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“good tour Ile aux Oiseaux” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Union des Bateliers Arcachonnais

Union des Bateliers Arcachonnais
76 boulevard de la Plage, 33120 Arcachon, France
+33 (0)557722828
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Ranked #5 of 13 Activities in Arcachon
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Bordeaux, France
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“good tour Ile aux Oiseaux”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“l'ile aux oiseaux”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Quick and practical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Bay grand-tour : great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 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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