School tripsBoatmen’s Short Tour
Deux enfants lors du Petit Tour des Bateliers
Les Cabanes Tchanquées lors du Petit Tour des Bateliers
Un Batelier de l'UBA lors du Petit Tour des Bateliers
Les élèves font coucou depuis le bateau de l'UBA

Boatmen’s Short Tour

The ideal programme to give children their first boating experience: 1-hour tour around the Île aux Oiseaux.

A fun and original way to learn about a rich and diverse marine environment:

– Observe nature and natural phenomena, discover maritime heritage, understand the diversity of the landscapes, learn to use a map,
– Awaken curiosity and stimulate questions,
– Raise awareness about environmental protection.

Our suggestion: discover Arcachon’s winter town with the little train tour.

Duration

~1 hour

Availability

Available year round
except between 9 July and 31 August

Age

4 years and up

Boarding points

Arcachon - Thiers Pier
Place Thiers, 33120 Arcachon
Arcachon - Marina
76 boulevard de la plage, 33120 Arcachon
Cap Ferret - Bélisaire Pier
Allée de Bélisaire, 33950 Lège-Cap-Ferret

TourArcachon - Thiers Pier / Arcachon - Marina

  1. Boarding at Arcachon
  2. Travel to the Île aux Oiseaux and oyster farms parcs à huîtres (at low tide)
  3. Discover the Cabanes Tchanquées
  4. Arcachon waterfront

TourCap Ferret - Bélisaire Pier

  1. Boarding at Cap Ferret
  2. Arcachon waterfront
  3. Travel to the Île aux Oiseaux and oyster farms (at low tide)
  4. Return to Cap Ferret

Crossing Boatmen’s Short Tour

Outing suggestions
LègeAudengeBiganosLe TeichGujan-MestrasPort de PlaisanceLa Testede BuchLe MoulleauPiqueyLe CanonCap FerretPyla sur MerAndernosles BainsBélisaireArcachonDune du Pilat

Prices

From
Up to
40 people
€ 290
40 people - € 290
Up to
49 people
€ 350
49 people - € 350

Optional extras

1.
Discover crab fishing on the port of Audenge
€182 per class
At high tide you will learn how to recognize the different species, their habits and techniques for catching them. Simple and fun! Alternative: Small-scale pond fishing in Audenge

Duration: ~ 1.5 hours

Access: 35-min. bus trip (not included) from the Arcachon Marina

1. Discover crab fishing on the port of Audenge - €182 per class ()
2.
Oyster Museum “La Maison de l'Huître” in Gujan-Mestras
€3.50 per student
An “audio and image” guided tour through this Arcachon Bay museum completely dedicated to oyster farming. “Discovery” booklets can be provided to classes upon request.

Duration: ~1 hour

Access: 25-min. bus trip (not included) from the Arcachon Marina

2. Oyster Museum “La Maison de l'Huître” in Gujan-Mestras - €3.50 per student ()
3.
The little train in Arcachon
€165 per class
A pleasant and fun tour of Arcachon’s winter town, home to beautiful 19th century villas. Take a journey back in time to the Belle Epoque... Educational booklets are available to complete during the tour.

Duration: ~ 40 min.

Access: 10-min. bus trip (not included) from the Arcachon Marina

3. The little train in Arcachon - €165 per class ()
4.
The Ornithological Reserve of Le Teich
Contact us
A guided tour of the park and introduction to the numerous species of migratory and sedentary birds that find refuge there.

Duration: ~ 1.5 – 2 hours depending on the circuit

Access: 30-min. bus trip (not included) from the Arcachon Marina

4. The Ornithological Reserve of Le Teich - Contact us ()
5.
The Oyster Farming Hut at La Teste de Buch Port
€3.60 per student
Oyster farmers welcome you to visit their hut. During this educational tour, they will introduce you to oyster farming on Arcachon Bay, its history and development. They will share their knowledge, their passion for their work and their exceptional environment. You can even taste oysters fresh from the sea.

Duration: ~ 45 min.

Access: 15-min. bus trip (not included) from the Arcachon Marina

5. The Oyster Farming Hut at La Teste de Buch Port - €3.60 per student ()
6.
Tour of the Salt Meadows
€165 per class
Follow your guide to explore the flora and fauna of the Salt Meadows of La Teste. End the visit with a tour of the port and authentic oyster-farming huts.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Access: 10-min. bus trip (not included) from the Arcachon Marina

6. Tour of the Salt Meadows - €165 per class ()

Optional extras

1.
Activities during your stopover in Arcachon
For an additional fee
Make a stopover at one of the most iconic sites of Arcachon Bay. Available options (additional fee) during your stopover in Arcachon:
  1. Tour of the Salt Meadows (€165 per classe)
  2. The Ornithological Reserve of Le Teich (contact us)
  3. The little train in Arcachon (€165 per class)
  4. Oyster Museum “La Maison de l'Huître” in Gujan-Mestras (€3.50 per student)
  5. Discover crab fishing on the port of Audenge (€182 per class)
  6. The Oyster Farming Hut at La Teste de Buch Port (€3.60 per student)
1. Activities during your stopover in Arcachon - For an additional fee ()
2.
Arès Lège-Cap-Ferret Nature Reserve
€5 per student
This 500-hectare space classified as a nature reserve is home to nearly 150 species of birds and the richest flora in the region. Discover this space through 3 programmes:
  • The forest with your eyes closed (5 to 6 years)
Discovering the forest by awakening the senses.
  • Natural treasure hunt (7 to 12 years)
Compass in hand, discover the Salt Meadows Reserve and its hidden treasures.
  • Inspector Lafouine (7 to 12 years)
Discover the flora and fauna through a real investigation.

Duration: ~ 1.5 hours

Access: 30-min. bus ride (not included) from Bélisaire pier in Cap Ferret

2. Arès Lège-Cap-Ferret Nature Reserve - €5 per student ()
3.
Shore fishing on the Bay
€4.50 per student
Discover the natural environment by shore fishing in L’Herbe.

Duration: ~ 2 hrs.

Access: 10-min. bus ride (not included) from Bélisaire pier in Cap Ferret

Please note: Long trousers and boots required.

3. Shore fishing on the Bay - €4.50 per student ()
4.
The Lighthouse and Peninsula
€3.85 per student
From a height of 53 metres (258 steps), take in a 360° panoramic view of the Ocean, Peninsula and Arcachon Bay. Inside the lighthouse, “TRAVELLER HORIZONS”: 6 interactive exhibition areas. Open visit of the lighthouse blockhouse, right next door.

Duration: ~ 2 hrs.

Access: 30 min. walk from Bélisaire Pier, Cap Ferret

4. The Lighthouse and Peninsula - €3.85 per student ()
5.
The little train in Cap Ferret
€4.00 per student
Organise a picnic on the ocean beaches by taking the little train from Bélisaire Pier to Horizon beach. Very popular with children!

Duration: ~ 15 min.

Access: 2 min. walk from Bélisaire Pier, Cap Ferret.

5. The little train in Cap Ferret - €4.00 per student ()

Stopover optionsArcachon - Thiers Pier / Arcachon - Marina

 

Pêche à pied sur le Bassin =4.40 €, Jeu de piste au Cap Ferret => 4,65€; Le petit train du Cap Ferret => 4€/enfant, 6,60/adulte; Chasse aux trésors naturels =>4,62€; L’inspecteur Lafouine => 4,62€; Visite du phare =>3,85€/Enfant, 5,50€/adulte

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