St Helier Cruising Guide

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St Helier is the capital and main retail centre of the island of Jersey named after the island's first and most famous saint, who lived and preached in Jersey in the sixth century.  A delightful mix of British and French influences, the bustling town is found on the south side of the island.

Jersey is reputed to be the warmest place in Britain which makes cruising here even more pleasurable.  The lively harbour and marinas are often at the centre of activity in St Helier and host annual events such as the Jersey Boat Show.

Ashore, as well as shopping, a variety of restaurants and lots of cafés for watching the world go by, there are  number of museums devoted to Jersey's rich history, including the Occupation, that are well worth a visit.  Don't miss the Central Market teeming with fresh local produce, meat and fish if you need to stock up with provisions.

St Helier Berthing

Jersey Marinas operate three marinas close to St Helier's waterfront and town centre for local boat owners and visiting craft.

St Helier Marina
The main destination for visiting craft.  Depth in marina maintained by sill gate, with digital gauge showing depth over sill at entrance.  Access approximately 3 hours either side of high water.  Port traffic signals indicate when marina is accessible.  Waiting pontoon available to port of marina entrance.
Water, electricity, toilets, showers, laundry, Wi-Fi, fuel, pump out, chandlery and boatyard services nearby

Elizabeth Marina
Mainly for local craft but large visiting vessels may be directed here. Access approximately 3 hours either side of high water.  Entry and exit controlled by traffic signals with a one way system in operation.
Water, electricity, toilets, showers, laundry, fuel, pump out

La Collette Yacht Basin
24 Hour access.  Most berths are allocated to local craft and the marina is not generally open to visitors.
Water, electricity, toilets, showers, lift out, boatyard services


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St Helier Fuel

Main Harbour
Fuel available 24/7 from berth close to South Pier

La Collette Yacht Basin
Fuel berth alongside Victoria Pier at the entrance

Elizabeth Marina
Fuel berth inside the marina normally accessible 3 hours either side of high water