Fishing and sails adventure in la Rochelle

About the trip

Embark on board the « Notre Dame des Flots » to enjoy an authentic sales and fishing adventure on a old sailing ship. This fishing trip is designed for both sailing amateurs, wishing to learn more about how to sail an old sailing ship in company of its captain and fishermen who will be able to give themselves over to the joys of fishing in this illustrious sea in the company of a driven fishing guide.

Agenda

  • Arrival and Welcoming committee on board Notre Dame des Flots in the port of La Rochelle
  • Departure
  • Sailing
  • Lunch
  • Fishing party
  • Sailing
  • Back to La Rochelle

Sailing on board Notre Dame des Flots

You will start your trip with a few local culinary specialties and a glass of wine, comfortably settled on Board Notre Dame des Flots surrounded by the fantastic sceneries of the old port. Having met Dan, your guide and Jean-Pierre, your Captain, you will then start sailing, envisioning yourself a few centuries back in the past as you pass the Saint-Nicolas Tower and the Tower of the Chains. Leaving the surrounding wall of the old town behind, you will reach the famous Pertuis. The sailing lovers will have the chance to take the watch and take part in the sailing maneuvers. The most curious among you will have ample opportunity to interact with our two “old seadogs” and discuss fauna or sailing boats. After a typical french sea food lunch, you participate to a fisching party with Dany.

By choosing this trip, you’ll embark on a genuine marine adventure in the company of authentic people !

The old sailing ship : Notre Dame des Flots :

Build in Gravelines in 1942 based on the blue prints of a herringer ship dating from 1910, the ketch Notre Dame des Flots was trawling and netfishing in the North Sea until 1974. Deemed inadequate when new fishing techniques appeared, she was disarmed and left to rot in a boat cemetery at the port of Dunkerque. In 1976, Pitchoune, Jean-Pierre and Philippe bailed her out and started restoring her themselves. This was the start of 7 years of passionate restoration work.

Since 1983, Notre Dame des Flots has been sailing constantly on all the seas of the world ! In 26 years of sailing, Jean-Pierre and Pitchoune have covered a distance of more than 300000 sea miles.

For further information on Notre Dame des Flots : http://www.notredamedesflots.fr/

 Crew

The crew of Notre Dame des Flots is made of her Captain, a Second in command, a cook and a fishing guide.

Guidance :

All along the way a connexion-nature contact will be there to look after the successful convening of the journey.

Equipment :

  • Warm clothes
  • Waterproof windbreaker
  • Extra set of clothing
  • Bathing outfit or  pair of shorts for the bench
  • Sun glasses

 

Climate :

The Charantes islands and the Charante-Maritime coastline are defined by a particularly mild climate in the winter and cooling in the summer, due to ocean influence constantly changing. The islands of Ré and Oléron are surrounding the Antioch spillway, creating a real inner sea, “a small Mediterrannée” easily warmed up by the Gulf Stream and allowing very good weather conditions where thermic changes remain quite mild.

How to get there :

By car

  • Paris 467 km
  • Nantes : 146 km
  • Bordeaux : 180 km
  • Toulouse : 400 km

 

By TGV fast train

  • Paris-La Rochelle : 3h

 

By air :

La Rochelle airport/ Ile de Ré
www.larochelle.aeroport.fr

Availability:

See website (on the right) or contact us

Prices*

See website (on the right) or contact us

* Prices include

  • The lease of Notre Dame des Flots (including its Captain and mate)
  • 1 sea food tray incl. service
  • 1 nature guide
  • Guiding
  • Connexion Nature financial guarantee

 

Price includes:

  • Kapalouest catamaran rental (including its Captain and mate)
  • 1 sea food tray incl. service
  • 1 nature guide
  • Guiding
  • Connexion Nature financial guarantee

 

*Not included in the price

  • Transport to la Rochelle (unless requested)
  • Alcoolic beverages and sodas outside meals
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Individual travel insurance

 

Warning

Our company reserves its right to cancel a trip 24 hours in advance in case the weather is too bad for our being able to garanty the safety of the passagers. In case of a cancellation, Connexion Nature  will either suggest a later date or offer full reimbursement.

Nature trip grade 
De Fontanes Béatrix
07/26/2016

Une belle aventure

Aprés nous avoir ouvert le pont d'un grément magestueux et l'âme des grands loups de mer, nous avons vécu une aventure inoubliable tant sur le plan humain que dans la pratique de la pêche et de la navigation, guidés par de trés belles personnes passionnées et compétentes. Une autre façon de voir la vie.

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Fishing and sails adventure in la Rochelle
Fishing and sails adventure in la Rochelle

Embark on board the « Notre Dame des Flots » to enjoy an authentic sales and fishing adventure on a old sailing ship

Fishing and sails adventure in la Rochelle

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  • Audience : Group
  • Duration : 1 day
  • Place : La Rochelle / Ile de Ré
  • Maximum number : 25 persons
Votre guide
Dany Patrier
Guide pêche
Very keen on marine ecology, he takes people to discover the intertidal zone and the sea wealth and also offers boat outings.
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2 900,00 €

 
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