Departure by boat from Arcachon

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Boarding of the Thiers pier in Arcachon possible all year round.
Some cruises depart from the Eyrac pier in season.

1. Cruises (s) from Arcachon le Mercredi 21 Février 2024

boarding time cruise link achat duration adult price child price note
11h15 Tour de ile aux oiseaux Achat 02h00 24.0€ 18.0€
11h15 Tour de ile aux oiseaux avec escale Achat 02h00 29.0€ 22.0€
14h15 Tour de ile aux oiseaux Achat 02h00 24.0€ 18.0€
14h15 Tour de ile aux oiseaux avec escale Achat 02h00 29.0€ 22.0€
15h00 Tour de ile aux oiseaux Achat 02h00 24.0€ 18.0€

2. Marine shuttles from Arcachon le Mercredi 21 Février 2024

2a. Liaison maritime Arcachon➔Cap Ferret (30mn).

heure embarquement achat tarif adulte tarif enfant tarif velo note
09h00 - Jetée Thiers Achat 10.0 € 8.0 € 6 €
11h00 - Jetée Thiers Achat 10.0 € 8.0 € 6 €
12h00 - Jetée Thiers Achat 10.0 € 8.0 € 6 €
14h00 - Jetée Thiers Achat 10.0 € 8.0 € 6 €
16h00 - Jetée Thiers Achat 10.0 € 8.0 € 6 €
17h30 - Jetée Thiers Achat 10.0 € 8.0 € 6 €

Day tickets are not valid after 7pm .
difficult to board or disembark persons with reduced mobility at low tide

Horaires des retour Cap Ferret➔Arcachon
09h30 11h30 14h30 16h30 18h00
Day tickets are not valid after 7pm .
difficult to board or disembark persons with reduced mobility at low tide

2b. Le Mercredi 21 Février 2024 one solution for Le Canon Bateau Taxi. Bateau Taxi

Prochaine navette pour Le Canon le 15 Jun 2024.

2c. Le Mercredi 21 Février 2024 one solution for Le Moulleau Bateau Taxi. Bateau Taxi

2d. Le Mercredi 21 Février 2024 une seule solution pour Andernos Bateau Taxi. Bateau Taxi

Going to Andernos by boarding your bike allows you to return to Arcachon by discovering the bike paths (40kM).

3. Future special boat trips from Arcachon

date embarquement heure embarquement lien circuit achat durée tarif adulte tarif enfant note
28 Apr 12h00 Croisiere repas Achat 02h30 72.0 € 40.0 € 05 57 72 28 28 min:15 pax
04 May 12h00 Croisiere repas Achat 02h30 72.0 € 40.0 € 05 57 72 28 28 min:15 pax
12 May 12h00 Croisiere repas Achat 02h30 72.0 € 40.0 € 05 57 72 28 28 min:15 pax
19 May 12h00 Croisiere repas Achat 02h30 72.0 € 40.0 € 05 57 72 28 28 min:15 pax
26 May 12h00 Croisiere repas Achat 02h30 72.0 € 40.0 € 05 57 72 28 28 min:15 pax
02 Jun 12h00 Croisiere repas Achat 02h30 72.0 € 40.0 € 05 57 72 28 28 min:15 pax
02 Jun 08h00 Peche sur le Bassin Achat 04h00 34.0 € 26.0 € sur reservation 0557722828
09 Jun 08h00 Peche sur le Bassin Achat 04h00 34.0 € 26.0 € sur reservation 0557722828

☎ : 05 57 72 28 28.

Arcachon and tourism

Arcachon seaside resort

In 1823, a sailor by the name of François Legallais opened a seaside bathing establishment aimed at a well-to-do clientele. The journey at the time was tedious.
Rich bankers in Bordeaux, the Pereire brothers developed summer and thermal tourism. They acquired the land in what was then the used forest of Arcachon where they founded the Winter City. From that moment on, the city continued to be enriched with establishments that encouraged luxury and relaxation. Example the famous Beach Casino built in 1853 also called Deganne Castle named after its builder.
The site already appreciated for the quality of its climate, then experiences a very fast growth of people arrive by train from all the region.

Port project

In 1841, a railway line connects Bordeaux and La Teste-de-Buch. In 1845, a deep water landing was built on the bay five kilometres north of La Teste-de-Buch. This will become the pier of Eyrac to Arcachon, a road, traced through the salty meadows, the dessert.
Shortly after Bankers and owners of the railway between Bordeaux and La Teste decided to extend the line to Arcachon. The idea is to make this place a commercial and port hub. The intention was initially to create a maritime link with Spain.
The commercial project was not very successful.

Arcachon health station

Arcachon at first is considered a health resort: Thalassotherapy, climatotherapy and even later thermalism. The discovery in 1923 of the source Sainte-Anne des Abatilles, will accelerate this vocation later.

Birth of Arcachon

Arcachon, former district of La Teste de Buch, will be erected as a commune by imperial decree on May 2, 1857. Alphonse Lamarque de Plaisance was its first mayor. He is also the father of the city motto: Heri solitudo, hodie vicus, cras civitas soit: Hier désert, aujourd’hui village, demain cité.

The main sites in Arcachon

    • The basin of Arcachon is a near-closed maritime site in the form of a cove that borders the Pyla dune, pleasant but relatively difficult to access to the boats.
    • La ville d’hiver with a few hundred villas listed in very original styles in a quiet and shaded area with a lot of history.
    • The Sailors’ Chapel with its virgin and child found on the beach 5 centuries ago is a place of worship whose walls are covered with ex-voto, gifts of sailors saved from the waters.
    • Le belvédère Sainte-Cécile est une flèche métallique qui surplombe la ville et offre un point de vue sur le bassin.
    • La pointe de l’Aiguillon est un quartier d’Arcachon au style typique oú subsiste les dernières cabanes du village de pêcheurs.
    • L’église Notre-Dame des Passes dans le quartier du Moulleau, quartier très animé en été.

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  • Sainte-Cécile Lookout is a metal spire that overlooks the city and offers a view of the basin.
  • Pointe de l’Aiguillon is a district of Arcachon with a typical style where the last huts of the fishing village remain.
  • The church of Notre-Dame des Passes in the Moulleau district, a lively area in summer.
  • The port of Arcachon is the second marina in the Atlantic it is also a fishing port.
  • Pereire beach with sea gardens, lawns.
  • Bike rides from the Port d’Arcachon to the Moulleau district.
  • The Arcachonnais waterfront to be discovered by boat at the same time as the Île aux Oiseaux and the Cabanes tchanquées.

Departure by boat from Arcachon

With the arrival of the railway in 1841, the first tourists poured on the coast of the Pays de Buch. The paid walk in pinasse becomes a real activity for sailors. Tourists walk from La Teste de Buch to Arcachon, then along the beaches and to the oyster parks.
These first passenger pinnacles are often initially working pinnacles used in fishing or oyster farming. They are moved for the boat trips from arcachon in summer. Boatmen organize themselves in association. The fleet now includes some thirty more modern boats specially adapted for the walk. Nowadays there are still some pinnacles of passenger transport available for excursions

The pinasses boats Arcachonnais

These boats were initially used for fishing or oyster farming. Later used for the boat trips from Arcachon. They will become during the 20th century pleasure craft. These pinasses are equipped with all modern comforts. They represent most of the pinasses that we meet today on the ports of the Bassin d’Arcachon. Very often of composite materials. Modern pinnacles are now rarely built of pine wood. They nevertheless retain their characteristic silhouette.