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“Enjoyable and informative boat trip”

Ilfracombe Princess
Ranked #3 of 9 Tours in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Took the trip to see the seals to west of Ilfracombe. The captain proved to be a wealth of knowledge of the area, and made the trip totaly enjoyable. the view from the boat of the coast line is quite superb, and if like my wife walking along the cliffs is not an option then this is a great way to view the coast with a view of the seals an added bonus.

Thank Roy S
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Booked the day before for the 11 o'clock tour for 5 people. Arrived on the day and queued for 20 minutes to collect our tickets....... only to be told that another party that had booked had arrived with more people and so now there was no room on the boat and the next trip wasn't till 1.00. What is the point in allowing people to book if you then give their spaces away!! Surely you should have made the other party wait to see if everyone turned up before allowing them to get on and take our places!!! Rubbish customer service... luckily sea safari came to our rescue and we went on their trip instead which we all really enjoyed as they offered an amazing speed boat ride... so thank you ilfracombe princess for giving away our seats because we went on a much better trip in the end.

2  Thank Helen A
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

A fun and interesting boat trip out of Ilfracombe harbour and along the north Devon coast to see the seals sunbathing on the rocks. The Princess is a decent sized boat with loos on board and helpful staff. Just a little disappointed that they crammed as many people as they could on board (close to 100), making for a cramped and view-obscured journey - it would be wonderful on less busy days. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the trip, saw the seals and enjoyed the views.

Thank CSZB
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

The leaflet advertised the prices as £14 but we were charged £16 each. The Captain knew his stuff and the boat was spacious and suitable. As much as it was a good trip, I would rather spend a tad more money and go out on one of the RIB boats and have longer and better views of the seals or save the money and do the coastal walk where you can look down on the seals.
A tad expensive for what it was, especially when there was a 100 people on the boat.

Thank mdelasalle93
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

If you are into your wildlife then this is a must trip. The boat takes you around the shoreline of Ilfracombe with stunning views and to see wild seals was truly incredible. You HAVE to do this

Thank Iain3071
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