Inter island cruises
Discover the Inter Islands cruises
Inter-island cruises offer boat trips departing from the port of La Rochelle, but also from the ports of Saint-Martin-de-Ré, La Tranche-sur-Mer, Boyardville and Saint-Denis d’Oléron. The company is also present in Vendée. The fleet of the company Inter Îles is composed of recent and comfortable boats allowing commented cruises. They are equipped with toilets, sheltered panoramic lounges and upper decks fitted out as solariums. Their capacity is between 184 and 336 passengers. The ship l’Espérance is regularly dedicated to private receptions at sea or on the quay. Round-trip excursions with a shipping company can also be done from a wild coast near the island of Noirmoutier. You can also realize connections on board of ships and catamaran during accompanied sea trip.
The different islands to visit
From La Rochelle, enjoy a sea crossing to the island of Aix, the island of Oléron and theisland of Ré with the company Croisières Inter-îles. You can also enjoy a guided sea tour to the famous Fort Boyard. The cruise to the island of Oleron takes you to the Oleron village of Boyardville from April to November, and to Saint-Denis-d’Oleron in July and August. The sailing time from La Rochelle is about one hour. One-way or stopover of a few hours, the company offers several formulas.
Discover the secrets of the islands of Aix and Ré
On the island of Oleron, you can visit the bird sanctuary of the Papineau marsh, the salt marsh, the Chassiron lighthouse, the Saumonards forest and its large sandy beaches, or the oyster farm of Fort Royer. Head to the island of Ré with your inter-island cruise to discover the fortifications of Saint-Martin-de-Ré, the salt marshes and the various picturesque villages of the island! The crossing time from La Rochelle is also one hour. The La Rochelle Ile d’Aix cruise is an opportunity to pass near the famous Fort Boyard. From the port of La Rochelle, the crossing lasts from 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes and allows you to spend half a day on the island discovering its remarkable natural sites preserved by the ban on motor vehicles. The cruise to the island of Aix via Fort Boyard can also be done from the island of Ré and the island of Oléron.