Set sail for a week aboard Thierry's yacht for an exceptional cruise in the Channel Islands!
The natural scenery is so beautiful and unspoilt it will be a complete change of pace.
Only a few hours from the French coast you can discover the archipelago where Victor Hugo was exiled for 20 years. For more information about historic episode, click here
Thanks to his extensive experience as a professional skipper, Thierry will take you to the most beautiful spots for an unforgettable holiday!
Your captain has prepared a detailed itinerary. Please note that the programme may change, depending on weather conditions or on your own preferences.
Departure from Cherbourg. Sail towards Alderney, taking 4-5 hours. Once moored you will have lunch and then go around this 8km² island. This is the third largest island of the group.
Despite being the closest island to the French coast, Alderney (Aurigny in French) seems more isolated than the other Channel Islands. Regarded as a true haven for nature lovers, you will appreciate the wonderful scenery and variety of fauna and flora. You will also discover magnificent beaches where you can totally unwind.
On the morning of your second day, you will be free to visit the island. The capital, Saint Anne, has kept its Norman French charm. You will really enjoy discovering the island's fascinating history.
In the afternoon, set sail for Guernsey! A 3-4 hour sail. An excellent opportunity to learn a bit about how to sail, or to perfect your technique.
The beautiful island of Guernsey will take your breath away. You'll be able to enjoy wonderful walks along cliff-top footpaths, stroll though the island's unspoiled natural scenery, or simply relax on the beach.
Free time to visit the seaside town of St. Peter Port, Guernsey's capital. Next, you'll sail towards Herm, the smallest of the Channel Islands. Only 60 inhabitants live here, cut off from the rest of the world. Take a moment to wander around and soak in the island's stunning natural beauty.
You will return to Guernsey for a stopover, before setting sail towards new horizons the following morning.
In the morning, with guidance from Thierry, your captain, you will set sail for Jersey, a trip of around 4-5 hours. You will have lunch at Saint Helier then visit the Minquiers and the Chausey islands. At the end of the day, you will sail back to Jersey for the night.
In the morning, you'll be free to visit Jersey. You will have lunch on the boat, looking at a wonderful panoramic view, and then set sail for Guernsey.
In the morning, you'll sail for Sark. And then you'll be able to explore and fully enjoy this 5.5km² island paradise. No cars to pollute the environment.
You will either spend the night in Sark or set off for Alderney, depending on weather conditions and your own preferences.
You will have free time during the morning of day 7. You will have lunch on the boat and then return to Cherbourg in the early afternoon.
It is time to leave Thierry and the boat and to return home with some wonderful memories!
Embark with Thierry, heading towards the Isle of Alderney!
One hand on the boat, the other for oneself, in order to sail safely
The skipper sleeps in the middle
The skipper cooks, you put your feet up!
You can get to Cherbourg by car, car-pool or train. Allow approximately 3 hours by train and 3 1/2 hours by car from Paris.
The Cruise :De la voile, véritable et sportive, des paysages magnifiques, des traversées puis des soirées à bord chaleureuses, bref un magnifique séjour sur le Malino, le bateau de Thierry. Si on aime l'aventure, c'est là qu'il faut aller. Bravo au skipper Thierry, pour le passage du Raz Blanchard et les arrivées dans les ports anglo-normands, sans encombre et avec le sourire.
The Skipper : Très sympathique et très professionnel, Thierry est LE skipper à choisir au départ de Cherbourg. Sécurité, apprentissage des gestes simples de la voile, et histoires de marins, Thierry apporte ainsi un dépaysement total et une navigation au top. Merci.