Hoist the sails in Brest harbor aboard Loch Monna!
Want to treat yourself to a memorable moment during your stay in Brest? Come aboard the Loch Monna for a unique cruise to discover the harbor, and take part in the sailing maneuvers on this 50s shellfish.
A few hours aboard Loch Monna...
- Sail on an authentic shellfish from Brest harbour
- Listen to the fascinating anecdotes told by captain Yann
- Take part in manoeuvres like a real sailor!
Loch Monna, an authentic shellfish in Brest harbour
This morning, you'll rendezvous at the port of Tinduff, in Plougastel-Daoulas, where your ship, the Loch Monna, awaits you. On the program: a 3-hour cruise around Brest harbor. On board, Yann Roger, a captain as fascinating as he is passionate, will explain the history of this 11-meter-long shellfish, born
in 1956, which dredged scallops and maerl until the late 80s. Since 2012, Yann has been taking small groups of passengers on a tour of the harbor and introducing them to traditional sailing maneuvers.
* Departures from Brest or the port of Terenez in Rosnoën during the summer, please contact us for more information.
Discover Brest harbor aboard a traditional sailboat
A Brest experience to be savored! Aboard the Loch Monna, you'll discover, from the sea, the varied landscapes of the harbor, between creeks and cliffs, beaches and small harbors. And, of course, Brest and its ports as you've probably never seen them before. On the calm waters, barely stirred by a light breeze, you'll come across kayakers, windsurfers and paddlers, and maybe even be lucky enough to be visited by a few dolphins!
Yann guarantees a seasickness-free cruise! The boat's design and the absence of swell in the harbor limit movement. For those who don't have sea legs!
Learn traditional navigation maneuvers
The Loch Monna welcomes passengers in small groups of up to 14 people. You'll have plenty of time to chat with the captain in a friendly atmosphere. But don't think you'll be twiddling your thumbs, because you'll be put to good use! Yann will teach you the rudiments of traditional sailing. You'll learn how to hoist and steer, just like a real sailor. And even the youngest sailors can take part in the maneuvers!
All you need to know about scallops
In its early life, Loch Monna was a shellfish farm. Indeed, the waters of the Brest roadstead are particularly well-suited to the growth of scallops. The scallop, characterized by its large coral, is highly prized by gourmets. During your cruise, Yann will tell you a host of anecdotes about the history of scallop fishing in the bay. Did you know, for example, that octopus and starfish are among its top predators?