2016 was the last year that Clive ran trips to Lundy aboard the Jessica Hettie.
We would like to thank everyone who sailed with us over the years on many memorable and fascinating trips.
Of course we are sad to be stopping our charter service but look forward to seeing old friends and new in the Pottery where Clive will continue to work.

TODAY’S TRIP

The four swimmers today enjoyed a lovely day as the easterly winds dropped.We spent two hours in a secluded bay on the west coast of Lundy far from people and civilisation with only the birds and seals for company. The seals were great and swam freely around the swimmers. The visibility under the water was about 10 metres. On our trip around the island with 10 residents we counted about 30 Puffins and many other sea birds.

Friday 5th saw us take a small group of passengers to Lundy, two of whom had a swim with the seals which they enjoyed. Saturday and Sunday we took 6 divers from The Big Squid with John Forbath from Clapham. A brilliant weekend with glorious weather and really good vis up to 15 metres. The seals were very interactive on Saturday but not so interested on Sunday. We dived The Robert, The Carmine Filomena and The Knoll Pins. Due to the good vis all dives were great. A lovely group of divers and an excellent weekend.

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Snorkeling

This season we are offering big discounts to groups that book the boat for snorkeling and offer a total of 3 hours to enjoy the wonderful underwater world around Lundy and of course the brilliant seals.
You will also get 3 hours to explore the intriguing  island.

More information over on the Prices page

We have places available this week on Friday 5th July. To book please telephone for details on 01237 431405. Puffins are still nesting on the island but numbers gradually decrease from the middle of July.

We’ve just published a new gallery of some of Nick Blakes wonderful images taken on previous visits out to Lundy on the Jessica Hettie.
They really give a flavour of what you might see on a trip.

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The Perfect Day!

puffin

Our trip to Lundy on 26th June was in near perfect conditions with 9 passengers, one of whom swam for nearly an hour at Lundy surrounded by playful seals, she loved it! On two trips around the island we counted nearly 100 Puffins. A large pod of about 80 Dolphins followed the boat and played in the bow and stern waves for ten minutes on our way across to Lundy. We had our usual Mackerel for lunch!

Trips to Lundy

A better spell of weather is forecast for the week ahead. At present we have one space on Weds 26th June for a trip to Lundy and swimming with the seals (optional). We are available for charter any other day this week. Also we are not booked for the Splash photographic competition on Lundy for Divers and snorkellers next Sat/Sun 29th/30th June. I can offer this weekend for 10% discount off our normal prices. Please ring on 01237 431405 to book.

A big thanks to Nick Blake who has just sent us some of his wonderful photos of Lundy Seals taken on a trip aboard the Jessica Hettie last summer. He’s promised us some more which we’ll add to a new gallery as soon as we get them.

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Following on from the last post; Clive picked up a BBC film crew from Lundy this week who had been shooing some footage for this lovely portrait of the Island by film maker Richard Taylor Jones recently featured on the BBC’s Springwatch series.

Lundy Island from Clovelly Charters on Vimeo.