saw numerous sea birds to include gannets, razoribills, guillemots with the highlight being 5 or 6 puffins. The views alone are worth it and it is fascinating looking at the beaches and coast paths from a different perspective.
On trip 2, No puffins this time but more seals including one tucking into probably a large Pollock. We were coming towards the end of our trip with some interesting commentary on the history of the estuary when our skipper spotted a lot of bird activity a way off. He could easily have continued back to Padstow but he deviated back out to sea where a pod of around 20 dolphins were spotted. The boat was stopped and it was a joy for all on board when the dolphins decided to swim over and interact with the craft. They spent a good 15 minutes around us. This company is an ethical marine business which shows the wildlife total respect and we would not have moved closer to them.
Make sure you have a camera at the ready, perhaps a sweatshirt as even on a hot day it is a little breezy when at speed.
This trip is well worth it ... informative commentary from staff that clearly love what they do.

2  Thank Jane D
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

This is the second trip..went last year but this time it was a full house. All the sea birds you could want, seals, puffins and just as we thought it wouldn't happen a pod of about 20 common Dolphins. It was magical. When spotted the boat must stop and wait...if the dolphins want to come nearer it's their choice. Very glad they did. This is an bio marine ethical business ..if they had not come to us he would not have moved closer. That's not the respect for wildlife all tour boats in the area show.

The a Rib is great fun, the wild life and views amazing. We took my friends 84 year old mother who doesn't move too well and they could not have been better helping her. Last year we took my good friend with MS who needed carful handling from her wheelchair.
This business really cares about its customers..and nature.

It's a must do...but what you see on the day is in the lap of the gods.

Thank Helen L
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We took the 2-hour trip and it just flew by. Saw loads of beautiful seabirds and seals and jellyfish but the dolphins alas eluded us. Maybe next time? Great skipper and very informative commentary - I thoroughly recommend this to anyone and everyone - worth every penny for the views of the cliff faces alone. Boat can really motor from one spot to another to see different wildlife. Hoping to do it again soon in anticipation of seeing the dolphins...

Thank Laura K
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