PC Charlotte Lavigne
All over Jersey there is a complete alphabet of outdoor activities that run from archery and abseiling to zip wiring zorbing, whilst the water activities can be as relaxing or as adrenalin fueled as you wish, from windsurfing to sea kayaks, snorkelling and sailing to coasteering and diving.
Take a trip on one of the islands RIB`s for a thrilling ride, whilst exploring the nearby Les Ecrehous & Les Minquiers, you may even get to see the Bottlenose Dolphins and Grey Seals, or travel further afield to other Channel Islands, such as Sark & Herm. You can even travel further as far as the French coast to visit Carteret & ChauseyThere’s perhaps no better way to explore than by foot, whether you prefer a slow stroll across the sands or hike along the cliff top paths, there’s something for everyone. Visit our section on History & Heritage for guides on nature and coastal walks or alternatively plan your visit during the annual Spring and Autumn Walking Weeks.Talking of festivals, carnivals and events, Jersey really does cover all interests, be it music, food and drink, heritage, agriculture, the arts and so much more besides. Some of the most popular events include the International Air Display, when the skies of Jersey come alive annually in September; one of Europe’s most spectacular carnivals The Battle of Flowers, takes place each August with flower festooned floats, musicians, dancers and entertainers; Liberation Day on the 9th May in the Channel Islands is a big occasion with parades, music and entertainment; music also features prominently particularly in September when the Jersey Live Festival of Music takes place.Then there’s The Jersey TreatFest, which is the newest food festival event in Jersey, where over 50 local restaurants and independent eateries will participate in creating some mouth-watering set menu`s and special offers at some even more mouth-watering prices. The festival starts at the beginning of October and carries on until the end of November, so there is plenty of time to sample your favourite menu`s from around the island.The best views are always from the air, so why not take in a sky dive whilst you are here or maybe a trial flight, so you can enjoy the stunning views of the island and it`s coastline
Jersey`s fastest and highest activity. If you are an adrenaline junkie, then what better than to take a tandem skydive, travelling at up to 130 mph as you freefall . One of the beautiful aspects of skydiving over Jersey is the view of the whole Island, it’s dramatic contrasting coastline, the other Islands and the French coast. Best view you can get!Normandy Beach over Flights
This is not an exclusive activity to Jersey but is a great trip to make not only to see the French landing beaches but also to see the offshore reefs around Jersey, the other Islands and of course it’s a great way to see our contrasting landscape by air. If you can, make a detour to see Mont St Michel on the French coast, it looks amazing from the air.
Take a trial flying lesson with the Jersey Aero Club. Handle the controls of the modern four-seater dual controlled aeroplane under the watchful eye of an experienced instructor and at the same time you and two of your friends in the rear seats can enjoy the wonderful views of the island and the French Normandy coastlines. Don’t forget the camera!
Learning to Fly
Not only is it VAT free, learning to fly in Jersey also gives the student pilot the advantage of operating from a busy commercial airport, with a supportive air traffic control service in Class D airspace and Class A airways to master. Student pilots learn radio work in both British and French Airspace making flights outside the U.K. a less daunting proposition once qualified. Flight Training Courses for JAR Private Pilot License (PPL), Night Rating and Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) are available Trial Lessons are also available