Join us as we head into Plymouth sound to explore the wonder of the waves

This year, the Ocean Conservation Trust are exploring the UK’s first National Marine Park, setting sail on selected dates throughout the year. The National Marine Aquarium’s Ocean Discovery Rangers will help you discover our British wildlife, from big to small, as well as the history of Plymouth’s stunning natural harbour. Our Boat Trips are open to everyone, so why not learn something new with our dedicated team of Ocean conservationists in 2024!

Our Boat Trips depart on selected dates at 10:30am, from the historic Barbican (from the Barbican Landing Stage). Meet our Ocean Discovery Rangers outside the National Marine Aquarium at 10am, then head over to the Silver Crest, where our crew will take us for an hour’s adventure on the waves. We have a capacity of 35 on our Boat Trips!

Ticket TypeCost
Adult (16+)£15
Child (3-15)£12
Under 3 and CarerFree

Dates for 2024

April: Tuesday 9th, Friday 12th

May: Tuesday 28th, Friday 31st

June: Tuesday 30th

August: Friday 2nd, Tuesday 6th, Friday 9th, Tuesday 13th, Friday 16th, Tuesday 20th, Friday 23rd, Tuesday 27th, Friday 30th

Aquarium Sunset Sails:

Dates for 2024

May: Friday 24th

August: Friday 9th, Friday 30th

On a selected amount of evenings, we are hosting an Ocean adventure for adults only around Plymouth Sound. Ropes off at 18:00, for an hour sail around the UK’s first National Marine Park. A guided tour of Plymouth Sound, with our Ocean Discovery Rangers, is a perfect way to explore some of the fascinating wildlife we find along our coastline, as the sun sets beyond the breakwater.

Meet our Ocean Discovery Rangers outside the Aquarium at 17:30, then head over to the Silver Crest, where our crew will take us for an hour’s adventure on the waves.

Ticket TypeCost

Terms and Conditions

  • Please note, step access is required to be able to board the boat for our trips. Please contact for options surrounding accessibility and boat trips.
  • In the event that the boat trip is cancelled due to poor weather or sea state, we can offer:
    • Movement onto an alternative boat trip
    • Free entry to the National Marine Aquarium for the day you were due to sail (does not include a complimentary annual pass)
    • A full refund to your original payment method
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult whilst on board.
  • All guests must adhere to instructions and guidance from the Silverline Cruises crew.
  • All tickets are non-refundable, subject to availability, we may be able to move your booking to an alternative date.

We’re proud to say this educational activity has been accredited Silver by BIAZA.

The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is the UK’s largest aquarium, located in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth. It is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean.

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