You obtain your own ticket for the day from the Lundy Shore Office on 01271 863636 for the daytrip you wish to join. There is often one of the Ambassadors of the trip providing a free morning’s stroll. You can go from Ilfracombe or Bideford depending upon the timetable found at:
Going from Bideford means a much longer day trip than going from Ilfracombe. The crossing takes 2 hours and you usually have about 6 hours on the island on a Bideford day (4 hours on an Ilfracombe day). If going from Bideford you will find the ‘Oldenburg’ moored alongside the Lundy Shore Office half way along the quayside and you need to be at the shore office one hour before the departure time to allow for tickets to be allocated and loading etc.
It is advisable to telephone the Lundy Shore Office automated phone-line on 01271 863636 after 8pm on the evening before departure to check that the morning’s sailing is still going ahead. If the sailing is cancelled because of bad weather a decision is usually made the preceding evening and advertised on the automated message after 8pm. In such instances refunds for the ticket are given. It is important to bring waterproofs and warm clothing as well as suitable walking footwear. A packed lunch and drink will be needed . There is a buffet on board the ship for hot drinks and hot/cold snacks.
It is always advisable to use the ship’s facilities prior to getting onshore because the only toilets are in the village.
Once onshore go up to the top of the jetty ramp and meet the guide (sometimes me) by the large wooden diving shed building to start the walk.
Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on the island.
Bed and Breakfast facilities
If you need B&B the night before a Lundy trip then I can certainly recommend looking at www.lydshaw.co.uk which is located 10 minutes drive away at Northam with glorious views over the North Devon coast and Lundy Island!! Give Joanne a call on 01237 424050. If you are going to stay on Lundy Island for a week Joanne can also offer car storage and a lift to the quayside for the ferry in the morning so get in touch to make those arrangements direct.
If you are wanting to book a group visit then drop me an email and I can explain what can be done for groups. I always prefer taking groups from Bideford because you get a much longer day on Lundy. I am at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information on Lundy Island can be obtained from: