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Boat rental in Arcachon

The best way to get the most from the Bay of Arcachon is to explore it by boat!

Stimulated by the sea air and the discovery of this authentic inland sea, your eyes will scan the horizon of the Arcachon Bay, a prelude to an invigorating cruise and a total change of scenery.

You’ve got it! Sailing around the Arcachon Bay in a boat will give a whole new dimension to your stay!

Boat rental with or without a boat licence

A calm sea, good sailing conditions and the beauty of the landscapes make the Bay of Arcachon one of the safest places to discover recreational boating with family or friends.

The good news is you can rent a boat with or without a boat licence to enjoy this idyllic location.


According to your budget and your desires, this wonderful, nautical destination has a broad range of choice in terms of boats for rental. You can step aboard a sailing boat, a yacht, a semi-rigid, a day cruiser, a catamaran, an electric or motorboat to experience an unforgettable day at sea. Pinasses or ‘pinassottes’ can also be rented. These are traditional wooden flat-bottomed boats which have been part of the landscape of the Arcachon Bay since the 16th century.


Even if you don’t have a boat licence, it’s perfectly possible to rent a boat with a skipper or a boat which doesn’t require a licence in Arcachon.


Make the most of this getaway at sea to anchor, relax on board and let yourself be rocked by little waves. Enjoy the peace and quiet brought by the ocean, try sea-fishing or have a dip.  A feeling of freedom and relaxing atmosphere are guaranteed!


Explore Arcachon Bay by boat

Ropes away at the Port of Arcachon! Set off for a maritime adventure and observe the marvels of the Bay and its secret locations.


Amongst the essentials: moor your boat at the Île aux Oiseaux and discover the famous Cabanes Tchanquées. To the south-east, sail around the Island of Malprat and the Eyre river delta’s tributaries, which are genuine sanctuaries of biodiversity. Sail past the oyster-farming villages of the Cap Ferret Peninsula (Piquey, Piraillan, Le Canon, and L’Herbe, etc.) and the oyster farms which give Arcachon its reputation.


Upon leaving the Bay, the majestic Dune of Pilat stretches out to all horizons into different shades of blue. From your boat, contemplate the most famous and magical sand dune in France. It is truly wonderful!

Opposite the Dune of Pilat, the Banc d’Arguin sandbank, a little corner of paradise, is popular with recreational boaters for a special break and the joys of bathing in crystal clear water.


Whatever your sailing programme, the Bay of Arcachon lends itself to whatever you want to do. Here, the sea is deal for water sports (tubing, knee-boarding, wakeboarding and water-skiing).

Those who enjoy the thrills of board sports will have a whale of a time.


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