Sail on the most exciting and emblematic ship in the bay of La Rochelle: Columbus. Let yourself be carried away by its atmosphere, its history, and set off to conquer the beauties of the Pertuis La Rochelle!

► Sailing cruise lasting 3 hours, at any time of the day: morning, afternoon or at sunset!

► You embark on the very atypical monohull maxi-sailing boat COLUMBUS with an exciting nautical journey, which accommodates 18 passengers maximum.

► Exit with the wind, without a predetermined circuit.

► Departure and return: Media Library Pier, 350 meters from the La Rochelle Tourist Office.

The last racing sailboat of Jean-Yves Terlain, French skipper, this 60-foot Open (Vendée Globe sailboat) was transformed to serve the activities of WWF, then SEA SHEPHERD. Having become an expedition boat, we recommend that you talk with the crew about the big and small adventures of this sailboat.
Columbus offers you a moment of relaxation, rocked in one of the hammocks or leaning on one of the most beautiful 'sea view' balconies in La Rochelle. And to enjoy a 360° panorama, you can move freely throughout the boat from bow to stern, in the fresh air but well sheltered in case of rain. You will sail in complete conviviality, so get ready to experience an exciting and unforgettable trip at sea!

Since 2008, we have been sailing together! Experience Kapalouest cruises, and collect the most memorable memories of your stay in La Rochelle!

  • Meeting point at the “Médiathèque” pier (Passeur Yélo pontoon), av. Michel Crépeau.
    * 5 minutes walk from the Tourist Office and 10 minutes walk from the SNCF station.
    * No designated parking at boarding, located in a residential green zone.
    Some car parks less than 10 minutes walk from boarding:
    • Auction Parking (Aquarium)
    • Fac parking (blue zone 3 hours with disc)
    • Underground Parking Vieux Port Sud.
    * Bicycle hoops in the immediate vicinity.
    * Bus stop: Aquarium
    LINE 3 - Direction: Lagord
    LINE 4 - Direction: P+R Beaulieu


    until 18 people

  • Prices

    Adult: €35 (18 years and over)
    Child (0-12 years old): € 25
    Teenager (13-17 years old): € 32
    Family package: €110 (4 people: 2 adults + 2 children)
    Student: €32 (on proof).

    Method(s) of payment accepted

    Cheque Cash Bank / credit card Online payment Connect Holiday vouchers Vacation check Bank transfer


    From 10/02 to 03/11/2024.
    The navigation period begins with the February holidays and ends at the end of the All Saints' Day holidays.
    Our offices are open all year round to respond to your reservation requests, except for the December break (Christmas school holidays), and we are open on Saturdays from June to September.
    Sea trips have schedules which may vary and the real-time schedule can be found online on our site.

    Pet Friendly


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