Fort Boyard, an ancient prison. A grey building / fort surrounded by water in Ile d'Aix, France.

Small boat cruising around Fort Boyard

Sail around 19th Century fortress of Fort Boyard and land with expedition boats at île d’Aix.

Included in your cruise
  • Sail around the 19th Century fortress of Fort Boyard
  • Enjoy an expedition boat landing
  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

  • Duration


  • Booking code


  • Notices

    Appropriate warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Fort Boyard is a small island-fortress 68m long and 31m wide built over and artificial platform set on an underwater bank. Completely surrounded by water, the fort stands alone in the middle of the sea between Île d’Aix and Île d’Oléron, protecting the approaches to arsenal of Rochefort. Due to its challenging location, construction took over fifty years between 1801 and 1857.   

While tendering you to Île d’Aix we will make a detour towards the fort, sail around its small perimeter and then continue towards our landing site. We might also do it in reverse, sailing around the fort on our way back to the ship.