Being an Island, Jersey boasts water activities and sports second to none. From Chartering a Sunseeker for the day to learning to surf we have it all. Any of the activities below can be arranged by your hotel or direct with the companies. Please email or call us for more information.
Chartering a boat for a fishing trip or just a sunset champagne cruise around the south coast bays isn’t as expensive as you may think especially if you are with a group of friends. We highly recommend a picnic on Les Écréhous, an off shore reef between Jersey and France – see under Natural Jersey for information. Tarka Sea Trips offer some of the best sea fishing to be had in the British Isles if not Europe from their 12 person boat Theseus II. Trips can include wreck fishing, full days including lunch and evening trips. www.jerseyyachting.co.uk
South Coast Cruises
Step aboard the “Southern Bay Rose” a 50ft catamaran and enjoy a nonstop cruise for approx. 2 1/2 hours along 15 miles of the beautiful south coast of Jersey. Relax and enjoy the sights, castles and old forts dating back to the 6th century, towers and gun emplacements left behind by the occupying German Forces after the Second World War, Neolithic Caves, Granite Cliffs towering some 150 feet, miles of golden beaches and of course the famous Corbiere Lighthouse. For more information please visit www.jerseycruises.com
Jersey is blessed in having one of Europe’s best surfing beaches, the five mile St Ouens Bay. This beach has numerous surf shops and surf schools and the always great beach café Big Verns. If you swim on this beach make sure you are in-between the flags of the lifeguard stations as the waves and currents can be big. If you have never surfed have a lesson you’ll love it. If you’re already a great surfer, get ready for a good day.
Atlantic Waves is owned and run by local surfers, whose knowledge and love of the sport is matched only by their enthusiasm. All instructors are British Surfing Association approved and follow their strict guide lines. Courses start from a 1 1/2hr surfing and body boarding taster class to a 5 day fun packed week where you will be taken through each level of surfing and body boarding, as well as surf life-saving and beach safety – ensuring a total understanding of surfing, so that you can enjoy the sport in a safe, fun way. The only requirements necessary are to be able to swim 50 metres unaccompanied and to be 8 years or over.
The Jersey Surf School are very passionate about surfing, they use the safest coaching methods and proven teaching systems, ensuring everyone who joins succeeds, regardless of age or experience. They are a British Surfing Association Approved Centre and the coaches are qualified beach lifeguards and experienced instructors.Perfect for all the family to enjoy, experience the exhilaration, learn more, ride more waves and your confidence will soar. Surf shop and school – www.cisurf.com
With all the fun taken out of driving these days there is no better way for a speed junky to have fun than on the water with a jet ski. With St Aubin’s Bay you have a vast space of water enclosed on three sides by land proving a perfect venue to enjoy these toys
Jet Ski Hire – www.jerseyseasport.com
With clear waters, abundant marine life, numerous wrecks from the treacherous rocks and Second World War, Jersey has recently become a playground for divers. there are many wrecks known to be lying undiscovered in Jersey waters. There are several dive shops and dive boats running shore diving and boat diving as well as dive courses.
Available all year round. From 1 hour standard trips to 1 day private charter expeditions. Suitable for adults and children. Enjoy a unique voyage in an exhilarating custom-built Rigid Inflatable Boat, combining stunning scenery, breathtaking wildlife, intriguing history and professional commentary. For more information please visit www.jerseyseafaris.com
Available all year round. Approximate duration 10 – 15mins. Suitable for adults and children and a great activity for groups. Take an exhilarating ride on one of the Banana Boats, Inflatable Rafts or the Double Ringos and experience a totally unforgetable trip across the bay. For more information please visit www.purejersey.com/Activities
Gorey Beach and St Brelade’s Bay both have kayaks for hire. Kayaking is a great way to explore the coast and rock pools at your own gentle pace. At St Ouens Bay you can also hire surf Kayaks to enjoy the waves.
Water Skiing/Wakeboarding /Wind Surfing
There are three bays around Jersey where you can pay and ski – St Aubins, St Brelades and Gorey. Of the three for pure skiing St Aubins is the best but if you want a great sandy beach to lie on in between tows St Brelades is the choice and also offers windsurfers for hire.
No matter what the wind direction there is always a bay with the right conditions for this sport in Jersey. Conjuring Kites Kitesurfing School will provide all the equipment and lessons in this new sport that is becoming very popular.