Local Trips

Harry Safari – get to know Cornwall with a Cornishman who will show you the hidden corners, ancient sites and tell you the stories behind them. Year round tours in a specially equipped mini-coach with a maximum of eight per tour. Pick up points in Penzance and St Ives.
http://www.harrysafari.co.uk/ 08456 445940

Marine Discovery – Sea safaris from Penzance Harbour.  Experience the excitement of riding at high speed in a rigid inflatable boat searching for West Cornwall’s marine wildlife. You  will also get the chance to see famous landmarks such as St Michael’s Mount from a unique perspective.
http://www.marinediscovery.co.uk/ 01736 874907

Elemental Tours – Wildlife specialists, guided walks, tours and marine trips in a 12 seater RIB boat.  Operates throughout the year. Private charter and bespoke packages.
http://www.elementaltours.co.uk/    01736 811200

West Cornwall Geology Tours – Half to 2 day field trips by Cornwall-born oil and gas consultant, Alec Gwynn, giving an insight into the unique classic geological localities of West Cornwall, from mining heritage and its relationship to the geological setting to particular geological sites and processes. Year round tours. Landrover transport provided if required. Some geological knowledge an advantage but trips can be tailored to suit individual requirements and levels of expertise, including family groups aged 12 and over.
http://www.cornwallgeology.co.uk/   07887 556245

St Ives Pleasure Boats Association – fishing , private charter and daily boats trips around St Ives and to Seal Island & Hell’s Mouth. Either sit back and relax or roll up your sleeves and help to sail the boat.  http://www.stivesboats.co.uk 07712 386162 or 01736 797269.

Charter Boat Trips from Penzance
MV Mermaid
– Contact VanessaThomas (07901 731 201)
Year round family business from The White Shed, Ross Bridge, Penzance Harbour. www.cornwallboattrips.com
Viking Charter – Contact Keith Richards (01736 363423)
Tickets available from Penzance Tourist Information Centre

Isles of Scilly – With over 100 islands in one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos, there’s so much to explore and the islands are easily accessible from West Cornwall for day trips or short breaks.

  • By sea – through the summer months the Scillonian III operates a service from Penzance to St Mary’s. http://www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk/
  • By air (fixed wing) – Frequent flights from Lands End every day, Monday to Saturday http://www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk/
  • By air (helicopter) – The Penzance/St Mary’s route has been operated by helicopter since 1964 and is the world’s longest running scheduled helicopter service. There is also a Penzance/Tresco service. The twenty minute flight operates six days a week with regular flights throughout the day. http://www.islesofscillyhelicopter.com/

Car Free Days Out – For information about public transport locally and ideas for Car Free Days Out download a copy of ‘Boot, Bus & Branchline’ (see related documents)

Bay 2 Bay – Explore two of Cornwall’s most beautiful bays with a ride on the Sunset Bus Service (Route 340) from Penzance to Godrevy. Stopping at Marazion, Hayle & Gwithian along the way, let the bus carry you to sandy beaches, the scenic Coastal Path, historic sites and family attractions along the way. Surfers are welcome to use the bus to get to Godrevy (space for body boards and surf boards up to six feet long). Further information and details of train connections are available from Sunset – 01736 810428.

300 Route – This service operated by First Group, runs from Penzance to Land’s End via St Ives, Zennor and St Just and back to Penzance. Its popular open top Penwith Explorer service (May –Sept) allows you to relax, enjoy the sights from a prime position and hop on and off as often as you like.

Eden Project – Wherever you stay in West Cornwall you can easily reach Cornwall’s Eden Project. Enjoy a great day out at this world-famous attraction that sets the scene for the famous gardens of West Cornwall.  Why not make it a car-free day out by taking advantage of a combined travel/admission ticket offered by local travel companies. Eden Branchline:  http://www.truronian.co.uk/

More information and tickets for many of the above trips can be obtained from Tourist Information Centres