Looe, a picturesque working fishing port in South East Cornwall, is the perfect destination for hopping on boat trips, offering a range of adventures for the whole family. In this article, I'll highlight 6 of the best boat trips from Looe, including sea safaris, sightseeing, and fishing experiences.
With so many different boat trips available, it can be hard to know where to start. Whether you're a keen angler, a wildlife enthusiast, or simply looking for a family day out, I'll find a boat trip in Looe that's perfect for you!
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Best Boat Trips From Looe
Looe Boat Trips - Glass Bottom Boat
A glass bottom boat is an ideal way to explore the marine life and underwater world of Looe. Looe Boat Trips offer 45-minute cruises aboard their custom-built boats, Nautilus, Octopussy, Underworld & Boatzer.
The trips operate from the pontoon in East Looe (opposite the Lookout Cafe) and take you into Looe Bay and around Looe (St. Georges) Island and its underwater marine reserve. They also offer longer trips to Polperro.
You'll pass smuggler’s caves, habitats for seal and seabirds… and, if you are lucky, see dolphins too. Set into the hull of the boats are glass viewing panels that allow you to see life below the waves where fish, jellyfish, and other marine life live.
Looe Sea Safari
Looe Sea Safari Boat Trips are another popular boat trip provider from Looe. They offer 20-minute mini cruises around Looe island, 45-minute trips covering Looe Island, Looe Bay, and Polperro, a 90-minute coastal safari, and a 2-hour Eddystone Lighthouse safari.
Due to their ribs having a fast cruising speed they are able explore a lot further out, taking in more sights than any other safari boat trip from Looe.
Luxury Boat Charter
Sailing from either Looe or Plymouth, you and your friends will cruise along the stunning Cornish coastline in a 52ft Fairline vessel, with options to visit various ports & bays along the way.
Whether you're a couple looking for a romantic day out or a group of friends or family in search of a magical nautical experience, you won't want to miss out on this fantastic adventure. Prices start from £200 for 1 hour.
Phone 07817 007007 for more information.
Swallow 2 Charter Fishing
Swallow 2 is fully licensed to operate up to 60 miles offshore. The skipper/owner, Murray, has over 30 years of experience in commercial fishing, charter angling, scientific marine studies, and data collection.
He caters for novice anglers through to experienced big-game anglers. So whether you need a single place or a full boat charter they can get you afloat whatever your requirements.
Offering 2-hour mackerel fishing trips to longer full-day reef fishing trips, this is the trip you want to book if you love sea fishing.
Looe Self-Drive Boat Hire
Do you love exploring independently? If so a self-drive boat (for up to 5 people) is a great option. These small boats are perfect for exploring Looe river and are really simple to drive. All of the boats are fully equipped with safety kit and lifejackets are provided for everyone.
At least one of the hires must be aged 18 or over. Prices start from £35 an hour.
Woody's Charters offer fishing trips from Looe in a purpose-built Charter Boat licensed for 8 anglers. Choose between a 2-hour trip (perfect for novices and children), 4-hour trips, and he even offers all-day trips!
Woody also offers coastal cruises and evening sunset cruises if fishing isn't your thing! Proces start from £20 per person.
Frequently Asked Questions
I recommend booking your boat trip in advance, especially during peak season, to ensure availability.
Age restrictions may vary depending on the type of boat trip. Some tours may have a minimum age requirement, while others may be suitable for all ages. It's always best to check with the tour operator before booking to ensure that the trip is suitable for your group.
The best time of year to take a boat trip in Looe Cornwall is during the summer months, when the weather is warm and the sea is calmer. However, boat trips are available year-round, so visitors can enjoy the stunning Cornish coastline at any time of year.
Looe Boat Trips: A Recap
Whether you're a first-time visitor or a regular to Looe, a boat trip is a fantastic way to see the stunning south Cornish coastline from a different perspective.
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