Jersey has a little bit of everything for everyone, which is why this island break is ideal for group trips. From silent discos on an open top bus, to island hopping on your own chartered yacht, to sandy bays with sea activities and great food, everyone will have something to look forward to.
- Vintage open top bus silent disco.
- Private charter of a yacht.
- Group surf lessons.
- Explore the sea by kayak or SUP.
- Go wild at Jersey Zoo.
A breathtaking journey.
Get everyone out exploring the island on two wheels and find yourself admiring spectacular views from Jersey’s own network of signposted cycle lanes. Then, adventure into Jersey’s National Park with a wander through the iconic sand dunes of the west coast.
Group cycle hire bookings should be made in advance.
Transport: Cycling | Walking.
1. Take to two wheels and explore Jersey by bike.
Hire bikes, tandems, kids tagalongs or for those looking for an easier ride; grab an electric bike. Electric EVie bikes can be booked by groups and picked up from their base in First Tower, a 20 minute walk from St. Helier heading west, or hop on the number 15 bus to get there.
Cross the road and hit Jersey’s impressive (and very flat) cycle track, following the coastline to head to the Railway Walk. Cycle along the tracks of steam from St. Aubin’s Village, or make a pit stop at one of the many cafès or restaurants, then head to La Corbière Lighthouse. There is even a café and playground around half way between the village and the lighthouse.
During the summer months you’ll discover a delightful ice cream kiosk overlooking the lighthouse. You’ve certainly earned your Jersey Dairy ice cream! While you’re here, don’t miss walking across the causeway to the lighthouse at low tide. You have two hours of high tide to pop across and back or you can just take in the spectacular view and watch the waves. Stunning.
2. Stay west and explore Jersey’s National Park.
Take the little ones on a bug safari or let them have fun playing in one of the largest single dune systems in the British Isles. For the adrenaline lovers, treat it as high intensity interval training, the rest can take it at their own pace and wander to the top of the dunes to take in that breathtaking view over St. Ouen’s Bay. Either way it will take your breath away.
Make sure you take care on the dunes and supervise children playing. The are a protected landscape and should be respected to ensure they are here for future generations to enjoy too.
Fun for all ages.
Discover Jersey’s wartime story at the War Tunnels and then take the kids to the aMaizin’ Adventure Park where you can mine gold and go kart! Dine at the Portelet Inn where you can enjoy a pint and the kids can be pirates in the play area. Lastly, get your dancing shoes on and tour the island in a vintage open top bus with a twist – silent disco!
Transport: Driving | Walking | Bus.
1. Jersey War Tunnels.
Heartache, hardship and heroism; the real story of wartime in Jersey. Jersey War Tunnels tells this story in the words of the people who lived through the Occupation. An underground tunnel complex, built by slave labour under German command, houses this truly unique exhibition which also includes a war trail and garden of reflection. New additions to the attraction include an Escape Room where you solve puzzles and break codes to find the key to freedom and the Love Bird Pottery Studio where you can paint your own ceramics and textiles. Something for all ages, just wrap up warm before heading into the tunnels.
2. aMaizin’ Adventure Park.
A great place to take the younger members of your group, the aMaizin’ Adventure Park has loads to keep big and little kids entertained. Mine for gold, go-kart, pillow-bounce, have a water fight, go on a drop slide and in the summer – get lost in the maize maze. The park is the perfect all-weather option, with a huge indoor play barn to keep everyone entertained.
3. The Portelet Inn.
After all that high octane activity, embrace your inner-pirate at The Portelet Inn with a cold beer for grown-ups and a pirate themed play area for little ones. Stone baked pizzas and pub classics are followed by a trip to the Ice Cream Factory for dessert. Dine al fresco in the sea air during summer months and curl up by the roaring log fire in the winter. A winner for all ages and all seasons.
4. Silent disco on wheels!
Set off on a vintage open-topped bus for a silent disco with a difference! Put on your headphones, take a tour of the island and make your own Jersey soundtrack.
Hang ten then hang with the animals.
Take to the waves with a group surf at Le Braye in St. Ouen’s Bay where you can enjoy a tipple from the café and paddle out to the line up and catch your perfect wave. Then, take your group to explore the endangered species that are cared for at Jersey Zoo.
Transport: Driving | Walking | Surfing.
1. La Braye Bistro.
A group that surfs together, stays together.
Before your morning surf, have breakfast at La Braye Bistro and enjoy a side of breathtaking views over St. Ouen’s Bay with your avocado and toast. Inhale both the sea air and the caffeine whilst the children play in the sandpit, before grabbing your board and making for the waves.
The surf school is only a stones throw away from your breakfast spot at Le Braye. They really do cater for all members of your group and all abilities.
2. A really wild afternoon.
The jewel in Jersey’s crown, Jersey Zoo was the world’s first conservation-led zoo. Over 60 years later, Gerald Durrell’s 32 acre-park is host to some of the world’s rarest and most endangered animals, including orangutans, gorillas and bush dogs. Relax with a picnic and wander for as long as you want, or see the best bits in under two hours. A selection of keeper talks are held each day where the resident experts share stories about their charges. Highlights include feeding time for the gorillas and learning how the Durrell team are rewilding the world. Fascinating.
Take to the seas.
Stretch your tour of the island further afield into the Jersey National Park by island hopping on a chartered RIB or yacht to Les Ecréhous. Don’t miss your chance to also explore the oyster beds in the Royal Bay of Grouville or discover the magic of La Rocque beach with its glowing bioluminescent sand.
Transport: Boat | Walking.
1. A boat trip to Les Ecréhous.
Play “spot the dolphin” on a RIB trip to Les Ecréhous or Les Minquiers; two separate groups of islands just six miles from the coast of Jersey. Groups of up to 12 can charter a RIB boat and most local RIB providers have a number of boats at their disposal for group bookings.
Take one of our local yoga instructors from Island Yoga with you on the trip and work up an appetite with a group yoga session on a sunny sandbank. Crystal clear waters and miles of uninterrupted views will make you feel a world away and most definitely help you find your centre.
Dolphin sightings have increased over the last year with one of our local RIB companies, Seafaris, claiming they see dolphins on 40% of their trips. Group RIB trips offer a truly unique experience featuring spectacular scenery, sea-life and wildlife.
If you would rather take a cruiser or yacht you have a number of options including a luxury charter service from Go-Sail.je or Le Mourier who offer private, skippered charters. Head to one of the local offshore reefs to explore your private beach for the day with a picnic for everyone on board.
2. Home of the Jersey Oyster.
Once back on dry land, head to the Royal Bay of Grouville, home of the Jersey Oyster. Wander along the oyster beds to the Seymour Pub where groups can choose from a menu featuring local produce in the cosiest of settings, just a stones throw from the oyster beds. Be sure to check the tide times before heading into the bay. It’s always best to head out as part of a guided tour. Why not book a private tour for your group and get exclusive access to your expert local guide. Oyster walks can be booked with Jersey Walk Adventures or the team at Seymour Oyster.
3. Bioluminescence walk
End the day with a firework display at your feet. Meet your guide at one of the island’s most easterly slipways for the most magical of Jersey experiences; a private, group bioluminescence walk. As the tide goes out, tiny creatures glow in the dark and light up the sand. One of Jersey’s best-kept secrets and a spectacular way to end the day.
Golden sandy beaches galore.
Take a beach day. You deserve it after all that action on the high seas yesterday. We are spoiled for choice when it comes to beautiful beaches in Jersey. Here are a few of our top picks to choose from as your sandy basecamp for the day.
All three beaches all have amenities within easy reach, baby changing facilities and cafés and you can be rest assured that RNLI lifeguards are present in the summer months.
Transport: Driving or Bus | Walking.
1. St. Brelades Bay.
St. Brelade’s Bay has to be at the top of our beach list. Recently voted one of the best beaches in the UK, you can understand why it is one of Jersey’s most popular beaches. Soft golden sands, crystal clear waters and gentle waves await and the views are simply stunning. In the summer months you can hire sunbeds, rent kayaks, try your hand at stand up paddleboarding or jump aboard the banana boat for a wild ride.
Bus routes: 14 or 12
2. Grève de Lecq.
A sheltered, north facing beach, fringed with wooded slopes. You’ll discover enough to keep the little ones entertained all day in Grève de Lecq Bay. Children love building dams in the little stream that runs down the beach and exploring the rockpools whilst the grown ups can watch them from the comfort of their deck chairs. Cafés are dotted around the beach boardwalk and parking is easy to find. Perfect for groups or families with younger children.
Bus route: 9
3. Plémont Bay.
Well worth the effort of getting there, Plémont is located on the rugged north coast and accessed via quite a few steps! A sandy cove that features the most incredible sea caves and a freshwater waterfall. You will feel like you are in a Famous Five book! If you want to explore some more, take the cliff path walk across the top of the bay. Be careful and check the tide times as the sand is completely covered at high tide. Once the tide retreats, children love playing in the sand pools that the tide has left behind. Adults can enjoy a Jersey cream tea or a locally caught crab sandwich in the café at the top of the steps.
Bus route: 8
4. A crab supper.
Beach days can really help you build up an appetite. Local restaurant group JP Restaurants cater for groups and families of all ages and serve fabulous food made with the freshest of local ingredients. Their Crab Shack restaurants are situated in St. Helier, Gorey and St. Brelade’s but bear in mind that bookings in advance for groups are essential. Our recommendation: try the crab linguine, it’s a favourite of the locals.
All that St Helier has to offer.
Discover the island’s seafaring story at the Maritime Museum and delve into history at Elizabeth Castle, a short walk across a causeway at low tide or a ferry ride at high tide. While you’re there, wander across the road into the town centre and see what the hustle and bustle has to offer. Finally, find your inner child at the Merton Hotel Aqua Dome where you can play on the island’s only Flowrider and relax in the heated outdoor pool.
Transport: Driving | Walking.
1. Famous castles and our seafaring history.
Who doesn’t love a castle? Walk across the causeway at low tide or let the castle ferry transport you across the bay and back in time to Elizabeth Castle. Climb the battlements, explore the turrets and bunkers and discover the Hermitage where Saint Helier is thought to have lived around 550 A.D.
Next stop is Jersey Maritime Museum, which is less than ten minute’s walk from the causeway to Elizabeth Castle, by the historic harbour of St. Helier. The Maritime Museum is all about seafaring, navigation and the elements. Through interactive exhibits you can feel the force of a gale, discover the power of the tides and learn how to design and float a ship. Also on site is the Occupation Tapestry Gallery. The museum really does have something to interest all ages.
2. Hit the town
A trip to Jersey is not complete without a visit to the town centre of St. Helier. Split into smaller groups and wander around the central markets which are bursting with colour and local produce. The indoor market is a big, bold, airy space where you can make a wish at the fountain and arrange to send some flowers home. You can also admire the master bakers at Vienna Bakery as they prepare their goods before selecting the one you like the look of best!
Take a wander down King Street, dotted with independent boutiques and hit the shops, you’re leaving tomorrow so why not treat yourself or buy some gifts to take back home. Local wine estate, La Mare, has a shop on King Street in St. Helier selling Jersey Fudge and lots more local produce, so pop into “Maison de Jersey”.
Shopping is thirsty work so stop off for a cocktail or local ale at one of the town centre’s historic pubs or buzzing bars. Make like a local and head to Samphire for their signature Mimosa. Trust us, it’s amazing!
3. The Merton Hotel and Aqua Dome.
If younger members of your group or family don’t fancy a spot of retail therapy, head to the Merton Hotel, a short walk from the town centre. The Merton’s Leisure Club and Aqua Dome is home to the Flowrider – where you can put your newly acquired surf skills into practice and ride the waves. Swim in the outdoor heated pool and take to the water slides for a fun-filled afternoon in the water and sunshine.
Book a tour of all the places you’ve not seen yet on your last day and be sure to stop by Faulkner’s Fisheries for one last taste of the local seafood. If you can, fit in a sunset BBQ down at La Saline in St. Ouen’s Bay, you won’t regret it!
Transfers: Jersey Bus and Boat tours can provide group transfers to any island destination in vintage buses, regular coaches or even limousines.
Transport: Bus | Walking.
1. A morning tour of the island.
Charter a coach and book a guide to take you on a tour of the island to see all those places you haven’t quite managed to visit before heading home.
Jersey Uncovered, Blue Badge tourist guides offer tailor-made adventures to suit the interests of your group or family. Book in advance and learn something new along the way.
2. Fuel up on fresh seafood before heading home.
At the end of your morning’s tour, stop off at Faulkner Fisheries. Situated at the end of the Five Mile Road in St. Ouen’s Bay and housed in a German bunker, Faulkner Fisheries is a quirky pit stop where you can enjoy one last taste of delicious Jersey seafood, washed down with a local Liberation Ale before heading for the airport.