Discovery Cruise

Discovery Cruise

"Bordeaux River Cruise" is delighted to welcome you aboard to explore the Gironde Estuary and its islands, with your family or friends, by yourself, or in a group. Several cruise programmes are offered, with departures from Bordeaux, Blaye, or Pauillac: afternoon cultural cruises visiting unusual places, including a walk on Ile Patiras, or evening wine cruises accompanied by a winemaker. Our cruises are run by highly-experienced riverboat pilots and guides with recognised expertise in relevant cultural and scientific fields. It may be possible to book just before boarding, if seats are available.

Wine Tasting Cruise Cité du Vin

Guided cruise on the Garonne River, dedicated to the wines of Bordeaux

Enjoy a scenic river cruise, for an out-of-the-ordinary discovery of Bordeaux and its world-class wines. In the company of an expert, taste 2 wines representative of the regional vineyards. And during your tasting, listen to the fascinating history of the Bordeaux quays, in which the river and the local wine trade are intimately linked.

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Starting from21€/ Pax.

UNESCO excursion

Guided boat tours on the Garonne river

Enjoy a unique way to discover Bordeaux. Our guided boat tours on the Garonne will take you along the port of Bordeaux, which has been distinguishly marked by the river's halfmoon-shaped bend. Enter into the city's maritime past and its history built on the thriving wine trade: passage under the lifting bridge between Pont de Pierre and Pont d'Aquitaine.

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Starting from12.5€/ Pax.

Bordeaux Apéritif Cruise

Boat cruise with appetizers & wine tasting

Enjoy a scenic river cruise and discover Bordeaux in a whole new light. With family, friends or colleagues, spend a convivial, relaxing moment aboard our boat, the Sardane. While listening to some laidback music, savour 3 different, carefully selected wines, accompanied by fresh, regional produce: tapas, breads, cheeses and charcuterie.

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Starting from28€/ Pax.

Cultural cruise TERRE & OCEAN association

Full-day tour of the estuary's historical heritage

Depending on the tides, enjoy a guided cruise in the company of a scientific guide from the Terre & Océan association. This year offers a variety of stopovers, with the isles of the Estuary revealing to you their secrets... During your boat outing, discover the many treasures of this natural environmental, via this tour’s multidisciplinary approach: geography, heritage, ecology, history...

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Starting from38€/ Pax.

Visit the lighthouse on Patiras island

Cruise along the estuary and enjoy the breathtaking views

Guided tour through the heart of the estuary and stopover on Patiras island. At the top of the lighthouse, your guide will explain the view of islands, mudflats, sandbanks, navigation channels, Médoc vineyards, as well as the history of the people who used to live on the islands. Today, Patiras island also invites you to relax in a deckchair and enjoy the peaceful island atmosphere...

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Starting from28€/ Pax.

Two islands excursion

Guided boat trip on the Gironde estuary

Excursion to the Gironde Estuary.  Make a stopover on Margaux Island for a wine tasting in the wine cellars. Then continue the excursion towards the islands and Vauban’s Bolt, guided by enthusiast mariners. Pique-nique "out of the bag", then stopover on Patiras Island. Enjoy the panorama over the archipelago and the vineyards from atop the Lighthouse. Refreshments and relaxation on the terrace.

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Starting from45€/ Pax.

Stopover at 'Ile Nouvelle'

Guided walking tour in a nature reserve

Navigation on the estuary commented by sailors. Stopover at 'Ile Nouvelle' to discover the old village : walking guided tour on the island.

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Starting from18€/ Pax.

Verrou excursion

Guided boat tours on the Gironde estuary

Join us on a guided cruise among the Estuary islands. Enthusiast mariners will take you on a voyage of discovery to the most unusual and unique spots of this rich maritime river landscape, past the UNESCO listed Vauban’s Bolt (Verrou Vauban). Enjoy the still preserved and untamed nature between the saltwater universe of the Atlantic Ocean and the freshwater rivers Garonne-Dordogne.

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Starting from22€/ Pax.

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