Lundy Training Course 2019

Come and join MARINElife on Lundy Island for a 6 day marine wildlife experience.
ay 29th to Thursday 4th July 2019

Lundy is a perfect place to find natural beauty and wildlife in abundance. We invite you to join us in a specially prepared programme of training and island excursions with MARINElife's research team, MARINElife patron Maya Plass and the Lundy Island warden.


The 6 day course is a fantastic opportunity to improve your seabird, sea mammal and seashore wildlife identification skills both from our detailed presentations and through sustained field observation. Benefit from our trainers insights into behaviour and learn how to accurately record your observations.

You meet MARINElife trainer Rick Morris and Patron Maya Plass outside the booking office in Ilfracombe and travel to Lundy on the MS Oldenburg.

On arrival a full programme of activities including rock pooling, snorkel safari, seal survey, guided walks and sea watches will run through until Thursday morning before the afternoon return trip to Bideford where we will have a free coach transfer back to Ilfracombe.

Puffin Rick Morris 04 Common Dolphin Rick Morris 05
Puffin at Jenny's Cove                                             Common Dolphin off East side of Lundy

More detailed information about the wildlife on Lundy and surrounding seas can be found at the Lundy Island website and on the MARINElife website at

Your ferry crossings to and from Lundy will be on the MS Oldenburg, Lundy's own ship. On board facilities include a bar, buffet, shop and information centre about Lundy. Regular sightings on these crossings include Common Dolphin, Harbour Porpoise, Bottlenose Dolphin, Grey Seal and various sea birds.

To keep costs down we have reserved 'The Barn' on the island as accommodation for the length of your stay. The accommodation is made up of two rooms (sleeping 8 and 6 respectively) and is well equipped with open fireplace and kitchen to prepare meals. The cost of this not to be missed Lundy adventure will be - £289 payable to MARINElife for the 6 day course but you will need to book and pay for travel to the island (£70 return), accommodation (£57) and food separately. In total participants will be paying £416 plus food.

There are just 14 places on this course so you are advised to book early!
To secure your place email with 'Lundy 2019' as the subject