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.


You will get to see a variety of birdlife including Gannets, Guillemots, Fulmars, Cormorants, Razorbills and more (Puffins are seen from April - July). Dolphins and Porpoise are sometimes seen on our trips. 


Your skipper will give you a guided tour of the islands and point out sights of interest on the way. 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.




Adults: £35pp

Under 13's: £25


For tour availability and online booking please click here. Alternatively bookings can be made via email raptor@mayfordmarine.co.uk or phone 07729 127877.

Additional trips will be scheduled to meet demand.


Private charters are available - please get in touch for details.

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



Direct Water Taxi - One Way - £55

(Before 8am & after 6pm - £60)

8+ Passengers - £8pp

Our boats are licenced to carry up to 12 passengers

Tel: 07729 127877

Email: raptor@mayfordmarine.co.uk

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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. Keep an eye on our Facebook 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.

Please get in touch for details.

Tel: 07729 127877

Email: raptor@mayfordmarine.co.uk



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.

£175 per hour - up to 5 passengers

£35pp - 6+ passengers

Please get in touch for details.

Tel: 07729 127877

Email: raptor@mayfordmarine.co.uk



From 2021 Raptor Boating & Falcon Boating will be working in partnership and can provide a service for up to 24 passengers if needed. 

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Raptor is an 11 metre Redbay cabin RIB powered by twin 300hp Yamaha outboards. It is licensed for 12 passengers and all 12 can be seated comfortably on the outside seating area.  There is also additional seating in the cabin.


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.

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Also available for private charter for sightseeing tours. 

If you are visiting the islands on business you can charter the Falcon to get you around the islands 12 months of the year.

Our private charter services can be of great help to business reps, film crews and TV crews, as well as the private individual.

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Dan May

Dan lives on St Mary's with his wife and three young children.  After finishing education he skippered for Bryher Boats before returning to the family farm at Peninnis which he works alongside Raptor Boating.



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James Stedeford

James was brought up on Bryher and worked in the family boat business for 24 years. James now lives on St Mary's with his family and operates Falcon Boating providing water taxi and private charter trips.