our sightseeing trips
From Easter to the end of October half term, The Hampshire Rose can be found running half hour trips out of Ilfracombe Harbour. Our usual sightseeing trip ventures west, towards the famous Victorian Tunnels Beaches, taking in the history and views of Ilfracombe from the sea.
Sightseeing and Wildlife cruises
Trips usually run every half hour, typically starting from 10.00 am and continuing throughout the day. Trip times do of course vary depending on tide times and demand. During school holidays, we often run up until 7.00 pm or 8.00 pm.
When our timetable allows, we also run special trips for an hour, or sometimes even longer.
During these trips we take in more of the beautiful North Devon coast, and depending on sea and tide conditions we might head first west then east, or vice versa.
Fancy something a little bit special?
Whether you are thinking of a romantic sunset cruise, a trip out for a group of lifeboat enthusiasts, a party, filming, photography or anything in between, we offer private hire of The Hampshire Rose throughout the sailing season (weather and sea conditions permitting) and we'll work with you to create your own unique experience.
Private Charter Cruises
What they say...
"A great trip was had on Sunday on the Hampshire Rose. Brilliant experience and well worth it. Not to be missed if you are in Ilfracombe - a ride on a little bit of history!" C.W.
"Fantastic trip, enjoyed by the whole family including the dog! A must do trip! " S.M.
"We thoroughly enjoyed the trip, great value for money and lovely to hear all about the history of the boat and how many lives have been saved by her. A big thank you. It made our day." J.B.
"Fun for all ages! Super friendly staff!" R.B.
"The best £20 I have ever spent! The crew were fantastic, the boat was fantastic and the lovely lady in the booking kiosk was fantastic. It was my two daughters first experience of going out to sea on a boat and they had an amazing time, it's a memory I will treasure forever! Thanks guys!" L.S.
The Hampshire Rose and her crew have featured in a number of local and national publications, and the boat has been used by several production companies both as a feature in their work and as a filming platform.
We offer reasonable rates of hire for half, full and multi days, and can offer a variety of services. Working as part of 'Ilfracombe Boat Trips' means we can offer several vessels, with a range of options to meet your needs.