Indulge in an amazing cruise and discover unique and never-seen pleasures and sites while sailing along Arcachon Bay

Leaving the marina, make sure to grab your mask and camera before getting onboard : off Arcachon, there are so many stunning spots to discover today that your eyes may not be enough. Anchoring in Bird Islands, the “fragile Eden” be caught by never-seen birds species welcoming you before discovering the famous “Tchanquées” that can only be met there. Lucky you : you are privileged enough to taste local oysters while visiting Arguin sandbanks before a friendly lunch onboard. Reload your energy before getting on Dune du Pilat : this site deserves all your strengths to be fully explored. Also known as the French Sahara, it offers 60 million m3 of sand, 160 steps to climb, and above all, so many exciting activities to enjoy : apart from hiking all along, you will as well taste all water sports pleasures and relax on stunning local beaches before getting back to your marina. An amazing day that will sure give you the taste of a wishful come-back.


What's included
  • Powerboat
  • Skipper
  • Drinks (non-alcoholic)
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Towels
  • Snorkeling equipment

The Boat

The Nautitech Open 40 is innovative, modern, fast and powerful despite being the smallest boat in the range,
She reflects the lines of her big sister, the flagship 542. This boat will be versatile, combining speed, comfort and easy to handle.
This concept comes to redefine the concept of space thanks to its compactness and to its modularity.

Type: Private boat with local captain
Year built: 2005
Make/model: Nautitech Open 40
Fuel estimate: included
Number of cabins: 2
Number of bathrooms: 2
Length: 12.00 m

Destination & Suggested Itinerary

  • Meet your captain at 10am

  • Leave Arcachon marina and sail to the magic Birds Island and its 5 small villages called “neighbourhoods”

  • Paddle along the coast and admire the nearly 150 species of birds amongst which :  Little Egret, curlew, gray plover, short-eared owl, peregrine falcon teal...

  • Capture the view of the local “Tchanquées” huts, built on wooden piles and standing at the end of the island

  • Sail through the channels and reach the “Afrique” one, then relax on the sand of the lovely secluded beach there, jump in the translucent water and enjoy some swimming there

  • Stop at the Arguin sandbank,discover a local job trade with oysters farmers and breeding farms while tasting amazing local products

  • Share a delicious lunch onboard with all your friends and captain

  • Reach the Grand Site of Dune du Pilat, also known as the local Sahara

  • Stare at the astonishing view across the Bay of Arcachon, the pine forest and the Atlantic Ocean, and appreciate the diversity in the colours of the landscape

  • Lay on the calm and quiet beach of “La Corniche”. Dive in deep clear waters and enjoy a stunning  scenery

  • Grab your mask and camara before sailing back to the marina

From: Port Arcachon
Duration: 1 day
Boat: Sailing
$87/ guest