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Water sports

So you want to make a splash? The Île d’Yeu is awash with water sports. With such a range of exciting activities on offer, it’s up to you to choose what floats your boat!


The « Yacht Club » offers a range of different packages to suit you:

  • Beginners’ or improvers’ lessons: courses available for different ability levels and different boat types. You can also hire a boat or have a private lesson with a qualified and professional instructor on a supervised stretch of water.
  • Sailing trips: Introduction to sailing on board one of the club’s two schooners (9 m sailing boat for 12 people). You will learn the basics of sailing as well as how to handle this type of vessel by taking the helm or hoisting the sails with a qualified instructor. You will receive a handbook during the session.
  • Le Jardin des Mers: a club for children aged from 4 to 6 years, which introduces your crew to sailing as well as the ocean environment, and all run by an experienced and qualified team.
  • Open: May - September from 9 am to 12 noon and from 2 pm to 5 pm
  • For children from 4 years
  • Adress: Ecole Française de Voile  85350  L'ILE D'YEU
  • Tel +33(0)2 51 58 31 50
  • E-mail:
  • Website:


  • « Ile Evasion » offers you the opportunity to run wild in the wind throughout the year on Ker Châlon beach, next to the campsite. If you are into thrills, freedom and the great outdoors, this activity is for you! Introductory sessions, beginners’ and improvers’ courses for groups and individuals. Learn in a safe environment


  • Discover the coastline of Île d’Yeu in a whole new way on a paddle board or mega board with « Ile Evasion ».
    Courses, sessions and board hire, themed trips (sunset in Vieux Château Bay, etc), fitness, several packages, different sites.

    Choose and book your activity:

    - in high season (July/ August): in person at Les Vieilles beach (near the slipway) from 9 am to 6 pm,
    - out of season: From April to June and from September to October, booking required,
    - Sunset trip in Vieux Château Bay: from 8 pm to 9 pm on Les Sabias beach: booking required,
    - Courses or board hire, different packages and sites.
    Book in person or by phone +33(0)
  • The « yacht club » also offers stand up paddle board trips.


  • « Free surf School » is on Les Vieilles beach and at the ready to introduce you to the joys of surfing. By yourself or with your family, come and make the most of the Atlantic waves.

    Book your session by phone.


  • « Sub'Evasion », an FFESSM and Ministry of Youth and Sport approved diving centre, offers a wide range of activities:
    - Scuba diving introductions (from 8 years),
    - Children’s diving (from 8 years) working towards Bronze to Gold Diving Certificates.
    - Trips: wrecks, nature, photo, Nitrox, Trimix, interventions, mooring, inflation.
    - Inflation: air and mixtures.
    - Courses and N1 to MF1 certificates, Nitrox and Trimix courses.
    - Snorkelling trips for ages 6 plus.
    Book by e-mail, phone and in person.
  • Open: throughout the year, every day from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:30 pm to 6 pm
  • Adress: Port de la Meule  85350  L'ILE D'YEU
  • Tel: +33(0)2 51 58 59 59 /
    +33(0)6 09 74 33 79 
  • E-mail:
  • Website:
  • « ANGES »: The aim of the North Biscay Underwater Wrecks Association is to discover and introduce others to the wrecks around the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier.
    For further information, visit their website...
Copyright : ©association Ange


  • « Caval Kayak » offers trips by kayak, canoe and other paddle boats from the island and the mainland, and all year round for members.
    - in summer time : Courses, rentals and guided outings on the beach of Les Vieilles or the Marais Salé, every day from 10 am to 7 pm. Booking required,
    - during the rest of the year : Possible activities depending on weather
  • Open: From 15 June to 15 September (pour non-adhérents)
  • For children from 7 years
  • Adress: 11 Chemin des Borderies  85350  L'ILE D'YEU
  • Tel: +33(0)2 51 58 35 71 /
    +33(0)6 31 29 82 16
  • E-mail:
  • Website:
  • The « yacht club » also offers kayak trips. For further information, visit their website...


  • « Sub’Evasion » permit course, private lessons, getting started.


  • « L’embrun » welcomes you on board the Émissole for a fishing trip with Frédéric Cantin, an Île d’Yeu-based former sailor and fishing instructor. Frédéric is a qualified instructor (with Ministry of Youth and Sport BP JEPS leisure fishing certification) and sells fishing supplies. He will share his fishing experience and advise you on equipment suited to your needs.
    « L’embrun » will introduce you to fishing with live bait or fly-fishing with trips lasting from 2 to 8 hours, searching for different fish species: seabass, pollock, sea bream, etc.
    « L’embrun » can also hire you a boat for the week: information on demand. 
  • Open: Throughout the year
  • For children from 8 years
  • Adress: Quai de la Chapelle  85350  L'ILE D'YEU
  • Tel: +33(0)2 28 11 21 37
  • E-mail:
  • Website: