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The Salty Blonde
Passenger Service

From Alderney
To Guernsey, Sark, Herm, Jersey, UK and France

Welcome to The Salty Blonde

Alderney’s newest passenger ferry and charter boat service. Helmed by our experienced and qualified skipper, we ensure complete professionalism and safety.

From 2022, we will be offering trips and excursions to and around all the islands Guernsey, Sark, Herm, Jersey and across to the UK.

Ashlin – The Salty Blonde is available for private charter by prior arrangement.

Ashlin – The Salty Blonde is a Redbay Stormforce 11 metre rib with twin Yamaha inboard diesel 275hp engines. It has a cruising speed of 26kts and will arrive in Guernsey in less than an hour from Alderney.

In 2022, starting 28th March, we will be offering scheduled boat services to Guernsey, five days a week originating from Alderney
on Ashlin- The Salty Blonde

Alderney

Come and explore forts and bunkers, see an ancient burial site dating back to the Neolithic period or visit the remains of an Iron Age pottery. Alderney's unique position between the Normandy coast and England has shaped its history and at just 3.5 by 1.5 miles, wherever you are on the island you don't have to travel far to find the past. Alderney may be a small island but the diverse landscape is one of its greatest assets and the wildlife and habitats that flourish here make it a truly fascinating place to visit whatever the season.

Guernsey

The island of Guernsey is a small, but beautiful and unique place to visit. The landscape is filled with amazing natural features such as cliffs, coastal walks and countryside vistas. There are also many cultural sites that will be sure to take your breath away. One of the most interesting things about this Island is its history. Guernsey was occupied by Nazi Germany during WWII and there are still remnants from this time period in the form of bunkers, tunnels and other military structures which you can explore if you go on one of the tours offered by the local tourism centre!

Lymington, UK

The historic town of Lymington not only gives access to the UK but this colourful coastal town is an ancient seaport with a rich maritime history. Situated on the west bank of the Lymington River, on the edge of the Solent, Lymington is a major yachting centre with three marinas. The town began as an Anglo-Saxon village and is recorded in the Domesday Book as ‘Lentune’. From the Middle Ages and up to the 19th century, Lymington was well-known for its salt making and from the early 19th century a thriving ship building industry.

Jersey

The island of Jersey is situated in the English Channel in the Bay of St. Brelade and it has a coastline that stretches for over 36 miles, which makes it one of the world's largest natural harbours. It's home to many stunning sights such as the Mont Orgueil Castle, which was erected by Henry II back in 1204 AD.
Plus there are plenty more attractions for tourists to enjoy like Le Grand Havre, La Grande Maison du Nord, Les Quatre Sautets and much more!

Sark

The island of Sark is a small British Crown Dependency in the English Channel. It's known for its dry climate and mild temperatures, making it a popular destination for hikers and cyclists. The island has many different types of wildlife including seals, rabbits, hedgehogs, and even the occasional otter! Whether you walk, cycle or take a tour on a horse and carriage, you will be creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Cherbourg, France

Cherbourg with its excellent shopping and fabulous choice of hostelries to wine and dine, is always well worth a visit for a day or to make your base for exploring the historic surrounding coastline. Cherbourg prides itself on a vibrant local lifestyle and culture with its Italian-style theater, art and history museums, its basilica, the Ravalet castle and, of course, the Cité de la Mer.

Herm

Herm Island has no cars, no crowds and definitely no stress. It is the perfect place to stay for a truly relaxing holiday in the British Isles. Ideal for families and anyone wanting to get away from it all. Enjoy delicious, unspoilt beaches, sample island life, explore the natural coastline and take in spectacular views of neighbouring islands and the French coast.

TEMPORARILY
SUSPENDED

SUSPENDED
It is with great sadness and disappointment that we report that Ashlin, The Salty Blonde has further mechanical issues and is out of the water for repairs. After our commitment to not let anyone down during the highly successful Alderney Week – working with many charter boats which pulled out all of the stops to assist us – and our determination to continue until the end of the season, this comes as a considerable blow to us and our valued passengers. We do not yet have a diagnosis of what has caused the failure, nor a prognosis of how long repairs will take. We think it is only right not to resume services until we have a boat that we are confident will operate reliably as an inter-island ferry. We most certainly never anticipated this catalogue of issues with Ashlin and can only apologise again for the inconvenience caused to our customers. We are currently in the process of contacting all of our customers and supplying a full refund. Thankfully, we made the correct choice to invest in the Causeway Explorer and Alderney Ferry Services earlier this year. We have been in discussions with them about our customers and they will be putting on extra rotations where possible to accommodate all of our passengers. Visit www.alderneyferryservices.co.uk to book.

Please leave your name and email address so that we can inform you when the service resumes.