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Bristol Channel Charters

Bristol Channel Charters offer a range of fishing trips, diving trips and pleasure cruises from Ilfracombe Harbour.
Book at Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre or On-line with us.
1.5 Hour Mackerel Fishing Trip
Great fun for all the family! Our Mackerel Fishing Trips run from May until early September. We supply the rods and tackle and provide tuition for beginners and children. Unlike other boats we use 5 hooks traces to increase your chance of catching. You get to keep your catch and mackerel are great on the BBQ!
The Lobster Hunt
This trip takes you on a unique potter around the bay lifting some of our Lobster Pots to see what we can find, showing you and your family especially the kids where our shellfish come from. Skippy will show you how it all works and tell you some of his story’s!!! You can have your pictures taken to look like a fisherman and if your lucky with a Lobster/Crab. You also have the chance to buy a Lobster or Crab to take away with you for lunch. This is the only boat in Ilfracombe licensed to do this!!!
2 Hour Reef Fishing Trip
Join us on a 2 hour reef trip. We head out from Ilfracombe to fish for species such as pollack, codling and bass on the many reefs and wrecks along the North Devon coast. Rods and tackle are provided or for those experienced anglers among you feel free to bring you own rods and lures.
4 Hour Deep Sea Fishing Trip
From Easter until October we run our 4 hour deep sea trips. The Bristol Channel offers some great sport fishing for species such as conger eels, tope, ray, bull huss, bass and pollack. All rods, bait and tackle are included. We use fresh or frozen mackerel for bait depending on what is available. You can visit the local tackle shop (variety sports) for specialist baits such as crab, squid and lug worm.
Our rods and reels are all under 2 years old and are regularly serviced and filled with new line to increase your chances of a specimen catch.
All Day Deep Sea Trip
From Easter until October we run our all day deep sea trips. The Bristol Channel offers some great sport fishing for species such as conger eels, tope, ray, bull huss, bass and pollack. All rods, bait and tackle are included. We use fresh or frozen mackerel for bait depending on what is available. You can visit the local tackle shop (variety sports) for specialist baits such as crab, squid and lug worm.
Our rods and reels are all under 2 years old and are regularly serviced and filled with new line to increase your chances of a specimen catch. Lots more to be had on this trip, taking you further afield.
Diving with Bristol Channel Charters
Come and Dive Lundy Island as seen on Countrywise and Britains Secret Seas.
Lundy Island is within easy reach of Ilfracombe and takes between 60-90minutes to reach by boat. Lundy has some of the best diving in the country including over 40 dive sites made up of reefs, pinnacles, drop offs and countless wrecks. It is also a marine nature reserve, home to seals, birds and various marine life.
Suitable for even novice divers Lundy has a lot to offer from a 6m seal dive to more advanced wreck and pinacle diving in deeper water we can cater for all abilities and arrange a day to suit your group.
Boat Cruises
Based at Ilfracombe pier our passenger boat trips depart daily from February-October and are suitable for all ages. From 1 to 4 Hour Sea Safaris along the Exmoor Coast or to the Seals and Bull Point Lighthouse, trips to Lynmouth and the Lundy Experience – a unique trip around the Island to look for seals, dolphins, porpoise and marine birds.