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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 RIB tours, 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

In conjunction with Herm Island, Ant Ford-Parker, of Outdoor Guernsey is pleased to be able to offer a wealth of activities on the island.

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:
  • Archery
  • Hire kayaks and SUPs at Shell Beach
  • Puffin Patrols by kayak – led by an expert kayak instructor and puffin watcher who knows the movements and routines of the puffins intimately as well as the waters around Herm and outlying islets. (April to July)
  • Herm Humps Seal Patrol – kayak up to the incredible Humps archipelago teeming with wildlife including our local seal colony who often come and say hello! (April to September)
  • Herm Circumnavigation – a unique 2 hour circular trip around fascinating Herm, with views out to all the other main channel islands, a chance to spot seals, dolphins, peregrines and much more.  (April to September)
  • Coasteering – involving rock scrambling, cliff jumping and swimming in gullies and caves.
  • Activiquiz – an interactive fun activity that is a cross between a treasure hunt and a quiz.
  • Team challenges and corporate events

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: bookings@outdoorguernsey.co.uk

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.

Winners of several RHS Britain in Bloom Gold Awards and the Champion of Champions category, the dedicated team of gardeners on Herm Island have firmly established their reputation for creating stunning coastal gardens full of colour and structure. Herm has a favourable climate and rarely experiences a frost, enabling many varieties of plant from around the world to grow.

Come along and see what goes on behind the scenes! Find out about the ongoing work and future projects that separate Herm’s gardens from others in the Channel.  Wild and manicured, open and enclosed, all areas will be explored and explained.

Herm Island Garden Tours:

Every Tuesday at 11am from April 13th to September 14th.

Tickets £10 per person. RHS members £8 per person payable on the day

Led by island gardeners, explore Herm’s beautiful flora and fauna every Tuesday until the 14th of September. Meet in front of The Ship Inn at 11 am. The tour is between 1.5 – 2 hours, please bring refreshments if desired. Tickets can be purchased at the Harbour Office (numbers are limited).

Price includes a free tea, coffee or water from The Ship Inn.

For private groups tel: 01481 750000.

Annette Henry Guided Tours

Transport yourself back in time to an island steeped in history and let your guide narrate stories of the island’s legends, murders and ghostly sightings. Grisly tales come to life as Herm Island’s history and mysteries unfold before you! Explore the dusty tracks where granite has been hewn from its many quarries and hear more about the people who lived and worked on this tiny island, finding fame, seeking fortune, and in some cases suffering financial ruin.

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:annettehenrytours@gmail.com

For the latest information on Annette Henry Tours in Herm and pricing, times, please visit the website: annettehenrytours.gg


Looking for the perfect escape? Hop over to Herm Island and leave your phone at the dock for an uninterrupted weekend of YOU time.

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.

Yoga retreats


There is no better place to enjoy a spot of fishing than from Herm Island. It offers a diverse range of opportunities to fish. To the north there is an expanse of beaches, while to the south there are cliffs and rocky outcrops. There is something for every angler on Herm, during all kinds of weather and at all states of the tide.

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: richardkeen@cwgsy.net

‘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: contact@boatfishing.net. For more information visit their website: www.boatfishing.net.

RIB Tours

Experience the wildlife, scenery and places of interest that Herm Island has to offer by sea aboard an exhilarating purpose built Rigid Inflatable Boat. Island Rib Voyages offer a multitude of trips to suit the time of year and migration of wildlife, including Puffin Patrols and Seal Safaris. Based on the Albert Pier, St. Peter Port, Island Rib Voyages can pick up directly from Herm if demand is sufficient.

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.

Rib Tours
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