Increasingly, families, groups of friends and businesses are choosing to hire a boat to mark an occasion. There are a couple of options.
The Marco Polo
The Marco Polo was built in Sweden in the 1960s and designed for off-shore cruising. Composed of two large lounges, a new bar and a teak desk, she is both charming and beautiful. She’s moored at the the Embarcadère Montesquieu, Quai de Queyries, just across from Place des Quinconces. The ship can accommodate up to 150 passengers and sails to Cadaujac, Cadillac, Libourne, Pauillac, Bourg, Blaye…
The company offers wine tasting cruises, live music and cruises with stops for visiting fabulous vineyards and chateaux.
Croisières Burdigala has four boats based in Bordeaux available for hire. They navigate the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde on a custom-made itinerary. The company also runs a ‘bateau mouche’ guided cruise in July and August for individuals.
Their boats include: l’Aquitania (150 people), Burdigala (74 people) the boat taxi Clapotine (17 people) and the VIP yacht Léopard d'Aquitaine (12 people).