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Take A Boat Trip Around St Ives On The Lovely Wavedancer

June 22, 2022

St Ives Boat Trip Wavedancer Cornwall

On the 21st June 2022 I took the most lovely boat trip with Wavedancer St Ives.

Wavedancer is run by Mel and John who simply ooze love and passion for St Ives and Cornwall. John has lived here in St Ives all of his life and knows everything there is to know about the town and the sea. Mel is so friendly and engaging, and knows so much about the Cornish wildlife. Plus she is an excellent boat driver!

Mel and John Chard Wavedancer Boat Trip St Ives Cornwall

The boat trip, depending on weather and tides, takes you round the harbour, along past Porthminster Beach, Carbis Bay and towards the stunning Porthkidney Sands and Hayle Estuary. I think this is the only boat trip that takes you this way as most of the other trips take you either down to Seal Island, or across to Godrevy Lighthouse.

St Ives Harbour On Wavedancer Boat Trip Cornwall

View Of The Town From Wavedancer Boat Trip St Ives Cornwall

Carbis Bay From Wavedancer Boat Trip St Ives Cornwall

Hayle Estuary and Porthkidney Sands from Wavedancer Boat Trip St Ives Cornwall

John talks about the wildlife, lots of history, and shows hidden coves and caves. There are stories about smugglers, mining and shipwrecks. If you love St Ives you will find this fascinating!

Hidden Coves and Caves Wavedancer Boat Trip St Ives Cornwall

We also saw some amazing houses perched on the cliffs between St Ives and Carbis Bay. How the other half live!

House On The Cliffs Wavedancer Boat Trip St Ives Cornwall

The boat then turns back and takes you to The Island for a good look.

The Island and Coastguard from Wavedancer Boat Trip St Ives Cornwall

It then makes it's way back towards the harbour, past Porthgwidden, Bamaluz Beach and Smeaton's Pier.

Porthgwidden Beach from Wavedancer Boat Trip St Ives Cornwall

Seeing Smeaton's Pier so close up from behind is really fascinating, especially seeing the difference between the old and new parts of the pier.

Smeaton's Pier from Wavedancer Boat Trip St Ives Cornwall

Wildlife On Wavedancer

On the trip we saw lots of moon jellyfish, sand eels and mackerel.

Moon Jellyfish from Wavedancer Boat Trip St Ives Cornwall

There was an amazing cormorant drying it's wings and lots of seabirds.

Cormorant from Wavedancer Boat Trip St Ives Cornwall

And right at the end we saw the shadow of a seal when we returned back to harbour. There are usually more seals about, but there had been high NE winds at the weekend which had driven the seals out to deeper water.

Seal In The Harbour On Wavedancer Boat Trip St Ives Cornwall

 You can watch the video of my trip here...

How To Book A Trip On Wavedancer

The boat trip is about an hour long and leaves from various places around the harbour, depending on the tide. I picked up the boat from the steps at the very end of Smeaton's pier. The boat carries up to 8 passengers and well behaved dogs are allowed on board.

At the time of writing and recording this, adults cost £20 and children under 12 cost £15.

If you would like to book at trip on the Wavedancer, contact Mel or John on 07967902916 or WhatsApp 07772127128 or email them at wavedancerstives@gmail.com. They are also on Facebook and Instagram.

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