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“Waste of time and money ”

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 19 April 2018 via mobile

On our honeymoon and wanting to take the 2 hour wildlife safari cruise we rang at 9am to book. The lady took my name and as I had used my mobile, had my number. They asked us to arrive at 1.30pm and having paid nearly £5 for parking to cover our time away we walked a fair way down steep hills to arrive on time. When we got there the boat was high and dry in the harbour as the tide was out and the booking booth was shut. I called the mobile number given on the board only for a lady walking pasts mobile to ring! Oh she says. He cancelled todays sailings due to the mist. With no phone call to us and no real concern for their customers I cant recommend them. If their customer service is as good as their cruise I'd spend your money elsewhere.

5  Thank robertmB9411JR
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"interesting commentary"
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"enjoyable trip"
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"lovely trip"
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"top deck"
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"friendly crew"
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"wildlife cruise"
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"on the rocks"
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"the north devon coast"
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"full refund"
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"money well spent"
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We booked into the seals and lighthouse trip 14th April.

Although we didn’t see any seals the trip was delightful and in the wonderful sunshine. The skipper was full of information and gave us a full commentary throughout the trip.

We all had assistance in getting on and off the boat to ensure that we did so safely.

It was a great trip that made our day in Ilfracombe.

Thank MissMogii
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

A great and interesting trip along the North Devon coast from Ilfracombe to see Atlantic Grey Seals. Not disappointed. Informative dialogue from navigator. North Devon/Exmoor in autumn. Wonderful.

Thank rod w
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We have just returned from a short break in Ilfracombe. During our time there we did a few walks and thoroughly enjoyed them. On our last day we decided to go on the retired Life Boat trip as it was only 30 minutes and a bargain at just £6.50 per person. The Captain's commentary was just the right mix of entertaining and informative. The 30 minutes flew by. Loved it!! It would be great if the trip alternated directions and went around the other side towards Combe Martin, we would have happily done both trips.

2  Thank angelajjames
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We opted for the 12 seated vessel, much more exciting. We saw grey seals basking on the rocks. Unfortunately, no porpoises.

Thank Christine L
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