Best Exmoor Boat Trips, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park

Best Exmoor Boat Trips, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park

The cliffs and bays lining the coastline from Minehead to Ilfracombe are spectacular. One of the best ways to see this part of South West England is by boat. We start with a trip to Lundy Island as it makes for a very special day out when on holiday in Exmoor.

The MS Oldenburg leaves from either Ilfracombe or Bideford. Depending on the weather, it takes roughly two hours to reach the island. Most people visit on a day trip from mainland Devon. Once you're there, we'd suggest you walk around the island. In years of photographing and researching the UK, listening to the seals calling at the north west end of the island has been one of the most impressive experiences.


Other boat trips along Exmoor National Park's stunning coastline include:



Head down to Lynmouth Quay. Boat trip information can be found on the Exmoor Boat Trip sign.



Ilfracombe Sea Safari. 'The most exciting way to explore the stunning North Devon coastline and Lundy Island.' Ilfracombe Sea Safari runs a number of trips using two RIBs. These include a 1 Hour Sea Safari, 2 Hour Waterfall & Exmoor Safari to Lynmouth and Lundy Explorer.

Bristol Channel Charters/Ilfracombe Sea Safari. Ilfracombe Sea Safari also run Bristol Channel Charters. 'Our boat can be booked for diving, fishing, sightseeing and private charter from Ilfracombe between April and October.'

Ilfracombe Princess. 'Spectacular wildlife and coastal cruises aboard 'Ilfracombe Princess' one of the most technologically advanced passenger vessels in the UK.' Trips include Seals Cruise and Exmoor Bird Cruise.

Paddle Steamer Waverley. 'Pleasure Steamers have cruised on the Bristol Channel since Victorian days and Waverley carries on this great tradition.' Special trips in the Bristol Channel. They publish sailing times on their websites.

MV Balmoral Excursions. 'Originally built in 1949 and now for over 65 years, the MV Balmoral has been welcoming passengers on board and taking them on spectacular cruises around the great British coastline.' Special trips in the Bristol Channel. Again, they publish sailing times on their websites.



Teddie Boy Charters. 'We offer fishing trips & coastal cruises from picturesque Minehead Harbour situated on the British Channel between Watchet and Porlock Weir.'

Paddle Steamer Waverley. As above/

MV Balmoral Excursions (Cruise Porlock Bay). As above.