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Cornwall from the sea – the best boat trips

There’s nothing like pretending to be a local when you’re on holiday, so if you’re heading to Cornwall, get ready to don your fisherman’s hat and take to the water.

Boat trips in Cornwall offer not only spectacular views of the gorgeous coastline, but you never know which kind of marine life will rear it’s head (literally) out of the water and offer you some once in a lifetime experiences.

Here are some suggestions for some Cornish boat trips and water adventure for you to enjoy whilst on your caravan holiday in Cornwall.

Sealife Safaris

According to a well-known review site, Padstow Sealife Safaris is the number one boat tour operator out of Padstow (at time of writing!).

This company offers a range of boat trips off the west Cornish coast and their ethos is for sensitive wild life observation without disturbing their natural habitat. The Sealife Safari boat trip is a popular two-hour boat trip from Padstow and covers approximately twenty-five miles of beautiful coastline. Other boat trips include a one-hour seals cave experience, a speedy coastal powerboat tour and a personal skippered boat hire to cruise where you wish!

Find out more about Padstow Sea Life Safari boat trips here.

Relaxed Cornish cruising

If your preference is for a more relaxed boat trip in Cornwall then all aboard the Jubilee Queen of Padstow. The Jubilee Queen is a larger boat, holding up to two hundred people, that runs trips from Padstow Harbour every day throughout the summer months.

Each trip lasts one and a half hours and no pre-booking required. Dogs and little sailors are welcome and best of all for the grown ups – drinks are available from a well stocked bar including the full Sharps Brewery portfolio!

It’s a great boat trip for sea life spotting, in particular dolphins.

Find out more at the Jubilee Queen website here.

Fishing boat trips

If your ideal boat trip in Cornwall includes a spot of fishing then head to Newquay Sea Safaris and Fishing. Newquay holiday parks are perfectly located for boat trips out of this popular resort.

The skippers of Newquay Sea Safaris are experts in sustainable line caught fish and marine conservation and they cruise to hidden coves and secret beaches so that you can meet the wildlife up close and personal in their natural environment.

This company also offers various sea safaris including seal surveys, dolphin and shark spotting, coastal cruising, educational events and trips.

Get your hooks into fishing with Newquay Sea Safari and Fishing boat trips by finding out more here.

Adrenaline-filled boat trips

If you’re more of an adrenaline junkie then check out Waverunner Safaris, based in Newquay and St Austell. They offer a range of outdoor adventure on the Cornish coast, including jet ski taster sessions, mini jet ski safari, ultimate jet ski safari, power boat tours, learn to surf lessons plus cliff activities and beach games.

Find out more about Cornwall Waverunner Safari boat trips here.

If all these boat trip ideas whet your appetite then find out more about Hendra, an ideal caravan holiday park near Newquay from which to explore the area and the coastline.

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