"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.
Enjoy a river cruise of Bordeaux and its world-class wines. With an wine expert you will taste 2 representative wines of regional vineyards. During your tasting, listen to the fascinating history of Bordeaux quays: the river and local wine trade are intimately linked.
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 listed on the UNESCO list. Enter into the shipping past and the history of the city built on the thriving wine trade: passing under the lifting bridge between Pont de Pierre and Pont d'Aquitaine.
Join us for a guided cruise among the Estuary islands. Enthusiast sailors will lead you to discover one of the most unusual and unique spots of rich maritime river landscape, passing in front of the UNESCO listed Vauban’s Bolt (Verrou Vauban). Enjoy the preserved nature between the saltwater universe of the Atlantic Ocean and the freshwater rivers Garonne-Dordogne.
Depending on the tides, enjoy a guided cruise accompanied with a scientific guide from the 'Terre & Océan' association. This cruise offers a variety of stopovers to discover isles of the Estuary's secrets... During the cruise, you will discover the numerous treasures of this natural environment with multidisciplinary approach: geography, heritage, ecology, history...
Guided tour through the heart of the estuary and stopover on Patiras island. At the top of the lighthouse, your guide will explain you the view of islands, sailing channels, Médoc vineyards, as well as the history of the people who used to live on the islands. Today, Patiras also invites you to relax in a deckchair and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the island...
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 sailors. Picnic "out of the bag", then stopover on Patiras Island. Enjoy the panorama over the archipelago and the vineyards from the top of the Lighthouse. Refreshments and relaxation on the terrace.
Spend exceptional moments on board, and admire the fireworks during the Bordeaux wine festival or on the French National Holiday on July 14. Enjoy magical instants under the starry sky. During the wine-tasting in the good company of vintners, enjoy their top wines from the family estates. Choose your favorite viewpoint for this unique fire show in the heart of the river.