For those who enjoy a boat trip, St Ives is a fantastic place from which to start and finish your trip. Details of boat trips are available from the Visit St Ives Information Centre.
Come on an exhilarating sea safari from Penzance Harbour to discover this
beautiful coastline and its wonderful marine wildlife.
Here in the far west of Cornwall, marine wildlife is varied and abundant.
Seabirds like gannets, fulmars, kittiwakes, terns, shearwaters, razorbills
and guillemots are common sights; more occasionally we see puffins, skuas,
peregrine falcons, rare waders and divers. Grey seals are seen on
virtually every trip all year round. Harbour porpoises are often seen from
our boat; these are secretive cetaceans but you may see a little dorsal
fin break the surface. Common, bottlenose and Risso’s dolphins are all
visitors to our waters, and other encounters can include awesome basking
sharks, mysterious ocean sunfish, various species of jellyfish and even