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From La Rochelle: Sailing Cruise to Fort Boyard

From La Rochelle: Sailing Cruise to Fort Boyard

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From US$ 41.04 per person

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Embark from the old harbor of La Rochelle on a maxi-catamaran and sail between the islands of Ré, Aix, and Oléron to reach the famous Fort Boyard.

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Duration 4 hours
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English, French
Wheelchair accessible


  • Sail around the Fort Boyard and take as many pictures as you want
  • Take in the views of the local coastline
  • Relax and enjoy the feeling of the wind and the sea
  • Chat with the crew to know more about local history and sailboats
Full description
Board your superb 16-meter sailing catamaran at the old harbor of La Rochelle. After the welcome briefing, you will cross La Rochelle Bay admiring the Richelieu Tower and the Sailing Harbour of Les Minimes. Once outside the channel, the crew will establish the sails and direct the catamaran through the islands to the legendary Fort Boyard. Sit back and enjoy the views or eat your picnic if you brought one with you. Once at the Fort, you will sail around it, trying to approach it as much as possible in order to get the best views and photo opportunities.  On the way back, relax in the big trampolines under the sky. Enjoy the smooth rocking from the sea. Have a chat with the crew to learn more about the local landscapes, the history, or the boat. Arrive back at the dock 4 hours after departure with a head full of memories and a photo album full of wonderful pictures.
  • Security equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food
  • Drinks other than water
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please park your car before coming. The boarding dock is located on the Michel Crepeau Avenue, across from the Médiathèque of La Rochelle on the square François Mitterand. A pedestrian path with grass and trees runs along the sea. Look for a footbridge walkway along the sea. The name Kapalouest is written on the door. Wait a the top of the dock, the crew will come and meet you there.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Food and drinks are not included except water
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 225 reviews

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The meeting place is easy to find. Possibility to eat on the boat (tables available). You can settle down wherever you want (nets, feet in the air, lying on the deck). After 2 hours of sailing under full sail, we circled the Fort and returned to La Rochelle. The two skippers were super nice and answered all our questions. A wonderful experience for the whole family!

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August 4, 2022

A simply incredible experience, two top skippers, we had a wonderful time. We're starting again soon with the sunset cruise and we can't wait. An activity that I highly recommend, don't hesitate, go for it, you won't regret it. Just talking about it and after showing a few photos just now to other holidaymakers we met at random, we made them want to!!!

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July 20, 2022

Very nice trip at sea with the family, most pleasant in high temperatures, especially since the wind was there. Our guides were keen to involve us in the maneuvers, tell us anecdotes of the fort, both historical and current, and allow us to disconnect at the start of our vacation! On top thank you Pierre, thank you Jean thank you Jean Pierre

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July 19, 2022

Product ID: 384743