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‘Step aboard’ with Heritage Adventures for one of our exciting Sea Quests and explore by boat West Cornwall’s rich history, with knowledgeable and friendly local experts.
These Sea Quests are part of the range of authentic, high-quality, guided tours, on foot or by boat, provided by Heritage Adventures.
During your Sea Quest, your guide, professional archaeologist Jeanette Ratcliffe, will point out the wide variety of archaeological and historic sites visible along the coast (as well as others hidden beneath the sea) and share with you the fascinating history of the different harbours, coves, headlands and Islands.
For our 2022 Sea Quests, we will be chartering the The Comorant, skippered by Neil Brockman.
Main image: (c) United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
You will meet up with your guide outside the RNLI headquarters in Newlyn.
You will board and disembark on the pontoon in the harbour below Newlyn RNLI headquarters. Your guide will lead you down to the pontoon once everyone has arrived.
Having walked down a sloping gantry onto the pontoon, you need to be able to step on and off the boat. Once on board you will be seated in the open-air, which you need to be comfortable with. The waters of Mount’s Bay are generally sheltered and sea sickness is unlikely, unless you are particularly prone to it.
The Sea Quests are suitable for older children who love a boat trip and an historical adventure. They must be accompanied by parents or guardians, who will take responsibility for their welfare and safety.
You need to wear clothing suitable for being on the water, where the air temperature is often cooler and the weather can be unpredictable. As you will be sitting outside, additional warm layers and wind/waterproofs are recommended, plus sunscreen during hot weather. A camera and binoculars would also come in handy.
Unfortunately, owing to the length of time you will be on board (2-3 hours) and out of respect for other passengers, the Sea Quests are not suitable for dogs.
Yes, there is a basic toilet facility on the boat.
No refreshments are provided, so please bring your own.
New membership are not allowed.