Measuring just nine miles by five miles, Jersey is the perfect location for a day trip. Small in square miles but big in places to go and things to see, it’s the perfect size for cruise guests to explore for a few hours.
With history on our doorstep and many heritage sites to seek out, cruise guests on a short stopover can easily discover our colourful past. Visitors can step back in time with a trip to Passage Grave, a building older than the Egyptian Pyramids. They can follow in the footsteps of invading armies through a 12th-century castle, spot Jersey’s Martello towers which were built in the 1800s to keep the French at bay or discover the story of the German occupation.
For those wanting to enjoy Jersey up close, there are a range of walking and cycling options, with a whole network of routes across the island. Voted as one of the top European destinations for a walking break, Jersey offers quiet coastal hikes along the north coast or strolls along peaceful wooded valleys. For keen cyclists, the island can offer its many ‘green lanes’, where the speed limit is 15 miles per hour, keeping cruise guests safe as they cycle and enjoy the spectacular scenery.
Food lovers are also in for a real treat with the island’s abundance of culinary delights. From Michelin-star restaurants and charming beachside food shacks, to al fresco bay-side dining and intimate settings for romantic escapes, Jersey prides itself on its array of restaurants, cafes and bars.
Waiting to greet cruise passengers on-shore with a warm welcome, Cruise Jersey’s Passenger Services Manager Maria Le Tiec, has over 20 years’ experience in the local tourism sector. With her wealth of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm, she’ll be delighted to help and importantly, share her knowledge to cruise partners considering the Island of Jersey as a future destination port.
Top Five Facts About Jersey
- Jersey is officially the sunniest place in the British Isles. You can also expect the temperature to be a few degrees warmer too.
- Jersey has one of the world’s largest tidal ranges. The Island grows by a fifth every time the tide goes out.
- You are never more than ten minutes away from the sea.
- Jersey has its own notes and coins, including a pound note. As well as a security watermark of a Jersey cow, you’ll see Queen Elizabeth smiling on our banknotes.
- Charles II spent several years in exile in Jersey and it was here in 1649 that he was proclaimed king. In recognition of the island’s help, King Charles II gifted several parcels of land in the colonies to the island’s Bailiff, Sir George Carteret – one of them became the state known as New Jersey.
GMT (GMT+1 during BST)
49°10.0’N, 002°07.0’W (as per ALRS Vol. 6
South – Westerly
Albert Pier, No.3
Sump 3.4m BCD
Sump Width 16m
Quay Height 13.0m ACD
Sump 136m x 23m sump depth 6m BCD available between ferry movements
100m at Number 3 berth
16m wide sump on Berth No. 3
Dependant of tide height and berth allocated. Maintained depth inside main harbour 2.0m BCD
No. 3 Sump dredged to 3.4m BCD
110m alongside berth No 3 /130m using Elizabeth harbour berths / No limit at anchorage (subject to draft) Other than listed above
VHF 14 – St Helier VTS
110m inside main harbour, 136m at Elizabeth harbour
Yes (for vessels 35m and over)
1x 26m Damen Shoalbuster -28t Bollard Pull
1 x 11.5m workboat – 1.5t Bollard Pull
4m and 6m available
Via quay side hydrants
16A and 74A available on Albert Pier
Via road tanker, arranged through shipping agent
Hot works / painting as per vessels SMS. Call St Helier VTS CH14 for permission to launch lifeboats if alongside berth.
Euro bins and recycling points available on quay, arranged through shipping agent
No. 1 – 49° 10.31’N 002° 08.78’W – Depth BCD 5m (<140 LOA)
No.2 – 49° 10.065’N 002° 08.40’W- Depth BCD 6m (<150- 180LOA depending on draft/tide)
No. 5 – 49° 08.51’N 002° 06.05’W – Depth BCD 14m no size limit
Anchorage No.5 to Albert Pier Pontoon – 2.8nm
Anchorage No.1/No.2 to Albert Pier Pontoon – 1.7nm
Albert Pier Terminal
Throughout St Helier
Free WiFi is available in the area surrounding the harbour
At Albert Pier Terminal and throughout St Helier
Post office available in St Helier
Outside Albert Terminal
4 miles – 15 minutes
At Elizabeth Terminal and throughout St Helier
There are many cafes, bars and restaurants located in and around St Helier which is only a short 10 minute walk from the harbour.
Maria Le Tiec
+44 (0) 1534 447743
Ports of Jersey, St Peter, Jersey, JE1 1BY