Our team

Sophie monitrice kayak

Sophie Bégin,
Environnement and kayak instructor

Pascal Rumeau,
Kayak and pirogue instructor

Accueil Jean

Jean Nettleship,
Informations and booking

port ostréicole kayak Arès
cabane ostréicole Bassin d'Arcachon

Becalou canoë kayak exist since 1998, thanks to a state financing programm to create Sophie Bégin employement.

She used to be in the french canoe polo team ( World Championship, 2004 bronze medal, 2002 silver medal ; European Championship, 2001 silver medal) and have been practicing kayak for over 30 years.

You’ll be touched by her passion of the activity trough the guided tours.


Whereas you choose a guided tour or not, you will discover the “Bassin d’Arcachon” and the area in an original, pleasant and convivial way.

Indeed, Becalou is not only a hiring place. Environment is always in the mind.

Being in an Oyster port helps.

You need adapted clothes for the activity and for the weather, including shoes.

Under 18 must be with their parents.

Under 6 years old, you’ll pay 3€.

When over, we apply the paddler price.

Paddling is tide permitting.

Booking is advisable.

Groups are welcome : families, … reduced price starts over 20 people.

Possible access for weel chairs.