North Devon has a beautiful coastline and if you would like the chance to see it in all its glory, and perhaps see some of the wonderful creatures that inhabit it, why not take advantage of one of the many Ilfracombe boat trips on offer? From angling trips to sea safaris, there’s sure to be something for everyone.
To help you choose, we’ve put together a handy guide to some of what’s available:
This company has “access to some of the best boat fishing and diving in the South West including Lundy Island’s marine nature reserve.” They have something for all age groups, including young children. From diving to fishing, sightseeing to private charters, all trips can be booked online, with departures daily from Ilfracombe. Please note that they stress the need to book early, especially during peak times.
Watermouth Cove Watersports
Are you looking for something a little different? If so, this company might just be for you! With two fully trained, experienced RYA – PW instructors, Watermouth Cove Watersports is “the UK’s only watersports centre offering jet ski safaris for groups.” If you’re looking to enjoy the natural beauty of North Devon’s coastline in an exciting and slightly unconventional manner, you can call them to book on 01271 862504. They even have trips suitable for families.
Would you like to see some of the wildlife that the coastline has to offer? If so, then a wildlife and coastal cruise on the Ilfracombe Princess may just be the one for you. With a choice of trips lasting between 45 and 90 minutes, there’s the chance that you’ll spot some of the seals, porpoises and dolphins that frequent the area.
Prices start at £10 for adults, £5 for children (4 and under free). You can find out the days and times of the trips and book by calling them on 01271879727 or 07837569667.
Lundy Island is one of the destinations offered by this company, with the popular trip including the search for dolphins, porpoise and even the occasional whale. With spectacular scenery and the chance to see some magnificent creatures, this is sure to be a trip to remember. You can see what else they have to offer and book online by visiting their website.
Chopper’s Crazy Boat Trips
If you enjoy angling, this company may well be what you’re looking for. They offer a range of trips lasting from one and a half hours to an eight hour ‘all day’ one. There is also a ten hour trip to Lundy available. (Please bear in mind, however, that all trips are subject to weather conditions.) Also available are diving trips to wrecks, reefs and scallop beds, and the chance to snorkel with the seals in a safe cove at the north end of Lundy Island. To learn more about these trips and others, please visit their site or contact them on 07816304383.
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