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Max length of motorhome 8m. For lengths over 8m please call 0345 609 1024 to book.

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If you are travelling on business or in a commercial vehicle please click here for Condor Ferries Freight.

Please note that any person or vehicle travelling for business or commercial venture, carrying commercial goods/samples will need to book via our freight teams and do not qualify for leisure fares. In addition, if the vehicle being taken is designed for the carriage of commercial goods it shall be reserved as freight regardless of its dimensions. For more information please call the Commercial team on 01481 728620 .

History of Condor Ferries - since 1964

About Condor Ferries

A message from our team


For those of you perusing our website for perhaps the first time, welcome to Condor Ferries.

Whilst Condor was originally founded in 1964, our roots, however, can be traced back to soon after the Second World War, when we started operating between France and the Channel Islands.

In 1985, our first service linking the Islands with the UK was launched and today, we provide year-round, lifeline freight and passenger services, connecting Jersey, Guernsey, Portsmouth and Poole in the UK and the French ports of St Malo and Cherbourg.

Each year, we carry just under 1 million passengers, 200,000 passenger vehicles and 65,000 freight trailers across our network on a mixed fleet of high-speed catamarans and conventional vessels. Jersey and Guernsey are now serviced by direct, high-speed sailings from Poole, with double the car and passenger capacity on these key routes than was possible in the previous schedule.

The introduction of Condor Voyager in 2021 delivers 40% more deck space than her predecessor and the new connection between Cherbourg and Guernsey is designed to help inbound tourism. Timetables also now have non-operational days built in as a contingency. Condor Islander, a second conventional passenger and freight ferry, began operations in autumn 2023, providing year-round resilience and connectivity.

Condor Breaks, our tour operating company, was set up in 2021 and offers inclusive package deals to hotels and self-catering establishments in the Islands and to France and the UK.

With an eye on the future, Condor is exploring new technologies and in 2024, will trial commercial passenger sailings using battery-powered hydrofoils and Americas Cup technology, as a member of the Belfast Maritime Consortium in Northern Ireland.

As part of our ESG responsibilities, I am pleased to confirm that we use low-grade fuel in our vessels, reducing our carbon emissions, and have introduced recycling and a host of other initiatives.

The company is an active supporter of Channel Islands’ charities and organisations and our popular Community Fund provides donations each year to worthy causes and initiatives.

Today

2023

Purchase of Condor Islander, second conventional passenger and freight ferry

Condor joins consortium to develop electric-powered hydrofoil

2022
2022

Launched new Guernsey-Cherbourg service

Set up Condor Breaks to promote inclusive holidays

2021
2021

Introduction of Condor Voyager, high speed catamaran

Condor Group is acquired by Columbia Threadneedle Investments and Brittany Ferries

2020
2019

Community Fund Launched

70th anniversary of
Commodore Freight

2017
2015

£50m
Condor Liberation
enters service

Condor Ferries
invest in Rapide

2010

Commodore Clipper
operated out
of Portsmouth

1999

Condor Vitesse operated
new service from
St Malo to Guernsey

1999
1997

Condor Express
Introduced on the UK -
Channel Islands route

Condor 12 was chartered
to operate the UK –
Channel Islands route.

1996
1995

Condor 11 was introduced
to operate the UK -
Channel Islands route.

Island Commodore
and Commodore
Goodwill introduced

1995
1993

Commodore Shipping took
over British Channel Island
Ferries. All passenger
services moved
to Weymouth.

Condor Ferries
introduces Condor 10,
the first passenger
and car carrying
high speed vessel.

1993

RoRo freight
service commences.

1991

Condor 9 introduced -
the first catamaran
to operate on UK - Channel
Island service.

1990
1988

Condor commences
cross-channel service
using Condor 8.

The first passenger service
linking the Channel Islands
with the UK was launched
using Condor 7.

1985
1979

Condor 3 was sold and
Condor 6 introduced,
a chartered 260 seat
jet powered catamaran.

Condor 1 was replaced
by the increased
capacity Condor 5.

1976
1974

Condor 4 joined the fleet
offering French day trips.

Hydrofoil Condor 3
replaced Condor 2.

1971
1969

Condor 2 was chartered
to provide extra capacity
to France.

1969

Opening of new
Commodore freight
terminal at
Albert Johnson Quay, Portsmouth.

1964

Condor’s first passenger
vessel Condor 1 entered
service on 1 May 1964,
between France and the
Channel Islands carrying
just 136 passengers.

Condor Ferries was
founded by Channel Island
businessmen Peter Dorey
and Jack Norman.

1964

 

 

Photo Credit

With enormous thanks to Kevin Le Scelleur for the amazing historical photographs on this page.

 

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Condor Ferries
New Jetty, White Rock
St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2LL