Ready to get on the water!





It is hard to miss the Ilfracombe Princess as she shines brightly in the Harbour - she is like our own burst of sunshine yellow!

And she is ready and waiting to take passengers on a range of trips this spring. The Princess had a refurb and paint job recently and so is looking particularly fine.


With a large number of outside seats, she is able to run daily run excursions from 12th April in a Covid-secure fashion. As Nancy Hutchings, the General Manager explains, "we are so excited to start the 2021 season and we are all ready! With the outdoor seating on the Princess we will be able to take up to 40/50 passengers on trips throughout the day every day to see our beautiful coast." 

The coastline around Ilfracombe certainly is beautiful. With towering cliffs, tiny hidden beaches and a great view of the many other boats in the area, the Princess offers a unique opportunity to sit back, relax and watch all of this stunning scenery go past. 


And then there is our amazing wildlife!


"There should be lots to see this year," says Nancy. "At the moment, it is nesting season and, on our trips up the Exmoor coast, we will be hoping to see peregrine falcons, kittiwakes and more. Dolphins have already been seen further along the coast so they should be putting in an appearance here soon!" 


Last summer was a bumper year for dolphin sightings in Ilfracombe!

Trips are available which last between one hour and two and half hours. You can choose what suits you!

Seals are a very common sight along our coast.

Later in the spring, the Princess will be opening its new onboard bar with evening sunset cruises available. And bookings are already being taken for private functions such as birthdays, anniversaries and wedding parties.


From mid-May, the Adventure Rib will be joining the Princess for an exhilerating way to see the coast and its wildlife!


To book a trip, please call 01271 879727