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Benny G wrote a review Aug 9
Neerpelt, Belgium34 contributions28 helpful votes
We took the yellow boat to the mussel and oyster farm. The view there was beautiful but we were only allowed to see it for around 4 minutes (initially promised 7 minutes). Commentary is in French and translated leaflets are handed out. The Dutch translation was very poor, obviously machine translated. Don’t sit in the back of the boat. You will be next to their speakers and these are very loud and not very enjoyable, especially for our children. The boat doesn’t stop in the first 45 minutes so you cannot switch seats. It’s an open boat so bring a hat and sunscreen. It was very hot when we did it.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Gwen wrote a review Jul 2021
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We took the one hour tour. This includes leaving the port with a view of fishing boats, a cruise along the overdeveloped coastline, and the final straw is 20 minute cruise along the ugly modern commercial port, loading docks, and industrial park. The advertised “underwater view” are glass panels in the catamaran, and there is nothing to see (from a speeding boat) other than water splashing. This was so bad it is embarrassing. The children had fun bouncing on the open water - but it was definitely no worth the price.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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k0zyr wrote a review Nov 2019
Moscow, Russia5 contributions5 helpful votes
My advice - stay away. The trip can be dangerous because the captain can do whatever he wants. If anything will go wrong you wont have any help from this company - and their insurance is not covering a thing for you. They tend to avoid responsibilities and will try to bully you out of their office or promises a solution just to get rid of you and later avoid the responsibility for their service. On a sea voyage on 17 October 2019 that went outside the city the captain of Sete Croisieres decided to have a little sea adventure and catch some waves. The weather was ok and nobody was expecting huge waves, but without any warnings from crew members (they got speakers so they had opportunity to warn people) , he changed the course!. That the ship was navigated in a manner that lead to a huge waver covering all the people outside. It was not a little splash... i cant attach the video here, but see the pics from it in the review. this can happen to you and no one will help. The situation lead to some panic within front row passengers. By the way, before the trip started non of the passengers was informed of any rescue equipment (winch is against the law in Russia, but may be ok in France) 8-10 people were covered in water from head to toes. For me and my wife this caused a lot of damage to our belongings - international passports, all leather goods, phones and a new camera - all of this was damaged and now needs to be either repaired, dry-cleaned or thrown away. Without any apologies from the captain or any crew members we were thrown few paper towels, that basically did nothing because people were soaking wet and freezing. Crew members saying they " do not speak English" were trying to avoid any actions. After i asked for a manager several times and waited a good 30 minuets, "the man" arrived. they gave back the money for a ticket saying that is the best they will do and "you had a free ride, what else do you want". I understood that corrosion with sea water can go faster with electricity and turned the camera off and unplugged the battery, and refused to turn the camera on after been asked by the manager, who was saying that nothing was wrong with it and that i need to show the damage right now or leave. Every one was rude and shouting as it was my fault that they cased me damage!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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patrickruymen wrote a review Nov 2018
Sete, France52 contributions37 helpful votes
It brings a view of Sète from the canals, quite pleasant if it weren’ t for the incessant babbling stupidities of a so called « guide » not really qualified for the job. Enjoyable if your french is poor, great for kids, as any boatride does.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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MRB01 wrote a review Sep 2018
Carcassonne Center, France857 contributions334 helpful votes
We went on the canal trip today and very much enjoyed it. Our guide spoke French but was very attentive and made sure that we had an English printed trip for the trip. Although my French is still developing I understood quite a bit of what he said and he was very entertaining. It is certainly worth seeing Sete from the waterways because you get an enhanced understanding of why the place became so important and also to get a chance to appreciate the beauty of the place. The tour seems very good value to me costing just €10 for 45 minutes. I can really see why this is the 'Venice' of this area of France. Some of the bridges are quite low so you will need to duck down and remember to bring something to shade you from the sun. We were very impressed and felt welcomed on to the boat and gave us a relaxing time to enjoy the beauty of Sete. We are planning to do the cruise again soon. Very much recommended.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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