Wild Frontier Charters
Wild Frontier Charters
4.5
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Visit Ilfracombe harbour and book a trip aboard our modern charter fishing boat "wild frontier 2". We offer fishing trips year round from as little as £15pp inclusive of all rods and tackle. Our mackerel trips are a great way to entertain the kids as young as 3 and you can even keep your catch for dinner. The boat is fitted with the latest navigation and safety equipment and is licensed for 12 passengers. We can also cater for stag and hen parties and provide coastal and sunset cruises on request.
Ilfracombe, Devon, England

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mark
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
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.
Written 21 August 2023
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Thank you for your review
Written 28 August 2023
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Christina P
London, UK2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I have never felt so strongly about a company and feel I must warn others about them. Mark is extremely unprofessional and only responds when a bad review is written. He has been beyond rude and when my friend and I wanted to use our tickets we had previously asked him to re sell (which he didn’t even attempt to) he didn’t respond to numerous attempts to contact him. I have been on a high number of similar trips and this one is by far the worst, the trip itself was extremely disappointing and not worth the money by a long shot and their attitude is diabolical. Plenty of other local companies to use which my friend and I tried over the next few days and had a lovely time with no issues. Avoid Wild Frontiers at all costs.
Written 21 August 2023
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Hi Christina Let’s review your review with some more facts for the readers. Firstly we put your unwanted tickets back on the site as requested. You booked again knowing full well we couldn’t guarantee a refund. We managed to resell one ticket. It wasn’t until after you had sailed with us on your second booking, you informed us that you would have used the other ticket for 2 days prior. You either ask us to sell your tickets or keep them. We do have to resell tickets for passengers from time to time and they will strongly disagree with all of your comments above. You are just cross because you ended up loosing your money.
Written 28 August 2023
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elizabeth c
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
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.
Written 19 July 2023
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Thank you for coming with us and your great review
Written 28 August 2023
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Hoppo
Oakhill, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 17 July 2023
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GumbieBEN
London105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
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.
Written 10 July 2023
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Grace
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
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 !
Written 21 June 2023
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debE6550MN
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
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 👍
Written 7 June 2023
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Philip W
Hedge End, UK56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
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
Written 4 April 2023
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LCIVIL
Northampton, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
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
LIndsey
Written 3 October 2022
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Thank you for your review Lindsey. We are so pleased you had a great time. It really is such a special island. lovely to meet you Nancy
Written 19 December 2022
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Karen D
Northampton, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
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. Thank you Karen
Written 24 September 2022
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Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you had a great time. Lundy seals are so playful. Thanks again Nancy
Written 19 December 2022
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