Brittany Ferries, partenaire officiel de la Transat Jacques Vabre

The Transat Jacques Vabre is a double-handed transatlantic yachting race which has taken place every two years since 1993. This year the sailors will set off from Le Havre on 7th November, headed to Martinique. By supporting this fifteenth edition of the race, Brittany Ferries confirms its desire to champion the ports and regions it serves.

Ille-et-Vilaine fire service

Brittany Ferries’ crews are working in partnership with the firefighters of the Ille-et-Vilaine fire service to further improve maritime firefighting training. The two organisations have already been linked for 20 years by a partnership that has been strengthened with the signing of this new agreement on Tuesday 12th October. Thanks to the alliance, Brittany Ferries’ officers and the Ille-et-Vilaine fire brigade will be able to carry out onboard firefighting training under real world conditions.

Conserving the marine environment (in partnership with ORCA)

Our company is supporting ORCA – a charity working to protect whales, dolphins and other marine life. ORCA wildlife officers live and work on board during crossings to Spain in spring and autumn. They inform and entertain passengers with presentations on cetaceans, and the delicate ecosystem these fascinating creatures inhabit.

The effect of climate change on the sea (in partnership with the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation)

For 30 years, we have been assisting the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation For Ocean Science (SAHFOS) by towing measuring devices behind our ships. These monitor vital parameters including plankton levels and sea temperatures. The data we collect is used by marine scientists and policy makers to address marine environmental management issues such as harmful algae blooms, pollution, climate change and fishing.

Working in partnership with French tourism stakeholders: Le Grand Ouest Destination Campaign

Brittany Ferries is an active contributor in an annual marketing destination campaign called ‘Le Grand Ouest’. Together with Atout France, the French tourist development agency, and the regional tourist boards in Brittany, Normandy and Atlantic Loire Valley, Brittany Ferries is committed to inspiring the British to discover or rediscover the destinations served in western France.


Brittany Ferries and VisitBritain, the tourist board of Great Britain, are teaming up to launch a campaign which aims to attract more French tourists across the Channel

Inspire French visitors to discover the British region. In the last few years, London has become the unrivalled flagship destination for French visitors to Great Britain. This new partnership with VisitBritain aims to achieve a more balanced pattern of French visits throughout Great Britain. It emphasises the regions, in particular those of Southern England such as Hampshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, all of which are easily accessible from Brittany Ferries’ ports, and which have a lot to offer in terms of landscapes, history, heritage and gastronomy. Above all, the campaign is about getting French visitors to explore Great Britain more deeply. The partnership between Brittany Ferries and VisitBritain was signed on the 5th November 2013, and includes a full communications plan bringing together the Brittany Ferries and VisitBritain brands, and promoting new products and destinations for tourists throughout the south of England.

Working with the educational sector

Each year we sign training agreements with educational establishments and the Region of Brittany. We work with 18 Breton vocational colleges specialising in hospitality and tourism. Since 1993, 4,650 students have taken part. We enrol more than 100 trainees each year, and we pay the vocational educational tax on behalf of the colleges. 2007 saw the creation of a professional qualification for restaurant waiting staff, recognised by all catering professionals. Brittany Ferries’ participation has so far allowed 29 waiters and waitresses to qualify.

Interreg project

The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to the amount of €16, 1 million. Together, project partners will reinvent the way the economy, environment, communities and brands interact - focusing on sustainable, low-impact tourism activities to secure the future resilience of our natural and cultural assets.

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Seasonal employment

Each year for over two decades, Brittany Ferries has provided 50 seasonal jobs for students training to work within the hospitality sector.


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