The locks are open 16 hours/day on average and separate the ferry terminal from the port upstream. The 90 minute journey from the canal to the sea and Caen gives passengers a taste of the land's history and sights like Sword D-Day beach, Château de Bénouville or Pegasus bridge. The canal has the advantage of being a constant waterway which makes loading and offloading passengers easier.
Caen-Ouistreham port has full port facilities and services : steering/towing/mooring, 24/7 ship service, ISPS standard, waste removal/bunkering/refuelling available.
- Caen-Ouistreham is the nearest port from the main D-day landing sites. Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah Beach can be discover on a half or full day trip from Caen.
- From William the Conqueror to the Battle of Normandy, Caen boasts a rich architectural and historical heritage. Abbeys, château, museums old stone houses and a great shopping area.
- Discover the "Marvel" of Normandy and the breathtaking landscapes of the bay
- The land of apple orchards, stud farms and half-timbered houses, one of the most famous area for fine gastronomy and great products.
- Visit in Caen the three iconic landmark of William the Conqueror : the "château" one of the largest fortress in Europe , and the two outstanding "Abbaye-aux-Dames" and "Abbaye-aux-Hommes"
- Take advantage of a plenty of golf courses and play on the most amazing spots in the region like cliffs with breathtaking views on Omaha Beach or the typical Norman's green landscapes.