We offer outdoor activities in the heart of the Verdon Park

Thanks to its excellent location, in the heart of the Verdon Park and on the shores of Lake St. Croix, our Base Nautique municipal Les Salles sur Verdon is the ideal choice for your school projects, associative, personal or professional.

You will find below a description of all the outdoor activities that we can offer you.

Our nautical outdoor activities on Lake Sainte Croix

Funboat

Easy to stall, easy to navigate, the Funboat is the ideal base sailboat! Combining livability, stability, maneuverability and simplicity, the Funboat is extremely navigable. Designed with a modified tunnel shell, the Funboat is the perfect solution for anyone who wants to have fun on the water. No central drift means no hassle when you push back or return to your favorite beach. Just climb, hoist the sail and you’re done! Enjoy! We provide lifejackets and short wetsuits. You need a cap, sunscreen, sunglasses, old sneakers, a windbreaker and a swimsuit. Think about providing a hot spare outfit!

What you learn

  • Learning to manage balance
  • Advance using the sail
  • Learn to head to the bar
  • Knowing how to stop
  • Navigate at all speeds
  • Respect the environment
  • Follow the safety instructions

Catamaran

Very recreational and forgiving, the Hobie Cat 15 has excellent buoyancy. With its wide platform, it is the reference boat for school sailing and secure family recreation.
Its patented keel system with interchangeable wear pad has been designed for intensive use. The Hobie cat 15 club can carry up to 4 people thanks to its spacious and inviting platform.

We provide lifejackets and short wetsuits. You need a cap, sunscreen, sunglasses, old sneakers, a windbreaker and a swimsuit. Think about providing a warm spare outfit!

What you learn

  • Learning to manage balance
  • Know how to get off the beach
  • Learn to Sail with Advance
  • Know how to regroup and stop
  • Learn to navigate with the bar
  • Navigate at all speeds
  • Respect the environment
  • Follow the safety instructions

Kayak

Kayaking is a sport or recreational physical activity, practiced with boats propelled by paddles, including canoeing, kayaking, or rafting.

The kayak is practiced in leisure or in competition, in environments of calm water (ponds), wild water (rivers) and maritime (estuaries, sea). Safety implies control of the boat, technical and physical training, equipment, prior information of course conditions (weather, course conditions), coaching, etc., depending on the type of practice.

The kayak is a one-person boat in which one sits and is propelled with a double paddle. It is possible to practice slalom to develop the technique.

Equipment: 20 sea kayaks, 10 kayaks SX 230

We supply the life jackets. You need a cap, sunscreen, old sneakers, a windbreaker and a swimsuit. Think about providing a warm spare outfit!

What you learn

  • Embarkation and disembarkation
  • Manage your balance and movement
  • How to move the boat forward
  • How to find the full balance
  • Maneuver
  • Security rules

Polo Kayak

Would you also like to play this combination of water polo and canoe? Where do you start then? First of all, there are of course the rules of the game, because there is a referee present.

For the polo kayak, you must of course already know the basics of kayak navigation, and there are specific techniques of polo kayak: sprinting, turning, blocking & passing.

Are we ready? Then we will play a game!

Equipment: 10 kayaks SX 230

We supply the life jackets. You need a cap, sunscreen, old sneakers, a windbreaker and a swimsuit. Think about providing a warm spare outfit!

What you learn

  • Embarkation and disembarkation
  • Manage your balance and movement
  • How to move the boat forward
  • How to find the full balance
  • Maneuver
  • Rules Kayak Polo
  • Specific techniques
  • Security rules

Windsurfing

Lake Sainte Croix offers the best learning and development conditions for windsurfing. Thanks to its configuration, the lake remains calm.

Our recent equipment will adapt to your size and allow you a serene progression. Stable boards and light sails are a guarantee of fast success.

Equipment: 10 surfboards, neoprene wetsuits

We provide lifejackets and short wetsuits. You need a cap, sunscreen, old sneakers, a windbreaker and a swimsuit. Think about providing a warm spare outfit!

Beginner learns

  • To move with the help of the sail
  • Maintain a given trajectory
  • Learn to tack
  • Navigate at all speeds

Improvement

  • Learn to jibe (turn to the wind)
  • Check the basics (placement, trajectory …)
  • To move in every water condition
  • Start harnessing

SUP (Stand-up Paddle)

Stand-up paddle (SUP) is one of the most popular water sports of the moment. Lake Sainte Croix is the ideal spot for your first paddle trip (SUP) . How to put my SUP in the water? How to climb on it? How do I stand on the board with my paddle in my hand?

No problem ! Our team teaches you all the basics!

Equipment: 10 SUP’s + paddles

We provide lifejackets and short wetsuits. You need a cap, sunscreen, old sneakers, a windbreaker and a swimsuit. Think about providing a warm spare outfit!

What you learn

  • Set the length of the paddle
  • Carry the SUP and put it in the water
  • Taming your SUP on your knees
  • Position your feet on a SUP
  • Position your body properly to strike
  • The first paddle strokes
  • To fall well and climb on the SUP
  • Navigate at all speeds

Our terrestrial outdoor activities in the Verdon Natural Park

BMX

From the first few laps, your child was seduced by the BMX: he opened a new world for him, that of thrills on the handlebars of his machine. The exploits in the skatepark or race courses will wait a little, learning to pilot is the priority! What are the techniques to master before making his first figures?

Equipment: 22 BMX, 22 helmets

We supply the helmets. Don’t forget to take your sunscreen.

What you learn

  • Adjust the position of handlebar & saddle
  • Protection with helmet and gloves
  • The good bases of the piloting
  • The first techniques and figures
  • Explore the circuit of bmx

Archery

Archery is an accessible sport for children from 8 years old thanks to cupped arches, as well as for adults. Archery in group is the insurance to play sports while having a good time, you choose well the shooting distance for everyone to reach the target (from 6 to 10 meters for beginners ).

When you shoot the bow, you use your entire body. The upper part for maintaining the bow and pulling the rope, the lower part for support and stability. And the head in all this, that efforts to keep his concentration and not to shake before the departure of the arrow. All your senses are awakened: shooting with the bow means experiencing your real inner self.

Equipment: Children’s Bows + Cupping Arrows, Adult Bows + Club Arrows, 12 Targets

What you learn

  • Determine your eye director
  • The correct posture of the body
  • Aligning on the “line of fire”
  • Stability of the body
  • Place the arrow on the bow
  • Focus on the target
  • Security aspects

Secretariat

From Monday to Thursday
08:00-12:30 and 13:30-17:00
Closed on Fridays

The Nautical Base

From Monday to Friday 08:30-12:00 and 13:00-16:30 Closed on weekends

Port Margaridon

From Monday to Friday 08:30-12:00 and 13:00-16:30 Closed on weekends