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Bateau de l'UBA lors de la balade commentée L'Ostréicole
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Oyster farms

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Destination: The oyster farms of Arcachon Bay, a 75-minute guided tour with Les Bateliers.

Come aboard for a trip around the oyster farms. At low tide, in the company of a sailor and former oyster farmer, discover the secrets of this fascinating profession.

The tour begins by heading out to the Île aux Oiseaux and its oyster farms. At low tide, the Bay empties by almost 2/3 to reveal vast expanses of land and 175 hectares of oyster farms.

The captain will be delighted to explain historical and modern techniques, the birth of oysters to their various distribution channels and the development of mechanised tools from the pinasse sailboat to the aluminium oyster ferryboat…

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What you need to know

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Mobile or printed boarding passes are accepted.
Excursion available in July and August.
~ 1hr. 15min guided trip
Dogs are allowed on board and travel for free.

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Oyster farms

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Your boarding location will be notified to you on the email confirmation immediately after your reservation.

Tour details

  • Environmental tour of the oyster beds.

Additional information

  • Wheelchair access possible from Thiers Pier (Arcachon) but is difficult at low tide. We recommend contacting our office 72 hours in advance in order to determine the feasibility of boarding.
  • UBA reserves the right to modify trips, timetables and fares without notice (see our general terms and conditions).