Thanks to its history, its architecture, its seaside resort and its tourist attractions, the capital of the Charente-Maritime region is a destination not to be missed. We can mention, for example, the "Vieux Port", the old port of La Rochelle, marked by the rebellion of the Protestants against Richelieu, the "Port des Minimes" or the towers of Saint-Nicolas. A visit to a shipyard is also a must for sailors passionate about history.
With family or friends, relax and enjoy a peaceful nautical trip. Let your adventurous side fully express itself during a magnificent sea voyage from La Rochelle.
The best viewpoint to admire the beauty of La Rochelle is certainly from the ocean. To enjoy it more and especially to enjoy the tour at your own pace, rent a skippered boat in La Rochelle with Click&Boat. Whether for a day or for a real cruise in the ravines of the west coast, throw yourself in to feel the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
Not far from La Rochelle, you can sail to :
A little further south, you can also discover the town of Fouras.
For your safety, be sure to check the radio frequency (VHF) status and take the number of the harbourmaster's office with you. Don't worry, La Rochelle is a comforting destination. La Rochelle is protected from strong swells by the barriers formed by the islands of Ré, Oléron, Aix and Madame. An ideal place to prepare your cruise in peace and to set off to the open sea with a carefree mind and tranquillity.
At Click&Boat, you'll find a wide range of boats for hire in La Rochelle: speedboats, semi-rigid boats, sailboats and catamarans.
To rent a boat, prices can vary greatly, depending for example on the type of boat, its size, its model, its capacity and finally the owner. And don't forget that it is always possible to split the expenses with your fellow travellers!
Hire a boat in La Rochelle to discover the surroundings in total freedom. Choose a boat at the Port of Minimes or the Old Port and make your sailing itinerary for the day, or who knows, for a whole week!
Renting a boat in La Rochelle for a week allows you to sail to the south of Brittany with some very pleasant stops.
A night sail is ideal to reach Île d'Yeu, and enjoy a bike ride there the next day. The bay of Quiberon is just a day's sailing away, offering multiple possibilities for stopovers and walks along the way.
La Rochelle is also a great starting point for a cruise towards:
Sports enthusiasts may be familiar with the Stade Rochelais, the region's iconic team, but make no mistake: water sports enthusiasts will also be seduced by La Rochelle!
With its four ports, La Rochelle offers its visitors the chance to choose between various water sports activities:
Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the holiday of your dreams! Everything is there to make your stay in La Rochelle an ideal holiday.
Whether before, after or during your sailing plans, take a few moments to discover the land-based sights of La Rochelle:
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Located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the "White City" or "Ocean Gate" is a popular destination for sailors and yachtsmen. Its coastline is low and sandy, full of mysterious cliffs and magnificent streams: the natural environment of La Rochelle is rich and varied.
The boat rental in La Rochelle is very active all year round and allows seasonal workers to enjoy a moment's escape on the Atlantic coast. It is absolutely impossible to stand still in front of the raw beauty of Port des Minimes, an ultra-modern marina, by the way.
Sail according to your inspiration and the weather conditions, reach the Île de Ré, happily cross the Charente Pertuis and sail off the mythical Fort Boyard: renting a sailboat in La Rochelle, a catamaran or a motorboat is a guarantee of fun and tranquility!
In La Rochelle, privately owned boats are available for hire. See other boats in the area.
Impressive harbour, and nice islands to visit within reachable distance, especially Ile de Re.
Nice Sailing area. Many interesting islands. Good wind and good infrastructure and support. Ile d'Aix is very nice. Be careful with tides.
Easy sailing access to the pontoons, and reasonable waves in the "bay" whatever the conditions. Always nice to have a day out to Fort Boyard or Ile d'Aix.
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