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THE ONLY WAY TO GET TO
HERM ISLAND IS BY BOAT…

THE ONLY WAY TO GET TO
HERM ISLAND IS BY BOAT…

THE ONLY WAY TO GET TO
HERM ISLAND IS BY BOAT…

THE ONLY WAY TO GET TO
HERM ISLAND IS BY BOAT…

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How to Get Here

Located 3 miles from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, the only way to arrive in Herm Island is by boat – either aboard a private yacht or on the passenger ferry. Many Channel Islanders have private boats which they use to travel to Herm Island and enjoy the beautiful surrounding coastline, see our Private Boat guide for advice on sailing and moorings around the island.

The passenger ferry, the Travel Trident, takes just twenty minutes from St Peter Port Harbour in Guernsey, see below for information about sailing times and ticket prices. If you are traveling from further afield first you will need to get to Guernsey and you can do so by air or by sea.

If you need any assistance or have any queries when booking your travel to Herm Island our helpful staff are always on hand, please contact us at either The White House Hotel or the administration office.

Trident Ferry

Ferry to Herm Island

The Travel Trident passenger ferry sails daily from the St Peter Port Harbour, Guernsey. It usually departs from either the Weighbridge or Inter-Island Quay depending on the height of the tide.

The Travel Trident ticket office is open during the daytime from April. It will remain open until 19:00 (from May to September) if there is an evening sailing. During the autumn, winter and spring months, please call the kiosk for opening times on +44 1481 72 13 79.

All travellers will need to check in at the main kiosk before boarding the boat, and they will be told from where their boat is departing. If you are in any doubt, please telephone either the kiosk on +44 1481 72 13 79 or Herm Island on +44 1481 75 00 00. There is a download below showing a map of the harbour area. For more information about Travel Trident Charter Co and up-to-date schedules and booking details, please visit their website.

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Travel by Air to Guernsey

There are flights from numerous airports direct to Guernsey. Recommended transfer from Guernsey Airport is by pre-booked taxi to the Travel Trident passenger ferry at St Peter Port harbour, allow for a 20-minute taxi transfer. Alternatively, there is a public transport in the form of buses.gg.

Remember to ensure your arrival in Guernsey allows you sufficient time to connect with the last sailing to Herm Island, which varies according to the season. It is recommended that guests aim to arrive at Guernsey Airport at least one hour before the last sailing. On leaving Herm Island the first ferry leaving Herm Island will not arrive in Guernsey until 09:25, so a departure from Guernsey airport is not practical before 10:30.

Aurigny

Aurigny flies from London Gatwick, London Stansted, London City, Manchester, East Midlands, Bristol, Norwich and Leeds Bradford, as well as Alderney and Dinard in France. Please visit their website for up-to-date schedules and booking details.

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Flybe

Flybe fly from Birmingham, Exeter and Cardiff, plus regional connecting flights from Southampton. And new for 2017 – from Dusseldorf during the summer. Jersey flights in partnership with Blue Islands. Please visit their website for up-to-date schedules and booking details.

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Travel by Sea to Guernsey

There are regular ferries from Weymouth, Poole, Jersey and St Malo to Guernsey’s St Peter Port Harbour. The ferry terminal is on the same quay as the Travel Trident departure point. On leaving Herm Island the first ferry leaving Herm will not arrive in Guernsey until 09:25, so a departure from Guernsey Harbour ferry terminal is not practical before 10:30.

Condor Ferries

Condor Ferries operate between the UK, Channel Islands and France.

Fast ferry services from Poole in the UK offer a 3-hour cross-channel service direct to Guernsey. From St Malo in France travel takes about 3 hours via Jersey or 2 hours direct to Guernsey. There is also a conventional ferry service running from Portsmouth that takes 7 hours on its daylight passage to Guernsey and 13 hours on its overnight return to the UK via Jersey.

The conventional ferry travels in virtually any weather while the catamarans while quicker can be affected by weather conditions in the channel.

Please visit their website for up-to-date schedules and booking details. Contact Condor ferries directly with this link to book your sea travel at preferential rates.

Manche Isles Express

A passenger-only service operating during the summer months from Dilette, Carteret and Granville in Normandy, France. Please visit their website for up-to-date schedules and booking details.

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TRAVEL BY PRIVATE BOAT TO HERM

To visiting yachtsmen, the Channel Islands are a unique and delightful cruising ground. Despite their reputation for large tidal ranges, strong currents and rock strewn coastline they are well documented on Admiralty charts and detailed by many independent yachting guidebooks. Crossing the Channel is relatively straightforward so long as you have paid sufficient attention to your passage planning and keep a sharp lookout when crossing the busy ‘traffic-separation’ lanes.

The distances involved in getting here are not as great as people often imagine. Portland Bill is the nearest point on the UK mainland, and this lies just 48 nautical miles from Alderney. The Needles, on the other hand, are only 63 nautical miles from Braye. Any boats departing from more westerly ports, such as Torquay or Plymouth, will probably make for St Peter Port in Guernsey as their first stop-over point, a distance of around 90 nautical miles.

The Channel Islands provide an ideal base for cruising. You are easily able to ‘island-hop’ between each of the islands within both the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey. It is an ideal cruising area where most of the main ports are a day’s sail apart, including some ports on the adjacent French Coast. The port of Carteret is just 30 nautical miles from St Peter Port while Dielette lies only 16 nautical miles from Alderney.

A visit to Herm Island is an essential part of any cruising holiday to the Channel Islands. Both the island and its restaurants are very popular with local boat owners. Stay and visit this island paradise to enjoy its unspoilt natural beauty and peacefulness.

Guernsey Harbours

For the latest tide times, weather forecasts and more details about sailing in Guernsey and the Bailiwick please visit the Guernsey Harbours website.

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Herm Island

Herm Island