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Discovery cruises

An unexpected journey between the estuary and the ocean

There’s nothing like a seaview – or indeed a view from the sea. Here, you can take a boat trip along the coast and see the town from a new angle. For an hour or two, gaze at the coastline, beaches, cliffs, shipyard and quays across the water. From afternoon light to magical sunset, boat trips showcase all that’s stunning in Saint-Nazaire.

Embark on

discovery cruises

The ideal summer outing

The cruises are definitely a must when you come to Saint-Nazaire in the summer!

  • There could hardly be a nicer way to spend two hours than aboard a ship sailing along the coast, beaches and cliffs…
  • How many opportunities will you have to sail underneath the huge Saint-Nazaire Bridge or in close proximity to an amazing granite lighthouse?
  • Photographers will have a field day with all the beaches, coves, cliffs, but also the shipyard and harbour terminals…

Several cruises to choose from

Gain a new perspective on Saint-Nazaire by joining one of our daytime and evening cruises:

Live commentary in French. Cruises take place on ships having a capacity of 120 seated passengers. You will be accompanied by professional guides. According to the tide and the weather, tours can vary slightly.

Practical Information

Visitor info:

  • Booking essential
  • Live commentary in French only
  • Meeting point: Quai de Kribi –near Écomusée– at least 15 minutes before departure time, with your tickets.
  • See booking terms and conditions for groups of 20 people or more.

Prices – Discovery cruises

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  • Reduced price (on presentation of proof): students, job seekers, people with disabilities with one accompanying person, annual PASS holders.
  • Free admission for children under the age of 4.
  • Where can I buy tickets?
    • On this website
    • On site, 3 ticket offices: submarine base, fortified lock and Écomusée
  • Means of payment: cash, credit card (VISA and Mastercard)

How to get here?

Meeting point: Quai de Kribi –near Écomusée– at least 15 minutes before departure time.

There are several car parks close by.

Public transportation:

  • Saint-Nazaire is served by both the TGV and the regional trains.
  • From the railway station, the nearest bus stops to Écomusée are:
    • ‘Rue de la Paix’ (Hélyce line, daily) + 17 minutes walk
    • ‘Ruban Bleu’ (U2 and U4 lines, from Monday to Saturday) + 14 minutes walk


  • Mobility impairment: the cruises are not wheelchair accessible
  • Deaf and hearing impaired visitors: no specific arrangement
  • Blind and visually impaired visitors: guided sightseeing cruises
  • Mentally impaired visitors: weather-related risks

For further clarification or information, please call +33 (0)2 28 540 640