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Boat and sailboat charter in La Rochelle

Situated South of Brittany between the Vendée and Gironde regions, La Rochelle possesses a remarkable maritime heritage with the prettiest arcarde houses in France, limestone cliffs and a fortified city, full of history. Dock your sailboat or your catamaran in one of the two harbours of La Rochelle to discover this dynamic city with its numerous festivals, restaurants, shops and events such as the Grand Pavois boat show.

For sailing adepts or families in search of a cruise , choose to charter a sailboat in La Rochelle and sail towards the three neighbouring islands : l’île d’Aix, l’île d’Oléron and l’île de Ré. There are several mooring spots where you can admire the beautiful scenery.

Rent a cheap boat in Les Minimes harbour

Spread over 50 hectares with over 15 kilometers of pontoons, Les Minimes Harbour has become one of the biggest sailing harbours in the world, since it was renovated in 2014, with over 4500 berth spaces. Sufficed to say that you're sure to find a boat at the best price. Sailboat, motorboat, power dinghy and catamaran, they have it all.

Surrounded by towers, the Old Port of La Rochelle
is smaller but a lot more authentic and picturesque. The historical harbour can have up to 320 boats and it's in its wet dock lock taht you'll be able to embark the yacht you have chosen to charter thanks to
There is a third harbour in the Port Neuf area, around 15 minutes away from the city centre. It can shelter all boat types, from power dinghies to catamarans and has 65 berth places.

Boat charter with a skipper

If you are dreaming of discovering the islands in the Charente region, les Sables d'Olonne and l'île d'Yeu but don't have a a license or enough experience in sailing, then the best solution is to charter a boat with a skipper. Whether you are chartering a yacht, catamaran or sailboat you can always choose a skippered charter to ensure you spend the most relaxing sailing holiday in this region.

The prices depend on the boat, how long the charter lasts and sometimes on the number of passengers but there are many advantages. By renting a sailboat with a skipper, you're sure that he or she will take care of the boat, will give you useful advice on sailing itineraries and might even teach you some useful things. Not to mention that they know the sailing area really well and are the best tourist guides.

Discovering l'île de Ré with a catamaran

There are many attractions in the sailing area of La Rochelle.The lighthouse of Cordouan for example but also l'île d'Oléron, the Gironde and Royan esturaries in the South or les Sables d'Olonne, l'île d'Yeu and the harbours in North Vendée. You can sail for days around La Rochelle and never get tired from it.

L'île de Ré is an important destination very close to La Rochelle . Why not discover the famous Fort Boyard the best way possible onboard a catamaran. Drop your anchor in the prettiest spots or dock your boat in one of their lively harbours such as Saint Martin en Ré, the Saint Tropez of the Atlantic Coast. Don't miss out on the famous Bûcheron sand bank and Fiers d'Ars accessible thanks to a catamaran or sailboat rental with a skipper from La Rochelle or Saint-Martin.

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