The Basque Coast has three privileged sites for cruise ship stopovers.
This is one of the lines of development on which the port community, tourism partners and municipalities of the Basque Country are all focussing.
Cruise ship stopovers contribute to consolidating tourism in the Basque Country and projecting an attractive image of the territory internationally.
Ports of call
- In the Port of Bayonne, ships can dock at the Edmond Foy quay. Located just a few hundred metres away from the historic city-centre, it is perfect for passengers with reserved lanes for taxis, minibuses and coaches. Liners enjoy excellent mooring conditions, as well as a whole range of port services to ensure stopovers run smoothly.
- In Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Hendaye, liners moor in the bay. The town-centre is just a few minutes away for passengers with a tender service (passenger vessels). In the event of adverse weather conditions, liners can easily shelter in the Port of Bayonne around twenty nautical miles away.
This cruise ship activity is coordinated with other French Atlantic and Channel ports, which are part of the French Atlantic Ports Association.