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Mermaid Pleasure Trips

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The old smithy Ross Bridge Wharf Road | Ross Bridge, Penzance TR18 4BU, England
+44 7901 731201
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Great boat trip to Minack & watching out for seals & dolphins

We had a great trip, Capt. Adrian and Martin were excellent, really helpful, friendly, great safety... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
justinmarkhowe
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Grand Cayman
Too many people on the boat for mackerel fishing

Have used this boat before to catch mackerel with my kids and it’s been great but this time there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David G
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London, England, United Kingdom
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At Mermaid Pleasure Trips our aim is to provide you with the most enjoyable, safe and memorable experience at sea. We run 8hr and 4hr deep sea wreck & reef fishing trips, and 2hr mackerel fishing trips. We also provide 2hr and 3hr wildlife safari cruises in Mounts Bay, searching for the marine wildlife in their natural habitat. These trips are extremely popular, so please phone, or book on our website. We take credit cards and Paypal payments from our website. All monies are refunded if weather prevents us from sailing. Hope to see you soon!
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The old smithy Ross Bridge Wharf Road | Ross Bridge, Penzance TR18 4BU, England
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+44 7901 731201
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"mackerel fishing trip"
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"hour trip"
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"wildlife trip"
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"lobster pot"
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"seal cove"
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"sea birds"
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"great trip"
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"minack theatre"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great trip, Capt. Adrian and Martin were excellent, really helpful, friendly, great safety briefing, and super enthusiastic about the tour. Highlights were the seals and 2 pods of dolphins. Totally recommend it. Definitely book in advance.

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MermaidBoat P, Owner at Mermaid Pleasure Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for you review. We are glad you enjoyed your trip and hope to see you again. All the best.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have used this boat before to catch mackerel with my kids and it’s been great but this time there were 26 people on a boat which shouldn’t really take more than 12 - 16 max. If you’re booking ask how many people will be on...More

Thank David G
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MermaidBoat P, Owner at Mermaid Pleasure Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. What a shame you didn't enjoy your trip. Just for the record we only carry 20 fishing rods and most mackerel trip boats charge the same price for everyone, whatever the age.Younger children are only charged £4 or £11 on our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve just returned from a 2 hour boat trip looking at the seals and dolphins. What an experience! Not only did we see spectacular landscape but we also saw seals and a pod of dolphins with their calf. An amazing way to end our holiday...More

1  Thank Sarah C
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MermaidBoat P, Owner at Mermaid Pleasure Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time and hope to see you again soon! All the best

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a boattrip for 3 hours with the mermaid and payed in advance. Because we had to go home for an emergency the day before we got our money back. That is really fine from them . I appreciate it. So next time we...More

Thank martinedepoorter
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MermaidBoat P, Owner at Mermaid Pleasure Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We hope everything is OK with you. Hopefully we'll see you another time. All the best

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Cornwall for the last 20 years and with us staying near Penzance decided to try the trip with Mermaid yesterday afternoon - wow! After the stormy weekend tge waves were amazing as we headed out up the coast to Mousehole...More

Thank David W
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MermaidBoat P, Owner at Mermaid Pleasure Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your trip and hope to see you again. All the best

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a bit of a gamble when going on a boat trip as you never really know what to expect, this little fisherman’s boat was great fun, small and fits around 40 people in total, cosy and enough seats for everyone. I would definitely recommend...More

1  Thank Lamaqueen
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MermaidBoat P, Owner at Mermaid Pleasure Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your trip and have good fortune with seeing the wildlife. All the best.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing tour. We were lucky enough to see seals and around 30 bottlenose dolphins off of Penzance. The boat company were amazing and offered this fantastic experience while ensuring that it was the dolphins who chose to approach us while remaining a respectful...More

Thank Crazyemu
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MermaidBoat P, Owner at Mermaid Pleasure Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you had the chance to see the dolphins. Hope to see you again. All the best.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our 3 hour trip down to the Minack Theatre, chasing dolphins as we went, playing tag with some of them and watching the birds diving for fish. The coastline is stunning with lots of craggy rocks and caves to see. Seeing Mousehole...More

Thank GerbilQueen
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MermaidBoat P, Owner at Mermaid Pleasure Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your trip and hope to see you again! All the best.

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Have been on annual Mackerel fishing trip with Mermaid for the last 10 years. Sometimes we catch fish, sometimes we don't :-( But we always enjoy meeting up with the skipper who is so knowledgable about the area and local coastline. Look forward to this...More

Thank dunderdalemark
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Went with my wife, our 8 month old daughter and a disabled friend in a wheelchair. I phoned ahead and was told no problem just be there 30 minutes before departure. Friendly helpers helped me lift our friend in his wheelchair over the sides of...More

1  Thank Michael L
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leonpaulsummers37
7 July 2018|
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Response from MermaidBoat P | Property representative |
Yes we do take dogs aboard for the wildlife trips not the fishing trips. Thank you.
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Sarah K
9 May 2018|
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Response from MermaidBoat P | Property representative |
Hello. Yes we are open all year round and run trips depending on the weather!
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