A fascinating cruise as part of the 2021 Heritage Festival to see and learn about the German occupation of the island and to see its formidable sea-facing defences from the best viewpoint
Join us on this one-hour cruise to see and learn about the German occupation of the island.
Most of the defences built by the occupying German forces between 1940 and 1945 faced out to sea, so a sea cruise gives you the best viewpoint!
This cruise starts with the story of the bombing of the harbour then looks at the significance of Castle Cornet, the Brehon Tower and Fort George before taking a look at Batterie Strassburg on the Jerbourg peninsula then visiting the site of the first commando landing of the war. Continuing along the south coast you’ll get a close look of the M5 army rangefinding tower at Le Prevote, then the site of Batterie Dolmann and the formidable MP4 rangefinder tower, perhaps the best-known structure on the Atlantic Wall. The tour ends at the MP3 tower before returning to St Peter Port.
Your knowledgeable guide will also tell stories about the parts of the occupation you can’t see from a boat.
This tour is only available on certain dates in peak season. Please check our booking page for dates.
Our departure point is our van at the end of the CROWN (Victoria) PIER.
Please arrive no later than 15 minutes before departure.
Check your booking confirmation for the time of the trip.
For your own safety, please do not wear high heels. Even on a summer’s day it can get chilly on the water so it’s an idea to bring along some warm clothing. Don’t forget sunscreen on hot sunny days too. We provide waterproofs.
If you’ve got any cameras or electronics they could get wet. We have lockable storage on the quay if you need it.