The entire French Riviera, and notably Cannes, is a dream destination for boating and getting out on the water. It's a place frequented by celebrities from the past and today, including Priyanka Chopra and Bella Hadid, and is home to some major international festivals, most notably the Cannes Film Festival. Because of its exquisite coastline on the shores of the sparkling Mediterranean, Cannes is also a fabulous place to rent a boat.

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Rent or Charter a Boat in Cannes, France

What type of boat are you looking to rent in Cannes? Instead of taking the ferry, book a private yacht charter to Saint Tropez. This day trip will give you a taste of luxury enjoyed by international celebrities and the wealthy who flock to the coast of the Mediterranean during the summer. Explore the Cogolin Marina or Port Grimaud once you arrive in Saint Tropez.

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Want to go island hopping from Cannes? Charter a yacht from Cannes to the Lérins Islands of Ile Sainte Marguerite and Saint Honorat and cruise in style, with a captain and crew to provide everything you'd need to enjoy the ride.

Catamaran charters out of Cannes are a popular choice for day trips on the sea. Sailing is a huge part of the culture of Cannes, so renting a sailboat or enjoying a sailing charter is a must to get the full experience. It's one of the top things to do in this coastal city, and it's easy to understand why. Admire the coastline on a sunset dinner cruise from Cannes and sip champagne as you watch the sky change colors, a one-of-a-kind romantic experience.

Adventurous and sporty travelers will find themselves at home on the French Riviera. Cannes supplies ample opportunities for water sports and activities like kayak rentals and paddleboarding. Try flyboarding in Cannes, a crazy water sport that will have you shooting out of the water on a jet pack.

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Charter a Boat for the Cannes Yachting Festival

A spectacular event that showcases the pinnacle of luxury and opulence, the Cannes Yachting Festival, has officially begun. The biggest boat show in Europe, this week-long event includes hundreds of exhibitors showing luxury yachts and marine recreation equipment. The show takes place in the stunning harbors of the French Riviera, with over 600 boats ranging from luxury motor yachts to sailboats moored in berths in the Vieux Port of Cannes and Port Pierre Canto. It’s an amazing event to attend if you’re traveling through Cannes and a bucket-list item for boating enthusiasts who are spending time visiting the Mediterranean.

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To celebrate the Cannes Yachting Festival, we’re showcasing some of our great listings available in Cannes. Booking a yacht rental or charter during a visit to the French Riviera is the perfect way to give yourself a taste of the celebrity life without committing to owning (and maintaining) a luxury superyacht. It’s also a way to experience the glory of the yachts in Cannes, even if your visit doesn’t coincide with the Cannes Yachting Festival.  

Top-rated yachts to charter in Cannes

Van Dutch Motor Yacht

Does this beauty look familiar? It’s because you’ve probably seen it in movies, TV shows, and music videos! The Van Dutch yachts are popular for small groups looking for intimate luxury as they explore a new place, and the stunning scenery of the Cote d’Azur is the perfect place to do so. For up to 10 people, a day spent out on one of these sleek boats is sure to turn heads, other boaters may crane their necks to see if you are a celebrity.

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Bavaria Sailboat Charter

The gentle winds of the Mediterranean offer some incredible sailing opportunities for visitors and locals alike. If you don’t have sailing experience, you can charter a sailboat with a skipper to take you around. Let the wind guide you to secret beaches, hidden coves, and paint a stunning view of the landscape of Cannes as you sit back and relax on your private boat deck. It’s a fun way to spend a day with kids or your partner, and you can stop for a swim in the turquoise waters, enjoy a meal on board, or book a sunset sailing excursion.

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San Lorenzo Power Yacht

Need a venue to spend an entire week? Have a big family that you’re getting together for a celebration or vacation? A superyacht charter is the height of extravagance that you can possibly enjoy while exploring this beautiful region of the world. With everything from a gym to a jacuzzi, this yacht with a captain and crew will provide the ultimate space for hosting your loved ones on a special vacation.

Whether you’re visiting on your own, going to France for a special trip like a honeymoon or anniversary, or planning a corporate event, a yacht rental or charter is the perfect way to infuse your trip with a bit of luxury and have the opportunity to see the idyllic coastline from the water. Add Cannes or another city on the French Riviera to your travel bucket list, and make sure you get out on the water while you’re there!


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