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“good tour Ile aux Oiseaux”

Union des Bateliers Arcachonnais
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Bordeaux, France
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“good tour Ile aux Oiseaux”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

The boat was for 50 people, we were a bit less..
good day with the sun !
the tour is a bit long (1H45) anyway, that's a good way to have an overview of the bay.
Good pricing too : 15 euros per person (adult).
By Arcachon, they generally use the bigger boats (50 and around), if you take it from
Cap Ferret (Belisaire jetty), you could do the tour with a smaller boat (20 people)..
Good explanations, most of the drivers were fishermen before. They usually know very well
the bay and the history (ask for some more details !).

Visited September 2013
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English first
Verona, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“l'ile aux oiseaux”
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Recommended. You can ask if there are tours in english, not sure about it. Groups are relatively large. Remember it is a boat tour, there is no possibility to set a foot on the island. Explanations are exhaustive (but you have to be proficient in french!) and the tour is entertaining. They use to add extra tours in the day if the weather is very good, organization is good but you might have to wait some more minutes if there is too much people.

Visited May 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Quick and practical”
Reviewed 13 January 2013

This is the best way to go from Cap-Ferret to Arcachon instead of taking the car. You can save up to 50% of your time. It's also a great way to sea both sides of the Bassin. Good Frequencies. Tours also available.

Visited July 2012
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Warsaw, Poland
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Bay grand-tour : great time”
Reviewed 25 July 2012

2h45min for the bay grand-tour which will take you from Arcachon to the other side (Cap-Ferret), then south to Banc d'Arguin, dune du pilat and back to Arcachon.
If you're lucky with the weather, a great, great time.
Boat pilot provides all necessary info, not too much, not too few ...
To do !!!

Visited July 2012
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