Advice and Information
'share the experience'
We pride ourselves on our approach to the safety and comfort of our passengers.
'Sealife' is certified by the Marine and Coastguard Agency, she carries all the essential safety equipment required by law.
Your Skipper is fully qualified to a high standard in all aspects of marine safety.
Before each cruise leaves the harbour, a safety talk is an essential part of your welcome.
Lifejackets are available for all our passengers if they wish to wear one.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
We are aware that many parents are happier if their little ones are wearing a buoyancy aid before they board the boat, these are available at the Booking Office if required.
Under new guidance from the Marine Coastguard Agency, the responsible parent/carer of babies must be fitted with lifejackets, these will be fitted at the Booking Office.
Sorry alcohol is not permitted on any cruise unless it is a chartered cruise for a special occasion.
What to Wear
Generally your normal outdoor clothing is sufficient, however it's always worth remembering that it is always cooler on water than on land.
On colder days we recommend extra layers and if you have hats and gloves, bring them along. Waterproofs are not essential, but if you have them it's worth taking them on board.
Camera and Video Equipment
The photographic opportunities are brilliant when you are cruising, I have managed to capture some really good bird shots from 'Sealife' plus some really unexpected but stunning shots of jellyfish.
Videos work well through the glass, our passengers have taken some really good short films which capture the magic of the seabed.
It is unlikely your equipment will get wet, but there could be sea spray on occasions.
We cannot be held responsible for any equipment brought on board, but if it is properly protected you should have no problems.
Marine Binoculars are available for passengers.
For our younger passengers we have monoculars, much easier to hold in little hands!
Sadly we have no facility for wheelchairs on board, however we have been able to take wheelchair bound passengers on board with no problems.
Our best advice is to come down, see the boat and make an assessment as to whether or not she is accessible for yourself. Assistance is always available when you are boarding.