Adventure awaits on the pristine waters of Looe Bay with a boat trip

The stunning Cornish coastline is a highlight of these boat trips, offering breathtaking views and the chance to encounter wildlife. Whether you’re seeking wildlife encounters, coastal exploration, or family fun, Looe offers an array of boat trips from Looe to suit every taste. There are an array of charter boats offering various fishing trips including mackerel fishing, reef fishing and even the fish of a lifetime class bluefin tuna!

Looe Sea Safari - Family Boat Trips

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Looe Sea Safari, offering thrilling wildlife encounters and scenic tours along the Cornish coastline from east Looe. Operated by seasoned professionals, these trips cater to wildlife enthusiasts, families, and thrill-seekers alike. Some trips may pass smuggler's caves, adding to the adventure.

Trip Highlights

  • Wildlife Encounters: Embark on a journey of discovery as you navigate the pristine waters of Looe Bay, renowned for its diverse marine life. From playful dolphins and curious seals to majestic seabirds, every trip promises exciting wildlife encounters.
  • Scenic Tours: Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Cornwall's coastline with these scenic boat tours. Marvel at rugged cliffs, secluded coves, and picturesque villages as you cruise along the stunning shoreline.
  • Family-Friendly: The boat trips are perfect for families, couples, and groups alike. Whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, there's something for everyone aboard Looe Sea Safari.
Looe Sea Safari Family Boat Trips

Trip Options

  • Duration: Choose from a range of trip durations, including 20-minute wildlife spotting tours and leisurely 2-hour coastal cruises.
  • Expert Guides: The experienced skippers provide informative commentary throughout the journey, offering insights into local wildlife, history, and landmarks.
  • Safety: Safety is the top priority. The boats are fully equipped with safety gear, and the skippers are trained professionals with extensive experience navigating Looe's waters.

Looe Self Drive Boat Hire

Explore the tranquil waters of Looe River at your own pace with Looe Self Drive Boats. Perfect for those seeking independence and adventure, these self-drive boats offer a unique way to experience the beauty of Looe from the water.

Trip Highlights

  • Easy to Operate: Whaly boats are simple to drive, making them suitable for all skill levels. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a first-time boater, you'll feel confident navigating the waters of Looe River aboard these stable and reliable vessels.
  • Stunning Scenery: Cruise along the picturesque Looe River and soak in the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you. From lush greenery to quaint riverside homes, every turn offers a new perspective on Cornwall's natural beauty.
  • Family-Friendly: Self-drive boats are ideal for families, couples, and small groups looking to create lasting memories on the water. Pack a picnic, bring your camera, and set off on an adventure you'll never forget.
Self Drive Boats for Hire in Looe

Glass Bottom Boats

Discover the mesmerising marine world beneath the waves with Looe’s Glass Bottom Boat trips. Offering a unique perspective on the underwater realm, these custom-built boats provide a window to the fascinating marine life of Looe Bay. These trips also offer a rare glimpse into the underwater marine reserve, showcasing the conservation of marine biodiversity and allowing visitors to marvel at the rich ecosystem within Looe Bay.

Trip Highlights

  • Underwater Exploration: Immerse yourself in the beauty of the ocean without getting wet! These glass bottom boats offer unparalleled views of Looe's vibrant marine ecosystem, including colourful fish, lush seaweed, and intriguing rock formations.
  • Educational Experience: Learn about the diverse marine species that call Looe Bay home from knowledgeable guides. With years of experience and a passion for conservation, the team provides insightful commentary throughout the journey.
  • Family-Friendly: Suitable for all ages, glass bottom boat trips are perfect for families, nature enthusiasts, and anyone curious about the underwater world. Create lasting memories as you embark on a one-of-a-kind adventure together.
Glass Bottom Boat Trips in Looe

Trip Details

  • Daily Departures: Glass bottom boat trips run daily from Looe Harbour during the season, allowing you to experience the magic of the ocean at your convenience.
  • Tide-Dependent Timing: Please note that trip times may vary due to the tides. Look for signage on the quayside for details on departure times and availability.

Boat Trips to Looe Island Nature Reserve

Embark on a journey of exploration and discovery with boat trips to Cornwall's very own island, Looe Island Nature Reserve. Managed by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Looe Island is a sanctuary for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers alike, offering a unique glimpse into Cornwall’s natural heritage.

About Looe Island

Marine Nature Reserve: Situated just off the coast of Looe, Looe Island is designated as a marine nature reserve, teeming with diverse marine life and habitats. From rocky shores to secluded beaches, the island boasts a rich tapestry of ecosystems waiting to be explored.

Wildlife Haven: Home to a variety of bird species, marine mammals, and rare flora, Looe Island provides a vital habitat for wildlife conservation. Visitors may encounter seals basking on the rocks, seabirds soaring overhead, and even the occasional dolphin or porpoise swimming in the surrounding waters.

Boat trips to Looe Island Nature Reserve

Guided Trips

Organised Tours: Explore Looe Island on official guided tours organised by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Led by knowledgeable guides, these trips offer a unique opportunity to learn about the island’s ecology, history, and conservation efforts.

Trip Duration: The crossing to Looe Island via small passenger boat takes approximately 20 minutes, followed by a guided tour of the island. Visitors typically have around two hours to explore the island’s trails, beaches, and viewpoints.

Weather and Tide Dependent: Please note that boat trips to Looe Island are subject to weather and tide conditions. It’s advisable to check availability and schedule in advance, especially during peak seasons.

Trips operate from a specific pontoon in East Looe, offering cruises around Looe Bay and St. Georges Island, with longer trips available to Polperro.

For other great activities in Looe, please see our Guide on Things to Do in Looe

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  Published on 29 April 2024 By Helena Jaycock