Ilfracombe Sea Safari

Ride on a boat and get into an amazing wildlife encounter along the beautiful coastline of Ilfracombe.

Ilfracombe Sea Safari

Ilfracombe Sea Safari offers visitors a unique chance to explore the wilds of the North Devon Coastline by boat

This family-friendly safari takes you on an incredible two-hour journey around the Ilfracombe Harbour and Lundy island

Get up close and personal with fascinating sea creatures such as seals, porpoises and dolphins

You may also encounter some lively sea birds and other marine life, which can provide a great opportunity for some memorable photographs or simply an unforgettable experience of nature

The lighthouse on Lundy Island is a dramatic backdrop to this enjoyable cruise, and with friendly and knowledgeable skippers, visitors are guaranteed an unforgettable journey


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Opening Hours:
Monday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Address: Harbour, Harbour the pier, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, UK

Mahesh Paigude avatarMahesh Paigude
6 months ago
When we did the sea safari, weather was rough and they recommended to cut down 2 hours dolphins safari to 1 hour standard one and refunded the difference. Staff was very polite and supportive. Boat driver was well experienced. Over all sea safari was good. 15-20 mins early check in is okay.
sam pulleyn avatarsam pulleyn
10 months ago
Family of two adults and two teens. We had an absolute blast today on this afternoons one hour tour. We were met at the meeting point by a friendly member of the team who went through some safety and took us to the landing. Once everyone was aboard we had our life vests put on and we came out of the harbour and took a turn to the right where we visited a number of coves and beaches looking at the wildlife and picturesque towns along the coastline which in itself is impressive. It was just a gorgeous exhilarating time we had with giggles and splashes and (hopefully we got the names right) Rob and Owen were amazing; relaxed, funny, knowledgeable and answered all our questions. We will be back. Thank you for a great Sunday.
Jo Dolman avatarJo Dolman
a year ago
Had a fantastic trip tonight. Went on the Lynton tour with Sophie and Alex. Cannot thank them enough. They were extremely knowledgeable of the area. Great guides. They made everyone feel relaxed. Great safety brief to start with. Being local, this coastline is where I have grown up and live but to see it from the water was a great evening. Thank you Ilfracombe Sea Safari. Keep up the good work. Highly recommended trip.
Sam Hudson avatarSam Hudson
a year ago
Went on a dolphin safari with the family. Spent £49.50 per person and this gives you a great fast ride out to the dolphins jumping the waves which was great fun, this takes about 40 minutes . The 2nd boat found the dolphins so radio through to us to go to them. We were very close to the dolphins and it was brilliant. Spent about 30 minutes with them and then headed back on a fast ride. As the boat was running late heading off we didn't go until 18.25 so we were lucky coming back in the sunset. Then the driver did a couple of fun doughnuts. The whole journey took just under 2 hours. The only thing we were sad about was there were 13 of us and they said they could only take 12 on each boat so had to split up. The rib did seat 14 but it was less for a better ride.
Helen Freeman avatarHelen Freeman
a year ago
Oh man this was amazing! Tour guide Jacob was very interesting and funny and Hannah drove us very fast and even did doughnuts with the boat! The views were spectacular and we were lucky to see some porpoises in the sea. Unforgettable.
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