With the Citypass, you also receive a ticket for a trip on the P’tits Bateaux electric boats. Come aboard five to seven-seater boats for an enjoyable trip of around an hour along the Vilaine river or the Ille-et-Rance canal.

The P’tits Bateaux electric boats let you explore the city and the surrounding areas from a quiet and safe craft. There’s no need for a licence, so it’s entirely up to you where you go exploring with these environmentally friendly boats made locally in Vigneux-de-Bretagne.  P’tits Bateaux welcomes you at the departure point on the Saint-Martin canal, in their nautical base, in the Prairies Saint-Martin park, the green lungs of Rennes city centre.

In this green oasis, there are many family activities on offer: children’s games, wildlife watching, a barbecue area, a kiosk, a bowling green and now the P’tits Bateaux and the Capitainerie café.

Advance booking required

We advise you to book this extremely popular activity as early as possible at the Tourist Office: either by online chat or at the counter on rue de Saint-Malo.

How long to plan for

Allow an hour and a half between your arrival, navigation instructions, the boat ride (approximately one hour) and the return of the boat. La Capitainerie also has a beautiful terrace where you can enjoy refreshments.

You will be able to share this themed tour with other friendly Citypass users who will also be on the boat! The passengers will have to decide who is going to be their captain. ID must be shown on arrival. Electric boat rides must be booked in advance.

For children between 2 and 16 years old, you can buy an additional child ticket at the Tourist Office at the discounted rate of €4. For safety reasons, children under 2 years old are not permitted on the boat rides.

How to get there

By metro: Line A, station Sainte-Anne or Anatole France, then 15 minutes on foot.
By bus: Line 12 to the Auberge de jeunesse stop and then 5 minutes on foot.
By bike: 8 minutes from the Tourist Office.

When to go

Citypass visitors are given specific time slots for these rides. To find out more and/or make a reservation, contact the Tourist Office by online chat or at the counter on rue de Saint-Malo.