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Pinasse, pinassotte, sailing boat or catamaran… why not take to the water for a trip around the Bay?

Climb aboard and sail through oyster farms or past oyster-farming villages in Lège-Cap Ferret; stop off at the Banc d’Arguin sandbank and visit the Cabanes Tchanquées (shacks on stilts) or lose yourself in the unspoilt channels of the Leyre delta. There are plenty of ways to enjoy true holiday moments!

Round off the outing in the perfect way with a platter of oysters and glass of wine at sunset!

Boat shuttle crossings

Why not leave your car behind for the holiday? No more traffic jams on the way back from the beach, everyone travels by boat here! The frequent UBA boat shuttles will take you across Arcachon Bay in just 30 mins, and for those who want to explore further afield, you can even take your bike on certain shuttles!

Union des bateliers

Boat trips

Fancy a boat trip around the entire bay up to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean? Cast off and discover highlights of Arcachon Bay such as the Île aux Oiseaux, Cabanes Tchanquées, Banc d’ArguinDune du PilatLège-Cap Ferret peninsula and the Leyre Delta. There are so many unforgettable sights to see!

Hire a boat

Want to go out sailing on your own?

No problem, you can hire boats such as a sailing boat, pinasse, pinassotte or electric or motorboat with or without a licence.

Fancy spending your holidays basking on a boat?

Now’s the time to hire one and relax while enjoying the calm waters of the Bay!

Promenade en Pinasse au Bassin d