With just two weeks to go before the first sailing from Weymouth, Dorset-based Condor Ferries is preparing to celebrate the re-opening of the ferry link between the port and the Channel Islands.
Weymouth has been in use as a port since Roman times, and passengers have been enjoying sailings to the Channel Islands since the 1850s, when Great Western Railway began to offer trips in conjunction with the Weymouth & Channel Islands Steam Packet Company.
Condor Ferries started its services in 1987 with the passenger hydrofoil Condor 7, and has since welcomed over 12 million guests on board. Holiday makers and day trip guests will once again be able to travel this historic route with Condor Ferries from Wednesday 17thJuly.
Alicia Andrews, Sales and Marketing Director at Condor Ferries, commented: “Weymouth is the natural gateway to the Channel Islands as it offers the shortest crossing times, and we are proud to continue an historic tradition once services from Weymouth resume on the 17th. Over the past 26 years, Condor Ferries has been active in forging close ties between Weymouth and the Channel Islands, and our return later this month is a great way to further this relationship.”
David de Carteret, Director of Tourism & Marketing at Jersey Tourism, added: “The summer holidays are the perfect time to visit Jersey, with some of the warmest weather in the British Isles and a host of great family attractions. We’re looking forward to welcoming passengers travelling from Weymouth back to the island from July.”
Chris Carter, Marketing Director at Visit Guernsey said: “Condor Ferries’ return to Weymouth is great news, giving holidaymakers even greater choice when it comes to travelling to Guernsey this summer. It’s good to see the gateway to the Channel Islands back up and running in time for our peak visitor period.”
Although demand is already high for Condor Ferries’ summer crossings from Weymouth, spaces are still available for booking. To find out more about the special offers available and to book tickets, please visit www.condorferries.com.