THE PERFECT WAY TO EXPLORE!

Based in Ilfracombe harbour the Ilfracombe Princess cruises the coast to see seals, porpoises and dolphins!

Enjoy one of the most dramatic landscapes in England aboard our safe comfortable vessel the 'Ilfracombe Princess'. We have been serving Ilfracombe tourism for more then 20 years, licensed to carry 100 passengers.

Join us to witness spectacular wildlife and coastal cruises aboard our MCA approved vessel, purpose built for coastal cruising!

In case you were wondering... Yes, we welcome dogs on onboard!

On the Ilfracombe Princess, dogs are welcome but on the lower deck only.

 

Trips

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Smugglers Caves Cruise

The smugglers caves is our shortest trip, we head East out of Ilfracombe past Hele bay, Sampson’s coves and past Watermouth Harbour where you get a view of Watermouth Castle.
1 hour
From £16
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Exmoor Cliffs & Caves

The Exmoor cliffs cruise is one of our most spectacular cruises – with the dramatic views of some of the highest cliffs in England – impressive headlands of the Exmoor National Park.
1 hour 30 minutes
From £20
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Seals & Lighthouse Cruise

This cruise passes the famous Tunnels Beaches, Lee Village and on to Bull Point Lighthouse. There is an increasing number of Atlantic Grey Seals where we pass at Rockham Beach.
2 hours
From £24
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Evening Drinks Cruise

Join us on a beautiful evening drinks cruise – see the local landmarks in a different light as you sit back and unwind whilst listening to some relaxing music.
1 hour 30 minutes
From £25

Broadsands Sessions

Set sail with us on a musical journey to enchanting Broadsands Beach, a picturesque gem just a stone's throw away from Ilfracombe. Our newest venture, the Broadsands Sessions, promises a magical evening filled with heartwarming tunes, splendid scenery, and the best company.
2 hours
From £30
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History Cruise

A Cruise around the stunning Ilfracombe coastline abroad The Ilfracombe Princess, hearing tales of real people, how they lived and died, often in tragic and unexpected ways. The ghosts, murders, harlots and witches ways.

1 hour
From £22.00
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East Meets West

A Special cruise we only offer when the Bristol Channel experiances 10meter plus tides.
3 hours
From £28.00
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Bird Watching Cruise

As we make our way to the spectacular Exmoor coast - boasting the highest sea cliffs in England have your binoculars at the ready.
2 hours
From £24.00

Gift Vouchers

Gift the Experience of a Lifetime

Looking for a truly memorable gift? Look no further!

Here at Ilfracombe Princess, we are thrilled to offer gift vouchers, providing your loved ones with an unforgettable adventure aboard our luxurious vessel. Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, or just to show someone you care, our gift vouchers are an invitation to enjoy the stunning beauty of North Devon's coastline, discover the diverse marine life, and create lasting memories.

2022 FUN FACTS

 

DMW
DMW
28 October 2022
Verified
Dont believe the bucket joke! The Princess is tidy, safe and comfortable. The crew are very informative, funny and sensitive to folk not used to boats. This was our second trip and Capn Paul was just as entertaining and ironic as Capn Jack was last year. This was the last trip of the year and she is due to be lifted out for the winter tomorrow, so we were very lucky.No trip to Ilfracombe can be complete without including a trip in the Yellow Cat.
Tobias
Tobias
8 October 2022
Verified
COOL ACTIVITY It's a very cool activity. Wehen you're in ilfracombe as a tourist you must do it. We took the little fast boat (not the big). The driver was very friendly and drove swerved. That was very cool.
SteveB1972
SteveB1972
27 September 2022
Verified
A second trip on the Ilfracombe Princess As per the title, this was our second trip on Ilfracombe Princess and once again it was brilliant.Seals and Lighthouses cruise this time, great to see the seals, interesting commentary and stories from the crew - absolutely brilliant.Hopefully we won't leave it so long for the third trip
RF
RF
20 September 2022
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Ilfracombe Princess and the coast Just back from our trip from Ilfracombe to Broadsands with Captain Jack on the Princess. It was a beautiful day and an impromptu trip. We saw the gorgeous coastline of North Devon and were provided with wonderful historical stories of the coast and the local area too from Jack. Our safety was of paramount importance to the crew and we felt comfortable and in very good hands. Highly recommended if you are in the area and fancy a trip out to sea.
Steve
Steve
18 September 2022
Verified
Great trip to see the seals Great 2.5 hour trip to see the seals, lots of local information along the way from the skipper as well which was nice, we saw the seals which was the highlight for me sadly no dolphins, would've booked another trip if we were there for longer.
Sally D
Sally D
5 September 2022
Verified
The perfect way to spend an hour It was lovely to get away for an hour and see a little coastline from the sea; I only wish it had been for 2 hours! The sea was beautifully calm, the weather perfect. The staff were all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, with a relaxed atmosphere aboard. Great value for money. Many thanks to Nancy and her team.
will
will
4 September 2022
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Sea trip Went on the boat trip today. A good day out. Went on the 2 hour trip. Took the dog as well. Definitely worth the effort. Not a bad price for the time and adventure.
cherylandjohn
cherylandjohn
2 September 2022
Verified
Great trip to see some stunning coastline and wildlife Can't fault this at all. Really well organised, friendly crew who were always making sure passengers were comfortable and enjoying the experience.Lots of interesting commentary as we sailed along some stunning coastline. Seals were lounging around on the rocks taking in some sun.My 9 year old and 3 year old loved it and so did we. Next time we're in Ilfracombe we'll definitely be booking another trip. Thank you for an amazing opportunity to see the beautiful North Devon coastline and wildlife.
Kerry F
Kerry F
2 September 2022
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Great Trip Great trip! Very well organised with Jack and Kev. Jack is very knowledgeable. Well recommended. Great value for money.

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