Activities & Tours
Herm Island offers visitors a delightful variety of activities and tours to enjoy. If you have some time, there is a range of activities for individuals through to team building days, including clay pigeon shooting, kayaking and archery to name a few.
Outdoor Guernsey run a variety of fun activities from Herm Island – if you want to get close to nature or are looking for adventure you will find plenty of opportunities with them. Click below to find out more and try something different in Herm Island this year!
Outdoor Guernsey have been running adventure activities in the Bailiwick of Guernsey since 2007. They employ fully qualified activity instructors with a wealth of experience and a sense of adventure to guide you.
Activities on offer on Herm Island include:
- Hire kayaks and SUPs at Shell Beach
- Puffin Patrols by kayak (April to July)
- Team challenges and corporate events
- Activiquiz – an interactive fun activity that is a cross between a treasure hunt and a quiz.
Activities run from April until November. No experience is necessary. All equipment is provided. Rates are available for groups, children and families. Hire times are dependent on tidal and weather conditions.
Please book directly with Outdoor Guernsey by calling: +44 7781 130 403 or emailing: email@example.com
For the latest information on all of their activities on Herm Island and pricing, times, please visit their website: outdoorguernsey.co.uk
Images courtesy of Outdoor Guernsey.
Herm Island Garden Tours:
Every Tuesday at 11am from April 17th to September 18th.
Tickets £8 per person. RHS members £6 per person.
Join Herm’s Estate Manager Brett Moore for a tour of the island’s gardens. The tour, which takes place throughout the season, gives you the chance to learn about the unique plant life and challenges associated with gardening on Herm Island. The tour lasts up to 2 hours and you will explore the harbour, hotel and church gardens and get a behind the scenes look at the nursery.
Contact the Travel Trident for more details and ticket reservations: +44 1481 72 13 79.
Tickets are available from the Herm Administration Office for visitors staying on the island +44 1481 75 00 00.
Annette Henry Guided Tours
From neolithic nomads to monks and missionaries, seafaring smugglers and Prussian princes, the history of Herm Island is sure to entertain and throughout the walk you will understand more about how all the inhabitants helped to shape and structure the island into what it is today.
Tours are run by local Gold Accredited Guernsey Tour Guide, Annette Henry. She has 17 years experience and offers a unique insight into familiar locations. Most tours include the ferry journey over, a 90 minute walking tour and a meal at one of Herm Island’s restaurants.
Please book directly with Annette Henry by calling: +44 1481 263 755 emailing:firstname.lastname@example.org
For the latest information on Annette Henry Tours in Herm and pricing, times, please visit the website: annettehenrytours.gg
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Please contact the administration office on: +44 1481 75 00 00 or email: email@example.com
Various retreats have been organised on Herm Island over the years and always proved very successful, these include yoga and well-being, painting, photography and writing, to name but a few. The island provides a great backdrop to learn a new skill or really immerse yourself in a subject.
Latest retreat information
Please check our Special Offers & Packages page for the latest information about retreats scheduled for the coming season.
Herm is popular with anglers throughout the year. The National Federation of Sea Anglers has regularly chosen Herm as the venue for their individual championship final. There is often a group of anglers who come on the last Travel Trident ferry from Guernsey, stay to fish all night and then return to Guernsey on the first ferry next morning.
Hire a Holiday Cottage for a short break or spend a week or more indulging yourself with some marvellous angling opportunities on this beautiful island. After a hard day angling, if cooking your catch doesn’t appeal, then hot and cold food is available at The Mermaid Tavern, along with a refreshing pint of ale!
For more information on the best Herm Island fishing spots download and print our guide to take along with you.
Fishing boat charters
To add some variety to your fishing trip try one of the local fishing charter boats. The experienced skippers will take you off for a day to places you would otherwise never get to. For fishing trips off Herm contact the following:
‘Margaret K’ Charter Fishing/Angling Trips
Specialising in half day and evening fishing/angling trips for groups and individuals. No experience required. No fish, no charge. Contact Richard Keen on: +44 7781 101 935 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Out the Blue’ Charter Angling Trips
Groups of 10 to 12. Pre-booking required, also on the spot booking available. Rod hire available. Contact Richard Seager on: +44 7781 104 356 or email: email@example.com. For more information visit their website: www.boatfishing.net.
The voyages are suitable for all ages. Island Rib Voyages offer a range of different trips which includes a taxi to Herm Island. Take a look at their website for further details: www.islandribvoyages.com.