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Ex-RNLB The Hampshire Rose is privately owned and no longer a part of the RNLI lifesaving fleet.

Wildlife and Sightseeing Cruises

Cruise the Coast on a Sea Safari

with the longest running boat operator

The first operator locally to offer Sea Safaris, our skippers have decades of experience and local knowledge to share with you, helping you to make memories you'll always treasure. Whether you sail up Channel to the east, down to the west, or even a bit of both, you cannot go wrong sailing the North Devon coast aboard our spacious, well appointed vessels. Full commentary and the skipper and crew's own recollections and stories give our trips a proper personal touch.

The Bristol Channel is alive with wildlife, from seabirds and jellyfish to seals, porpoise and even dolphins. During the sailing season there are regular sightings of the wildlife, although we never guarantee you'll see them, after all, they are wild! Our team are accredited Wildlife Safe Operators, so you can be sure that while you enjoy watching the wildlife, the wildlife will also be having a good experience.

We schedule coastal cruises of varying lengths throughout the season, with one of our most popular being 'Visit the Seals' a cruise to the west of town to see if the local seal colony are about, either hauled out on the rocks near Mortehoe or just popping their heads up out of the water to say hello. A close second, however, are our eastern cruises, which take you up the coast, taking in Hele, Watermouth, Combe Martin and the Great Hangman, the highest sea cliff iin England.


Our longer trips take you further along the Exmoor coast, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to see the smugglers caves and silver mines, the 'Valley of the Rocks' and even so far as the towns of Lynton, Lynmouth and Porlock. We are also happy to be able to offer a 'Best of Both' cruise, taking you along the coast from Ilfracombe in one direction and then the other, giving you the chance to see sights both east and west.

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from £12 per person

(adult - child prices apply for under 16s)

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please select the trip you are interested in from the list below

Cruises to the East

1 hr    1.5 hr    2 hr 
Cruises to the West
1.5 hr    2 hr
A Bit of Both 2.5 hr