What is a Sea Safari?

We have all heard of a land safari, searching for lions, feeding giraffes and being in a vehicle. The Sea Safari is our version of this, but out at sea and in a boat!

On our Sea Safaris, you’ll explore the North Coast of Cornwall, and get to see wildlife in their natural habitat all while enjoying the joy of being on a 500hp RIB out at sea. Perfect for those adventure enthusiasts. Wavehunters are Cornwall’s leaders in Sea Safari adventures with our team of local skippers filled with never-ending knowledge of our coastline. You are in the best hands.

What Animals Might I See?

To many people’s surprise, Cornwall is the home of many different types of wildlife. With our rich hunting grounds for sea mammals, the coast entices all things big and small. This unique experience will include a chance to see Bottlenose Dolphins, Risso Dolphins, Whales, Seals, Porpoises and even the occasional Whale. On top of that, you’ll see Puffins, Shags, Cormorants, and Gannets, every bird watcher’s dream. The wildlife in Cornwall remains undisturbed, allowing you the full experience of the wildlife in its natural habitat. A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Our 1-Hour Sea Safari – A Thrilling Taste of Coastal Magic

One of our most popular trips is the one-hour Sea Safari. Departing daily from Padstow, Rock or Port Isaac, this short trip is perfect for those looking for a morning activity with the kids, a quick time filler between meals, or even those who don’t quite have their sea legs yet, this gentle trip is truly fit for all. From exploring the estuary, learning about the famous ‘doombar’ and sightseeing Polzeath and Harlyn Bay from the sea, this trip is packed filled with exciting sights.

Our 2-Hour Sea Safari – Delving Deeper into Cornwall’s Coastal Wonders

For those wanting a long more in-depth sea experience, our 2-hour Sea Safari is perfect. Starting from Rock, or Padstow, your journey will begin from the Camel Estuary, exploring out of the estuary you will glide to Gulland Rock, home to the Puffin every season, then further out to see with a chance to see Dolphins, seals, Cormorants and more in their natural habitat. From there you will drive past Polzeath, Constantine and Harlyn, seeing the old Lifeboat station and then further on to Port Isaac or Port Gavern. With endless hidden coves and beaches to explore, hundreds of historical stories to be told and wildlife to see, our trip is packed with something for everyone! Want to make the most out of your trip? Wear waterproofs and bring something to snap a picture, otherwise all you need is yourself and an adventurous soul!

Why Choose a Sea Safari with Wavehunters?

Wavehunters provide the ultimate comfortable experience, with Waterproof jackets supplied by us, you save your clothes from getting soaked! Our team of highly qualified, incredibly experienced skippers offers a safe, comfortable experience gliding out to see, bumpy days are no hassle for the Wavehunters team!

Take a look at some recent reviews from our customers: 

  • “Such great fun! Felt safe and secure riding the waves at speed. Our ages ranged from 70 down to 4 and this suited everyone. Kids loved seal spotting. Will was a great guide and knew the tides/sea so could advise the best route for our time (2-hour trip). A great morning, we got slightly wet but nowhere near as wet as I thought we would be. The kids have already requested we rebook for next year.April 2024
  • “Fantastic boat trip (90-minute trip from Rock) – a fast, comfortable & safe boat. We had a great sighting of dolphins for about 20 minutes right next to the boat. Liam our skipper was helpful and knowledgeable. All around, a really good experience.” April 2024
  • “Andy and Liam were great fun and they knew a lot about the local landmarks and history. The boat trip itself was great. Although you can never rely on wildlife to be about, we were lucky to see loads of birds, a porpoise and a pod of dolphins.” April  2024

So if this sounds like something you’d love to do, pop our team a call or email us at Better yet, in Cornwall? Head over to our Padstow booking office for a chat with our team about all things Sea Safari. There is no one better to take you out to sea than us and with a team of local skippers, you will learn facts about the coast no website can. So book today and let us ‘Get You Out There’.