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Is it a boat? Is it a bus?

This is the best way to reach the Ile Tatihou, which is worthy of a day's visit. The castles and... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
Mummy, do the boats have legs?

amphibious boat advancing on wheels when the water is not deep enough,. magic for children. island... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Tourlaville, France
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Ile de Tatihou, 50550 Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, France
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

This is the best way to reach the Ile Tatihou, which is worthy of a day's visit. The castles and the botanic gardens are great. The boat sailed from St Vaast add was a pleasant way to travel. After a few hours on the Ile...More

Thank SergeLourie
Reviewed 8 May 2018

amphibious boat advancing on wheels when the water is not deep enough,. magic for children. island near the coast in front of Saint Vaast (city of St Vaast oyster) .. Pronounce; Saint VA La Hougue. On the island, you can visit the museum, the Vauban...More

1  Thank ylq500
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The traversees ( thats, the boat as opposed to the island) is stable enough but was badly handled on our crossing. On a smooth water in good visibility the helmsman could not help but show how clever he was and performed a poor full power...More

1  Thank DevonJasper
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I think this is realistically the only way to get to and from Tatihou. Yes you can walk there at low tide but unless you are going to stay for 12 hours (to get the next low tide) you will need to take this amphibian...More

Thank ReidAK
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We took the amphibious craft as it was high tide. Not having been on this sort of craft it was an experience and a tick in a box.

Thank Bern C
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Usually a two-way journey - depending on the tide, but it is possible to walk to or from St Vaast at low tide times (although you're still likely to get your feet wet!

Thank GiRoMo70
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I took my little nephew and brother to visit the Ile de Tatihou and taking the ferry was a quick trip and also a great time with the family, it's a good value and can stop you to walk back in low tide and be...More

Thank Eric F
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We enjoyed our trip being driven though the oyster beds to the island, but it was as unsteady as a water crossing - its only short - about 10 mins so no seasickness set in. We returned on the water but to a different point...More

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Drive like an open coach on wheels into the sea, float across like a boat, and drive out of the water at the far side. An interesting feat of engineering which appeals to all lovers of unusual vehicles. Well worth a trip. Also Ile Tatihou...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The lie Tatihou lies just off the coast of St Vaast la Hougue and after an eventful history as a military fort, a school for disadvantaged children and a Colonie de vacances, it has been stunningly and sensitively restored as a nature reserve and field...More

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