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Croisières Inter-Iles boat trips

Croisières Inter-Iles boat trips: Fort Boyard and the islands in the Strait of Antioch !

Set sail with us and discover the three local islands, Ré, Aix and Oléron on board one of our Inter-Iles cruise boats. We’ll take you as close as possible to the unmissable Fort Boyard! !

Come on board one of our boats

We offer you a range of boat trips to the islands and Fort Boyard; visit the Charente Maritime with its beaches, fortifications and islands

Departures are available from several ports. For a stopover trip to Aix Island and a trip to Fort Boyard, you can leave from La Rochelle, Boyardville, Saint-Martin-de-Ré and Saint-Denis d'Oléron (July and August).

Stopover trip to Aix Island, the "Imperial island”

This boat trip includes a close-up view of Fort Boyard before taking you on to the ‘pearl of the Antioch Strait’…, otherwise known as “Aix, the Imperial Island”.

The whims of the tide will determine the actual length of your stay, but you will be able to enjoy a stopover visit of several hours on this unspoilt, multi-faceted island: history, nature, fortifications, oyster farming, heritage sites, beaches, restaurants, walks, bike trails, trips by horse and carriage...

Boat trip with a close-up view of Fort Boyard

Fort Boyard was originally designed to defend the Royal Arsenal in Rochefort, but its final destiny was to be very different….

This excursion will take you first of all to the middle of the Strait of Antioch between the islands of Aix and Oléron. As we sail around it, you will have plenty of time to take photos of Fort Boyard, the famous ‘stone vessel” and you will learn many interesting (and sometimes surprising!) facts from our guided commentary.

Stopover trip to Rochelle, the ‘beautiful and rebellious’ city!

This stopover visit will give you time to stroll along the pedestrian streets around the port and to discover the history of the old town, the different museums, the parks and other walking areas…or to indulge in some shopping…

Stop over trip to Aix Island and La Rochelle

This boat trip includes a close-up view of Fort Boyard before taking you on to the ‘pearl of the Strait of Antioch’, otherwise known as “Aix, the Imperial Island”, and then ends in La Rochelle at the foot of the city’s iconic Towers.

The morning on Aix Island will give you time to appreciate the fortified village and its wild, unspoilt surroundings crisscrossed by pathways, as well as the restaurants and shops…

The afternoon in La Rochelle: time to visit the old town, the shops, the harbour sea front or the Aquarium…

Trip to Fort Boyard and a stopover in La Rochelle

This day trip begins with a sea crossing out to Fort Boyard. Then it’s on to La Rochelle where we moor at the foot of the Towers at the entrance to this famous ‘beautiful and rebellious’ city.

Choix muThen the choice is yours: a wide array of restaurants, visit the old town, go shopping, take a walk along the harbour front, visit the Aquarium...

This excursion is only available from Saint-Martin de Ré in July and August.

Stopover trip to Ré Island

This is a non-stop sea crossing to Saint Martin, the capital of Ré Island.

With its rich historic heritage, Saint Martin is a lovely place to visit: enjoy its bustling, festive atmosphere with its famous market, its antique sellers and the wide range of shops around the port.

You can also go walking around the fortifications of the old Citadel or hire a bike to go cycling on one of the many cycle paths.


Only available in July and August, this is a non-stop crossing to Saint-Denis d'Oléron. Once there, you will be able to discover the Chassiron Lighthouse or go riding along the many cycle paths (bike hire available).




Operating times

Our boat trips start at the beginning of April and finish at the end of September. They continue at weekends in October and start up again during the All Saints November holiday period, as well as during the February school holidays and weekends in March (subject to favourable weather conditions).

Departure times available at

Ticket prices

From La Rochelle :
Aix Island stopover: 28.50€/Adult
View of Fort Boyard: 19.00€/Adult
From Boyardville :
Aix Island stopover: 21.50€/Adult
View of Fort Boyard: 16.50€/Adult

Prices vary according to the service chosen and the port of departure.

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Croisières Inter-Iles

3, Promenoir des Coureauleurs

Le Gabut

17025 LA ROCHELLE Cedec 1

Tél. : 0825 135 500 (calls cost: 0.15€ TTC a minute)


Moored at the quayside or out at sea, the Croisières Inter-Iles Company makes its boats available for private hire for birthday parties, weddings, business meetings etc. An original way of celebrating your events! 

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