Lifesaving and lifeboats

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.

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 requires a minimum booking of 8 passengers

We also offer bespoke picnics  for all our boat trips – lovingly prepared by Four Teas Cafe in Mousehole and delivered to the Cormorant ahead of your departure. Click here to download a menu.

All trip times are on our website – cormorantcruising.co.uk


The history

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.

Life boats


the rugged coastline

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! 

Cornish coastline

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