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Yacht Charter Brittany

Southern Brittany is the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable sailing vacation along the northwest coast of France, with our base at La Trinité-sur-Mer providing easy access to the celebrated cruising grounds of Quiberon Bay and the Île de Groix.

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Highlights

  • Charming harbours and villages
  • Local French wine and seafood
  • Quiet creeks and coves

Sailing west coast France

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Experienced sailors will be hard-pressed to choose between Brittany’s many wonderful harbors and ports, superb beaches, scenic islands and bays, quiet anchorages and quaint villages.

Highlights of your Brittany sailing vacation will include the lovely creeks and coves of the Île d’Arz’s and scenic walks on the Île aux Moines, favorite destinations for those looking to unwind.

We’d also recommend taking time out to see the many prehistoric megalithic structures of the Morbihan area and Brittany’s most impressive Neolithic site on the uninhabited island of Gavrinis. 

When sailing along France’s Atlantic coastline, be sure to sample the local cuisine, cider, crepes and wine, especially Muscadet from the Loire, which pairs perfectly with the region’s abundant seafood. 

The coastline of southern Brittany really is a sailor’s dream, with strong currents and varying tides making it perfect for skippers with experience of tidal ranges. So, while you don’t need a sailing license, we would recommend you have sound sailing experience.  Alternatively, you can hire a local skipper to show you the best of Brittany’s coastline.

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Bareboat

For experienced sailors, a bareboat charter is the perfect getaway..
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Skippered

Relax and leave all the sailing to a professional skipper.
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Easy crewed

The simplest, hassle-free way to charter a crewed private yacht.

Fully crewed

Your own private yacht for an all-inclusive luxury sailing vacation.

Cabin cruise

Reserve a private ensuite stateroom on a modern catamaran.

SailShare

Low package rates for island-hopping aboard a sailing yacht.

Aqualodge

Get closer to nature on the perfect self-catering Caribbean holiday.

Power Catamaran

Cruise faster and see more on the perfect charter boat.

Things to do in Brittany

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Sail to Belle-Île-en-Mer

The name means ‘beautiful island in the sea’, which is fitting as the island has a fine position in Quiberon Bay on Brittany’s southwest coast. The island has four small villages to explore.

Morbihan Megalithic Sites

A quiet bay in southern Brittany, the Gulf of Morbihan is connected with the Atlantic Ocean by a narrow channel. Morbihan is filled with megalithic sites and fascinating stone structures, which are some of the most ancient found anywhere in the world. No wonder it’s one of our favorite things to do in Brittany.

Sept-Îles (Seven Islands) archipelago

If you’re on a longer charter, head around the coast off Perros-Guirec to seven peaceful, mostly-uninhabited islands attracting an unusual number of rare birds that otherwise rarely nest in France, including the beautiful puffin. The islands have been made a national reserve to ensure their protection.

Explore the harbor of Saint Goustan in Auray

Wander along the quay of this scenic port and enjoy the beautiful historic buildings along cobblestone paths, quaint cafes and waterside bars.

The megaliths of Carnac

One of the top things to do in Brittany is to visit these world famous standing stones, which are 7,000 years old and one of the most important sites of European prehistory. Their sheer size and number make them the largest group of standing stones of this type in the world.

Weather insights

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When is the best time to go to Brittany?

The best time to visit Brittany is from April to October, when the weather is warmer.

High season is in July and August. August, the hottest month, averages a daytime temperature of 78°F and an average sea temperature of 66°F, making it the best month for swimming. During the month of June, you can enjoy nearly 11 hours of sunshine on most days. 

December is the wettest month with an average of 2.4 inches of rain and January is the coldest month at 46°F.

What are the sailing conditions in Brittany?

The sailing conditions in Brittany are oceanic with year-round winds. The wind mainly blows moderately from the southwest. On sunny days, it is generally quiet in the morning with winds reaching force 3-5 in the afternoon due to thermal winds. Sailors will appreciate the agreeable conditions during April, May and September, making it an ideal time for a Brittany sailing vacation. 

There are special sailing considerations as Brittany has the fastest tides in Europe. The large variation in the tides creates very strong currents. Quiberon Bay is sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean swells by the Quiberon peninsula, Houat and Hoëdic islands, which makes for easier cruising conditions. The Gulf of Morbihan is also sheltered from the Atlantic but has significant tidal ebb and flow.

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Sailing Brittany with Dream Yacht Charter

Yacht charter Brittany, France

Brittany sailing offers so much choice as you navigate the Gulf of Morbihan. Take the helm and plan your dream vacation on one of our fleet of catamarans and monohulls. Find out more about our Brittany bareboat fleet.

Skippered yacht charters Brittany, France

You can enjoy sailing Brittany even if you don’t know how to sail. We can find a skipper for you to sail your yacht while you enjoy the region’s highlights with your guests.

Brittany sailing itinerary

Take a look at our Brittany sailing vacation suggestions

Brittany 7 Days
Other Itineraries
7-day itinerary Brittany: Hoëdic – Belle Ile

Day 1

Hoëdic

Day 2

Noirmoutier

Day 3

Ile d’Yeu

Day 4

Le Croisic

Day 5

Houat

Day 6

Belle Ile

Day 7

Back to the marina

7-day itinerary Brittany: Belle-Ile (Sauzon) – Houat/ Le Crouesty

Day 1

Belle-Ile (Sauzon)

Day 2

Groix

Day 3

Les Glénans

Day 4

Port-Louis

Day 5

Hoedic

Day 6

Houat/ Le Crouesty

Day 7

Back to the marina

7-day itinerary Brittany: Ile au moine – Houat

Day 1

Ile au moine

Day 2

Le Bono

Day 3

Hoëdic

Day 4

Belle Ile

Day 5

Groix

Day 6

Houat

Day 7

Back to the marina

14-day itinerary Brittany

Day 1

Houat

Day 2

Le Croisic

Day 3

Ile D’Yeu

Day 4

Les sables d’Olonne

Day 5

Ile de Ré (Saint Martin de Ré)

Day 6

La Rochelle (Les Minimes)

Day 7

Oléron (Saint Denis d’Oléron)

Day 8

Bourgenay

Day 9

Saint Gilles Croix de vie

Day 10

Noirmoutier (l’Herbaudière)

Day 11

Pornichet

Day 12

Hoëdic

Day 13

Belle Ile

Day 14

Back to the marina

Useful information for yacht charters in Brittany

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Where is Brittany?

The region of Brittany is located in northwest France, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Bay of Biscay and the English Channel.

How do I get to Brittany from the US?

For your yacht charter in Brittany, you can fly into Nantes Atlantique International Airport (NTE) or Rennes–Saint-Jacques Airport (RNS) via other European cities.

We can arrange airport transfers to our marina, which takes roughly one hour and 30-minutes from both airports by car.

What is the language spoken in Brittany?

The official language of Brittany is French.

What is the currency for Brittany?

The currency in Brittany is the Euro (EUR).

What documents do I need to sail Brittany?

US citizens must have a passport issued within the past 10 years, valid for a minimum of six months at entry and an additional three months beyond the planned date of departure. Visas are not required for stays of less than 90 days. 

Talk to us to make sure you have the correct documents before you travel for your Brittany sailing vacation.

How do I get around Brittany?

You can get around Brittany by rental car, taxi, bus or train. We can arrange airport transfers, so please contact us for details.

What is the Wi-Fi like in Brittany?

There is free Wi-Fi at our marina and you can hire a 3G modem for your yacht in advance of your charter. Internet access is available via cafes and Wi-Fi hotspots, but you may need to pay. Cell phones can work depending on zones, but don’t forget the roaming fees.

What regulations are there in Brittany?

Night sailing is forbidden in the Gulf of Morbihan. For night sailing in other areas, request permission from the base manager before leaving the marina.

Where can I find weather forecasts in Brittany?

You can find weather forecasts on the MeteoFrance website both before and during your Brittany yacht charter.

What provisioning is there in Brittany?

There are plenty of choices for provisioning in Brittany. Please refer to the base guide.

What baggage can I take on my Brittany sailing vacation?

Please take only soft bags and not suitcases as they are too cumbersome on board.

What is the electrical current in Brittany?

The land electrical current in Brittany is 220V.

What is the dialing code for Brittany?

The dialing code for Brittany is +33.

What is the cancellation policy for Sail Share?

We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits.

Our Sail Share cabin cancellation fees are:

  • More than 90 days before original embarkation date: 25% of the charter fee
  • 89 – 60 days before original embarkation date: 50% of the charter fee
  • 59 – 30 days before original embarkation date: 75% of the charter fee
  • Fewer than 29 days before original embarkation date: 100% of the charter fee

How flexible is the itinerary for a Sail Share charter?

Our yacht itineraries are designed by our destination experts and are set to showcase the best of the destination’s highlights. They are set and not flexible, even if you book all the cabins.

What happens if the weather changes while sailing on a Sail Share charter?

The skipper may decide to change the itinerary if there is bad weather.

Can I choose which cabin I want when I book a Sail Share?

Choose a double cabin with shared bath, or private bath for an additional fee.

Are there child or age restrictions for Sail Share?

Minimum Age: 16 years old

Ever considered a Cabin Cruise?

As pioneers in the industry, Dream Yacht was one of the first to develop the Cabin Cruise concept. It’s an ideal choice for solo or couples travelers seeking relaxed adventure, exotic destinations, and unique local cultures in an intimate, social setting – in comfort at sea.

Our promise

Private accomodations

Comfortable and private standard double cabins with ensuite bathroom

Curated itineraries

Experience world-class destinations, local culture and excursions with our expertly curated itineraries

Accessible

An affordable and intimate experience without the need to book an entire yacht or provide sailing qualifications

Vetted crew

Enjoy our professional crew with a strong local knowledge and friendly service

Full board meals

Enjoy fresh and delicious cuisine prepared and served daily

Choose your mood

Relax on deck socializing with fellow travelers, kayak or snorkel from your yacht, or enjoy exploring ashore

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Absolutely amazing! Fred + Isabelle were so accommodating and did so much for us. Isabelle’s food was incredible. Thanks so much!

Laura

Exumas Cabin

Excellent. Very professional and great service!

Thomas

Antigua Bareboat

Just what we needed coming out of a year of lockdown, to see new places and connect with nature. Highly recommended for your next sailing adventure!

Johan

St. Martin Bareboat

Excellent cruise and very good stay. Skipper attentive, very pleasant and very professional.

Maxime

Guadeloupe Skippered

Just returned from another fantastic sailing week at your base in Pula and I would like to thank everyone involved for making this possible on such short notice and without any problems.

Mathias

Croatia Bareboat

The marina itself is a perfect starting point with great facilities! The Lagoon 42 was in good condition and the skipper was amazing and very knowledgeable of the area.”

Jonathan

Spain Skippered

What an AMAZING experience. We’ve just returned from a week long skippered charter from Corfu, sailing around the beautiful islands of the Ionian. Paxos, Antipaxos and Corfu Old Town were beautiful and the secluded bays we had the pleasure of visiting thanks to our local skipper, Nicholas, were simply overwhelming. Fly and flops are no longer for us – we’ll be chartering with DYC for the foreseeable future.

David

Greece Skippered

Our group of 10 had an AMAZING time in French Polynesia from May 21-28, 2022! The food was amazing, our captain and chef, husband and wife: Henry and Mehee (sp), were incredible and the whole experience on board was a dream! We can’t wait to book another trip through DYC

Katie

Tahiti Crewed Premium

DYC provided a great sailing experience for my extended family on 2 monos out of Scrub Island. The boats were in great shape and preformed perfectly and the staff were friendly and helpful. Having worked for a number of charter companies over the years DYC is one of the best.

Charlie

British Virgin Islands Bareboat

Baja is my favorite place now. There was something for everyone: sailed under northerlies with mostly calm evenings, snorkeled, fished, bummed it on the sandy beaches, enchanted by pelicans feeding, greeted by the barking sea lions and explored the Ispiritu Santo island geology. DYC La Paz base provided competent professional support with a well provisioned and maintained boat. We were nourished well by an onboard cook arranged with DYC freeing us all for more play. A vacation and an adventure connected with nature.

Taiyoko

Mexico Crewed Premium

All staff were fantastic and made our trip very memorable. Incredibly friendly and welcoming, the food was amazing. The service throughout the trip was always first class!

Tommy

Thailand Cabin

Absolutely recommended. Perfect service and set up. Will charter again and will recommend Dream Yacht Charter anytime.

Zahradnik

Turkey Bareboat

I just returned from 3 weeks of amazing sailing with my family on one of your catamarans in Sardinia. I would like to express my thanks to our skipper Simone and Daniela, our hostess.

Giles

Sardinia Bareboat

For a first cruise as a skipper, the Mediterranean is great. The Dream Yacht Charter service is too!

Thomas

France Bareboat

We had an incredible trip and actually got engaged on the first night of our sail! We will certainly be back one day. Thank you for getting us ready for our charter. We were definitely beginners but he gave us a very thorough but very easy to follow training and it gave us a lot of confidence.

George

Australia 

The on board experience was way beyond our expectations. Isabelle provided exceptional three course meals. We could not believe her creativity and delicious meals. Thomas was an excellent skipper. He was always on the lookout for our needs. Thanks guys!” Spira, New Caledonia bareboat with crew charter

Spira

New Caledonia Bareboat

Yet again another fantastic sail with another great crew. Thanks again to a great captain and cook. Was totally fantastic.

Connie

Seychelles Easy Crewed

It’s always a pleasure sailing with DYC in the UK. Great team, great boats, great sailing. Very flexible and work hard to make your trip a success. Many thanks.

Derek

Brittany Cabin

Unforgettable spots to snorkel and beaches. Very experienced crew. Highly recommend.

Simone

No Country Selected Bareboat

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