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Ilfracombe Princess

Ilfracombe Harbour | Kiosk 2, Ilfracombe Pier, Ilfracombe, England
+44 1271 879727
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Autumn in the bay

A great and interesting trip along the North Devon coast from Ilfracombe to see Atlantic Grey... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
rod w
Telford, United Kingdom
Trip on Retired Life Boat

We have just returned from a short break in Ilfracombe. During our time there we did a few walks... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Newport, United Kingdom
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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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Ilfracombe Harbour | Kiosk 2, Ilfracombe Pier, Ilfracombe, England
+44 1271 879727
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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
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...More

Thank angelajjames
Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 4 September 2017

took the trip with some german friends and their children.saw some atlantic grey seals and glimpses of porpoises . captain was very informative with a wealth of knowledge.

Thank ronaldbD4083YL
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a pleasant trip on the princess. It's a great way to relax and take in the coast. Commentary throughout keeps you well informed. Their pricing is not correct however, they claim the leaflet is out of date, even though they still hand them out....More

Thank philhalliwell
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Had the smugglers cave 1hr trip - captain was informative, sailed out close to the inland on the way out and on the way back we were at sea more. Worth the money for the trip. Would do this again

Thank Astrid B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We enjoyed the boat trip, which went out to sea and turned and on the return leg sailed closer to the coast. Commentary throughout to explain where we were. Great to see this part of Devon coast from a different viewpoint, ( from the sea)....More

Thank saraheh2016
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...More

Thank Roy S
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...More

Thank Helen A
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...More

Thank CSZB
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Rachael B
17 May 2017|
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Response from David_Barbeary | Property representative |
Yes, children are welcome, under 5's are free of charge.
Raymond J
23 March 2017|
Response from nina t | Reviewed this property |
Yes I took my puppy on yesterday 😊
15 February 2017|
Response from Diane L | Reviewed this property |