Sea Quests

Sea Quests – for Summer adventure

Find out more about our different Sea Quests below. Contact us to enquire and book a private charter.

3-hour guided boat trip along the northern side of Mount’s Bay - from Newlyn to St Michael’s Mount and on towards Porthleven, via Cudden Point and Trewavas Head.
2-hour guided boat trip along the coast between Newlyn, Penzance, Marazion and spectacular St Michael’s Mount, and across the bay to Mousehole.
3-hour guided boat trip from Newlyn, down the western side of Mount’s Bay to Mousehole and out along the open coast, pass Lamorna and Penberth to Porthcurno.

‘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.

Part of our range of authentic, high-quality, guided tours, on foot or by boat, for these Sea Quests we have partnered up with local boat operators Mollie May Charters.

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.

Main image: (c) United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

Extract from Trevose Head to Dodman Point Admiralty Chart 1954 - (c) UK Hydrographic Office
Sea Quests FAQs

Where do I meet up with the guide for my Sea Quest?

You will meet up with your guide outside the RNLI headquarters in Newlyn.

Where do I board and disembark for my Sea Quest?

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.

How physically fit and seaworthy do I need to be?

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.

Are the Sea Quests suitable for children?

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.

What should I wear & what should I bring with me?

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.

Can I bring my dog with me on the Sea Quest?

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.

Is there a toilet on board?

Yes, there is a basic toilet facility on the boat.

Are refreshments provided?

No refreshments are provided, so please bring your own.