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Self Drive Motor Boats

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St Ives Self Drive Motor Boats are fun for all the family and suitable for any age and ability.

Our boats have 6hp outboard motors, can seat up to 6 people (5 adults maximum) and are all kitted out to the highest spec and have steering wheels in place to make it easy for all to drive. We provide Life Jackets for everybody including the Dog so please don’t leave your furry friends at home! You can also hire one of our Self Drive Boats for a few hours for Fishing (Prices on request – terms apply) Most of our friendly staff have grown up around the sea, they will assist you to board and instruct you on how to drive & use our boats. Our patrol boats are on the water for your safety all of whom are qualified Boatsman.

We operate from Easter until October, 7 days per week sea conditions & weather permitting, We are based opposite the Wharf Post Office on St.Ives Harbour Front (Look out for our yellow flags and umbrellas), if you have pre-booked online or by phone, please allow good time to arrive for your chosen time slot FIND US – TR26 1LH

Price per Boat

30 Minutes - £35.00

45 Minutes - £50.00

1 Hour - £60.00

Rib Rides New for 2021! The Black Scorpion!

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Our new 10-meter Rib offers you a high thrill Rib Ride to Godrevy Lighthouse. Our highly experienced skipper, Matt, a local fisherman, has over 4000 trips to his name & will take you on a 25-minute exhilarating scenic ride slicing & turning through the crystal-clear waters of St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse where it will slow down to enable you to experience the stunning spectacle of the seal colony who live on the island and the amazing birds, including Pipits, Oyster Catchers and Cormorants. If tides allow, you will also squeeze through the passageway between the headland and the lighthouse. Throughout the trip we will be powering through and turning past the beautiful Bays and coastline of St Ives, keeping our eyes peeled for our resident sea life such as dolphins and seals so please don’t forget your phone or camera. The Black Scorpion is fitted with jockey seats & has twin Mercury 350hp Outboards making our trip the ultimate experience during your visit in St Ives.

We operate from Easter until October, 7 days per week, sea conditions & weather permitting, We are based on the slipway opposite the Wharf Post Office on St.Ives Harbour Front (Look out for our yellow umbrellas) FIND US at TR26 1LH

Life jackets provided for all (you must be over 8 to take this ride)

£20.00 Per Person

NEW FOR 2021 JET SKI ADVENTURE TOURS

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We are excited to bring you the latest model SEADOO Jet Ski’s, chosen for their superior stability & performance for our new Adventure Tours for 2021.

Ride our brand new SEADOO Jet Skis along the stunning St.Ives Coastline to explore the coves & caves looking out for wildlife & breath-taking scenery along the way.

Our Adventure Tours are led by a PWC qualified guide

Our 4 Jet Ski’s can take up to 1 driver (over 18’s only) and 1 passenger each with a maximum of 8 persons per Adventure Tour. If you are sharing a Jet Ski, you will be able to swap rider half way through to ensure all participants experience the thrill of driving (over 18’s only). You will spend 1 hour on the water.

Each tour is dependent on sea conditions and weather, we have 2 routes, you will either head north east towards Portreath, taking in Godrevy Lighthouse & Hells Mouth, exploring the coves and caves along the coast or you will head south west along the rugged coastline towards Zennor.

All of our Adventure Tours are subject to the sea conditions and weather and may be cancelled at short notice.

Included in the price is a 15-minute tutorial and safety briefing, a buoyancy aid & wetsuit (you are welcome to bring your own). Whilst we have no weight restriction, you must be confident that you would be able to pull yourself back onto your Jet Ski if you fall in and be able to fit into a 3XL wet suit & buoyancy aid.

You will need to wear your own swimwear and bring your own towel for afterwards. Your safety and the safety of others in your group and on the water are of the utmost importance, your adherence to our code of conduct and instruction is mandatory. Your Adventure Tour will be terminated without notice or compensation should there be any breach of our terms.

Price per Boat

Single Rider - £120.00 Per Person

Double Rider - £80.00 Per Person

We can offer specially tailored charters for our Jet Skis for groups such as Corporate events, Hen & Stag party activities etc. please contact Meg for further details and pricing on 07824 633447.

Rebel V Coastal Safari & Seal Encounter

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See the beautiful coast of South West Cornwall, including Godrevy Island & Hells Mouth, from the water aboard our Rebel V rib. This trip provides you with a dynamic 1 hour excursion along the coastline giving you a spectacular view of the rugged coastline outside St Ives Bay and surrounding areas where we have an abundance of marine wild life including dolphins, basking sharks, seals & sun fish. You will be given the opportunity to take photos and enjoy the spectacle of our stunning coast.

Life jackets provided for all ages
Price per person (children under 2 are free) £35.00
Children must be 1 year or older to board this ride
These are boat rides, you could get wet!

PLEASE NOTE: Sightings of wildlife described above cannot be guaranteed during any of our trips.
Dogs are not allowed to board the Rebel V but can be looked after on the shore by our staff.
Please note there is no room for buggies, wheelchairs or any luggage other than a small bag on the Rebel V. However, there is space to store your belongings at our ticket desk on the shore. We do not not accept any responsibility for items left with us.
The weather conditions will vary from trip to trip, therefore some trips will be livelier than others. We will only take you out when our experienced skipper deems that it is safe to do so.

Life jackets provided for all

£35.00 Per Person

Private Charters (For up to 12 people)

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If you are in a group, Stag or Hen party, Birthday party or you just want the boat to yourself, our skipper can take you for a High thrill excursion or a leisurely cruise tailored to your requirements around the Bay & the South West Cornish coast. Please call George for prices and more information on 07824 633447
PLEASE NOTE: You must be over 21 to charter our boats

Kayaks

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Discover St Ives from the sea and enjoy the fantastic Views and breath-taking scenery whilst kayaking at your own pace. Our sit on Kayaks are very sturdy & suitable for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. We offer single, double & triple kayaks, they are also suitable for dogs! You can kayak around our designated area in St Ives bay which is patrolled by our safety boats to ensure you are OK & not going outside of the area. If you would like to go fishing, we can direct you to the best spot, you are also free to kayak to Porthminster beach for a picnic or just to sunbathe! Included in the price of the kayak rental are safety vests for all sizes. We operate from Easter until October 7 days per week, sea conditions & weather permitting. We are based opposite the Wharf Post Office on St.Ives Harbour Front (Look out for our yellow flags and umbrellas), if you have pre-booked online or by phone, please allow good time to arrive for your chosen time slot FIND US – TR26 1LH

Price per Boat

Single Kayak - £15.00 per hour

Double Kayak (2 adults) - £22.00 per hour

Double Kayak (1 Adult & 1 Child) - £20.00 per hour

Triple Kayak (2 Adults & 1 Child) - £25.00 per hour

50% off for a second hour or part thereof.

Included in the price
Kayak & Paddles
Bouyancy Aid
Instruction & safety brief
Suitable for
12yrs plus Younger children can be taken on a double or triple kayak with adult You should be able to swim.
CALL ST IVES BOAT RIDES: 07824 633 447

Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP’s)

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Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP’s) Discover St Ives from the sea and enjoy the fantastic Views and breath-taking scenery whilst paddleboarding at your own pace.
Our SUP’s are very sturdy & suitable for beginners and experienced paddleboarders alike. We offer single, double & quadruple paddleboards! You can paddle around our designated area in St Ives bay which is patrolled by our safety boats to ensure you are OK & not going outside of the area. You can paddle across the bay to Porthminster beach for a picnic or just to sunbathe! Included in the price of the kayak rental are safety vests for all sizes, wetsuits are not mandatory but can certainly keep you warm if you fall off your board!
We operate from Easter until October 7 days per week, sea conditions & weather permitting. We are based opposite the Wharf Post Office on St.Ives Harbour Front (Look out for our yellow flags and umbrellas) if you have pre-booked online or by phone, please allow good time to arrive for your chosen time slot FIND US – TR26 1LH

Price per Boat

Single SUP- £15.00 per hour

Double SUP - £25.00 per hour

Quadruple SUP - £50 per hour

50% off for a second hour or part thereof.

CALL ST IVES BOAT RIDES: 07824 633 447

Can We Help You Do You Have Any Personal Needs Or Requests

If any member of your family, friends, or members of your group have any special needs or requests we are very happy to advise and help. We are experienced in accommodating most physical disabilities affecting children & adults. Please telephone Meg she can advise on the best time depending on tides for trips for you and your family to go on, as there are three boarding points in the harbour and they are not all suitable for everyone, Meg will advise you on the best boarding location and the best time for you to board depending on your personal needs and requirements she will also advise you on sea and wind conditions. We can also look after prams buggies & wheelchairs (where necessary personal belongings) while you enjoy your boat ride or trip. DOGS The furry member of your family can enjoy all of our trips and rides with the exception of the fast rib ride & jet-ski safari, however we have members of staff who are happy to dog sit while you enjoy your trip, no charge for this service and doggy biscuits are included. Please note there are restrictions for dogs on the harbour beach throughout July & August which may require you to carry your dog to the vessel.

PLANNING YOUR BOAT RIDE/SAFARI
We strongly advise, to avoid disappointment, that you plan your boat trip/safari for the beginning of your holiday as St Ives, even on the sunniest of days, the wind and tide can and does stop us from operating, then you will have time to rearrange your trip before you return home.
PARKING
Parking in St Ives can be a nightmare, the park and ride at St Erth is a great alternative to driving into the town, the train ride along the coastline is a great experience. Please telephone Meg for advice on parking, where to park depending on the day of the week and the time of day, she can direct you to the most convenient and cost effective parking locations For advice on your personal requirements and or car parking telephone Meg 07824633447
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