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Union des Bateliers Arcachonnais

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Union des Bateliers Arcachonnais
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76 boulevard de la Plage, 33120 Arcachon, France
+33 5 57 72 28 28
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

We used UBA today from the Dune du Pyla to Cap Ferret. You have to park on Biscarrosse road and walk along a path before you arrive on Robinson beach. The crossing takes 45 minutes and gives you the opportunity to see the massive dune...More

Thank sylandnic
Reviewed July 24, 2018

One of the things that I like about France is that its seaside towns still offer the sort of simple pleasures that have almost disappeared in England. In this case a straightforward trip of two and three-quarter hours round Arcachon bay with no stops except...More

Thank WardenRon
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

We (two friends) embarked on a Grand Tour de I‘Ile aux Oiseaux with stopover in Cap Ferret on 19 June. The tour started and finished at the Thiers jetty. What we got was a trip on some kind of ferry for pedestrians with a captain...More

Thank wuselmouse
Reviewed June 20, 2018

This tour costs Eur 25 per person & lasts 3 hours. Nice boat with toilet & refreshments available. We mainly wanted to see the Dune de Pilat & Ile des Oiseaux & this was supposed to be the best tour. At the ticket office we...More

Thank JanC001
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

No need to pre book, arrived in Arcachon by train and headed straight to the Jetee D'eyrac - at the end of the pier is a small hut where we were helped to decided what trip was best to take by a friendly girl who...More

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lesbateliers, Service commercial at Union des Bateliers Arcachonnais, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thanks for your review . See you soon on the Bay !

Reviewed May 20, 2017

At least not the way we understand it: it does not take cars, only passengers, and not many, mind you. The trip to Cap Ferret is half an hour, there was nothing spectacular in the views from it: ugly circa 1960s buildings on the cost,...More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Don't underappreciate how much driving it would take to get from Arcachon to other cities in the Bay. You'll be glad you looked at options at Union des Bateliers Arcachonnais. They got us to Cap Ferret in grand style at a very reasonable price. The...More

Thank DragonChowhound
lesbateliers, Service commercial at Union des Bateliers Arcachonnais, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2016

Thanks ! See you soon on the Bay !

Reviewed July 29, 2016

We booked the Grand Tour around the bay. The boat took us a full circle around the bay. The boat itself was tired and equipment was rather dated. The tour did not offer any on board commentary in English, so we were left alone to...More

Thank KarenCCC2013
Reviewed April 2, 2016

We experienced the Île des Oiseaux tour stopping off for just over an hour at Cap Ferret before catching the last boat of the day at 6pm back to Arcachon. The trip was fantastic. Amazing views of the dune, the coast, the sandbanks, the oyster...More

Thank Andrea C
lesbateliers, Service commercial at Union des Bateliers Arcachonnais, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2016

Thanks! See you soon on the Bay :-)

Reviewed September 17, 2015

I spent a wonderful three hours cruising the bay on the Grand Tour. This tour took us around the perimeter of the bay, past Bird Island and down to the Dune and back around the other side. The commentary was in French however it didn't...More

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March 6, 2017|
Response from LesBateliers | Property representative |
Bonjour. We propose boat tour all year long. In April you can make the birds island tour, departure from the principal pier (jetée Thiers) at 10h30-11h15-14h15-15h, duration 1h45. You can take the boat shuttle to cross the... More
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