Water activity

Bordeaux River Cruise

Bordeaux River Cruise

From £12.81 per person

Enjoy an hour-long cruise on the Garonne River and discover the treasures of Bordeaux along its UNESCO-listed waterfront. Hear about the history of Bordeaux and its wine trade from the boat’s captain as you travel along the river quays.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Admire the buildings along Bordeaux’s UNESCO waterfront
  • Travel along the quays of the Garonne River
  • Learn about the history of Bordeaux from the boat’s captain
Full description
See the sights of Bordeaux from a different perspective on a Garonne River cruise. Discover the Port de la Lune and its façades listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. At 11:30 AM, 3:00 PM, or 4:30 PM, you'll board the Sardane, a red and black river boat, for a cruise lasting one hour. Throughout the cruise, the captain will tell you the story of Bordeaux and about the link between the river and the wine trade. As the captain navigates the boat along the quays of the Garonne, you'll have an opportunity to admire the façades of the historic buildings. The cruise continues to the Pont de Pierre, the Pont Chaban Delmas and the Pont d'Aquitaine, some of the most famous landmarks in the city.
  • River cruise with commentary
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Ponton Bordeaux River Cruise, in front of the number 24 Quai des Chartrons, 33000 Bordeaux, next to the IBAIA Café. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour starting time.

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    Not allowed

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    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 309 reviews

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    The directions to the boat were easy to follow and boarding was quick, the staff did a good job in offering English commentary but honestly there wasn't a lot to see. A nice way to spend an hour but if time is an issue there are better ways to experience the city.

    26 August 2019

    Nice river trip

    Start as announced at the IBAÏA Café and therefore easy to find. We parked above on the main street, on Sundays for only a flat 90 cents. An underground car park would also have been available nearby. The boat tour started on time and was in French and English. Very nice guide, tour informative. Ticket online as a voucher was not a problem. According to the guide, we would probably have used the ticket for another boat tour. Can .. toilet was on the ship.

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    17 September 2018

    Uniquement pour les propriétaires du bateau: malgré le dynamisme de la guide, d'où nous étions placés, nous n'avons rien entendu de ses commentaires sauf lorsque le moteur était au ralenti. Nombre de Hauts parleurs insuffisant et surtout mal placés pour ceux qui avaient opté pour s'asseoir à l'extérieur au fond du bateau. Dommage.

    30 August 2021

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