A few minutes’ drive from La Seyne will lead you to Bandol, capital of Bandol wines, a lovely Provencal fishing harbour. What is best than a boat tour on the Med to understand local lifestyle or to approach, while leave it undisturbed, the natural environment.
Boat tour options are plentiful and in recent years, considerable investment has been done to release more eco-friendly catamarans and boats.
From the harbour, you will have therefore the choice to board a traditional “pointu” or pointed fishing boat for a fishing experience or a leisure cruise around the coast that may include a tasty picnic lunch based on local products. Larger catamarans from 70 up to 90 passengers offer cruises along the natural bays on the crystal-clear waters. Some of these vessels are hybrid propelled for a lesser impact on the environment while they provide all comfort on board for the duration of your trip (covered main deck, restrooms, bar, easier access to mobility challenged guests, ladder into the sea for recreational outings). Some trips on board rubber boats, may allow visitors to cruise in search of sea mammals, captain will ensure that the boat remains at requested distance of the cetaceans to avoid interfering with the animals.
What to do:
Duration: about 3 to 4 hours depending on the formula
A commented cruise along the coast and the bays on board a catamaran
Or A fishing experience on board a traditional “pointu”
Or A sightseeing cruise and picnic on board a “pointu”
Duration: 4 h and over up to a full day (depending on the formula)
A good half day naturalist cruise in search of the cetaceans
Lunch in a local restaurant
Recreational afternoon boat trip with swimming & snorkelling in one of the bays
Or an eco-friendly active afternoon activity: paddle, “seawading” or kayaking
Or an afternoon visit of a Bandol AOC vineyard + wine tasting
Type of excursion
Type of public
Duration of the visit
1 or ½ day excursion
All ages (disabled access: Yes, according to the formula & type of boat used)
About 3 hours to a full day + transportation (depending on the formula)
VIP Tour | Medium group | Large group
Segment: Economy | Medium | Luxury
Driving time from...
TOULON / LA SEYNE-SUR-MER
For more information
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