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Boat tours on the Arcachon bay from Cap Ferret.

There are many excursions and ferry boat connexions from the jetty "Bélisaire" in Cap Ferret. These excursions can be divided in three groups.

1- The discovery tours

The tour of the "ile aux oiseaux"
This trip takes 1h45min and it is opened all year around. Between November and the end of March, you have to take the ferry boat at 2:30 p.m from Cap Ferret which leaves you at the "Eyrac" Jetty in Arcachon. From that point, you can board onto another boat to visit "the île aux oiseaux". Before going back to Arcachon, the boat will drop you at your starting point in Cap Ferret Dates, prices, schedules with this link.
Complete tour of the Arcachon Bay by boat
This trip takes 2h45min and it is opened only from the 1st of April until beginning of November. Dates, prices, schedules with this link.
Reaching the Arguin sandbank and the Pilat sand dune by boat
1h journey to go to one or the other site with the possibility of a 5h call on the chosen site, opened from June to September. Dates, prices, schedules with this link.
Visiting the "Delta de la Leyre" by boat
3h tour, opened from May to September according to the tides Dates, prices and schedules with this link.

2- The cross bay routes

The are 3 possible routes to cross the Arcachon bay from the Cap Ferret either by pinasses or by speed boats. It is always possible to board with a bicycle on boat. The route between the Cap Ferret and Arcachon is the only one opened all year around. The cross bay routes are:

Cap Ferret - Arcachon The schedules and prices of the ferry boats
This route is opened all year around except 25th of December and the 1st of January. The journey takes 30mn. There are special prices for people living in Cap Ferret. Departing time at 7:00 every school day and in peak season. Night services also exist on Fridays and in peak season. For schedules, click on the link below.
Cap Ferret - Moulleau: Schedules and prices of the ferry boats
This route is only opened from May until September. The trip takes less than 30 min. Landing in "Le Moulleau" is difficult when the weather is bad. There exist night services but in July and August only. Dates and prices and schedules with this link.
Cap Ferret - Pilat sand dune The schedules and prices of the ferry boats
This route is only opened in July and August. The trip takes less than an hour. On the Pilat sand dune there isn't any jetty, landing is done via a ladder. To join the road or some snack bars, you have to walk 15 min. Dates and prices and schedules with this link.

3-Special trips by boat on the Arcachon Bay:

Except for the fireworks trip, all the excursions are organised from Arcachon. Therefore, you need to reach Arcachon first with a ferry boat. For some excursions, you may be dropped at your starting point in Cap Ferret on the way back, instead of going back to Arcachon to take the cross bay ferry to Cap Ferret .
Liste of the special tours:

Oysters Parks visit. (Ticket return from and to Arcachon only)
This 1h15min trip in pinasse takes you to the oysters parks of the "île aux oiseaux" At low tide, it is possible to do oyster tasting with an oyster farmer. Boarding takes place at Jetée Thiers in Arcahon.
Boat trip with Music. (Possibility of being dropped in Cap Ferret on the way back)
Tour of the "île aux oiseaux" with a jazz band on boat with a call in the village Le Canon, where you may taste oysters while listening to a jazz concert Boarding takes place in jetée Thiers from Arcachon.
Ferry boat to the Jazz Festival in Andernos. (Ticket return from and to Arcachon only)
Take a ferry boat in Arcachon to spend time at the jazz festival in Andernos (30th,31st of Jully and 1st of August) Boarding takes place at Jetée Thiers in Arcachon.
Cruise and Meal. (Possibility of being dropped in Cap Ferret on the way back)
Board on a boat for a trip around the "île aux oiseaux" while enjoying a delicious seafood platter or other type of menu . The excursion lasts 2h30min. Boarding takes place at Jetée Eyrac in Arcachon. Menus for the cruise meal
Wine Tasting trip. (Possibility of being dropped in Cap Ferret on the way back)
Board on a boat for a true initiation on good Wines through tasting in compagny of an oenologist. Wine tasting is done with appetizers. The trip takes 2h30min around the "île aux oiseaux". Boarding takes place at Jetée Thiers in Arcachon. Appetizers and Wines for the Wine tasting trip
Fireworks on Water.
Board on boat to enjoy a nice tour around the "île aux oiseaux" and admire a beautiful fireworks on the 14th of July or the 15th of August.. Boarding takes place from the jetée Bélisaire in Cap Ferret.
Enquiries UBA: 05 57 72 28 28.