Cannes Yacht Charter Guide | French Riviera Guide
Rent a luxury crewed motor yacht, charter a crewed catamaran, sail a bareboat monohull, a skippered catamaran, or cruise on a day charter to discover the French Riviera
La Croisette, a palm-fringed boulevard, which separates designer boutiques on one side and exclusive beach clubs on the other, is the nucleus of activity and where the majority of our clients spend their time, having tendered ashore from their stunning anchorage in the bay. Each year in May, the world-renowned Cannes Film Festival marks the beginning of the summer, infusing an infectious atmosphere to the glamorous yacht parties and Michelin Starred restaurants you will find from the Palais des Festivals to Port Canto, where this continues throughout spring, summer and into autumn as the season draws to a close.
Positioned between St Tropez and Antibes, Cannes is the ideal hub of glamour and exclusivity from which to embark on your bespoke weekly exploration of the French Riviera, cruising south to Porquerolles, or venturing north to Monaco and into the Italian Riviera. If short for time, a day charter is a popular choice along the French Riviera, delivering the most memorable day out. Discover our Cannes to Iles Lerins Day Charter Itinerary or our Cannes to St Tropez Day Charter Itinerary to give you an insight on what to expect from your day charter in Cannes.
The Boatbookings Team visit Cannes each summer to build on expertise, meet clients and organise the best private charters. Contact our brokers to tailor a bespoke experience in the French Riviera.
To make the most of your yacht charter this summer, visit the glamorous town of Cannes for a fabulous getaway along the French Riviera. Meet your crew and cruise in style with a glass of champagne in hand, while taking in famous destinations such as St Tropez, Antibes and Monaco. The stunning coastline has plenty to offer with the red rocks of the Esterel and the views inland to the snow-capped Alps.
If you wish to cruise along the French Riviera coastline in style, be sure to choose from our leading selection of luxury motor and sailing yachts. Get in touch with one of our expert brokers to find a yacht which tailors to all of your needs and preferences; email us today at [email protected].
Experience the electric atmosphere for yourself throughout the summer events in Cannes, from the prestigious Film Festival, Cannes Lions and influential networking events such as MIPIM, MIDEM, MIPCOM, and MAPIC. We would recommend planning in advance to secure valuable berths next to the Palais on the Jettée Albert Edouard. Berthing your yacht in the Old Port allocates unrivaled access to the Palais, which is the center of activity during the events. Entertain clients on board, promote your brand and be a part of the action.
A Cannes Event Yacht Charter is an unsurpassable opportunity for networking, raising brand awareness and hosting inimitable cocktail parties. Be amongst the leading tech, Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies that regularly entertain guests onboard yachts during events in Cannes. When the world's eyes are on Cannes, be sure to seize the opportunity and boost your company's recognition on an international scale. Chartering a yacht in Cannes for events provides the ideal setting to mix business with pleasure!
Cannes Day Charter
A day charter in Cannes provides you with everything you'd expect from the Riviera- choose to stay local and cruise to the unspoiled Îles de Lérins, complete with sparkling blue waters hidden between the islands of Sainte Marguérite and St. Honorat. Why not stop for lunch at the exclusive seasonal restaurant La Guérite, a favourite amongst the A-List? Or, continue to cruise southwest to taste the delights of the oldest restaurant in St Tropez, Auberge des Maures, once a favourite of Charlie Chaplin back in the '50s.
Here's a taster of the experience of a charter from Cannes to Club 55 in St Tropez to whet your appetite! For world-famous French Riviera glamour, you could even navigate northeast to find the peaceful Cap Ferrat, to dine at the restaurant on Paloma Beach tucked into the rugged coastline of the Cap, before stopping off in exclusive Monaco.
The Old Port of Cannes is home to many of the world's most luxurious superyachts. Step back in time and discover the charm of the Old Town, home to traditional French restaurants and cafes winding up the medieval hill in Le Suquet.
As one of the most photographed boardwalks in the world, La Croisette extends in a graceful, palm tree-studded arc for two miles. Stroll along with the high-end boutiques along the Croisette. Enjoy afternoon tea in the Carlton, feel the sand beneath your feet as you settle onto a sun-bed at one of the private beaches and spend long summer nights tasting the delights of beach restaurants. There are so many incredible places to eat in Cannes and all along the Riviera; take a look at our top restaurants here.
Boulevard De La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes are the main shopping streets in Cannes where you can shop till you drop! They stretch nearly the entire length of La Croisette where you will find hundreds of boutiques where you will undoubtedly have no problem spending a whole day shopping. A few up-scale shops we would recommend visiting are: Croisette 55, Les Projecteurs, Le Grand Bazar, Le Shop 17, and Moncler for a great selection of designer prêt-a-porter.
Meander along to the far east end of La Croisette where you will find the newer port of Port Canto, which berths hundreds of charter yachts. One of the most popular nightclubs in Cannes, Bâoli, is located in the centre of Port Canto, which hosts events and famous DJs throughout the summer season. Head around the corner to dance the night away at GOTHA nightclub which opens in the summer with a star-studded lineup!
Cannes is an ideal destination for foodies and gourmet enthusiasts, boasting a wide variety of exceptional restaurants. Each restaurant is as distinctive as it is delicious. Give in to your desires and have a meal from our selection of favourites: La Petite Maison de Nicole, Le Vesuvio, Le Caveau 30, Vegaluna (great for kids too), Annex Beach and 3.14 Beach (Organic and Completely Gluten Free).
Be sure to get a matelas at either Baoli Beach, Z Plage, or Plage 45! We definitely recommend you order one of their seasonal fresh fruit platters on the beach.
Our inexhaustible selection of magnificent motor yachts may make it difficult to choose which one you would like to stay on. Fortunately, our expert brokerage team is happy to propose and discuss yachts that tailor to your every specification.
Our most popular booking is a day charter from Cannes to St Tropez, and we'd be happy to help you with this glorious itinerary. For information please browse these two pages: Cannes to St Tropez Charters and Club 55 and Pampelonne Beach.
For more information about Cannes boat rental, or where to find your Charter Yacht, just contact us.