Sailing in Brittany is exciting and the stopovers are numerous and charming. For the great sailors, Saint-Malo, Cézembre, Cap Fréhel, Perros-Guirec, Paimpol or Dinard are remarkable sites. However, navigation through the rocks and precise tide calculations are essential to deserve these fabulous settings! And then, don't miss the magnificent Iroise Sea which attracts just as much attention.
If you are not comfortable steering your rental boat yourself, leave the helm to a professional yachtsman and come aboard with a skipper. With boat hire in Brittany with a skipper, enjoy long cruises in complete safety. You can then sail to the English coast via the islands of Jersey and Guernsey. If you wish to opt for the most comfort and stability, renting a catamaran in Brittany is a suitable option and will delight you throughout your stay.
With their quays lined with terraces, their pontoons that rise up out of the water, Breton marinas are well protected. Each one has its own character and particularities, from the smallest to the biggest, and they all have their own charm to satisfy everyone's desires.
Island lovers will be delighted to rent a boat in Brittany. Drop anchor at the anchorages of :
These islands are priceless jewels of French heritage and are only a few hours' sailing from the coast.
Yacht charter in Brittany is a common activity in the region and is becoming more and more popular as it is the starting point for many Atlantic races.
Indeed, Brittany is home to many nautical gatherings such as the Mille Sabords Boat Show, which takes place in the port of Crouesty located in the south of Brittany, a few kilometres from Vannes. This show will delight the greatest enthusiasts, as it features an exhibition of second-hand boats and the revelations of the best sailors.
Brittany also has several reserves, it is the leading region in France for the number of protected areas. In addition to the nature reserves, there are about fifty Natura 2000 sites, mainly coastal, and more than 320 smaller classified sites. This abundance of territories includes the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, the Pointe du Raz or real curiosities such as the Sillon de Talbert.
In Brittany, the rates for a day boat hire range from £150 to more than £1000.
The cost of renting a boat in Brittany depends mainly on the type of boat you choose, its make and date of construction, but also on the owner (private or professional). The price can also vary according to the cruises you decide to do with or without a skipper.
Here are the details of the prices for renting a boat in Brittany on Click&Boat :
- Sailboat rental: about £150/day, or an average of £25/person per day.
- Motorboat hire: about £200/day, or an average of £20/person for the day.
- Rental of semi-rigid seedlings: approximately £240/day, i.e. an average of £22/person per day.
- Catamaran rental: about £300/day, or an average of £38/person for the day.
For those who want to rent a yacht in Brittany, it is also possible to rent a yacht in Brittany. For this, count between £1000 and £13000/day.
Forget the clichés about Brittany, because no, it doesn't rain every day and the weather is not so often dull. With a mainly oceanic climate, the seasons are well defined and microclimates exist in the region. With sunny summers and microclimates present especially towards the islands of the Gulf of Morbihan, Brittany offers a magnificent landscape resembling that of the Mediterranean. Autumn and spring are relatively pleasant seasons with mild temperatures, although in autumn it can cool down quite quickly. It is from these seasons that the region derives its reputation as a rainy destination. Indeed, humidity is present due to low but recurrent rainfall.
In winter, in the islands and on the coast, negative temperatures are rather rare, but wind is the main element of this season.
- Click&Boat's favourite month to go to Brittany: September
- The ideal period according to Click&Boat to sail with your family in Brittany: Easter holidays
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Brittany is a region full of riches to discover. Rent a motorboat, a sailboat or a catamaran and go sailing along the coasts or around the Breton islands. Sail along the Emerald Coast and discover the wonders of northern Brittany. Between the island of Bréhat, the Cap Fréhel and the magnificent fortified city of Saint-Malo - you won't be disappointed.
Further south, sailing becomes less demanding while the destinations are just as magnificent. Archipel des Glénans, Concarneau, Belle-Ile, and so many other places that already make you dream. Brittany, the very basin of water sports and the birthplace of many sailors, is surrounded by the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay. This region has one of the most marked cultures in France, notably for its links with water sports and the pleasures of the sea, but also for its culinary specialities.
For seasoned sailors, beginners, or lovers of water sports there are many sea routes possible. If you are looking for a change of scenery without going to the other side of the world, Brittany will seduce you!
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