Wild Frontier Charters is a charter boat company based out of Ilfracombe on the North Devon coast with access to some of the South Wests best boat fishing and diving including Lundy Island’s Marine Nature Reserve.

Perfect for individuals, groups and clubs!

Throughout the year we offer dive trips for individuals, groups and clubs. 

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We have been voted Number 1 in Britain’s Top 10 Mini Adventures in the Guardian and the National Geographic Traveller magazine!

  •  Dave S
    Excellent trip with Wild Frontier charters. Easy to book on the website. Website clear on what to bring with you. You wait near the pier and then a crew member with come and get you. Slightly different departure times due to tides so read your email. Clear safety briefing at the start. All wetsuits and masks were in good condition. Swimming with seals was great, although slightly cold! The boat was modern and even had a lift to get you out the water. Tea and coffee on board. Approx 2.5 hours on Lundy island. A well organised trip and company.
    Dave S
  • Sh
    Went on a fishing trip with these guys and what a great trip. Never been fishing before so didn’t have a clue what I was doing and the crew couldn’t be more helpful, talked me though everything I need to know and provided everything we needed. We even go some really big pollock for our tea. We will 100% be back. Thank you 😊😊
  • Lynn C
    Great trip, enjoyed every minute and can't wait to book again. Friendly crew couldn't be more helpful.
    Lynn C
  • Karen J
    What an amazing experience snorkelling with the seals in Gannets Bay, Lundy. The boat was really comfortable and the crew were so professional and helpful. The seals were so friendly and really wanted to play. It was such a wonderful day. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
    Karen J
  • kathryn C
    This is an incredible experience and I would 100% recommend!!! We left at 9am and arrived back just before 6pm so a full day experience. It takes about 1h45 to get to lundy Island and once you get there it's time to swim with the seals! This was amazing!!! They are so curious and friendly and it's nice to see them in their natural environment. The crew were very chilled and friendly and let us spend as long as we wanted here. We swum for about 45 minutes and enjoyed every second!! You can pay to use equipment provided by the company. I chose to hire a wetsuit as it said it was a 5mm Wetsuit, however, it was only a 3mm so this was a little disappointing! You can also hire snorkels, masks, fins etc. All equipment is in a really good condition! The boat itself is well maintained and has a toilet which is handy, also once you get back on board, the crew offer to make you a tea or coffee which is very welcomed! After this, you get dropped at lundy Island and we had about 3 hours to spend here. This was another fabulous part of the day! There's a pub on lundy and a museum and lots of walking so I'd recommend walking shoes (we wore trainers and this was fine).
    kathryn C
  • Karen D
    We went snorkelling with the seals on Lundy Island with Wild Frontiers and the whole experience was fantastic, swimming with the seals exceeded all expectations. The seals were curious and came to you, one had his flipper tapping my arm. It was an amazing experience. The crew were so helpful and kind, the boat functional and built for the job. The equipment was first class - all in all an unforgettable experience.
    Karen D
    Swimming with seals We went swimming with seals to Lundy Island with Wild Frontiers on the 23rd September on a private charter. This was a fabulous experience, from leaving ilfracombe harbour with the two crew on board who were exceptionally helpful. The seals were so inquisitive and friendly.... nibbling at my fins, swimming all around me for the whole hour that I was with them. An unforgettable experience that I can highly recommend. Thanks a million
  • Philip W
    Brilliant time on the 2 hour reef fishing. Kev the captain and his mate (can't recall name) were great and really helped my boys and all others. Kids came away so happy and so pleased with the trip. Would recommend and use again
    Philip W
  •  debE6550MN
    ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT !! This company goes over and above to please their customers and I cannot recommend them highly enough. My sisters and I had recently organised a special event but the weather was looking to stop it going ahead but wild frontiers pulled all the stops to make sure it did go ahead. We can’t thank them enough - not many companies would have gone to the lengths they did. Don’t bother going anywhere else - these guys will make sure you have a fantastic experience 👍
  •  Grace
    Absolutely rose above all expectations i had of mackerel fishing. We went out for 90 minutes and not only did Kev bring the humour to the trip, he also made sure we caught plenty of fish ! The whole trip was 10/10 and kev even made sure my Nan got her cup of tea. Thank-you for making our trip to Devon memorable and making sure we had fresh mackerel for dinner. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area, whether you like fishing or not !
  • GumbieBEN
    Swimming with seals on Lundy, such an epic adventure. The crew were lovely, they went above and beyond to assist a pal who had a booking issue. As for the swimming, it was way beyond my expectations. the Seals were very relaxed, and inquisitive (we did not approach them, they came to us) and for a full hour we experienced them face to face. One swim was enough for us (I was in a summer wet suit, and used to cold water swimming, but should have probably taken a winter one as its mainly just bobbing about, rather than swimming) so we then popped onto Lundy for a brief look around, food and G&T at the pub. worth every pound! Awesome day out.
  • Hoppo
    A great day out with a brilliant crew. An almost 2 hour trip to Lundy from Ilfracombe a bit “ bumpy “ to say the least but we’ll worth it. The seals were great very inquisitive & great fun to watch being with them in the water. The wetsuits they supplied were very good & other equipment looked good as well. Boat was comfortable with toilet and seating for about 12. Crew were great & very informative. In the water for about 40 minutes could have stayed longer but got a bit chilly then dropped off onto the island for 2-3 hours to explore. Cafe & pub on island (card only) Some lovely walks & interesting buildings including an old lighthouse that you can climb 147 steps to the top amazing views. Highly recommend this company & trip.
  • elizabeth c
    Brilliant Mackerel fishing trip today with our 13 year old grandson Jack. A great catch and able to take fish away with us. Thank you for a fun time.
    elizabeth c
  • mark
    Took my son on the 4 hour deep sea and it was amazing. Kev the skipper was very knowledgeable and worked hard so everyone on board caught fish. Highly recommend.
  • DAVE P
    Great and friendly service. Everything sorted for you, had a good session on a four hour trip, catching Dogfish, Conger Eel and losing a big Bull Huss at the net! Would definitely recommend if in the area!
    DAVE P

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Why not try our Lundy Island Trips which includes diving and snorkelling with the seals!

The trip is a full day out at Lundy Island with the morning spent in the water and the afternoon spent ashore to explore the Island.