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Ferries to Channel Islands

The Channel Islands are located just off the coast of Normandy and combine British influence with a little French flair. The archipelago is a British Crown Dependency and is made up of six inhabited islands, with Jersey and Guernsey being the largest.

Due to them lying in a north Atlantic gulf stream, the islands enjoy a slightly warmer climate than the British mainland and attract tourists all year around. Their location also makes them easily accessible by ferry from ports on the western French coast as well as the south of England.

With the biggest populations and the best established commercial centres, the main islands of Jersey and Guernsey are naturally the easiest islands to get to by ferry. Condor Ferries provide crossings for passengers and vehicles to St Helier in Jersey and Guernsey's capital St Peter Port from England and France as well as to each other.

Manche Iles Express provide passenger only crossings from Carteret, Granville and Dielette to both Jersey and Guernsey, while there are is also an irregular service to the most northerly Channel Island, Alderney, from Dielette.

Each of the islands has a special mix of awe-inspiring scenery, culture and history. As you would expect, Jersey and Guernsey are the main destinations for those hoping to enjoy a short break as well as people looking for a longer holiday.

Jersey has a history that spans more than a millennium and ownership of the island has changed between the French and the British many times. This has led to a blend of cultures that makes it a truly unique place.

Key attractions on the island include the Elizabeth Castle, a 16th century fortress that stands on an islet and can only be accessed on foot when the tide is out; and the Jersey War Tunnels, an underground hospital and tunnel network constructed during the Nazi occupation that now serves as a museum.

Guernsey's major attractions include La Vallette Underground Military Museum, another subterranean German complex; and Hauteville House, the residence of the famous French writer Victor Hugo during the time he was exiled from his home country.

While being much smaller than Jersey and Guernsey, Alderney also has much to see and do, including an island museum and the Alderney Rail road.

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  • "Quick travel between France and Jersey"

    The ferry between St Malo and Jersey is a quick and comfortable way to travel between two great places!

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  • "easy to book"

    I used Direct Ferries in my planning for our trip to Guernsey. As a single mum with two boys (one a teenager!!) the less hassle, the easier life is, especially when the logistics of 400+ car miles to get to the Ferry had to be negotiated first. I booked on line and was quickly confirmed and updated. Due to car issues, I had to change cars twice before our travel. Each update was quick and easy to do and was clearly processed when we checked in. On board the ship was clean and comfortable. The hoover staff used to clean up a passengers' dodgy tummy didn't help, as it seemed t share the odour round the whole area. The staff noticeably remained unflustered and cheery throughout. On or return we were sat near one of the exclusive seating lounges- controlled by an entry pad. Several customers forgot the code. My boys had remembered it from watching others and happily shared it with the customers. Some received this well, others seemed a bit annoyed. I guess if paying extra you'd expect that exclusivity. It added to my boys' pleasure, but perhaps an entry card or something more discreet would work better.? The food we chose was well presented and well cooked, with options for all. I did later decide Id like another green tea and tried to purchase the unlimited refill for an extra pound (as the ad. stated) I learned however that you cant do that after a purchase. That seems a bit unfair to me and a bit misleading - so beware - if you think you'd like it, buy it at the time....unless of course the Ferry change their policy. Both journeys went well, there was a longer delay on etruning to Poole(it seemed they took 4 lanes of traffic down to one check point).

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  • "First ever Ferry trip to Jersey."

    Excellent trip, comfortable and clean and very reasonably priced meals snacks and drinks available. Very friendly and helpful staff, would travel with condor ferries again.

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  • "St Malo to Jersey "

    Smooth crossing. Embarked and disembarked efficiently. Look forward to another trip soon!

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