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:   Bareboat (inc. Bareboat with Skipper)  |  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
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."

HIGH ENERGY - Sunseeker 28m - 4 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - St Tropez VIEW 3 REVIEWS 
HIGH ENERGY
    Sunseeker 28m - 4 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - St Tropez
  • Sunseeker 28m Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 28.12 m
  • Year: 2014
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From €55000 per week
VIEW 3 REVIEWS  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 28.12 m (95' 4")
  • Year: 2014
VIEW 3 REVIEWS
From €55000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Unrivalled Sunseeker style on a brand new yacht with exemplary finishing touches."

QUANTUM - Peri Yachts 29m - 4 Cabins - Villeneuve Loubet - Cannes - Antibes - Monaco VIEW 4 REVIEWS 
QUANTUM
    Peri Yachts 29m - 4 Cabins - Villeneuve Loubet - Cannes - Antibes - Monaco
  • Peri Yachts 29m Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 28.6 m
  • Year: 2007 (2014 Refit)
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From €40000 to €44000 per week
VIEW 4 REVIEWS  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 28.6 m (97' 4")
  • Year: 2007 (2014 Refit)
VIEW 4 REVIEWS
From €40000 to €44000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"QUANTUM is an absolutely stunning yacht, with a sleek modern interior and plenty of deck space."

MOLLY MALONE - Princess 95 - 4 Cabins - Cannes - St Tropez - Monaco VIEW 4 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 €55000 to €60000 per week
VIEW 4 REVIEWS  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 9
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 29.3 m (99' 2")
  • Year: 2008 (2013 Refit)
VIEW 4 REVIEWS
From €55000 to €60000
per week

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

SALU - Benetti 30m - 4 Cabins - Croatia - Italy - French Riviera VIEW 2 REVIEWS 
SALU
    Benetti 30m - 4 Cabins - Croatia - Italy - French Riviera
  • 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 Med - the attentive crew make it a must to charter."

ROBUSTO - Ferretti 34m - 5 Cabins - Monaco - Cannes - St Tropez - Naples - Porto Cervo -  Sardinia VIEW 1 REVIEW 
ROBUSTO
    Ferretti 34m - 5 Cabins - Monaco - Cannes - St Tropez - Naples - Porto Cervo - Sardinia
  • Ferretti 34m Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 32.4 m
  • Year: 2009 (2014 Refit)
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 12
  • From €75000 to €80000 per week
VIEW 1 REVIEW  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 12
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 32.4 m (110' )
  • Year: 2009 (2014 Refit)
VIEW 1 REVIEW
From €75000 to €80000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Fabulous Ferretti with endless amenities to provide the ultimate luxury charter!"

EDESIA - Benetti 121 - 5 Cabins - Monaco - Amalfi - Sicily - Sardinia VIEW 1 REVIEW 
EDESIA
    Benetti 121 - 5 Cabins - Monaco - Amalfi - Sicily - Sardinia
  • Benetti 121 Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 36.9 m
  • Year: 2014
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 10
  • From €117000 to €130000 per week
VIEW 1 REVIEW  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 36.9 m (125' 6")
  • Year: 2014
VIEW 1 REVIEW
From €117000 to €130000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"A modern and sleek yacht with cutting edge interior and a first class crew. Get ready for top service, mouth-watering cuisine and the water slide!"

CALYPSO - Mulder 36m - 4 Cabins - Naples - Sicily - Monaco - Cannes
CALYPSO
    Mulder 36m - 4 Cabins - Naples - Sicily - Monaco - Cannes
  • Mulder 36m Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 36 m
  • Year: 2019
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 10
  • From €130000 to €140000 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 36 m (122' )
  • Year: 2019
From €130000 to €140000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"One of our favourite contemporary designs on the Amalfi Coast with the option to have four double cabins."

IROCK - Baglietto 112 - 4 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - St Tropez - Antibes - Porto Cervo
IROCK
    Baglietto 112 - 4 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - St Tropez - Antibes - Porto Cervo
  • Baglietto 112 Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 34 m
  • Year: 2005 (2016 Refit)
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 11
  • From €84000 to €96000 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 11
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 34 m (115' 4")
  • Year: 2005 (2016 Refit)
From €84000 to €96000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"This unique, stand-out super yacht is one of the most eye-catching boats on the Riviera this Summer!"

DECEMBER SIX - Ferretti 33m Navetta - 5 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - French Riviera
DECEMBER SIX
    Ferretti 33m Navetta - 5 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - French Riviera
  • Ferretti 33m Navetta Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 33 m
  • Year: 2018
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 12
  • From €105000 to €119000 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 12
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 33 m (112' )
  • Year: 2018
From €105000 to €119000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"If you want fun on the water while being in one of the most exclusive places in the world then DECEMBER SIX is for you."

MIMI LA SARDINE -  Cantiere Delle Marche 33m - 5 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - St Tropez
MIMI LA SARDINE
    Cantiere Delle Marche 33m - 5 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - St Tropez
  • Cantiere Delle Marche 33m Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 33 m
  • Year: 2019
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 12
  • From €115000 to €135000 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 12
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 33 m (112' )
  • Year: 2019
From €115000 to €135000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"A beautiful yacht launched in 2019 available for charters on the French Riviera with a world class captain and crew for an exceptional 2020 summer charter."

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!"

AUBREY - Maiora 94 - 4 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - St Tropez
AUBREY
    Maiora 94 - 4 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - St Tropez
  • Maiora 94 Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 28.7 m
  • Year: 2012 (2017 Refit)
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From €43000 to €49000 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 28.7 m (97' 2")
  • Year: 2012 (2017 Refit)
From €43000 to €49000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"A contemporary Maiora 94 with great entertaining areas, well suited to the French Riviera"

MARINA WONDER - Gulf Craft Majesty 125 - 5 Cabins - French Rivera - Monaco - Cannes - St Tropez
MARINA WONDER
    Gulf Craft Majesty 125 - 5 Cabins - French Rivera - Monaco - Cannes - St Tropez
  • Gulf Craft Majesty 125 Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 38.4 m
  • Year: 2012
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 11
  • From €110000 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 11
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 38.4 m (130' )
  • Year: 2012
From €110000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"MARINA WONDER is an eyecatching beauty, with all the comforts and luxuries to make your stay special!"

CRISTALES - Azimut 31m - 4 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - Portofino - Porto Cervo VIEW 1 REVIEW 
CRISTALES
    Azimut 31m - 4 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - Portofino - Porto Cervo
  • Azimut 31m Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 30.48 m
  • Year: 2006 (Refit 2014)
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From €48500 to €52000 per week
VIEW 1 REVIEW  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 30.48 m (103' )
  • Year: 2006 (Refit 2014)
VIEW 1 REVIEW
From €48500 to €52000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"A French Riviera gem built for socialising and entertaining. Whether youre with family or friends, CRISTALEX is a superb option with an amazing crew."

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