How To Choose the Best Day Charter Yacht in the French Riviera

Choose your perfect Cannes Day Charter

Charter Brokers Cordy and Ben have provided their top tips for selecting the perfect day charter yacht for this summer in the South of France.

See our French Riviera Day Charter Page to see the destinations in the region where we have yachts available for day charters.

Step One: How many guests do you have vs. how many guests can the yacht hold?



In the yacht titles below, you will find the charter yacht “capacity”. This is the maximum number of guests that are permitted for a day charter in French waters. This is set by government safety regulations and maritime law, and is not flexible. There are no differences between adults and children.

Choose a charter yacht with only a slightly higher capacity than your number of guests, as bigger is usually more expensive. A charter yacht with a capacity for 40 for only 10 guests will be expensive per person! (Don’t worry about the crew – they are not included in the guest capacity).

The sleeping capacity, or the capacity for charters outside of port, is usually the number of berths on the yacht. This is usually far less than the day charter capacity. Please see each yacht description for more details.

Step 2: What Is Your Charter Yacht Budget?

When you click on a yacht title, you will be sent through to the yachts page, which will show you everything you want to know about the yacht, including the price. There are typically 3 components to the cost:

  • The Charter Fee - This is the cost to hire the whole yacht, including crew, and for a select few, will include a VIP package of champagne, soft drinks and towels. Please ask a broker if this is applicable to your preferred yacht.
  • Food & Drinks - Please feel free to bring on board your own food and drinks. Alternatively, we can provide you with provisioning lists and arrange catering, so that all of your preferences are on board before you board the yacht.
  • Fuel - Unless otherwise specified by your broker, fuel is typically either prepaid in an APA (Advanced Provisioning Allowance), or paid at the end of the day before disembarkation, when the Captain tells you how much fuel you've used. For more information on APA, please click here. Please remember that large yachts and high-performance boats will naturally use more fuel than hiring a smaller motorboat.

Step 3: What Style of Charter Yacht?

From Cannes, 99% of crewed day charter boats are motor boats. Depending on what kind of itinerary you're looking at for the day, there are bound to be some yachts that are more suitable than others. If you're looking for water sports or a quick journey to either Monaco or St Tropez, you might consider looking at a faster and larger yacht, to ensure that your journey is as comfortable as possible. If you're only looking to cruise along the French Riviera or a spend a day out to the Iles des Lerins to relax, you may prefer to have a yacht that is not as fast but has excellent decks and outdoor spaces.

If you're not sure what yachts will suit your itinerary, please ask your broker and they would be happy to help choose the perfect charter yacht to suit your preferences.

Step 4: Timings

A typical Cannes Day Charter is from 09:00 until 18:00, as you must pay for the gas before the station closes. However, if you have specific plans, you may be able to extend these hours, subject to availability and pricing.

Step 5: Check Availability?

Once you have selected your preferred charter yacht, send us an enquiry with your number of guests, required date, and preferred yacht - each yacht has an enquiry form at the bottom of its page - and we will quickly confirm availability with the owner, and send you a proposal.

See our Cannes day charter guide

More information on Cannes Yacht Charter

Sort through the charter yachts below or use these handy links to quickly find the yachts that best fit your needs:

Motor Yachts:   Crewed
Monohull Sailing Yachts:   Bareboat (inc. Bareboat with Skipper)  |  Crewed
Catamarans:   Bareboat (inc. Bareboat with Skipper)  |  Crewed
Yachts for Special Events:   Motor Yachts
User Ratings:   Top-rated yachts

Displaying: Motor Yachts in Cannes
LITTLE ONE - Baia Italia 70 - 3 Cabins - Antibes - Cannes - Nice - St Tropez VIEW 5 REVIEWS 
LITTLE ONE
    Baia Italia 70 - 3 Cabins - Antibes - Cannes - Nice - St Tropez
  • Baia Italia 70 Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 22 m
  • Year: 2008 (Refit 2018)
  • Cabins: 3
  • Berths: 6
  • From €25800 per week
VIEW 5 REVIEWS  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 6
  • Cabins: 3
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 22 m (74' 4")
  • Year: 2008 (Refit 2018)
VIEW 5 REVIEWS
From €25800
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"LITTLE ONE is a bright and eye-catching Baia, with so much open space for sunbathing!"

HARVEST MOON - Pearl 60 - 3 Cabins - Monaco - Cannes - St-Tropez - Antibes VIEW 3 REVIEWS 
HARVEST MOON
    Pearl 60 - 3 Cabins - Monaco - Cannes - St - Tropez - Antibes
  • Pearl 60 Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 17 m
  • Year: 2011
  • Cabins: 3
  • Berths: 6
  • From €17000 to €18500 per week
VIEW 3 REVIEWS  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 6
  • Cabins: 3
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 17 m (57' 8")
  • Year: 2011
VIEW 3 REVIEWS
From €17000 to €18500
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Fantastic yacht, great reputation and a service-orientated crew; look no further to explore Cannes, Monaco and St Tropez this summer!"

SUMMER BREEZE - Pearl 75 - 4 Cabins - Cannes - Golfe Juan - Monaco - Antibes - St Tropez VIEW 6 REVIEWS 
SUMMER BREEZE
    Pearl 75 - 4 Cabins - Cannes - Golfe Juan - Monaco - Antibes - St Tropez
  • Pearl 75 Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 23.2 m
  • Year: 2014
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From €37000 to €39000 per week
VIEW 6 REVIEWS  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 23.2 m (78' 4")
  • Year: 2014
VIEW 6 REVIEWS
From €37000 to €39000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"One of the finest charter yachts available in the South of France. Make the most of her spacious flybridge, the perfect area to relax with your loved ones and take in the amazing French Riviera."

RHINO A - Riva Domino 86 - 4 Cabins - Cannes - Antibes - St Tropez - Amalfi Coast VIEW 4 REVIEWS 
RHINO A
    Riva Domino 86 - 4 Cabins - Cannes - Antibes - St Tropez - Amalfi Coast
  • Riva Domino 86 Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 26 m
  • Year: 2011
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From €47600 per week
VIEW 4 REVIEWS  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 26 m (88' 8")
  • Year: 2011
VIEW 4 REVIEWS
From €47600
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"The most popular Riva Domino available for charter with unrivalled testimonials. If you charter any yacht this summer, make it this one!"

SOJA - Seanest 25m - 4 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - Portofino VIEW 2 REVIEWS 
SOJA
    Seanest 25m - 4 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - Portofino
  • Seanest 25m Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 25.6 m
  • Year: 2007
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 9
  • From €31800 to €34000 per week
VIEW 2 REVIEWS  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 9
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 25.6 m (87' 4")
  • Year: 2007
VIEW 2 REVIEWS
From €31800 to €34000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"One of the most stylish yachts in her class with a fantastic charter layout."

MAXI BEER - Ferretti 881 - 4 Cabins - Antibes - Cannes - St Tropez - Monaco - Villefranche
MAXI BEER
    Ferretti 881 - 4 Cabins - Antibes - Cannes - St Tropez - Monaco - Villefranche
  • Ferretti 881 Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 27.03 m
  • Year: 2012
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From €50000 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 27.03 m (91' 3")
  • Year: 2012
From €50000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"A striking Ferretti 881 luxury motor yacht offering a spacious flybridge with jacuzzi. MAXI BEER has a tight knit crew of 4 who have multiple seasons together under their belt, ensuring you get the very best summer holiday!"

MOLLY MALONE - Princess 95 - 4 Cabins - Cannes - St Tropez - Monaco VIEW 2 REVIEWS 
MOLLY MALONE
    Princess 95 - 4 Cabins - Cannes - St Tropez - Monaco
  • Princess 95 Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 29.3 m
  • Year: 2008 (2013 Refit)
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 9
  • From €54000 to €60000 per week
VIEW 2 REVIEWS  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 9
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 29.3 m (99' 2")
  • Year: 2008 (2013 Refit)
VIEW 2 REVIEWS
From €54000 to €60000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"The ultimate Princess motor yacht available on the French Riviera - she has a wonderful crew with outstanding testimonials."

TOBY - Cerri Flying Sport 102 - 5 Cabins - Italy - Amalfi Coast - Sorrento - Naples - Capri - Monaco VIEW 7 REVIEWS 
TOBY
    Cerri Flying Sport 102 - 5 Cabins - Italy - Amalfi Coast - Sorrento - Naples - Capri - Monaco
  • Cerri Flying Sport 102 Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 31.5 m
  • Year: 2009
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 10
  • From €43000 to €58500 per week
VIEW 7 REVIEWS  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 31.5 m (107' 6")
  • Year: 2009
VIEW 7 REVIEWS
From €43000 to €58500
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"The most successful open sports yacht for charter in Italy, perfect for the Amalfi Coast during the summer."

FIRECRACKER - Sunseeker Predator 84 - 4 Cabins - Antibes - Monaco - Cannes - St Tropez - French Riviera VIEW 3 REVIEWS 
FIRECRACKER
    Sunseeker Predator 84 - 4 Cabins - Antibes - Monaco - Cannes - St Tropez - French Riviera
  • Sunseeker Predator 84 Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 26.49 m
  • Year: 2011
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From €43000 to €48000 per week
VIEW 3 REVIEWS  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 26.49 m (90' 9")
  • Year: 2011
VIEW 3 REVIEWS
From €43000 to €48000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"With spacious deck great for entertaining and spectacular interiors, look no further for your summer yacht charter!"

NO.9 - Sunseeker 115 Sports Yacht - 5 Cabins - Monaco - Cannes - St Tropez VIEW 1 REVIEW 
NO.9
    Sunseeker 115 Sports Yacht - 5 Cabins - Monaco - Cannes - St Tropez
  • Sunseeker 115 Sports Yacht Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 34.5 m
  • Year: 2014
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 10
  • From €100000 to €110000 per week
VIEW 1 REVIEW  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 34.5 m (117' 6")
  • Year: 2014
VIEW 1 REVIEW
From €100000 to €110000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"The leading Sunseeker 115 Sports Yacht in the Mediterranean with a brilliant Captain and Chef team!"

YVONNE - Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28m - 5 Cabins - Monaco - Antibes - Cannes - St Tropez
YVONNE
    Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28m - 5 Cabins - Monaco - Antibes - Cannes - St Tropez
  • Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28m Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 28 m
  • Year: 2015
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 10
  • From €70000 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 28 m (95' 4")
  • Year: 2015
From €70000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Unique and stylish looking Ferretti, sure to turn heads along the French Riviera!"

SALU - Benetti 30m - 4 Cabins - Antibes - Monaco - Cannes - Croatia - Italy VIEW 2 REVIEWS 
SALU
    Benetti 30m - 4 Cabins - Antibes - Monaco - Cannes - Croatia - Italy
  • Benetti 30m Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 30.02 m
  • Year: 2008 (2015 Refit)
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 9
  • From €65000 to €75000 per week
VIEW 2 REVIEWS  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 9
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 30.02 m (102' 2")
  • Year: 2008 (2015 Refit)
VIEW 2 REVIEWS
From €65000 to €75000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"One of the standout charter yachts in the Mediterranean - this yacht and brilliant crew book one year in advance."

PRINCESS ILUKA - Ray Kemp 34m - 5 Cabins - St Tropez - Cannes - Monaco - Porto Cervo - San Remo
PRINCESS ILUKA
    Ray Kemp 34m - 5 Cabins - St Tropez - Cannes - Monaco - Porto Cervo - San Remo
  • Ray Kemp 34m Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 34.5 m
  • Year: 1979 (2009 Refit)
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 10
  • From €65000 to €79000 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 34.5 m (117' 6")
  • Year: 1979 (2009 Refit)
From €65000 to €79000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"A truly unique SuperYacht, luxurious throughout having been meticulously restored, many of the best orignal features remain."

LEOPARD - Leopard 34m - 5 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - St Tropez
LEOPARD
    Leopard 34m - 5 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - St Tropez
  • Leopard 34m Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 34 m
  • Year: 2006 (2016 Refit)
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From €65000 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 34 m (115' 4")
  • Year: 2006 (2016 Refit)
From €65000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"LEOPARD is a stunning, sporty Leopard 34m, a real head turner, perfect for the French Riviera!"

TWENTY EIGHT - Sunseeker 28m - 4 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - St Tropez - French Riviera VIEW 1 REVIEW 
TWENTY EIGHT
    Sunseeker 28m - 4 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - St Tropez - French Riviera
  • Sunseeker 28m Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 28.15 m
  • Year: 2012
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From €55000 per week
VIEW 1 REVIEW  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 28.15 m (95' 7")
  • Year: 2012
VIEW 1 REVIEW
From €55000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"This fantastic crewed motor yacht is ideal for a luxurious charter on the French Riviera with great entertaining areas!"

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