School tripsÎle aux Oiseaux Tour
Un enfant lors du Tour de l'Île aux Oiseaux
Les Cabanes Tchanquées lors du Tour de l'Île aux Oiseaux
Les enfants se repèrent sur la carte lors du Tour de l'Île aux Oiseaux
Les parcs à huîtres devant le phare du Cap Ferret

Île aux Oiseaux Tour

Discover Arcachon Bay with this complete tour.

Children will have the opportunity to admire this unique natural treasure which is home to numerous bird species. They will learn all there is to know about the oyster villages and oyster farms of Cap Ferret.

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: Inspector Lafouine trail: discover the Salt Meadows Nature Reserve through a pretend police investigation.

Duration

~ 2 hrs

Availability

Available year round
except between 9 July and 31 August

Age

6 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 (at low tide)
  3. Cap Ferret peninsula and its fishing villages
  4. Travel to the tip of Cap Ferret
  5. View of the great Dune du Pilat
  6. Arcachon waterfront

TourCap Ferret - Bélisaire Pier

  1. Boarding at Cap Ferret
  2. Travel to Cap Ferret peninsula
  3. View of the great Dune du Pilat
  4. Arcachon waterfront
  5. Travel to the Île aux Oiseaux and oyster farms (at low tide)
  6. Cap Ferret peninsula and its fishing villages

Crossing Île aux Oiseaux Tour

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

Prices

From
Up to
40 people
€ 370
40 people - € 370
Up to
49 people
€ 460
49 people - € 460

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.
Stopover in Cap Ferret
€120 per boat
Make a stopover at one of the most iconic sites of Arcachon Bay. Options available during a stopover in Cap Ferret:
  • The little train to Cap Ferret (€4 per student)
  • Shore fishing on the Bay (€4.50 per student)
  • Arès Lège-Cap-Ferret Nature Reserve (€5 per student)
  • The Lighthouse and Peninsula (€3.85 per student)
Duration of the stopover: Up to 2 hrs.
3. Stopover in Cap Ferret - €120 per boat ()
4.
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

4. The little train in Arcachon - €165 per class ()
5.
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

5. The Ornithological Reserve of Le Teich - Contact us ()
6.
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

6. The Oyster Farming Hut at La Teste de Buch Port - €3.60 per student ()
7.
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

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

Optional extras

1.
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

1. Arès Lège-Cap-Ferret Nature Reserve - €5 per student ()
2.
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.

2. Shore fishing on the Bay - €4.50 per student ()
3.
Stopover in Arcachon
€120 per boat
Make a stopover at one of the most iconic sites of Arcachon Bay. Options available during a stopover in Arcachon:
  1. Tour of the Salt Meadows (€165 per class)
  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)
Duration of the stopover: up to 2 hrs.
3. Stopover in Arcachon - €120 per boat ()
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 ()

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