Boat trips in the Bay of the Somme
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The Baie de Somme by boat

  • 98passengers
  • 3boats
  • 40minute crossing

Le Commandant Charcot

all aboard

Head for Saint-Valery-sur-Somme and all aboard the Commandant Charcot. At the helm, Captains Forest, father and son. Captain Forest (senior) is a former fisherman, his face weathered by sun and spray. The pier is at the marina and the ticket office is housed in a little round house, red and sandy beige, inspired by traditional seaside resort architecture. From the boat you get an entirely different view of the coast, the landscape, the quays at Saint-Valery, you get to see some lovely villas. It's a restful and reinvigorating excursion.

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme© Alba Bayès
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme©Vues d'ici
Commandant Charcot, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme©Commandant Charcot
Commandant Charcot © Sam Bellet
Commandant Charcot © CRT Picardie
Commandant Charcot, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme©Frédéric Léonardi

Trips available

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Saint-Valery-sur-Somme to Cap Hornu round trip: 40 min. outward/return
This trip to the centre of the Baie, between St Valery and Le Crotoy, gives you an overall view of the Baie de Somme.
Prices: 12€ adult / 8€ child (3 to 12 years)

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme to Le Hourdel round trip: 1 hr 15 outward/return, Sunset 1 hr 15 outward/return.
This trip takes you from one end of the Baie de Somme to the other, from Saint-Valery-sur-Somme (harbour at the end of the Somme canal) to Le Hourdel (last port in the Baie de Somme before the open sea).
Prices: 16€ adult / 11€ child (3 to 12 years)

Commandant Charcot 80230 Saint-Valery-sur-Somme Tel.: 03 22 60 74 68

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From the sea you get a different view of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, of its marina and the villas along the quays.
Commandant Charcot, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme© Frédéric Léonardi
le_petit_charcot.jpg© Le Petit Charcot

Le P'tit Charcot


A rigid-hulled inflatable boat for 12 people, based at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme. You can hire it for personal use (family or group of friends) for a private tour of the Baie de Somme. Single rate: 35€ per person - Trip lasts 1 hr 30

Let's talk ToCapitaine Forest

Commandant Charcot

During the trip I talk about the glorious history of this fishing port, now a seaside resort, about the Baie and how it is silting up, about sand banks where you can run aground, about buoys ...