Always fancied yourself a sailor? Whether you’re an experienced skipper or a complete novice, there’s plenty of opportunity to get out on the water in Guernsey. Guests staying with us at The Old Government House Hotel and Spa or The Duke of Richmond Hotel will be perfectly located in picturesque St. Peter Port, mere minutes from a wealth of boats waiting to take you on a trip around the island. Take a look at our list of the best Guernsey boat trips to enjoy during your stay.
For wildlife and adrenaline
Nothing beats a RIB voyage if you want to feel the wind in your hair and see the local wildlife. Suitable for the whole family, the RIB trips depart from Guernsey’s Albert Pier, so pop down, grab a life jacket and get ready for some fun. There are plenty of adventures to choose from, but the “Fast Blast” in particular gets our vote.
For a luxurious day on the water
Spend a day aboard the “Redoubtable”, a sleek and stylish sports cruiser from Channel Island Boat Charters, and you may never want to make land again. An incredible way to woo business associates (they have a great system aboard, including a conference space) or celebrate a momentous occasion, this luxury vessel will convert you to sea life in no time at all.
For learning to sail
Want to captain your own ship? Learn the ropes (quite literally) with the Guernsey Sailing Trust, who will teach you all the skills you’ll need. Courses and lessons are tailored according to age, vessel and occasion (its corporate and social events are always a hit) to transform students into trusted sailors.
For fun, themed boat trips
History buff? Try the World War II Cruise. Crazy for coves? The Coastal Cruise is the one for you. Potty for puffins? Then by all means enjoy the Puffin Patrol Cruise. And that’s just a few of the options available with Bumblebee Boat Cruises. A great choice for family excursions, Bumblebee has plenty of fun, themed trips to choose from.
For yachting adventures
What would a run down of the best Guernsey boat trips be without mentioning yachting? Sea Scape offers amazing single day charters with a fully licensed skipper aboard their beautiful yachts. Or, if you’re already qualified, you can take the yacht out yourself on a bareboat charter.
For fishing fanatics
If your ideal way to unwind on holiday is by grabbing your rod and reel and trying your luck with the fish, then a fishing charter seems an appropriate choice. Experienced fisherman Richard Seager from Out of the Blue Angling offers great fishing trips for visiting anglers and, as an added bonus, provides all the equipment you’ll need.
For tailor-made trips
There are plenty of established Guernsey boat trips to choose from, but if you fancy designing your own, there are some great boat charters ready and waiting to accommodate you. Try the Starlight Sea or the Access Challenger to set sail on your very own tailor-made trip.
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