Take a Rib trip and Tour the even less accessible Minquiers. The Minquiers are a group of islands and rocks 9.3 miles south of Jersey and are home to a diversity of birdlife, seals, and dolphins. The Minquiers form part of the Bailiwick of Jersey and are administratively part of the Parish of Grouville.
Rib Trips can be done during low tides when the rock shelf around the islands are exposed and if combined, are larger than Jersey itself. This vast area of rocks which surround the main islets makes for a dangerous passage without the benefit of local knowledge. At high tide, only a few of the islands and rock remain protected from the ocean. The largest of the islands is named Maîtresse and spans approximately 50 meters by 20 meters. This island contains a handful of small unoccupied stone fisherman huts and cottages which represent the most southerly buildings in the British Isles.
The Minquiers occupy Caribbean-like sands and boast some of the clearest waters of the British Isles. Passengers are invited to blissfully swim and snorkel amongst the diversity of fish and sea life.
If you enjoy water, speed, boats, a bit of adventure, wildlife and getting ‘away from it all’ then this is the Rib trip for you because it has it all.
Rib trips depart from St Helier and lasts for 3 hours.