• 100% nature, 360° of happiness !

    Less than an hour away from Bordeaux, the Arcachon Bay is one of the most beautiful landscapes of France where the ocean is inviting itself in the land. Thousands of treasures to be discovered in each season with the UBA boatmen.

  • 100% nature, 360° of happiness !

    Our group service gives a huge choice of boats for a capacity to welcome 1500 passengers. Made to measure programmes for all of your events: family or friendly parties, seminars, school trips and so forth...
    We are welcoming you the whole year to organize your arrival.

  • 100% nature, 360° of happiness !

    Choose an oyster farming aperitif for the pleasure, a meal with your feet in the water or a bike ride along the peak of the Cap Ferret... To complete your cruise, a lot of options to enrich your exploration of the Bassin !

  • 100% nature, 360° of happiness !

    Embark on board of our boats for a lunch, a dinner, or an aperitif, while admiring the emblematic landscapes of the Bassin of Arcachon : oyster beds, Ile aux Oiseaux and its cabins on stunt oyster farming villages of the Cap Ferret...

Choose your boat trip



Embark and discover an unique nature with the boatmen !

Since its creation in 1954, the Union of the boatmen of Arcachon will guide you in the center of this splendid setting. She is today the only one compagny of the Bassin to propose this choices of excursion thus a service of regular shuttle.
With their flotilla of 35 boats the BOATMEN OF UBA are giving you the best garanties of comfort and security. From the delta of the Leyre to the doors of the Ocean, you can enjoy ideals condition of visits and of cross.
Be welcomed on board !



Last born of the UBA flotilla this boat will revolutionize the water travel world : 18 m long, hybrid propulsion, space optimized, sound comfort, able to bear 49 persons with an easy access for the disabled, with a total respect for the environment. Completely quiet in electric mode without CO2 emission, it is presaged that it will be the eco-sail on the Arcachon Bay.

Inspired by the elega ...


  • Sailing toward the birds’ Island

    "Board toward The Birds’ Island and oyster-farming villages, appointment at Canon for an oyster-farming aperitif and meet some oyster farmer passionate by their profession !"

  • Stop at an oyster farmer house for an oyster tasting

    "Our team is listening to you to organise your familial events or your friend trips."

  • A cabin on stilts

    "Most of your seminaries are accompanied with a relaxing break, choose to enjoy a cruise on boy with a stop for lunch at Cap Ferret in front of the Dune. Contact us, we offer an huge choice of personalized services."

  • Oysters beds

    "Cruise with stop, gourmet cruise, boat/bike circuit, day program. During the whole year, discover our multiple options"