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Bateau de la Baie de Somme

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Address: Quai Perree, 80230, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France
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+33 3 22 60 74 68
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 16:00
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Les Bateaux de la Baie offers a commented discovery of the Bay of Somme...

Les Bateaux de la Baie offers a commented discovery of the Bay of Somme aboard these CDT Charcot III and IV boats, departing from St Valery almost all the year, and Crotoy from April to September.We also organize discovery treap of the Bay of Somme and watching seals aboard a semi-rigid 12-seater.The departure times are subject to the tide and are therefore different every day

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We had a lovely trip in the evening sunshine to Le Hourdel and back from the port at St Valery, lots of entertaining information from Le Capitain on the tides, the buildings and... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
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82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had a lovely trip in the evening sunshine to Le Hourdel and back from the port at St Valery, lots of entertaining information from Le Capitain on the tides, the buildings and the wildlife of he Baie de Somme. The trip was very child-friendly, the skipper invited children into the cabin to steer and sound the whistle, which caused... More 

2 Thank SilverSurferLondon
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

After the disappointment of the train was thrilled that the boat was wheelchair accessible. Saw many different sea birds and the seal several times. Good views of the town from the water. Commentary is in French but if you understand a few words then at least you know to look left or right. Worth the trip and reasonable cost in... More 

Thank HMTcassie
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We took a 90 minute trip around the bay on a glorious afternoon. Saw Cormorants and every so often a seal would pop it's head out to look at us. We returned 4 days later to go on the Seal Rib ride at 6.45pm, also lasted 90 minutes. What a huge privilege and experience this was. We spent a long... More 

2 Thank GibbsJ
Montreal, Canada
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231 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Full two hour tour of the Baie de Somme's estuary on board Commandant Charcot III. No seals that day but beautiful sights, sail boats, Le Crotoy village from far and a first for us: to witness visually the separation line between salt water and fresh water. Dress properly, it can be cold, windy and wet.

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Bristol, UK
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329 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

There are two boats which take a quick tour (45 minutes) around the bay - Commandant Charcot III and IV. They take turns - we were in the smaller Charcot IV, one decker. (I don't know what happened to I and II). Starting from the harbour in Le Crotoy, when the tide is right they take you out. Unfortunately they... More 

2 Thank jacw2000
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Went on this boat trip on 17th May as part of a tour of Bain de Somme. Weather was glorious which was its saving grace! Left late as captain wasn't aboard and there was no safety information given in English. There were no facilities to buy refreshments of any sort although there was a bar area with a price list... More 

3 Thank Dogowner88
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129 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Lovely trip out to the end of the estuary & back (40 mins, €12 & 8). The company does a combined ticket to Crotoy, boat out & steam train back which we would've taken if we hadn't done the same trip by train a few days earlier. Would recommend this trip but shame the commentary was only in French. Would... More 

Thank jamiek35
Zaventem, Belgium
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

No seal lions but the kids had fun. Didn't like paying 50 euro for 2 adults and 2 kids but fun anyway

Thank Kathryn B

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