With more Brits than ever owning a dog (around a 44% increase in dog ownership since the pandemic started), consumers are now looking to travel further and more frequently with their beloved pooches.
Condor Ferries has seen a 19% rise in families travelling with their dogs over the past decade and has launched a new dog-friendly vessel to the Channel Island of Jersey, the Islander Ferry.
Beginning November, the Channel crossing ferry will welcome dogs in six of their cabins and also onto the deck to exercise.
Only four hours from the UK’s main southern ports, the beautiful island of Jersey is a fantastic choice for holidays for all the family, dogs included.
Throughout Jersey, dogs are allowed on beaches all year round, and there is a range of fantastic dog-friendly accommodations for all budgets.
Pet owners looking for a break with their four-legged friends this autumn/winter will shortly be able to take advantage of pet-friendly cabins aboard Condor Ferries’ new Islander ferry.
The new Islander ferry will offer six pet-friendly cabins to accommodate up to three people and one pet. An outside deck is also accessible for exercising.
Visitors from the British Isles do not require passports to visit Jersey, including dogs who do not require a pet passport.
The Islander is due to begin sailings from Poole and Portsmouth in November with both daytime and overnight crossings available. Prices for a return trip to St. Helier, Jersey start from £80 per person.
Where to stay: There are plenty of options in Jersey for dog-friendly accommodation, ranging from self-contained self-catering units to five-star luxury stays.
For pampered pooches, the five-star Longueville Manor Hotel provides dogs with their own water bowl, dog bed, cosy blankets and biscuit on arrival.
Alternatively, Les Ormes Holiday Resort offers self-catering villas, lodges and cottages as well as plenty of family-friendly activities onsite.
Up to two well-behaved dogs are accepted on a request basis per unit.
For more information about dog-friendly trips to Jersey, please visit: https://www.jersey.com/holidays/pet-friendly/
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