Welcome to Cornish Sea Tours

Take a stunning Boat Trip or Sea Safari from Padstow or Rock in North Cornwall with Cornish Sea Tours.

What better way to explore the awe inspiring coastal scenery and incredible wildlife of North Cornwall than by powerboat? Our boat SeaXplorer is a 9m RIB which seats 12 passengers and is based at Rock on the Camel Estuary just over the river from Padstow. We meet at our office on the Rock pontoon or we can pick you up in Padstow, and then away to sea for a boat trip of a lifetime to explore the amazing marine wildlife and scenery of the North Cornwall coast.

Cornwall Boat Trips

We run Cornwall boat trips to various locations from Rock and Padstow out towards Newquay or Bude and regularly see wildlife such as Basking Sharks, Dolphins, Porpoises, Seals, Sun Fish and all sorts of sea birds including Puffins. We carry several pairs of binoculars on board so you can see them all up close. As well as the amazing wildlife you can get up close to the rugged coastline and visit areas such as Port Quin and Tintagel in Cornwall.

Your boat is skippered by Matthew Wheadon, a trained Zoologist who holds a Commercially Endorsed Advanced Powerboat Certificate and a local boatman’s licence. Matthew started Cornish Sea Tours in 2008 and has excellent local knowledge of the coastline and the wildlife that live there. Your second skipper is Charlotte Fowler, a marine biologist who is passionate about the marine environment. Charlotte has spent time working with manatees and dolphins in Florida and as a biologist at The National Marine Aquarium.

Padstow Boat Trips

Our RIB boat trips from Padstow or Rock run for approximately 2 hours and cost £40 per adult and £30 per child under 14. Life jackets are provided. We do recommend bringing a warm layer, a waterproof jacket and trousers and this summer perhaps some sun cream. In particularly wet weather we can provide full waterproofs.

The Meeting point for these boat trips in Cornwall is the Rock pontoon, which is just a short ferry ride from Padstow in North Cornwall, alternatively we can pick you up in Padstow. This is convenient for anyone looking for Padstow boat trips. We look forward to welcoming you on one of our Cornwall boat trips soon.



What people say…

“Superb experience – great fun – beautiful coastline and fantastic ride. Saw dolphins, seals and loads of birds. Excellent.”
Betty Relf

“Speechless really, absolutely brilliant. Very exhilarating, didn’t want it to end. To see the pod of dolphins was just the best.”
Lesley Parkinson

“Fantastic informative trip – good commentary and great dolphins!!”
Deborah, Bedfordshire

“Everything we expected but better – Seriously fast boat but comfortable – a fantastic experience for our whole group from young kids to adults.”
Adrian Birts

“Hi just wanted to say we really enjoyed the trip on Wednesday I really enjoy the dolphins and mom really likes you she thinks you’re like Steve backshall and she reeeeeeeaaaaalllllly loves him. Thanx.”
Abi, sam and Maria Holland  xxx

“Fantastic experience to see dolphins in the wild with a first class guide who pointed out all the other wildlife and a thrilling high speed return trip too – fab!”
Paul Sparkes

“A fantastic experience. Exhilerating, best thing we’ve done all week. The dolphins took our breath away! Great!”
Sarah Cann and family

“The RIB trip was one of the highlights of our holiday – a real insight into the geology and history of the coast, dolphin spotting and a seat of the pants speed home – awesome”
Tim and Family (the Steeles)