Whether learning to sail in a dinghy, racing around the bay in a speedboat or chartering a luxury superyacht for a week, being on the water around Cannes is a very special experience. With the Cannes Islands just offshore and famous Saint Tropez an easy cruise away, there are many gorgeous places to drop anchor, dive overboard… or just enjoy the view as you float along the French Riviera.
Popular activities for those chartering out boats are onboard parties, sailing around the Cannes Islands or watching the spectacular fireworks displays that light up the coast of Cannes in summer. You can also charter a yacht to follow the fantastic sailing regattas along the Cannes coast, getting a close up view of the action.
Sailing: Those wishing to learn to sail in Cannes have several options, with sailing schools offering lessons year round, including specific classes for children. For experienced sailors wanting a thrilling experience, you can charter out a classic sailing yacht, or even become ‘race crew’ during one of the regattas. Contact a yacht broker for more details.
Day boat rental: There are plenty of day charter experiences. You can hire out a small dinghy or speedboat to explore this sensational coastline, or hire out a ‘party boat’ for group events catering to up to 100 guests for parties, weddings, corporate events etc.
Weekly yacht charter: For those with a healthy bank balance, a yacht charter on the French Riviera is one of life’s great experiences. Prices vary immensely- starting at around 4000 a week for a bareboat (without skipper), ranging right up to a million euro a week!
For information on chartering yachts and planning boat trips along the Riviera, see our guides and get in contact with a yacht broker.
For those who don’t have the budget for boat rental, you can still get out on the water by taking one of the regular ferries running to the Cannes Islands. It’s a nice trip over to the islands, taking about half an hour- and it’s a cheap way to enjoy the view of the coast and get access to these glorious islands. You can also do tours of these islands.