The Marseilles small boat is an ancestral traditional boat of the small trades of the sea, i.e. fishermen pillardiers. The good behavior with the sea of this kind of boat means that it is always used by the fishing sailors, and even by yachtmen. The hard maintenance of these boats out of wooden, which must be caulked each year, involves the slow disappearance of these boats. They sail again with the lateen sail on the southernmost coasts.
The small Marseille boats, “pointed” have belonged to the landscape of the city and fishing ports around Marseilles for more than a century. While maintaining ancestral elements of the local maritime inheritance, they have been indispensable representations of the Marseilles ports and profit. A renewed interest of these boats has developed over the last few years. The boats have appeared in public televised series like “Plus belle la vie” or “The Guardian” which was filmed in Marseille.
The small boats are made out of wood, with an engine. Fifty years of navigation and sailing with not a wrinkle in sight! Fifty years of navigation and not a wrinkle in sight! Not very fast, but safe. We offer a customised service with a preliminary quote: … The price includes fuel and safety equipment, the cover, the cooler, masks, swim ladder. This ride “Marseille Pointu” will suit family outings, individuals, groups, amateur fishermen to have a magnificent experience and lunch on the water,
Estimated to have listed today more than 90% of the small boats present in Marseilles which is quoted as being 502 boats, which are distributed mainly on 10 of the 14 ports in Marseille and particularly more concentrated in the Old man-Port and the port of Estaque.
Schedule: Open all Year
10:30 Rendez-vous at the old port at the exit of the subway.
11:00 Visit of the Pastis house, tasting
12:00 Lunch around the old harbor
14:00 Departure of the old port, in Marseillaise boat (Le pointed) with your captain
14:00 – 16:00 Visit of Marseilles in Marseilles boat and visit of the last shipyard of the sharp (historical)
16:00 Guided tour of the shopping district
Visit of the museum of the ball of pétanque
End of tour 18:00 – 18:30
For technical reasons certain elements of the program may be modified or replaced, the circuit and our rates are subject to change up to 30 days of arrival, mainly based on state taxes and local taxes in force of the similar wording and number of participants. In fact, the cancellation of one or more participants involves a rate change.