Vedettes de l’Odet
The Vedettes de l'Odet "nature in the spotlight!" »
Embark aboard the Vedettes de l'Odet for a cruise and discover the most beautiful maritime sites in southern Brittany: from the Glénan archipelago to the Odet river via the bay of Concarneau.
The Odet River
The prettiest river in France!
From Bénodet, go up the Odet river to Quimper. Along the route, splendid charming residences emerge. The castle of Kerembleis, the manor of Rosulien, the castle of Pérennou and its magnificent park which shelter centenary trees without forgetting the Orangery of Lanniron and its French gardens. The comments of the passionate guide who accompanies you, invite you to relive the time of the chatelains with surprising anecdotes. A real discovery of Cornwall.
The lush nature that borders the Odet offers a peaceful bucolic setting. Its wooded shores, between thorny forests and flowering rhododendrons in spring deliver a real palette of colors, all flown over by many sea and river birds such as little egrets, gray herons, terns or even the Belon shelduck.
The Grande Croisière Promenade allows you to know all the secrets of this preserved space. Depending on the tides, the boat docks in Quimper, capital of Cornwall and allows you to stop over to stroll through the historic district and visit St Corentin Cathedral. Conversely, by embarking in Quimper, stop off at Bénodet, a seaside resort with a taste for holidays with its beaches, seafront and restaurant terraces. Families with young children prefer the one-hour Petite Croisière, enough time to amaze the sailors.
From Bénodet to Sainte Marine, there is only the Odet to cross and it's so much more pleasant aboard the P'tit Bac.
The opportunity to relax in one of the two ports or to hike along the GR34.
The Glénan Islands
The unmissable destination in South Finistère!
Visiting the Glénan archipelago by the day or half-day means traveling to dream islands without jet lag. Here, the turquoise blue waters and the fine sandy beaches invite you to get away from it all from distant islands, hence the nickname of the Breton Caribbean!
After an hour of crossing, the boat docks on the island of Saint Nicolas, capital of the archipelago. Here, the decor is heavenly and no one lives there all year round. Saint Nicolas is home to a few second homes, the International Diving Center, the Glénans Sailing School and two café restaurants.
The walk along the decking offers a 360° view of the islands and allows you to reach the beautiful stretches of beaches. The Tombolo de Saint Nicolas, a magnificent sandbank discovered at low tide, allows you to reach the Bananec islet and invites you to relax on its dazzling white sand. The selfie is essential to immortalize your day! The Glénan archipelago has seven main islands and several rocky islets. Each island has its particularity: the sandbank of Guiriden, Penfret with its lighthouse, Cigogne and its fort, the beach of Loc'h or even Drenec and its nautical base.
The fauna and flora of Glénan are particularly protected. The Nature Reserves of Saint Nicolas and Île aux Moutons are home to many species of seabirds. In the spring, the Bretagne Vivante association carries out counts to check the evolution of the frequentation of these sites, in particular of the terns, plovers and oystercatchers which come to nest at the top of the dunes. Also, in April many naturalists come to observe the flowering of the Narcisse des Glénan, this endemic species. The dense and colorful aquatic vegetation offers a unique spectacle for divers. Scuba diving, snorkeling (snorkel) or more simply aboard Captain Nemo, the catamaran with underwater vision for a dive without getting wet in the largest aquarium in the world: the Atlantic.
The famous Glénans sailing school welcomes hundreds of trainees every year. Learning turns into passion for some future sailors or tall sailors. From St Nicolas it is also possible to rent a kayak to navigate freely in the archipelago and paddle from island to island.
You will have understood it, according to your desires it is up to you to choose the cruise formula that suits you to take full advantage of your day in the Glénan Islands: Evasion, Discovery of the Archipelago, Nature outing, Exploration underwater vision or even Escapade in sea kayak.
The bay of Concarneau
One of the most beautiful bays in Brittany!
City of art and history, Concarneau is famous for its walled town and its Festival des Filets Bleus. But it is also a city facing the sea to discover.
Set off on an hour-long cruise with commentary by a guide and visit Concarneau from the sea. After casting off at the fishing port, you sail around the Ville Close and the marina before heading out into the bay. Here, the panorama of the ocean extends 180°, from the tip of Cabellou to the tip of Beg Meil.
The Concarneau - Beg-Meil maritime link allows you to reach the country of Fouesnant after a 30-minute crossing. The small typical port of Beg-Meil, with its sandy coves, its coastal path leading to the semaphore and its authentic village will not leave you indifferent. By boarding at Beg Meil, it is very easy to stop over in Concarneau to visit the big Friday market and enjoy the summer entertainment in the fortified city: Leave your vehicle at Beg Meil, make your trips easier!
Hikers, you can admire the beauty of the Breton landscape along the GR34 coastal path.
Over twenty kilometers you will have the opportunity to discover the tip of Cap Coz, the pontoons of Port-la-Forêt, the cove of Saint Laurent.
Departures from Bénodet, Concarneau and Quimper from April to September
Departures from Loctudy, Beg-Meil and Port-la-Forêt in July and August
Vedettes de l'Odet - 2 avenue de l'Odet - 29950 Bénodet - 02.98.57.00.58
Area / capacity
- Groups accepted: maximum 300 people
Comfort / services
- Pet Friendly
- Access for people with reduced mobility
- Adult price Full price: up to €29,00 - Cruise on the Odet
- Child rate: from €7,00 to €26,00 - Cruise on the Odet
- Adult price Full price: up to €39,00 - Cruise on the Glénan Islands - Evasion Package
- Child rate: from €7,00 to €35,00 - Cruise on the Glénan Islands - Evasion Package
- Adult price Full price: up to €49,00 - Cruise on the Glénan Islands - Discovery Package
- Child rate: from €7,00 to €42,00 - Cruise on the Glénan Islands - Discovery Package
- Adult price Full price: up to €54,00 - Cruise on the Glénan Islands - Underwater Exploration
- Child rate: from €7,00 to €48,00 - Cruise on the Glénan Islands - Underwater Exploration
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