Details for Port de Plaisance de La Rochelle

Port de Plaisance de La Rochelle

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Average rating 3.5 stars from 4 reviews

Address Port des Minimes
La Rochelle 17026

Phone+33 (0)5 46 44 41 20

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Mr. Gourmel



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


The marina has been extended north in 2012. The access to the Vieux Port is now a narrow channel with the chance of meeting sizeable ferries. When the wind is blowing hard from the NW, considerable attention is required, expecially if you are entering on a busy summer weekend afternoon.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 5
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 80
Beam max: 15

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: For the travel lifts, the current price is based on the weight of the boat.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: 230V

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Yes - Water taxi from Les Minimes to the Old Town.

Pump out






Yes - There is a charge for hot water.







Yes - Large area for all boat services adjacent to Les Minimes Marina.





Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities

Yes - Large area adjacent to Les Minimes Marina where almost all boat services are available, from hull to engine to spars and sail repairs.

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - WiFi available for Euro 1 per day from Capitainerie - good signal strength.

Boat ramp availability



Other services


Reviews for Port de Plaisance de La Rochelle
Wow. This is one big marina., 2015-08-07
Captain: , Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK (1090)

The marina is very visable as you approach from the sea as all the masts blot out the sun. This is one BIG marina.

When entering first check in on the hammerhead directly infront as you turn to stb at the entrance. You will then be allocated a berth and excorted there by a member of staff (this is a good job as it would be pretty easy to get lost!).

Wifi is additional to the marina fee at 1E as is hot water in the showers, again at 1E, but they do offer a 3rd night free after staying for 2.

Town is a long walk away but there is a water taxi or you can borrow bikes from the marina office which are free for 2 hours.

There is some lovely walking/cycling to the south and La Rochelle is well worth the stop.

Biggest marina in Europe being even more enlarged, 2013-06-22
Captain: , Hamburg (50)

We got our new boat delivered here and spent therefore quite some days in this Marina (March to May, 2013).

In this time, the marina was under heavy construction, being enlarged even more. Therefore, the walk to our pier was enormously long. Furthermore, the car parking at the temporary "entrance" was quite chaotic.

About the staff is not a lot to say, as we hardly met any - except of those who screamt at us when we tried to park our rental car. This is a marina where nobody appears to take your mooring lines. But as a compensation, it's really expensive.

For provisioning, you need to go by rental car or taxi to one of the shopping centres around. You cannot even get a piece of bread in a walking distance. Absolutely recommended ist to go shopping to the market in the city centre, specially on Saturday. Here you understand why the French have the best food in Europe.

The ship chandleries along the harbor are also surprisingly bad - the try to buy some metres of 8mm stainless steel anchor chain was unsuccesful.

La Rochelle itself is a very nice pittoresque town with lots of restaurants and cafes for any taste - but also these rather expensive.

Picturesque and safe, 2012-01-19
Captain: , New York (160)

Excellent port with all ammenities, full facilities at a variety of yards, 20 minute walk to town. Excellent food and sites but very expensive, a tourist, maritime town worth a visit. I made three visits and enjoyed them all

La Rochelle, 2011-06-15
Captain: , Kinsale, Cork, Ireland (257)

There are several choices for docking in La Rochelle, Les Minimes Marina, a huge 3,500 berth marina (soon to be expanded to 5,000 berths - 2011) which is at the entrance. Visitors berths are few, but easily accessed, close to the Capitainerie. The Vieux Port, which is right within the City walls, has 2 berthing choices, one of which is accessed through a lock open only around high tides (duration dependent on height of tide). There is also the Bassin des Chalutiers, to the right of the Vieux Port, also accessed through a lock, which is the event space for big sailing events in La Rochelle.
Les Minimes is a bit out of town, but has a good bus (and water taxi) service into town, both of the others are essentially downtown, adjacent to all facilities of this popular tourist destination.
La Rochelle is a major centre for all sorts of boat building and has facilities and services to match, with almost every boat equipment supplier being represented here.

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