Here’s where your adventure starts! We are that small little dot, 8 miles from Normandy, 60 miles from Portland and 60 miles from Brittany. Alderney is in the perfect position to experience bird migration, visit some of the largest seabird colonies in southern Britain and explore an island full natural world wonders and steeped in history.
There are flights available both directly from Southampton and you can transfer from a range of airports in the UK via Guernsey (e.g. Aurigny fly from Gatwick, Manchester, East Midlands, Stansted, Leeds/Bradford as well as Grenoble and Barcelona). Just so you know, Aurigny operates small planes and have an impeccable safety record – they really are Alderney’s mini cab service in the sky! Aurigny caters for the Alderney leg on all flights and you can reach Guernsey with Aurigny as well as Flybe and Blue Islands.
It is also possible to get to Guernsey with Condor Ferries (too big to fit into Alderney’s harbour) and from Guernsey you have the option of Bumblee Bee, a small fast boat which comes up several times a week. There are also several boat chartering options available with Lady Maris and with the Alderney Wildlife Trust’s own boat Sula of Braye (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Alderney Wildlife Trust and ABO are happy to offer help and guidance on getting to Alderney (we are not a licensed travel agent but we live here and have learned a few tricks) so feel free to contact us directly email@example.com or +44 (0) 1481 822935.