Bordeaux is a beautiful city, with renewed facilities for plaisanciers and for both maritime and river cruise ships. This is an overview of currently available places to berth.

There are also ambitious plans to develop the Port de la Lune still further.

< The Chaban-Delmas lift bridge (the largest in Europe) opened in March 2013 and cost 157 million euros. It opens for cruise ships and high-masted yachts.

  • Bassin a Flot marina, opposite the submarine pens and close to the Pont Chaban-Delmas.
    Capitainerie – 33 (0) 5 56 90 59 34
    Intended for over-wintering
    Access 1hr before HW
    Waiting pontoon downstream of the lock

But unavailable until at least July 2013 because the large Garonne ecluse is closed for extensive repair works (at a cost of
2.5 – 3 million euros). Both the ecluse and the lock gates themselves have become filled with huge amounts of silt.

  • Ponton des Chartrons
    Temporary stay only
  • Port Bastide
    2 pontoons
    Yard facilities
    Slipway (usable at low water only)
  • Ponton Yves Parlier
    Temporary stay only
  • Ponton d’Honneur (Opened May 2011)
    155m of pontoon
    5 electricity/water points
    Free WiFi
  • Ponton Benauge
    Just upstream of the Pont de Pierre
    Boats on passage use the downstream section (nearerst the bridge)
    105m of pontoon
    Water + electricity
  • Fees
    The cost of mooring in Bordeaux has come under strong criticism, particularly from large boats and barges.
    These are the daily rates –
  • Under 10m – 10€, plus 5€ for services
  • 10m to 15m – 15€, plus 8€
  • 15m to 24m – 25€, plus 10€
  • Above 24m – 100€ + 10€ per m > 24m, plus 20€
  • Bookings must be made in advance – Online Bookings

Halte Nautique de Lormont

North of Bordeaux, in the shadow of the Pont Aquitaine autoroute bridge, East bank, lie the two pontoons of the Lormont Halte Nautique. The tidal ebb and flow can make this a somewhat lively mooring.
Capitainerie with showers – Tel 05 56 38 27 53 or 06 88 30 45 41 (mobile).

Bordeaux, Garonne and Gironde – Cruising in Detail