During 2014, we are celebrating 30 years of bringing customers from the UK to the Channel Islands. As part of this celebration, we will be writing about 30 Jersey essentials, from attractions and outdoor activities to special local food and some lesser-known island treats.
Part 4: Jersey Seafaris
Jersey is a playground for sea-lovers. The coastline varies from north to south and east to west in a way that is really best appreciated from the water itself. Imagine clear blue waters, sandy shores, remote islands, seals and possibly even dolphins…
Jersey Seafaris will organise it all for you. They have a Rigid Inflatable Boat and all the knowledge required to safely take you on a safari out to sea.
Jersey might look a little isolated on a map, but taking a look at a nautical chart shows just how many nooks and crannies can be explored.
Heading straight south from St Helier’s marina and half way to St. Malo in France, on finds The Minquiers; an incredible archipelago with a few fishing huts and the southern-most British flagpole in the British Isles. Weather permitting, Seafaris will take you all the way there and back in a day.
A mere 6 miles from Jersey’s east coast are Les Ecrehous, a small cluster of tiny islands that will leave an enchanting impression.
These small isles are where you are most likely to encounter a few friendly seals, bird colonies and beardy fishermen! Many islanders still see Les Ecrehous as slightly out of bounds, out of touch and away from civilisation. The beautiful fisherman’s huts are passed down through generations and lucky are the few who can spend a day exploring the wildlife and soaking up the distinctive feeling of Robinson Crusoe.
…With the experts
We recently spoke to Seafaris’s Managing Director to get an insight into his sea-bound passion. A Jerseyman through and through, Richard will be the one who organises your expedition and pilots you through rocks, tides and currents.
Go for it! You are in safe hands.