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Address: | Dover Sea Sports Centre, Esplanade, Dover CT179FS, England
Phone Number:
+44 1304 212880
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Step aboard our purpose built comfortable RIB speed boat, the Dover...

Step aboard our purpose built comfortable RIB speed boat, the Dover Explorer, for an exciting fun filled Sea Safari. Sit back in our padded seats and let our highly professional Skipper and Crew take you out through Dover Harbour, passing the huge cross Channel ferries and heading out to sea on the Safari of your choice. Our Skipper and Crew will provide a professional fun and interactive voyage that is suitable for all ages and abilities. We offer a range of scheduled guided Sea Safari's ranging from: 1hr 30min White Cliffs & Beyond Safari passing along the base of the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, spotting the smugglers cuttings and caves. Turning for home upon reaching and passing under the award winning Deal Pier. Or, our 2 hour Seal Safari to visit and observe our fascinating Harbour Seal colony in the mouth of the River Stour, as seen on BBC Autumn Watch.Your expert Skipper and crew will personally ensure your voyage is a unique entertaining Sea Safari experience. We can also tailor a private Sea Safari to suit your requirements.

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Fun in the sea

My 12 yr old grandon't and daughter went on this. Thy said it was great fun. They really looked after u on the boat as it races around the sea. U get wet so u have to wear jackets... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
pamalahill
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Dover, United Kingdom
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Dover, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 12 yr old grandon't and daughter went on this. Thy said it was great fun. They really looked after u on the boat as it races around the sea. U get wet so u have to wear jackets and any sort of wet gear.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun trip...informative giving lots of info about the history of the cliffs and area followed by a thrill ride back to Dover. Highly recommend it

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Bath
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great trip! I was born and raised in Dover but this trip provided a completely different and thrilling aspect. Highly recommended.

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Doverseasafari, Owner at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Hi Mike H. Always nice to get a review in our closed season, especially a great one! Many thanks and have a Merry Christmas and of course a fantastic 2017 :-) More 

Dover, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I booked a trip for my mothers birthday in August 2015, which was then cancelled 5 times due to weather conditions. I understand the conditions is not the fault of the company but the communication between the staff and myself was very difficult and a refund was proving to be near impossible. As we was not allowed a refund we... More 

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Doverseasafari, Owner at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Hi Elliee Well I'm not sure what to say apart from a massive SORRY for giving you a "Year of Pain". I really can't explain as to what happened as this is the first I've heard of such a major issue with your booking. Obviously a major breakdown in communication between the three of us in the office. I'm glad... More 

Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

James was great keeping people's interest on the trip. Lots to see. Well worth it. Lots to see from the water that you can't see from land. Will definitely come back.

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Doverseasafari, Owner at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Thanks Squid! I always try and keep everyone interested....glad it worked for you ;-) Hopefully see you in 2017 More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

My sister and family live in the Dover area. We were visiting from Texas so wanted something to do that no-one had done before. We booked 8 seats and had a great time. Craig was knowledgeable during the ride. I recommend this attraction. We got very lucky with the middle of September weather

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Doverseasafari, Owner at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Hi there. Many thanks for the review. We did get lucky with the autumn weather, it was better than some of the summer days! Glad Craig kept you entertained :-) More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

What a magnificent way to see the cliffs and to have a brilliantly FUN time out on the English Channel. Not only do you get to explore Dover Harbour, St. Margarets Bay, Kingsdown, Walmer and the town of Deal, but you get to view the White Cliffs of Dover in all their glory from the sea. Thanks to our wonderful... More 

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Doverseasafari, Owner at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words and thank you card. It was a pleasure to welcome you aboard and wish you well on your travels. All the best from James and Jon :-) More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

What a brilliant day. Best thing I have ever done in my life!!! Great trip out to Pegwell Bay. Absolute peace and quiet up the River Stour watching the seals basking on the river bank and others frolicking in the river close to the boat. On the way back, it was goggles on as we went through a very heavy... More 

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Doverseasafari, Owner at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

I think this trip had to be the rainiest trip of the year!.....glad you still enjoyed it and I think we all ended up with damp pants!. Many thanks for the review :-) More 

Walmer, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Fantastic trip to Goodwin sands yesterday with Craig and Stuart. Have been wanting to do this trip for ages and it surpassed our high expectations. Sunshine,flat ocean ( even spotted a porpoise en route!) and then the remarkable sands. A truly amazing place. A vast pristine wilderness on which we were free to explore. The rib trip back was exhilarating... More 

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Doverseasafari, Owner at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Hi joapple. Thanks for the kind words. It is an amazing and tranquil place....one of our favourites :-) I shall pass your review onto Craig and Stu. Hopefully see you soon. More 

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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Loved our time with Dover Sea Safari - great boat, well piloted, skipper gave us maximum fun on our way back - doing donuts and high speeds etc - at our request! Saw the seals in the mouth of the river - guide very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to when talking about the seals, or the boat and the... More 

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Doverseasafari, Owner at Dover Sea Safari, responded to this review

Thanks Doris glad you enjoyed Dora. Glad there was something for everyone on the trip and no sea sickness! ;-) More 

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