Dolphin Spotting Encounters Off the Coast of North Devon

Our Dolphin Adventure tour runs from May until the end of September, offering you the chance to spot these playful mammals in the way they should be seen - in their natural habitat! Our 2-hour RIB cruise, led by our fantastic skipper, will depart from Ilfracombe Harbour in search of dolphins and other marine wildlife. Due to the length of the trip, the boat could end up close to the shore of Lundy Island in our pursuit of wildlife spotting.

2 hour Cruise

Adults: £49.50

Children: £34.50



In a similar way to our Discover Tour, our dolphin spotting trips don’t follow a specific route; instead, we head to places of recent sightings and known feeding grounds to give you the best possible chance of getting up close and personal with dolphins, porpoise and other nautical wildlife that is local to the North Devon area.

When we encounter the dolphins – either common or bottlenose - they love following the boat and swimming in the bow wave, which is the perfect opportunity for you to photograph them up-close, so be sure to bring your camera for the chance to capture a holiday highlight that you will remember for a lifetime.

As our most popular tour, tickets sell out quickly so be sure to book yourself in! Please note, we cannot guarantee that you will spot dolphins on the tour, but our skipper’s knowledge of the local area means you will have the best possible chance of seeing these majestic creatures.


What Should I Bring on the Trip?

  • Waterproof/Windproof Clothing – no matter the temperature is when we’re on land, it gets chillier out at sea. We recommend that you bring an extra layer!
  • Camera or Phone – you will no doubt want to document your trip and ensure you have a record of the wildlife and sights that you see, so we would recommend bringing your phone or camera along. We must note that these are brought on at your own risk as we do not offer cover for any devices damaged or lost on our trips, although thanks to our smooth sailing skipper, this is rarely a problem!
  • Sunglasses – not only will the sunglasses protect you from the rays, but if you have polarised lenses it reduces the sun’s reflection which will allow you to see into the water more clearly.
  • Sun cream – it is a must! You may not feel the heat when you are zooming along, but we promise, it will still catch you
  • But as with all our suggestions (except the sun cream) it is completely your choice!