Benji Horizon Voile

Out at sea, training, delivery service - La Rochelle (17)

You who know the land, will discover the sea

Out at sea in La Rochelle

Come and sail aboard a yacht, whether with family or with friends, choose the option that matches your expectations.

« You who know the land, will discover the sea »

Take the helm, set the sails, stay on course, or let us guide you! I will be beside you to explain and answer any questions. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, I can guarantee that you will share my passion for sailing.

Book your sailing trip


Alone or accompanied:

The option "per person". You will set sail with me for a day or an evening. You will be accompanied by other passengers who, like you, wish to discover or improve their sailing techniques.

As a family or group:

The option "private booking" enables you to choose between one or several days. You will be alone on board with me. Together we will plot a course based on the weather forecast.


Daytime: 9:00am – 5:00pm

We will sail towards Fort Boyard, then we will anchor for lunch opposite the island of Aix before heading for the old port to see the two iconic towers of La Rochelle.

In the evening: 6:00pm - 9:30pm

We will take to the sea and head for the bridge at the island of Ré where we will carry out a few manoeuvers. Then we will go back and on a clear day, we will be able to enjoy a beautiful sunset over the sea.

Rates per person

1 person 120€ VAT
2 people 100€ VAT / person
3 people 85€ VAT / person
4 people and more 75€ VAT / person


Rates for private bookings

Day - 9am/5pm 490€ VAT
Half-Day - 9am/1pm or 2pm/6pm) 300€ VAT
Evening - 6pm/9.30pm 320€ VAT
Rates include the boat and the skipper but not supplies (food). The times can vary by plus or minus one hour depending on tides.


You will sail on board a Dufour 40 built in 2004. The 12-metre boat was designed and developed by Umberto Felci and PatickRoseo. It was elected "Yacht of the Year in 2003" and became the symbol of the revival of the Dufour shipyard in La Rochelle . It combines comfort and performance. Its very functional deck-plan allows for navigation by a complete or reduced crew. It has all the necessary equipment for safe navigation.

For those who choose the "group" option for several days, it is possible to sleep on board. The yacht has two double berth aft cabins and a shower, and there are two berths in the saloon. The forward cabin with its shower is reserved for the skipper.

Your skipper

Benjamin Bideau

I have been sailing since I was very young and started as a beginner on the 6.90 metre family yacht.

I studied and I passed "Marketing Techniques" exam and a professional degree called "Cadre Commercial Nautique”. Sailing has always been my passion and I completed my training and have the diploma "Captain Sailing 200" (professional skipper).

I have delivered numerous boats, which has allowed me to discover many European coastlines: Sweden, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Sardinia, Sicily, Croatia, Tunisia ...

On 27 May 2011 I created my company SARL Benji Horizon Voile to share my passion with others.

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