Raptor Boating provides wildlife & scenic tours, water taxi and private charter services.

Raptor is an 11 metre Redbay cabin RIB powered by twin 300hp Yamaha outboards which is licensed for 12 passengers. All passengers can be seated on the outside seating area and there is additional seating in the cabin.

Scheduled Wildlife & Scenic Tours

Our 90 minute wildlife and scenic tour will take you to one of the seal colonies to give you close up views of our resident Atlantic grey seals.

Wildlife sightings can also include dolphins, porpoise and a variety of birdlife such as puffins (from April – July), gannets, guillemots, fulmars, cormorants and razorbills. Raptor’s speed enables the tour to cover many miles, increasing the chances of wildlife encounters.

Your local skipper will give you a guided tour of the islands and point out sights of interest along the way. Raptor has an outside steering position which is used when in close proximity to wildlife, giving an opportunity to ask any questions direct to the skipper. The trips route will vary depending on weather and sea conditions meaning no two trips are ever the same. 

The trip is fast, fun and suitable for all the family, young and old. Our outside seating area offers a fantastic viewing platform for taking in the wildlife, stunning scenery and beauty that the islands have to offer.

Online booking is available and additional trips can be scheduled to meet demand.

Prices and booking

Adults: £35pp

Under 13's: £25

Bookings can be made online via our website, by email or by phone.

Water Taxi

Our inter island water taxi service provides a fast, efficient and comfortable way to get between the islands.


Direct Water Taxi - One Way - £70

(Before 8am & after 6pm - £80)

8+ Passengers - £10pp

Private Charters

If you would like a Wildlife & Scenic tour of the islands just for yourselves why not have a private charter?

We can tailor a trip to suit your needs.

£190 per hour - up to 5 passengers

£35pp - 6+ passengers

Mainland Transfers

When flights are disrupted or cancelled due to fog or reduced visibility we offer mainland transfers to and from Penzance. These trips can only be done with calm sea conditions. Please contact us promptly as seats fill up quickly and keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

Private transfers between Scilly and the mainland are possible but can't be booked more than 2-3 days in advance due to the need for accurate weather & sea forecast. 

Journey time approx 1hr 45 mins.

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