Boat ShuttlesCap Ferret <-> Banc d’Arguin
Le Banc d'Arguin vu du ciel
Deux personnes sur le Banc d'Arguin
Le Banc d'Arguin vu de la mer
La Dune du Pilat vu depuis le Banc d'Arguin

Cap Ferret <-> Banc d’Arguin

We tell you more about this crossing

Set sail for an exceptional natural environment: the Banc d’Arguin

The Banc d’Arguin is a magnificent, golden-sand nature reserve, haven for numerous species of migratory birds.

At the heart of the reserve, oyster farmers produce some of the Bay’s best oysters, called Les Belles d’Arguin. Definitely a must-see!

Many who love this exotic island enjoy swimming and spending relaxing afternoons here.

To preserve this natural site, please exercise caution: The Banc d’Arguin is a major nesting ground for numerous bird species. Don’t forget to pack a picnic!

Departure from Cap Ferret: combine your Banc d’Arguin day with a stopover at the Dune du Pilat on the combined package.

What you need to know

Instant confirmation
Mobile or printed boarding passes are accepted.
Next departure : 15.06.2024
40 min. crossing
Return trip ticket only valid for a return the same day.
Dogs are not allowed on this line.
Remember to bring a picnic, water, sun cream and of course your best swimming costume.
Bikes cannot be transported.

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Cap Ferret <-> Banc d’Arguin

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Boarding places

Cap Ferret – Bélisaire Pier Allée de Bélisaire, 33950 Lège-Cap-Ferret
Banc d’Arguin
Your boarding location will be notified to you on the email confirmation immediately after your reservation.

Tour details

  • Departure from Cap Ferret (Bélisaire Pier) at 10am or 11.15am towards the Banc d’Arguin (~40 mn crossing).
  • Enjoy a real day of relaxation and swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Bay of Arcachon.
  • Return: departure from the Banc d’Arguin at 5.30pm, arrival at Cap Ferret (Bélisaire Pier) at around 6.15pm.

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair-accessible. Please contact us for more information.
  • Sensitive area, subject to regulations for nature reserves.
  • When you arrive at the Banc d’Arguin, you will board directly on the beach by ladder.
  • Certain departures and returns may be modified or cancelled due to the tides, sand silting, weather conditions and the unique topography of the Banc d’Arguin.
  • UBA reserves the right to modify trips, timetables and fares without notice (see our general terms and conditions).