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Fort Boyard cruises in Charente-Maritime

Take advantage of your stay or weekend in Charente-Maritime to discover a must-see : Fort Boyard!

Whether you decide to spend your vacations in Charente-Maritime in summer or in winter, you will not be able to leave the discovery of the interior of the Fort Boyard.

The only way to admire Fort Boyard up close is to board a boat and take a cruise.

The team of the Hotel Saintes Recouvrance proposes you today to discover the Fort Boyard cruises!

What are the Fort Boyard cruises?

It will be possible for you to approach the Fort Boyard if you opt for a cruise in the harbor of the island of Aix and the arsenal of Rochefort.

The commented cruise will allow you to discover the history of this fort whose construction was undertaken under Napoleon to protect the harbor, the mouth of the Charente and the arsenal of Rochefort.

However, the construction which lasted 30 years considering the size of the site is no longer justified even before its completion because the progress of artillery was faster and thus the range of fire of the cannons being more effective, the fort had then no more military interest.

Organize your Fort Boyard cruise

Several companies will offer you cruises, and you can choose yours according to the selection of the port. We find :

The big companies

The Inter-Îles company, with 8 boats that can carry from 184 to 336 passengers. Do not hesitate to visit the website of the company Inter-Îles to know the schedules and the different rates according to your port of departure.

Also, the company Navipromer, with its modern boat that can accommodate 220 passengers.

Medium-sized structures

These boats can accommodate an average of 100 to 150 passengers:
  • Croisières Alizé
  • Croisières Fourasines
  • Oleron Cruise

Smaller structures for more intimacy

These are small boats or catamarans that can accommodate 12 to 25 passengers:
  • Boyard Cruise
  • Island or Wing Catamaran
  • La Marcelle 
  • Discovery Sailing 
  • Boyard Sailing

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Since our Saintes hotel you can reach easily all the sights and visit the rich heritage of our Charente-Maritime region.

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