Anyone who has visited St Ives during the summer will be all too familiar with the cries of "Seal Island, Seal Island, Trips to Seal Island" that echo along the Wharf. And with the harbour now boasting everything from Sea Safaris to super fast Rib Rides, today we're well and truly spolit for choice. Whether you're up for catching your own fish or more partial to a relaxing trip round to Seal Island, a plethora of different sea follies await your perusal. St Ives Boat Rides operate from the harbour which is just a few minutes walk from the Sail Lofts five star accommodation.
St Ives Boat Rides
Operating from Easter through until September. 7 days per week (depending on the weather). Find them on the old slipway, opposite Moomaid Ice Cream. Look for their yellow flags and umbrellas. 07824 633 447 - TR26 1LH
A fully Licensed and Insured Rib Ride operating out of the harbour. The Rib can accommodate 12 passengers on a high speed, adrenaline fuelled ride around the St Ives and Hayle bay. This is the fastest Rib Ride in the UK, little riders must be at least 3, life jackets are provided and the trip will last 25 minutes.
Adults (over 14) - £18
Children - £15
Self Drive Motor Boats
"St Ives Self Drive Boat Rentals boasts 12 brand new motor boats varying from Picton Sunsports to Excel Inflatable Ribs.
Our 5 & 6 seater boats are all kitted out to the highest of spec and have steering wheels in place to make it a easy for all to drive".
Life jackets are provided by St Ives Boat Rides and they can even provide one for your four legged friend so if you're staying in one of our luxury dog friendly apartments
, no one need miss out!
30 Minutes - £30
45 Minutes - £45
1 Hour -£50.00
Kayak & Paddle Board
Single and double kayaks available for hire as well as paddle boards. Kayaks and paddle boards are a great way to get yourself around the bay and to see St Ives from a totally different perspective. Safety vests are included in the price for kayaks although they are very stable and suitable for all abilities. To help put your mind at rest, St Ives Boat Rides operate a patrol boat at all times so there is always someone to help you should you get into any difficulty.
Paddle Board - £12.00 per hour
Single Kayak - £12.00 per hour
Double Kayak - £18.00 per hour
Double Kayak (1 Adult & 1 Child) - £18.00 per hour
Triple Kayak (2 Adults & 1 Child) - £21.00 per hour
(If a second hour is desired it will be half price)
Seal Island & Fishing Trips on The Little Mermaid
"The Little Mermaid is a small and very stable and spacious boat she carries twelve people, and only takes one hour for a return trip to seal island unlike the larger boats there is no waiting to embark or disembark. Being a smaller boat she can get a lot closer to the seals for the perfect view and photo opportunities, this is a trip not to be missed."
If you only take one boat trip, we thoroughly reccommend you make it a trip to Seal Island! Your voyage will take you out of the harbour and round past Porthgwidden, to Porthmeor and beyond. Seals may be the aim of the game, but you're also in with a good chance of seeing dolphins, sun fish and even basking sharks. As with the self-drive boats, this is a dog friendly trip. The Little mermaid is covered with a canopy to protect you from the elements, there is a toilet on board and you can even get a drink - the perfect, stress free family activity.
Fishing - £20.00
Children (under 14 years) - £10.00
Adults - £14.00
St Ives by sea offers a totally different perspective and can be a great way to explore the bay, what could be better than surrounding yourself with nothing but fresh sea air and sparkling, turquoise water? Sail Lofts five star accommodation is just a hop, skip and jump away from the Harbour and our concierge service is onsite 6 days a week so if you'd like us to help you book a trip, please do pop in and see us or give call the office on 01736 799175.