Wrecks, Lifesaving & Lifeboats

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Duration : 4 Hour
Departure point : Newlyn Harbour
Min Age : 7+
Max People : 12

Departure & Return Location

Newlyn Harbour

Join our skipper Neil Brockman for a voyage of discovery with tales of wrecks, lifesaving and lifeboats. Neil is a Mousehole boy born and bred with a lifetime of maritime experience – he was the coxswain of the Penlee Lifeboat from 1993 until 2008 serving a total of 30 years with the RNLI. Neil, a decorated coxswain and proud holder of the RNLI Bronze Medal for gallantry, and a number of RNLI commendations, is the middle son of Assistant Mechanic Nigel Brockman, who tragically lost his life onboard the Solomon Browne lifeboat on December 19th, 1981.
Neil has an extensive knowledge of Mount’s Bay, its rugged coastline, caves, rocks, wrecks and maritime history. He will share his first hand experience of daring rescues, lifesaving and the sad loss of the Solomon Browne lifeboat.
The remote and rugged west coast of Cornwall, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the English Channel, is spectacularly beautiful. However, it also has an uncompromising lee shore, notorious to mariners throughout history as a wrecking coast. Your trip will take you from Newlyn to Porthcurno, taking in the old lifeboat station at Penlee Point and many wreck sites on route – a lifeboat enthusiasts dream! 

All our trips are entirely weather & tide dependent – as your overall safety & comfort is of paramount importance to us, if it looks like the conditions are unsuitable your trip will be cancelled and a full refund given. Please note that the precise trip itinerary/route is entirely at the discretion of the skipper and may vary from our listing due to tides, sea state and weather conditions.

*This specialist trip is for private bookings only – enquire now for more information.

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Linda S

Couple Traveller

We did a 3 hour Wreck trip from Newlyn to Porthcurno on Saturday afternoon. Neil, our wonderful skipper, stopped at different spots on route to talk about wrecks over the years, showing some fascinating photos as we went.. it was so interesting and we learnt so much! Neil is a very knowledgable man with a huge amount of maritime experience and this, together with his great sense of humour makes him really interesting to listen to as he has many stories to tell. The views from the boat to shoreline are also stunning making this a real trip to remember. We would highly recommend .. thank you again!

27 September 2021

David H

Family Traveller

A great trip in a beautiful location. Neil was friendly and engaging. It was great to meet someone clearly passionate and knowledgeable about the local area; a real character!

10 October 2020

Mark D

Family Traveller

Booked a cruise via email before we visited Cornwall. Neil made this process really easy. The cruise was great, Neil is full of knowledge of the area and made the cruise fun and interesting. Definitely value for money (even though the dolphins were shy). Would highly recommend. from UK, September 2020

19 September 2020

MG Rams

Family Traveller

We had a boat trip on our friends 65th birthday as we were staying in mousehole it was fab saw lots of interesting sights which Neil the skipper pointed out also saw lots of dolphins on the way back what an amazing sight thanks so much 😁 would definitely recommend 👍

12 September 2020
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