St Peter Port Cruising Guide

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St Peter Port, Guernsey's capital, has been a port since Roman times and the picturesque sea front area is still at the heart of this pretty harbour town. A wander around the cobbled streets reveals some of the history and fascinating heritage of this beautiful island and there is much to see and do.

Castle Cornet has been the protector of the port for over 800 years and now stages a range of events and musical productions. The Guernsey Tapestry provides an excellent guide to the history of Guernsey in an unusual format.  Lovers of literature should visit Victor Hugo's home, Hauteville House, which is now preserved as a museum of the French writer's eccentric life.

If you enjoy boutique shopping then St Peter Port is the place.  There is also plenty of choice for eating and drinking in one of many bars, cafes and restaurants.  Try not to miss the Friday Market for the freshest provisions from around the island.  And if you don't want too much activity, St Peter Port is simply a good place to relax and watch the world go by.

St Peter Port Berthing

Guernsey Harbours, VHF Ch 80 or 37(M)
PO Box 631, St Julian's Emplacement, St Peter Port GY1 3DL - +44(0)1481 720229
Responsible for the operation of the ports of St Peter Port and St Sampson's

Victoria Marina
Access approximately 2½ hours either side of high water over sill 4.2m above chart datum.  Waiting pontoon available.  Entry controlled by marina staff.
Maximum LOA: 12.8m.  Maximum draught: 1.8m.
Water, electricity, toilets, showers, laundry, Wi-Fi

The Pool
When marina is full or craft is unsuitable, pontoons are available to the east of Victoria Marina entrance with dinghy landing at end of Victoria Pier.
Facilities as for Victoria Marina

Queen Elizabeth II Marina
Primarily for local boats.  Larger visiting craft may be accommodated by prior arrangement only.
Water, electricity, toilets, showers, laundry, Wi-Fi, fuel

Havelet Bay
Anchorage sheltered from south westerly gales.  Crowded in summer.  Avoid power cables.  Dinghy landing just west of Castle Cornet.


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St Peter Port Fuel

Castle Emplacement
Diesel  and petrol available from fuel berth on Castle Pier.  Accessible only from/to half tide.

Queen Elizabeth II Marina
Fuel berth just inside marina entrance