Our little island is just a short hop from mainland UK, either climb aboard our favourite plane Joey or set sail across the waters and you will soon arrive in paradise . . .
Being only 80 miles off the south coast of England, Alderney is only a forty minute flight away from Southampton and a short 15 minute flight from Guernsey in a little yellow Trislander. It is the perfect quick and easy escape from hustle and bustle.
There are daily flights with Aurigny Air Services from Southampton and Guernsey.
Aurigny Air Services
There are daily flights direct from Guernsey and Southampton. Flights from Bristol, Dinard, E.Midlands, Grenoble, Gatwick, Stanstead and Manchester are also available with Aurigny via Guernsey. Fly with Aurigny and you might even be lucky enough to fly on Joey!
+ 44 (0) 1481 82 2886
Other airlines such as Flybe and Air France operate routes to Guernsey from most major British airports and International airports in France, Spain and Italy. You are then only a 15 minute flight from Alderney.
Alderney has some of the most challenging sailing waters in the world, it is also the first and last port of call when crossing The Channel, so it is no wonder we have a high number of boats passing through.
There are a few anchorages in Alderney’s sheltered bays, but these are only safe in calm conditions. Braye Harbour has 70 yellow visitor mooring buoys available along with anchorage. The Harbourmaster's Office is responsible for all moorings as well as providing weather information and facilities including - dinghy pontoon, slipway, showers, WCs, launderette, telephones, chandlers, rubbish skip. The Sailing Club welcomes visiting yachtsmen and is open daily from 1800 – 2000.
For more detailed information visit The Sail To Alderney Guide.
The Harbour Office
May to September 0800 - 2000
October to April 0800 - 1700 Monday to Thursday (1800 at weekends)
Phone: +44 (0) 1481 82 2620
Mainbrayce Chandlers run a water taxi in the harbour for £1.50 a head each way.
Radio: VHF Ch.37+44
Phone: +44 (0) 1481 82 2772
Mobile: +44 (0) 7781 415420
You can also reach Alderney by ferry/boat from France or Guernsey, but remember that this is weather permitting!
For bookings either contact direct of through the booking agent for all boats to and from Alderney at The Gift Box +44 (0) 1481 823532
High speed passenger ferry
Dielette (near Cherbourg, France) or St Peter Port (Guernsey)
12 person passenger boat
Cherbourg, Guernsey, Sark and Herm
+44 (0) 7781 100 829
Alderney Shipping Ferry Service
12 person passenger ferry
+44 (0) 1481 82 2231