Harbour Master's Harbour Walk

The Walk starts under the sculpture of Jersey Girl in Liberty Place, from where we cross to the Albert Pier, and with most of the Harbour in view, where we get a brief history of the Harbour's development. Artefacts on the Albert Pier are explained as also are those along the top of the Main Harbour which encompasses Jersey's shipbuilding industry. We stop outside the Maritime Museum, where surrounding items of interest are explained. As we progress, A4 photos showing the Port as it used to be are shown, giving contrast with what exists today.

Next is the Old Harbour, with its many points of interest, not least the Steam Clock! We then progress to the English and French Harbours, both of which have fascinating histories, including the wooden bridge that the Germans built across the English Harbour, few remnants of which remain.

We are now at the South Pier, where 'it all began' and close by are the barraques - store sheds - donated to fishermen by Jersey's greatest benefactor T. B Davies, owner of the J class yacht Westward.

As we draw near o the end of the Walk, we cover certain aspects of the Occupation such as the VEGA  which arrived with Red Cross relief stores. Also, the Evacuation of St Malo. This involved small vessels from St Helier - the majority from the yacht club - bringing back troops left to blow up the lock gates as the Germans approached the French port.

The two hours stroll around the Harbour is in its 6th year, but no two walks are the same! 

I look forward to welcoming you! Captain Brian Nibbs

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Harbormasters Harbour Walk for 2 - 10:30 Saturday 28th

Saturday 28th March 2020 10:30

This is an opportunity to join a former Harbour Master, a Tourism Bronze Award guide, for a pleasant stroll around St. Helier Harbour. Hear about its history, nautical traditions and recent developments. The tour explores some of the lesser known areas of the harbour and is interspersed with the occasional maritime anecdote. Each Jersey Big Weekend ticket is for 2 people.

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Meeting Point: Under the suspended sculpture of 'Jersey Girl', adjacent to Henley's Cafe, Liberty Place, St Helier JE2 3QA.

(100 meters from Liberty Bus Station, where the Tourism Information Centre is situated).

Opening Times
10:30 on Tuesdays from April - September Visit Instagram (opens in new window)
+44 (0) 7797717604
Standard ticket prices
£11 per person
Nearest bus
Liberty Bus Station, 0.01 miles