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Ilfracombe Princess

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Address: Ilfracombe Harbour | Kiosk 2, Ilfracombe Pier, Ilfracombe, England
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+44 1271 879727

Spectacular wildlife and coastal cruises aboard "Ilfracombe...

Spectacular wildlife and coastal cruises aboard "Ilfracombe Princess" one of the most technologically advanced passenger vessels in the U.K.Based in Ilfracombe harbour the Ilfracombe Princess cruises frequently sight seals, porpoises and dolphins.New in 2005 and licensed for 100 passengers. Come and enjoy one of the most dramatic coastal landscapes in England aboard our safe comfortable vessel the 'Ilfracombe Princess'For more information, sailing times and to book visit us at the Pier Kiosk.

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Relaxed Sight Seeing

Lovely boat trip, showing key features of North Devon Coast. Good value for money and introduction to some places to explore further.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely boat trip, showing key features of North Devon Coast. Good value for money and introduction to some places to explore further.

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Without a doubt this is a lovely family trip! Cant beat going on a nice relaxing boat trip while on holiday or out for a sunny day! The captain talks you through all the areas of natural beauty you visit along the coastline! The trip we had was hour which was very relaxing! We saw caves, beaches, Watermouth cove and... More 

Thank Angiemays
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a day at the harbour and took the opportunity for a coastal boat trip. Thoroughly recommend this if you have an hour free. Great service getting on and off the boat and very enjoyable trip round the coast to Coombe Martin.

Thank PirateHammyFell
Coventry, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

We went on a cold day in autumn. There were great views of Verity and the local Coast. Saw Seals swimming and at Sea, though no porpoises on our trip previously they had been seen). Calm Day so not too choppy though probably not for those with no sea legs. Knowledge of guides brilliant. Recommended

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Dalyan, Turkey
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We took the hour long trip on the Ilfracombe Princess. We didn't see any seals but spotted a porpoise. We enjoyed the view of the bays and coastline from the boat.

Thank SimonxMel
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

We did the Exmoor Coastal Cruise, on what I admit wasn't a very pleasant day. Regardless of the conditions, we really enjoyed the trip and we would most certainly go again. The crew are very helpful and informative, pointing out a lot of interesting features of the coastline and nature, as well as filling us in on the history of... More 

Thank Kelly M
England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Had a lovely hour boat trip from Ilfracombe along the coast, saw a porpoise with her calf, would definately return and do a longer boat trip next time

Thank camping718
Kent, UK
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79 reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Had a nice hour and a half out on the Princess It was a bit like a cattle market, very crowded, and we didn't see and seals and the no of porpoises were very limited. Wouldn't do it again, but ok if you haven't done it before

Thank DarrenandSteph
Norwich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

A really good priced hour and a half spent relaxing on a comfortable boat, going past the lovely coast line. We were lucky enough to see 8 seals on the rocks and a further 2 swimming, of course there is only a certain distance the boat is allowed to go but we could see them very well, and then later... More 

Thank LynneK888
2 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We were really looking forward to this. We only saw 3 seals and no other animals. the guide / narrator was not very interesting. My kids were both bored and we were too. Shame

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