Ian Kitto (owner of the company, Padstow Sealife Safaris) grew up in Padstow and spent his life going to sea with his father Andrew from a young age. He gained extensive local knowledge and has had 19 years of experience in operating commercial passenger vessels, so for an adventurous outing, why not try a sea cruise?
See amazing wildlife and a unique view of the stunning Cornish coastline.
Here’s an overview of the most popular2-hour sea safari trip.
Your skilfully skippered RIB will travel out of the Camel Estuary to the Atlantic Ocean, travelling up to 30 knots and covering approximately 25 miles of beautiful coastline in search of an array of marine life that inhabits our waters and coastline. Slowing down in areas where we are likely to spot wildlife, you may be able to see seals, dolphins, porpoises, and even sunfish or the elusive basking shark during the summer months.The Cornish coastline also hosts a myriad of seabirds including shags, cormorants, gannets, oystercatchers, shearwaters, fulmars and more. From the months of April to July, the cliffs are teeming with nesting guillemots and razorbills and you will visit “Puffin island” – one of the last places puffins can be found nesting in Cornwall – with the hope of spotting these beautiful birds.Our trips are professionally guided, offering you the chance to learn a little about the wildlife we see as well as local points of interest and our rich local heritage. We may also visit Trevose Head where you can get a unique view of the ‘new’ Padstow Lifeboat Station – you may even be lucky enough to see a dramatic lifeboat launch. You will have ample opportunity to snap some great photos of exciting wildlife and rugged coastline. Every trip is a non-stop mixture of sensitive wildlife observation and high-speed exhilaration