Discovery of the Golden Islands on a heritage sailboat
1 Chemin du Bouvet
Aboard a traditional sailboat, this trip invites you to enjoy a day at sea with your family to discover the islands, their history and their exceptional environment.
The meeting point is given at the port of Hyères at 10 am. You will be welcomed on board by Captain Stéphane and the sailor to share coffee and fruit juice while getting a briefing on the safety instructions and the day's program. The Brigantin then sets course for the Pointe des Mèdes in Porquerolles to tour the island, passing by Notre-Dame beach and Langoustier beach. While admiring the wild landscapes, your host's story will take you back in time: from Antiquity to the time of the trade routes that gave birth to the city of Olbia, the arrival of the Cistercians, the successive occupations of the Greeks, Romans, and Barbarians who left their mark and legends on the island... The military past too with the construction of the forts, the Alycastre, Le Langoustier... but also the lighthouse of Cap d'Armes During the navigation, children and adults can participate in maneuvers or learn to tie knots. And then, because while sailing along the coast you will observe the diversity of the landscapes, we will talk about the terrestrial and underwater fauna and flora... birds, posidonia and whales with the Pelagos sanctuary. A rich and preserved nature thanks to the action of the National Park whose different missions and philosophy are explained. To protect the island, which is already saturated in summer, you will not disembark at Porquerolles, but will enjoy a privileged anchorage at noon at Grand Ribaud. This is the time to share an aperitif, which is offered to you, to have a picnic (with or without formula) before jumping into the water under the watchful eye of the sailor, a certified diver, to go for a kayak or paddle ride or to go for a snorkeling tour. And if the conditions are good... back to sailing, rocked by the waves.
Period: every day from June 15 to September 15. From 10 am to 5 pm. Confirmation the day before by sms according to the weather. Public : all public. 25 people maximum.
Adult: 119€ (€)
Child (-12 years old) : 89€ (€)
Free for the 3rd child under 12 years old
At your disposal: fins, masks, snorkels, paddle, kayak.
Included: Welcome coffee + Meal + rosé/fruit juice/water.
Meals: Aperitif, assortment of "spreads" (olives, candied tomatoes, eggplant, cod) with "panuzzo" bread. Octopus and potato salad. Mozzarella di buffala, grilled vegetables, tomatoes and pesto. Caponata. Vitello tonnato or beef carpaccio or roasted chicken ham with parmesan and spinach. Black rice salad. Pasta salad of the moment. Fresh fruit. (the buffet can vary according to the arrival and the season).