During this five day cruise, your professional skipper Pierre will infect you with his passion for sailing and lead you to discover the most beautiful places in this archipelago that he knows so well. With him, you'll experience a cruise away from the beaten path. Fans of authenticity will be happy!
Experience beautiful sailing, discover the most incredible open anchoring spots, stop in small, typical ports and raise a glass in pubs known for their friendly atmosphere. These enchanting islands await you for a week of total happiness.
Pierre has created an itinerary for these five days of sailing during which you'll alternate between stops on land and time at sea. However, this itinerary is for informative purposes. It can change according to the weather conditions or your desires! Pierre is happy to listen and to adapt according to your wishes to allow you to experience a cruise beyond your highest expectations.
First day: Granville Port
Your professional skipper will meet you at the port of Granville around 10am. (This may change according to the tides.) After getting to know each other, the skipper will brief you on safety at sea and on the way of life on board. Once the boat is ready, you'll set sail towards Jersey where you'll anchor for the first night.
Second/Third day: Islands of Sark, Herm and Guernsey
In the morning you'll sail north to reach the islands of Sark, Herm and Guernsey. You'll hop from island to island to enjoy the charm and authenticity offered by these treasures of the Channel.
The island of Sark, only a 4 hour sail away from Jersey, will allow you to really disconnect. Cars are forbidden on this small island with an area of 5.5km2. You can then explore the island, walk around the land and recharge your batteries in this little corner of paradise that feels like a relic of the past. The island also has outstanding natural and architectural heritage.
On the island of Herm, you can relax with beautiful walks along the lovely, white, sandy beaches. This tiny island plays host to sixty people, disconnected from the world.
Only a 1 hour sail from the island of Herm, next you'll discover Guernsey. You'll make a stop in St Peter Port, the island's capital, where you can wander around the narrow streets in this town which has a mix of Norman and British influences. Make the most of this chance to walk along the coastline, where you'll discover incredible views over the horizon.
Fourth day: Jersey
Full steam ahead to the island of Jersey! After a few hours of sailing towards the south, you'll call in to the port of St Helier. Here you'll discover an island with clear traces of the Norman character. Take the time to visit the heart of the town which has kept its old-worldy charm. In the evening, Pierre will tell you where the best pubs are to have an unforgettable evening.
Fifth day: Chausey archipelago
During this cruise, you'll also have the chance to make a stop in the Chausey archipelago. Made up of 52 islands at high tide, and 365 islets at low tide, the landscapes here are breathtaking. You can stop at Grande-Île, the only inhabited island, or you may prefer to anchor elsewhere in the archipelago.
In the middle of the afternoon, you'll begin the return journey to disembark in Granville at around 5pm. After leaving the boat, make the most of the opportunity to visit Granville, the former privateer city and fortification for the defence of the famous Mont Saint-Michel!
A tip from Skippair: in Guernsey, we'd recommend that you visit Victor Hugo's house at 38 Hauteville. The poet was exiled there for 20 years and notably wrote 'Toilers of the Sea' in this house.
Pierre welcomes you on board his exceptional sailboat to have an unforgettable cruise in the Channel Islands! From Granville in Normandy, embark with family or friends and go to the following: Archipelago of Chausey, Jersey, Guernsey, Herm and Sark! His sailboat can accommodate up to 10 people.
I'm a ferryman. On a boat, every trip is a story, and I like to tell a story to my crew, to help them have an unforgettable time.
The skipper sleeps in the middle
The skipper helps you to cook, but everyone lends a hand.
The port of Hérel is located in the commune of Granville, around 4 hours away from Paris by car. You can also reach Granville by train!