Lundy is a magical place with amazing views, seabirds galore, and the excitement of a boat crossing to get there. The biggest boat making the crossing is the MS Oldenburg, which carries up to 267 people and sails up to four times per week, normally Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday from Ilfracombe, and some Saturdays from Bideford.
It’s a bit more than an hour to get to Ilfracombe, the ship sails at 10.00, the crossing takes two hours and the return is normally at 4-4.30 so you get four hours on the island. Tickets are £35 per adult, £18 for under-16s, family ticket for four is £80.
Visit http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/lundyisland/day-trips/ms-oldenburg/ for more details or phone 01271 863636 to book tickets.
Whichever boat you take, take waterproofs even if it looks like a sunny day, and be aware that there is a £5 landing fee unless you’re a National Trust member in which case it’s free. Have fun!