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About Ile ou Aile Catamaran
Whether it is to take a boat tour around Fort Boyard from Oleron island, to spend a relaxing day on Aix island or to organize an event on the Atlantic coast (race, work council, team building, initiation in sailing, renting etc...), Ile ou Aile adapts to your desires. For more than 13 years our team makes people discover the passion for sailing. More than 100 000 holidaymakers and private providers have witnessed our love and proficiency as well as our fascination by the sea and the coastline. Created for optimum comfort and total safety, Ile ou Aile is accessible for people with reduced mobility and doesn’t know any age limits. Enjoy the advantages of the navigation on the catamaran (flat navigation, no list, incredible surface area (100 m2)) while travelling calmly and in complete safety with your young sailors.
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Rochebonnechateau wrote a review Apr 2020
Saint-Just-Luzac, France108 contributions34 helpful votes
This was lovely! A really nice outing. Although cloudy the sea was not too choppy and we were comfortable. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2019
frank_be_travler wrote a review Apr 2019
Ghent, Belgium65 contributions4 helpful votes
I recommend to take the catamaran to Aix, he will drop you of there for a visit and pick you back up 4 to 5 hours later. The captain is a super friendly guy and has a lot of knowledge to share during the ride. You will pass fort boyard at about 100m that will give you some beatifull pictures.
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Date of experience: April 2019
ADsMum wrote a review Oct 2016
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom375 contributions185 helpful votes
It had been a long held ambition to see Fort Boyard since we first saw it in holiday last year. Having seen reviews that suggested Boyardville was the best place to get a trip from, we checked out reviews and this one seemed something different. Right from booking at the kiosk, we were made very welcome. The passengers onboard with us were a mix of French and German, with us as the only Brits, but the crew made an effort to speak to everyone in their own language. The trip out was exciting, with most people sitting like us in the net between the two hulls, and when the sails were opened - wow! Sailing round the Fort itself was spectacular, with the wind rippling the sails, I couldn't help but look at the bigger boats that couldn't get quite so close and the passengers behind glass, thinking how lucky we were on the Catamaran! Definitely an experience of a lifetime and one I'd repeat.
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Date of experience: August 2016
Caroline W wrote a review Oct 2016
21 contributions10 helpful votes
From the first phone call through to the day itself, we were impressed by the warmth of the welcome. We had an hour's trip out to and circling around Fort Boyard, with the history and current use explained to us. We then sailed to Ile d'Aix and had a lovely afternoon just wandering round the fortifications. Due to a late departure from Boyard Ville (waiting for late passengers), we missed the first sitting for lunch in the restaurants (they were full up) but we bought a great picnic from the village shop which seemed to have everything, and sat overlooking the port. We were picked up again at 18h15 and had an hour's sail back as the sun went down. It was a lovely relaxing day, and the informative and welcoming skipper made it all the better. As sailors ourselves, we were impressed by his excellent boat handling skills! As it was nearly the end of the season (23 September ), we reserved 2 days in advance. This is recommended because they might not sail every day. Taking our small dog was no problem. We recommend taking a windproof, even on warm days, though the skipper did have ones that you could borrow. Certainly recommend this company and a day out on Ile d'Aix.
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Date of experience: September 2016
401veronica wrote a review Aug 2016
Dursley, United Kingdom13 contributions9 helpful votes
Came recommended so took a chance & got the last 2 places on the day. Mid week it was full. Lovely ship, friendly chatty staff, & has all the latest safety gadgets so felt quite safe. Had a great trip & will take the children next time we are over in France. Made me wish I had my own craft
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Date of experience: July 2016