Easter Cruise to the Channel Islands from Cherbourg

30 March 2018 – 2 April 2018

Channel Islands Pnorama

About The Channel Islands

The Channel Islands are an archipelago in the English Channel, off the French coast of Normandy. They include two Crown dependencies: the Bailiwick of Jersey, the largest of the islands; and the Bailiwick of Guernsey, consisting of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and some smaller islands. They are considered the remnants of the Duchy of Normandy and, although they are not part of the United Kingdom the UK is responsible for the defense and international relations of the islands. The Crown dependencies are not members of the Commonwealth of Nations or of the European Union


Heading out from Cherbourg we will head east around the Cap de la Hauge and into the  Alderney Race. The Alderney Race is a strait off the west coast of Normandy with strong tidal streams whcih can reach up to 12 knots during equinoctial tides.

When we arrive at the Channel islands we will have 2 days to explore the islands before heading back to Cherbourg and the ferry home.

Jersey and Saint Helier

Saint Helier is one of the twelve parishes of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands.

The island is a mix of English reserve and French savoir-faire, cosmopolitan harbour and timeless hidden valleys, continental flair and scenes that are reassuringly familiar. Its diverse attractions and natural beauty offer something for everyone and make Jersey an ideal destination for short breaks

St Helier Capital England Jersey Channel Islands

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Guernsey and St Peter Port

Saint Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey as well as the main port. St. Peter Port is an enclave of irrepressible charm, with cobbled streets inching up a steep hillside and spires and towers – such as that crowning the Town Church – creating an attractive skyline.

Protecting the town for more than eight centuries, Castle Cornet is one of the most intriguing fortresses in the British Isles. Construction began in 1206 – two years after King John had lost Normandy to France and the nearby European shoreline had become hostile. Some of the guts of the structure date back to this period, but another era is equally visible: walls are carved with names and dates added during the Nazi occupation of Guernsey from June 1940 to May 1945. One gun turret is scratched with the word “Else” – a tribute to some sweetheart in Bavaria or Berlin?

Important Trip Information – Turkey May Bank Holiday Sailing Weekend

Embarkation in Cherbourg: From 2000 on Thurs 29 March 2018

Set Sail: Friday 30 March 2018

Arrival Back in Cherbourg: Mon 2 April 2018

Disembarkation: Mon 2 April 2018

The member price of the trip is £TBA.

Not included in the event price are ferries, transfers, personal insurance, victualling, meals ashore, diesel, water, mooring fees and any personal expenditure.

The Club’s standard terms and conditions apply. Full details can be found here but in summary:

  • Paying your deposit commits you to the trip and to paying all payments as and when required.
  • If you withdraw from an event you are still liable for the full cost unless a replacement participant is found.
  • If a replacement is found there will be an admin charge made for the change of participant.

Channel Islands - Alderney


This is a member organised event so there is no online booking for the event. If you would like to participate the drop us an email at info@sundowners.org.uk and the organiser will be in contact.

Do not book ferries until advised to do so by the event organiser.

Payment Schedule

Payment Due Date Amount
Full Amount when advised £TBA


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