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Padstow Sealife Safaris offer passengers the chance to experience the high speed thrill in search of the rich and diverse marine wildlife that the North Cornish Coast has to offer, yet in a safe and responsible manner. Our ethos is for sensitive...more
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North Quay | Padstow Harbour, Padstow PL28 8AF, England
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+44 7754 822404
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was the last day of our holiday and my husband booked this for my teenage daughters and I. We were warmly greeted and kitted up with life vests and cosy waterproofs. One on my bucket list was to see wild dolphins one day so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear what a wonderful experience you had and we are delighted to have helped you tick this off the bucket list! We are glad that our guides helped to make...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018

All round great rip out on the water. Lots of wildlife and stunning views with a knowledgeable guide. Smiles all round.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed your trip with some wonderful wildlife, weather and views. We hope you can come back to see us again in the future.

Reviewed 24 October 2018

Absolutely enjoyable!!! Kids loved it! Just make sure you have a hat and lots of layers :) we planning to come back again!More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear how much the whole family enjoyed your trip. It is always colder going along at speed at sea so always worth dressing warmer than you need on land. We...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We went on the one hour sealift experience and what an amazing experience it was. We booked online which was simple and straightforward. Arrived 30mins before our departure time - offered wet proofs which we all slipped into easily. The boat arrived on time as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip and it sounds like you really did have luck on your side to spot the dolphins on your 1 hour seals cave experience. Dolphins...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018

Absolutely brilliant from start to finish. We saw lots of seals and dolphins, with one who swam directly under and around our boat. Well worth the money!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to how much you enjoyed your trip with some fabulous wildlife sightings. We hope you can come back to see us again in the future.

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Booked for a family group to go on the 2 hour sealife trip. Day was warm with a slight wind on shore. Had the pleasure of seeing a large school of dolphins who were in playful mood. Seals were scarce and puffins non existent as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed the boat trip itself even without the wildlife, so what a great bonus to see such a playful pod of dolphins too. Puffins nest from...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

It was brilliant and yes you will get wet! But well worth it, we saw some seals too. The guide was very knowledgeable which helps, but the boat ride alone was fantastic.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed the boat ride itself as well as the wildlife and your guide's commentary. Getting wet will depend on the conditions - if there is a...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing day. All the staff were friendly, knowledgeable and professional. They were also very transparent about what we 'might' see as we are looking for wild animals and as such there is no guarantee. I was really happy with the boat ride,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It sounds like you had a very successful trip. Dolphins always are great to watch, especially when they get up close to the boat. We are glad to hear that the wildlife guide and...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018

It was great. We have seen many beautiful dolphins. Unfortunately the seals was hiding from us. We have seen 2+2 only. I can suggest to everybody.More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. As with all wildlife, they can be unpredictable, but it is great to hear that you were lucky enough to see lots of dolphins and enjoyed your time on the boat. We appreciate your...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018

We had a wonderful trip on Wednesday afternoon and lucky enough to see Dolphin pods feeding with young calves alongside the wonderfully stable Rib . Saw common dolphins and grey seals and we thoroughly enjoyed Jenny's enthusiastic nature insights into cormorants wings for diving, for...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Padstow_Sealife, Front Office Manager at Padstow Sealife Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to that you thoroughly enjoyed your trip with lots of fabulous wildlife to see and an enthusiastic guide to share her knowledge on the wildlife you saw. Our office opens at...More

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Ian M
27 August 2018|
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Response from Padstow_Sealife | Property representative |
We do not have a cafe. We only run boat trips for which we take booking from a small kiosk on the harbour side. I believe you may have visited Wavehunters? We are Padstow Sealife Safaris - a different company. Could you... More
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TheDunns433
30 July 2018|
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Response from Padstow_Sealife | Property representative |
2 hour Sealife Safari: Adult - £39 Child (under 16) - £25 Under 5 - £15 1 hour Seals Cave Experience: Adult - £22.50 Child (under 16) - £15 Under 5 - £10 1 hour Coastal Powerboat Tour: Adult - £25 Child (under 16... More
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wonderwoman92
23 April 2018|
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Response from Padstow_Sealife | Property representative |
Hi there. Well behaved small to medium sized dogs are permitted on our boats, however, often dogs do not like the sensation of being on a bouncy boat so it is worth taking into consideration whether the dog would be ok with... More
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