St Ives Red Boat Hire

Hire boats and Paddleboards in St Ives, Cornwall


About St Ives Red Boats

Established in 1958, St Ives Red Self Drive Boats have been running continuously for over half a century and are still a family owned business, run by husband and wife team Aaron and Laura.
St Ives Red Self Drive Boats are a fabulous way to explore St Ives Bay Cornwall, seeing St Ives from the sea and offering an occasional chance to get up close with the local wildlife. Seals, birds even dolphins are regular visitors to our waters.

Our Services

The fleet consists of Whaly Boats and Picton Boats, both types being very sturdy, stable and safe. Ideal for all the family and great fun. Each boat is licenced to carry up to 6 persons. Lifejackets are provided, we even provide a lifejacket for your dog!
St Ives Red Self Drive Boats are available for 30 minutes, 45 minutes or an hour and are priced per boat, not per person:
30 Minutes: £30.00
45 Minutes: £45.00
1 Hour: £50.00
Stand up Paddleboards or SUP’s, are also available to hire at £12 per hour. These 10 ft./ 3mtr vessels are great fun and a fantastic way to explore St Ives Bay, under your own steam.
Check out St Ives Boat Rides for further self drive boat hire, kayak and paddleboard hire, rib rides and boat trips!
We operate from Easter through up until September, 7 days per week weather permitting. We are based opposite the Sloop Inn pub on St.Ives Harbour Front (Look out for our yellow flags and umbrellas) FIND US – TR26 1LP.

Contact Us

St. Ives Boat Hire
Wharf Road
St. Ives, TR26 1LP
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Licenced by MECAL on behalf of The MCA and fully insured, St Ives Red Self Drive Boats, take safety as a priority. Our employees are skilled in boat handling, fully trained, qualified and provide instruction on the controls and provide a safety briefing. It really is as easy as steer and go, no licence required. Drivers must be a minimum of 16 years or older.