The easiest way to make a booking or ask for more information
about walks and cruises is by email:
You can also call +44 (0)1534 485201 or mobile +44 (0)7797 718472
SMS texts are welcome
- Shorter guided walks cost £5.00 per person
- Longer outings £10.00
- Two Towers and Full Moon Nightwalks
are £15.00 per walker
- Under 16s come for 50% less
- MV Pilgrim can be chartered @ £60.00 for each hour,
subject to a minimum charge of £180.00
We are happy to take € by arrangement
Individual walkers may pay on rendezvous; larger groups will be requested to make a 25% deposit by cheque or bank transfer. Cheques should be payable to Pinnacle Marine Limited. A Paypal option will be available shortly.
Cruise reservations also require a deposit of 25% at time of booking.
We are working on special food and drink ideas – more details soon. For the moment, please feel free to bring your own fuel.
Private bookings or ideas out of the ordinary? Ask away…
Things you should know:
Much of what we do is on the seabed, so unless otherwise advised, be prepared to encounter some uneven terrain, no shortage of grit, and get at least a little wet. Children usually have a great time, but more demanding walks can become a bit of a drag – please ask for advice if you’d like to bring youngsters.
The exact point of departure for your walk will be confirmed on booking.
*** You must arrive BEFORE the walk starts as tide and time wait for no human! ***
Footwear – Wellingtons will often do in winter, but should be comfortable and overtopping can be a problem. If we’re on the beach proper, precious walking boots are best left at home or in your hotel room, but old ones serve well. Ankle support is good. Trainers or sandals are fine in summer, Crocs work OK. We leave barefoot to Robinson Crusoe. You’ll be warned if we’re going deep – occasionally wetsuits or chest-waders are the best attire. Damp environments can be slippery – just a reminder.
Otherwise, it’s mostly common sense – a suitable hat, water/windproof top and something warm enough underneath. Camera and binoculars highly recommended. Sunglasses. All of this can fit neatly in a small rucksack. Some folks find a walking stick helpful and do let us know if you have any special needs.
PLEASE BRING A TORCH AT NIGHT
Logically, think similar to the above. PLEASE TRAVEL LIGHT & WATERPROOF. MV Pilgrim is a 7.5m open boat, normally very dry, but showers and waves do happen.
Please do not ask to land on either Les Ecréhous or Les Minquiers. Andrew will happily show you around the offshore reefs, but they are sensitive places already too disturbed, their conservation is vital.
With modern communication methods, it is easy to stay in touch. Given that we sometimes need just a two-hour window in any poor weather to get out and about, occasionally decisions to go ahead or cancel are taken only an hour or so before anticipated departure time. Much of the joy in exploring the places we do derives from the fact that we are exposed to the elements.
If you have paid a deposit and we cancel, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel more than 48hrs in advance, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel less than 48hrs in advance, we will normally retain your deposit. However, each case will be treated on its own merit.
We pledge to be neither greedy, nor irresponsible when it comes to your personal comfort and safety. Furthermore, we will always try another time if possible…
“Jersey is waking up to the fact that its world-class tidal range - up to 40 vertical feet at "springs", 33 feet on the weekend of my visit earlier this year - is no mere hazardous curiosity. It is nothing less than a natural wonder, exposing as it does an area more than two and a half times the island's high-tide extent. These 80 square miles of extensive shallows, both onshore and around the island's offshore reefs at Les Ecrehous and Les Minquiers, were recently recognised as special sites under the Ramsar Wetlands Convention. I'm getting to know them with Andrew Syvret on one of his "moon walks" off La Rocque Harbour and Green Island east of St Helier. Syvret's low-tide rambles, which he has been leading for a decade now, have done much to bring the diverse wildlife and social history of Jersey's inter-tidal zone to prominence; so much so that local operators are following his lead to explore tidal tourism's wider possibilities.” Jeremy Seal The Sunday Telegraph 27 August 2006