This sublime Channel Island is now easier to reach – go before the Instagram masses do


The sunny Channel Islands have long been a popular choice for those who want to avoid flying. The ferry company Condor operates a daily service out of Portsmouth and Poole to the two larger islands of Jersey and Guernsey, and from the latter you have always been able to explore car-free Herm as a day trip by boat. 

However, until last year, if you wanted to include northerly Alderney in your exploration, you would have been compelled to board a tiny Dornier propeller plane for a wobbly 20-minute flight. 

But now there is another option: a one-hour sea crossing in a 12-seat passenger ferry operated by the Little Ferry Company. The service was trialled last year and proved popular with both tourists…

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