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Boat tour on the Arcachon Bay, departing from Arcachon

Arcachon is the main starting point for the ferry boats crossing the bay as well as where most of the excursions on the bay start There are three types of ferry boat tours

1- The discovery tours

1h tour
This tour takes you toward the "île aux oiseaux"(natural birds sanctuary) and to nice views of the bay. It is only opened in July and August at 17:30. When there are two many people, it is also offered at the end of the day.
The "ile aux oiseaux" tour by boat
1h 45 tour, opened all year around
The Arcachon bay complete tour by boat
2h45 tour, opened from April to end of October.
Reaching the Arguin sandbank and the Pilat sand dune by boat
1h journey to go to one or the other site with the possibility of a 5h call on the chosen site, opened from June to September.
Visiting the "Delta de la Leyre" by boat
3h tour, opened from May to September according to the tides.

2- The cross bay routes

There are 3 possible ferry boat routes from Arcachon either by pinasses or by speed boat. It is always possible to take a bicycle on boat. However only the route between Arcachon and the Cap Ferret is opened all year around. The possible routes are:

Arcachon - Cap Ferret: The schedules and prices
This route is opened all year around except 25th of December and the 1st of January. The journey takes 30mn. There are special prices for people living in Cap Ferret. Departing time at 7:00 every school day and in peak season. Night services also exist on Fridays and in peak season. For schedules, click on the link below.
Arcachon - Andernos: The schedules and prices
This route is only opened from time to time between May and September and depends on tides. The journey takes 1h. This is an ideal route for people enjoying cycling. For instance, people can reach Andernos with their bikes on boat. Then they can cycle to cap Ferret and come back to their starting point with the ferry boat
Arcachon - Le Canon: The schedules and prices
This route is only opened in July and August. The journey takes 40 mn. The place called Le Canon is an authentic fishermen village where it is possible to taste oysters.

3-Special trips by boat on Arcachon bay: meal, oysters, wine, jazz, fireworks

Special trips by boat :

Visit of the Oysters parks
This 1h15min trip in pinasse takes you to the oysters parks of the "île aux oiseaux" At low tide, it is possible to do oyster tasting with an oyster farmer. Boarding takes place at Jetée Thiers in Arcahon.
Jazz on Boat
Tour around the "île aux oiseaux" in compagny of a jazz band. This trip includes a call to allow oyster tasting in a oyster farm in a typical village of the bay called Le Canon. Boarding takes place at Jetée ThiersinArcahon.
Ferry boat to the Jazz Festival in Andernos
Take a ferry boat in Arcachon to spend time at thejazz festival in Andernos (30th,31st of Jully and 1st of August) Boarding takes place at Jetée Thiers in Arcahon.
Jazz on boat and Sunset
During the jazz festival of Andernos, take a boat from Andernos in compagny of a jazz band and enjoy a beautiful sunset on the "île aux oiseaux" (only on 30th, 31st of Jully and 1st of August). Boarding takes place at Jetée of Andernos.
Cruise and Meal
Board on a boat for a trip around the "île aux oiseaux" while enjoying a delicious seafood platter or other type of menu. The excursion lasts 2h30min. Boarding takes place at Jetée Eyrac in Arcahon. Menus for the cruise meal
Wine Tasting trip
Board on a boat for a true initiation on good Wines through tasting in compagny of an oenologist. Wine tasting is done with appetizers. The trip takes 2h30min around the "île aux oiseaux". Boarding takes place at Jetée Thiers in Arcahon. Appetizers and Wines for the Wine tasting trip
Fireworks on Water
Board on boat to enjoy a nice tour around the "île aux oiseaux" and admire a beautiful fireworks. Boarding takes place at the jetée Eyrac in Arcachon, jetée in Cap Ferret, and jetée of Moulleau.
Fireworks and meal on a cruise
This is an unforgettable evening on a boat. It starts with a tour around the "île aux oiseaux" while enjoying a delicious seafood platter or other type of menu and finishes with a great fireworks on the sea. Boarding takes place at "jetée Eyrac" in Arcahon.
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