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Bordeaux, Lonely Planet’s ‘Best City 2017’, is an unmissable destination and a unique stop-off point. Superyachts can put down anchor in the very heart of the city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage listed site.

The number of superyachts that choose Bordeaux as a destination is growing every year: Sailing Yacht A, Pelorus, Skat, Kismet and Sea Walk are just a few examples of superyachts that have docked in the “Port of the Moon”.

The shipping channel through the Gironde estuary allows passage all the way up the river until the pont de pierre, which sits in the centre of Bordeaux. To access the centre, the Jacque Chaban-Delmas bridge is raised, allowing boats with an air draught of over 11 metres to pass underneath. The bridge was built in 2013 and raises its central span up 47 metres for 12 minutes to let ships pass through

Bordeaux Harbor has the appropriate reception solutions for ship repair, wintering, refit and retrofit of passenger ships, yachts… It accompanies you in all your steps, in connection with a network of specialized companies of the territory (motorization, securing, painting, design, furnishing …). In a secure area in the heart of the city, close to restaurants, bars, cinemas, hotels… Contact: f-ader@bordeaux-port.fr

The port of Bordeaux proposes several pontoons and naval posts:

Ponton d’honneur (Pontoon of Honour)

155 metres long, this pontoon welcomes yachts with a displacement of up to 1400 tonnes.


The 2 docking stations for cruise ships beside the Quinconces esplanade host the superyachts with a displacement of over 1400 tonnes.

Ariane Pontoon

With a width of 5 m and a berthing face of 45 m, the Ariane pontoon can accommodate boats and ships of up to 110 m and 3,500 tons of displacement. It has access to drinking water and sanitation. Waste collection by barge is possible on request.


Bordeaux Métropole (for the pontoons) :

Tel. : +33 5 56 93 93 56

Email : plaisance@bordeaux-metropole.fr

Port of Bordeaux (for the docking stations on the quays) :

Email : capiport@bordeaux-port.fr

To enquire about docking at other terminals in the Port of Bordeaux, notably the Bassens terminal, please contact the harbour master’s office of the Port of Bordeaux:

Tel. : 05 56 90 59 34

Email : capiport@bordeaux-port.fr