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.

27th OCT // Usher the three-master boat ‘MIR’ in Bordeaux

A taste of Tall Ship Regatta in Bordeaux

In June 2018, Bordeaux has the honor of hosting the Tall Ships Regatta in the Port of the Moon, this event brings together the most beautiful old sailing boat in the world. Waiting for this event, Bordeaux River Cruise takes you next to the Russian three-master ‘Mir’ in Bordeaux this Friday 27th October ! Cruise along these ship and escort the Russian ship and its sailors into Bordeaux.

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Starting from 18€/ Pax.

Wine Tasting Cruise Cité du Vin

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

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.

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Starting from 21€/ Pax.

Cultural cruise TERRE & OCEAN association

Full-day tour of the estuary's historical heritage

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...

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Starting from 38€/ 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 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.

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Starting from 12.5€/ Pax.

Bordeaux Apéritif Cruise

Boat cruise with aperitif & wine tasting

Enjoy a scenic river cruise to discover Bordeaux. With family, friends or colleagues, spend a convivial, relaxing moment aboard our boat, the Sardane. You will taste 3 different and carefully selected wines, going with fresh and regional products: tapas, breads, cheeses and cooked meats. 

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Starting from 28€/ Pax.

On November 11th of 2017, Bordeaux River Cruise has the honor of organizing a special cruise 'Americans in the Gironde', commemorating the centenary of the arrival of the Americans (1917) in Bordeaux. We will also celebrate the construction of the port of Bassens, built for the disembarkation of the troops and the armaments. This cruise will be animated by Didier Coquillas.

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Starting from 18€/ Pax.
Starting from 12.5€/ Pax.

Picnic at 'Ile Nouvelle'

Guided walking tour in a nature reserve

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

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Starting from 18€/ Pax.

3 ‘Forts’ stroll

Guided boat tours on the Gironde estuary

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.

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Starting from 24€/ Pax.

Visit the lighthouse on Patiras island

Cruise along the estuary and enjoy the breathtaking view

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...

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Starting from 28€/ 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 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.

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Starting from 45€/ Pax.

Board on 'Les 2 Rives' boat and cruise among the estuary from Blaye and his citadel to Bourg-sur-Gironde. Halt in Bourg to discover all the treasures and secrets of the town. Live the estuary of the Gironde by navigating through the islands.

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Starting from 22€/ Pax.

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.

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Starting from 21€/ Pax.

Balade de la Corniche

Promenade en bateau sur l'Estuaire

Embarquez pour une navigation commentée. Laissez vous bercer au rythme des vagues et découvrez cette route pittoresque qui vous dévoile ses secrets, entre falaises et carrelets, ces célèbres cabanes sur pilotis. Vous contemplerez le Bec d’Ambès, l’endroit unique où l’Estuaire de la Gironde laisse place à la Dordogne et la Garonne. 

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Starting from 18€/ Pax.

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