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Old 15 Dec 2007
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Best way to book a Comanav ferry online?

I cannot find an english option for the comanav ferry website. Is there another site where I can book a ferry from Sete to Tangier using Comanav? I have not been able to find any with online booking for this route.
It appears that Comanav is cheaper than Comarit....
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Hi mate, nice one for posting this - I'm also researching prices and routes at the moment.

In short, you don't seem to be able to buy online. Tickets for Comanav can be got through Southern Ferries in the UK by calling: 0870 499 1305. But you need to have an address in the UK for them to send them to; so no good if you're already on the road.

I think that the Sete-Nador route only operates in the Summer, so Sete-Tangier is the only option available now. But the prices actually seem quite high; I was quoted like £125 for a single ticket for one person, with a bicycle.

I've also looked on the ComaRIT site, and there is a taffif sheet which suggests that bikes/cycles are 55E with an 'all-inclusive' seat [does that mean inclusive of ticket price? who knows..] at like 42E. That seems cheap. So comaRIT may actually be cheaper, but from what I can see the only ticket agents I can find are in Morocco and Belium.

So what I am planning/hoping to do is buy a ticket at the port in Sete. I have just sent an email to all the addresses I can find which I think might be in someway be related to either of these elusive companies in the hope that they can tell me if there are ticket offices at the Port. It looks like there are agents for ComaNAV in montpellier; these secret agents call themsleves 'Euromer'.

It's all so confusing isn't it.

Anyway, I will let you know the result of my emails, though don't hold your breath. In the meantime, perhaps someone else can tell me if there are ticket agents for Comarit of Comanav or whoever else sails between France and Marocco at or near the port in Sete?

EDIT: Actually Mokii, how much was the tarrif you found with Comanav? I've found the price for a 'sel;f catering pullman seat', which is only like 35-40E, but can't find the tarrifs for taking a cycle/motorbike. Where did you find that?


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Can you definatley get a m/bike on the ferry from sete?

Any info would be appreciated.

Regards.Darren
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The specialist in France is Euromer, Euromer : Traversées maritimes à destinations de l' ALGERIE, du MAROC, de la TUNISIE

If you are able to read french ( or with a translater ), you can call or send an email perhaps someone is speaking english

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Hi Monkii
There is ( or there was 8 months ago) a booking office for the Sete - Tanger ferry on the quay side in Sete, I think the address is "Quay de Alger" or something similar. I'm not sure if it is for Commanav or Commarit or both, but I purchased a ticket here approx 2 years ago.
Just a word of warning, I booked an open return ticket and it was a nightmare trying to re-confirm my return sailing date whilst in Morocco so best to book a single or a std return.
There is only a few sailings each week so best to book in advance as the boat does fill up especially around Christmas and Muslim festival times.
Panderingpeter thinks the route is expensive but bear in mind the price will include 2 nights accomodation and all your meals (thats about 10 meals with a return ticket).
Southern Ferries in the UK tend to add lots of commision onto the price and they are not always very helpful on the telephone; If you can find a way to book from the uk please post on the Hubb.

Good luck Kev
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