Sail on the River Orne, explore the canal from Caen to Colombelles or head out to sea to discover the D-Day landing beaches. Whether by electric boat, sailboat or jet ski, experience an unforgettable water adventure and let yourself be seduced by the maritime treasures of Caen la mer.

Balade sur l'Orne en bateau électrique

1# Rent an electric boat or pedal boat on the Orne

Discover the beauty of the River Orne in total tranquility by hiring an electric boat or pedalo from the Fil de l’Orne water sports center. Departing from the city center of Caen, cruise along a peaceful river while admiring the surrounding countryside. The city soon gives way to nature. Ideal for an outing with family or friends, this activity promises a moment of relaxation along the water. For a unique experience, bring your own picnic on board !

Bateau La Presqu'île, Caen

2# From Caen to Colombelles on the Presqu’île Boat

Come aboard the Bateau la Presqu’île and let yourselves be guided along the canal from Caen to Colombelles. Enjoy a guided cruise as you discover the history and secrets of this emblematic canal. From the Abbaye aux Dames to Petit Lourdes, passing under the impressive Calix viaduct. A unique experience that combines relaxation and cultural discovery.

3# From Colombelles to Benouville on a Rowboat

The Vedettes Baie de Seine offers you a memorable boat trip between Bénouville and Colombelles. Departing from the famous Pegasus Bridge, let yourself be lulled by the lapping of the water as you listen to the anecdotes told by your captain.

4# Sea trip on the Poseidon to discover the Landing beaches

Embark on a historic adventure aboard the boat Poséidon. Departing from the port of Ouistreham, you will discover the D-Day areas of Sword Beach, Juno Beach and Gold Beach from a different angle. You’ll sail as far as the artificial port of Arromanches, where you can admire the remains of the D-Day pontoons that are still visible. A sea trip rich in emotions and discoveries.

Cap canal mer

5# Navigating the canal with Cap Canal Mer

Leaving from the Ouistreham marina, Cap Canal Mer invites you to take a boat trip on the Caen canal. Enjoy this escapade to discover the charms of the canal and the surrounding area. An ideal way to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the water.

Capt & sea

6# Rent a motorboat with Capt & Sea

Looking for freedom on the water? Hire a motorboat from Capt & Sea and set off on an adventure. Arm yourself with your boating licence and let yourself be carried away! Be surprised by the beauty of the coastline or by a magical encounter with dolphins! Explore the surrounding area at your own pace.

Jet ski Ouistreham

7# Jet ski trips

For thrill-addicts, opt for a jet ski trip. Enjoy a thrilling experience on the water and let the speed and adrenalin take you away. An exciting activity for the most daring!

Cap Canal Mer - Voilier

8# Sailing trip on a sailboat with skipper

Set sail with an experienced skipper and discover the pleasures of sailing with Cap Canal Mer. Depending on what you want to do, the skipper will invite you to try your hand at sailing: hoisting the sails, taking the helm, steering the boat or simply relaxing while admiring the horizon. Surrounded by seabirds, if you’re lucky, you may even come across dolphins and seals! An unforgettable maritime adventure.

Stand up paddle bording tour at Ouistreham

9# Paddle, Catamaran and windsurf with the nautical centre ocean

For water sports enthusiasts, the nautical center Ocean offers paddle, catamaran, sea kayak and windsurf hire. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced sailor, you’ll find the right equipment to enjoy the pleasures of the water to the full.

To discover even more water-based activities and organise your outings on the water, check out our full list of water-based activities here.