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St Peter Port, Guernsey

Saga Sapphire blog - Captains' blogs

16th April, 2017

It’s a beautiful morning as we approach St Peter Port with the sunrise as we start to slow down to embark the pilot. From the pilot boarding positions it's 3 miles to our anchorage position. We have to anchor today as the harbour is too small for cruise ships, even for a little lady like Saga Sapphire. We are anchored shortly after 0800 and by 0830 we are ready to take our Guests ashore using the ship's tenders. 

With its cobbled streets, picturesque seafront marina and historic gardens, it is easy to see why St Peter port is considered one of Europe’s prettiest harbour towns. Guernsey’s capital has been a busy port since Roman times.  

There are 5 tours on offer today with an Island Panoramic trip, Vintage Guernsey, Occupied Guernsey and a leisurely trip to the Island of Sark. It’s a beautiful sunny day so perfect for exploring.

With everyone back on board by 1745 and all tenders secured shortly afterwards, we “weigh”anchor at 1815 and leave St Peter Port. We then head NE towards the Alderney race and on towards le Havre.

Captain Julian Burgess

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