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Ash Barton Estate. Braunton. North Devon

Boating tours, trips & cruises, North Devon

When you’re in North Devon and this close to the water, it’s a shame not to go in it. But if getting your feet wet doesn’t appeal, the available boat trips in Devon are the next best thing.

There are all sorts of boating experiences to enjoy in this part of the world. From nearby Ilfracombe Pier you can catch a boat up the coast and back. Or take a tour out to Lundy Island. Look out for the dolphins, porpoises and occasional whales, and the hundreds of seals on the island itself. Or try the tour of Ilfracombe harbour aboard the Hampshire Rose lifeboat. If you haven't totally got your sea legs yet take a potter upriver, along the River Torridge from nearby Appledore. Or the ten-minute estuary crossing on the Appledore and Instow ferry. If you’re feeling adventurous, charter your own North Devon boat trip through the scenery, complete with a skipper, and spend a day swimming with the seals or snorkeling, diving or fishing.

And with all that sea air in your lungs you can look forward to a great night’s sleep back at Ash Barton.

Our favourite Devon boating experiences

  • Tour of the coastline
  • Seals and lighthouse safari
  • Lundy Island
  • River Torridge
  • Ilfracombe Princess trip
  • Appledore-Instow ferry
  • Tour of Ilfracombe Harbour

We have had the most amazing few days with 40+ of our treasured friends and family helping us prepare for our wedding celebrations. The wedding was so special as with all the preparations, everyone bonded and had so much fun. We have donated our fairy lights and carpet to the chapel for future weddings. No anti-climax here as we had a Pimm...

Fiona and Gary


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