Let Brittany charm you. Considered as the native land of sailors and discover the cities of Saint-Malo, Brest or Lorient thanks to Beboats. Onboard a sailboat, catamaran or a zodiac observe and explore the hidden gems of the Morbihan, Finistère and the Côtes d'Armor regions. The islands in Brittany boast amazing and secluded mooring areas, which make Brittany a perfect destination for your sailing holidays in France. Whether you opt for a skippered or a bareboat charter in Brittany, go out and explore the islands of Sein, Ouessant and Molène. If you are chartering a boat in the Morbihan region, remember to stopover at l'île aux Moines. It is also possible to visit Brittany by river thanks to canal boat hire.
There are many harbours where it's possible to rent a sailboat, motorboat or rent a catamaran in Brittany. There are typically three sailing areas in Brittany for optimal yacht charters. The first is in North Brittany. You'll be sailing the Channel where you can enjoy the long sandy beaches and wild vegetation. Beware of the currents as the tides are rather strong in that area. With a boat rental Saint-Malo, you can sail across to the Channel Islands and visit Jersey, Guernsey and Sark (the prettiest island of the archipelago) or sail along the coast West towards L'Aber Wrac'h, Trébeurden and even Roscoff.
The second sailing area where you can charter a boat in Brittany is the Brest region. We call this part of Brittany the Iroise Sea. The harbour of Brest seems evidently to be the best solution for a cheap boat hire but don't forget you can charter a boat in Camaret, Morgat and Douarnenez. These are all great departures bases for a wonderful sailing holiday in Britanny, where you'll be able to discover the islands of Molène and Ouessant.
Last but not least, the third sailing area is South Brittany. The area is probably the richest and most picturesque for a cruise in Brittany. There are as many islands as there are harbours. It's, therefore, rather easy to rent a sailboat at the best price in Concarneau, Lorient or the Morbihan Gulf in Vannes. It's also possible to rent a boat in Le Croisic, at the extreme point of South Brittany. It's the ideal spot to depart from for a cruise in the directions of Belle-Île-en-Mer and l'Île-d'Houat.
Once you have decided where you would like to spend your sailing holidays in Brittany all you need to do then is to decide whether to opt for a bareboat or a skippered charter. If you don't hold a license then the decision is easy. You will enjoy your cruise in Brittany better if you are an experienced sailor. If you already are, then comes in the factor of comfort. Chartering a sailboat with a skipper in Brittany will enable you to make the most of the beautiful wild scenery while exchanging some useful sailing anecdotes with your captain. They usually know the region very well and can show the best mooring spots, secluded beaches or a cute little harbour where you'll be able to enjoy a nice meal in a local crêperie.
If Brittany is famous for its strong sailing heritage it is also famous for its numerous rivers and canal boat trips.
Renting a boat in Brittany is an excellent means to discover the region and the inland. From Lorient, Dinan, Redon and even Nantes, renting a houseboat enables to sail smoothly on the Loire, Vilaine, Blavet rivers from North Brittany to South Brittany and even on the canal from Nantes to Brest. These canal boating holidays help you discover the local beauty of these typical towns such as Rennes and Redon.
On a First 27.7 from Saint-Malo with a group of friends. Sailed around the Channel Islands, had a good navigation!
We loved the Baltic Sea in Danemark, especially when we arrived in Copenhagen with its colorful houses. But Sweden and its canals were even better. Had the best time on board of our Oceanis 411!
We were able to do a few quotations with the customer service to find the best boat for our destination. We went for a Lagoon 450, really comfy for the family!