Coast Boat Trips
A family run business with a strong connection to the Cornish coast, Jack, Kat and their knowledgeable team of guides will give you the chance to witness Cornwall’s unique heritage from the water as well as the rich ecosystem that supports a huge array of wildlife. In their element, they love what they do and are excited to share experiences and good times while they show you the magic.
Coast Boat Trips takes you on a boat trip adventure experience that will create lifetime memories. From seeing incredible Cornish scenery, diverse wildlife and enjoying the unique thrill of being on the Atlantic Ocean in a fast and safe boat.
Each boat trip is unique with 5 different trips on offer. The trips are leaving from both Hayle and Penzance. This offers the most diversity to experience the rich ever-changing wonders of our beautiful Cornish coastline. You can choose between 1or 2 or 2 1/2 hour trips.
- Godrevy to Hell’s Mouth Boat Trip. 1hr.
Experience the epic coastline surrounding Godrevy and Hells Mouth. Hugging the dramatic coast north to look for seals and coastal wildlife. Then sweep offshore to look for dolphins and other wildlife.
- Mounts Bay Discovery Boat Trip. 1hr.
In a short amount of time, you will get a good taste of Cornwall’s diversity without venturing out into the elements of the open coast. This trip is perfect for young kids or the elderly.
- Seal Island to Cape Cornwall Boat Trip. 2hr.
An unforgettable trip out to Cape Cornwall, visiting the famous Seal Island off the coast of St Ives, spotting wildlife and hugging some of the most incredible coastlines that the UK has to offer.
- Lands End Boat Trip Experience. 2hr.
Taking a spectacular route out to Lands End. Following closely to the dramatic coastline, while passing a host of famous landmarks.
- Rounding Cornwall Boat Trip Experience. 2 1/2hr
A unique coastal boat trip experience you will remember for a lifetime. This could be the best boat trip in the UK, let alone Cornwall. It has everything! Famous landmarks, an abundance of wildlife, birdlife, big and beautiful scenery! Its where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Irish sea. The mixing of current creates a sea life phenomenon.
Guillemot, the boat, is not only an extremely capable craft, it’s built for purpose. It’s the latest line of 10 meter Humber Ribs and they have an exceptional reputation for safety. Guillemot has been equipped with all the latest safety equipment and is certified and coded by MCA and YDSA. You can be at ease on Guillemot. The Coastguard, RNLI, the military and police all use this top of the line boats. They have been tested to the limits.
Guillemot packs a punch of 400 horses. The twin 200HP HQ Evinrude engines can reach speeds over 40 knots. With a comfortable cruising speed of 30 knots, you get the most out of your trip. Covering large areas gives the best chance to find the wildlife and see the sights you will book for. All this with bags of exhilaration.
A bit more about your guides
Husband and wife team Jack and Kat have returned to Cornwall with their 6 month old baby, River May. After many years traveling the globe together working on boats, they’re happy to be back on Cornish soil with a new business venture.
The new family has just moved to Hayle and are soaking up the beauty of their little spot by the sea.
Jack, the skipper, will be doing what he does best, driving the 10m Humber rib around the coast with up to 12 passengers on board. With over 15 years of professional experience at sea, you can feel assured that you are in safe hands. Jack has grown up on the Cornish coast and he knows it’s every mood. He has been living and breathing the magical coast since before he could walk. Jack has a deep connection here and he looks forward to sharing it with all his passengers.
Joined by his guides that have graduated from local universities with varying degrees in marine biology, the natural world and the environment, their aim is to open up the hearts and minds of the public in a bid to educate people to protect and preserve our incredible planet. They hope to inspire by exposing the undeniable beauty of our Cornish coastline.
As a non-invasive boat trip, all the wildlife is undisturbed in their natural environment. This approach gives an unforgettable experience that you can truly feel privileged to encounter.
Just around the corner from St Ives, Hayle boasts 3 miles of golden sandy beaches. Hayle is a cargo port and small town but there is also a nature reserve on the edge of the estuary. This is a great place to spot birds and if this is your thing you can expect to see avocets, ospreys and a host of wading birds. You can even dine right by the river edge and watch birds as you do.
The main tourist hub of the West of Cornwall near Land’s End, Penzance is well located to enjoy some of the best places to visit in West Cornwall such as St Michaels Mount, The Minack Theatre and Porthcurno Beach as seen in Poldark. Penzance sits on the water and offers a vast array of shops, restaurants and bars. Water sports and boat trips are also a huge feature of the area.
A firm favourite with locals and visitors St Ives is a beautiful beach and harbour where tourists flock to enjoy the fabulous views and the harbour. The town sits directly above the harbour and is famous for not just the harbour but the gallery and museum too. St Ives is also well positioned on the north coast and is not too far from many other attractions such as Land’s End and the Minack Theatre. St Ives is also known for its Art culture and its branch of the Tate Gallery. In 2010, a BBC Four film, The Art of Cornwall, presented by James Fox said that the St Ives artists “went on to produce some of the most exhilarating art of the twentieth century…for a few dazzling years this place was as famous as Paris, as exciting as New York and infinitely more progressive than London.”
In more recent years St Ives has been awarded Best Seaside Town by the Guardian in 2007 and Best Seaside Town by The British Travel Awards both in 2010 and 2011. This absolute gem of a town is a must see when in Cornwall. The population of St Ives is around 11,000 but this rises dramatically in the summer months.