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Vedettes des Iles Chausey
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Am enthusiastic traveller wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
When we booked this trip, they told us that from that boat you can see dolphins and seals. This is a CON!!! There are none! It’s just a boat ride around the island on a very oversubscribed boat! We were packed in like sardines in a can! Most of the seating was inside, and because we were last in the queue, there were not enough seats We were squashed into a tiny corner and had to stand. If you visit the island, I would recommend waiting until you get there and then I would book one of the small boats that the locals seem to have on offer. The boat company is greedy and loaded as many passengers on as they can at once and had no regard for our enjoyment or experience once they had taken our money! Avoid!
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Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
Lee S wrote a review Sep 2018
Coulouvray-Boisbenatre, France19 contributions5 helpful votes
Chausey is a fantastic place. You can follow the easy paths and see everything this place has to offer. From the unique rocks, resembling an elephant and monks all created by the tides, to the tranquil sandy coves,where the water is very clear and inviting. I would recommend taking a picnic and booking the boat in advance.
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Date of experience: September 2018
_lambert_claire wrote a review Sep 2018
Lowestoft, United Kingdom22 contributions11 helpful votes
We booked this as we wanted to see mont Saint michel as it was too far by car, and this trip said it went to mont Saint michel, however we went round the headland mont Saint michel came into view and we slowed right down then the boat turned around and headed back! We would have needed binoculars to see anything, looking at a picture postcard would have given us a better view! Very disappointing. Commentary was also all in French, a lot of tourist trips abroad repeat what is said in English after the home tongue. However saying all that we enjoyed being out on the sea and we did see some dolphins
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Date of experience: August 2018
1 Helpful vote
IanandGilly wrote a review Sep 2017
Christchurch, United Kingdom457 contributions227 helpful votes
Make sure you book the ferry well in advance (particularly if going over the weekend). Unless of course you have a boat! We were fortunate to be taken there by friends who know the island and we went on a fabulous sunny day; we spent 5 hours walking the island, taking photos and having a paddle in the crystal clear sea. Topped-off by a beer in one of the bars we really had a great time. A word of warning - off season the last ferry is packed; fortunately they laid on 3 ferries but the queue took nearly an hour to clear.
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Date of experience: September 2017
nikistokes wrote a review Aug 2017
Derby, United Kingdom8 contributions6 helpful votes
We booked on the day and found the staff helpful. We took the 12.00 boat out and the 18.30 boat back (they sent 2 boats then as so many were booked - they dock side by side and you get onto one and walk through). It's easy to find the boat at Granville harbour and the staff help you on if you need it. The ferry is small and basic (no cups of tea for sale!) but very clean and tidy. We sat outside both ways as it was a nice day, although it got a bit chilly on the way back! It takes about an hour and you can see Mont St Michel for most of it! The Grand Ile itself is small - the map you get from the ferry is deceptive, you can easily walk to anywhere on the island. We walked out to the Elephant Rock and explore the rock pools on various beaches (not being sitting on the beach people - but the beaches are perfect for that too!). We walked around on the path that blurs private and public spaces - you have to be careful you don't end up in anyone's garden! It was a hot day and you get the extra beating from the sun/wind you get from any boat/island trip so don't forget your hat, water and sun cream. There's a shop near the quay that sells drinks, pastries, snacks, ice creams etc at reasonable prices and takes card payments. Next door to that is a bar with free wifi that also take card payments. There is a nice garden for shop/bar customers. There's a hotel/restaurant that we didn't go in but we did see a member of staff popping out for crabs on an ad-hoc basis - presumably he only catches them to order, so nice and fresh! There are a lot of birds on the island and they are mostly not afraid of people so you get to see them close up. There are 2 quays - a stone one for high tide and a wooden for low. It's pretty obvious which you need. All in all we had a brilliant day out. The ferry for 4 was Euro 89, but we didn't spend much for the rest of the day.
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Date of experience: August 2017
3 Helpful votes