A guide to help you find the perfect Cannes Film Festival yacht charter. Contact our expert team with any questions and enquiries, to receive bespoke advice and assistance.

When to Book Your Cannes Film Festival Yacht Charter

Clients who return annually, or those who wish to have the best possible selection of yachts tend to book very early. As a result, it is highly advised to start your search for the perfect yacht at least 8 months in advance if your company wishes to charter a yacht for a week or more, or up to 3 months for day charters, to have the best chance of securing the preferred vessel.

If you do leave it to the last minute, then do not fear. Every year, our team works tirelessly during the Cannes Film Festival to satisfy last minute yacht charter enquiries.

Clients who wish to have the best possible selection of yachts tend to book very early.

Securing a Berth During the Cannes Film Festival

For many companies, a central berth next to the Palais des Festivals is of prime importance. This ensures your company is in the thick of the action for the world famous event. There are a limited amount of berths in the Old Port of Cannes, and every year demand exceeds supply. As a result, as with searching for the perfect yacht charter, it is mandatory to start the application process for the Old Port of Cannes as early as possible. 212 Yachts will guide and assist throughout this process, ensuring the best possible chance of securing a berth.

If a key spot in the Old Port is not of huge importance, it is easier to secure a berth in Port Canto. This is a short transfer from the Palais des Festivals, and is favored by many companies.

212 Yachts will guide and assist throughout this process, ensuring the best possible chance of securing a berth.

Number of Guests Allowed on Your Yacht Charter

The number of guests allowed on a yacht varies, depending on a number of factors.

The majority of yachts have a capacity of 12 guests while cruising at sea. There are some yachts that have a licence to cruise with more than 12 however so if your group is larger than 12 and you wish to go to sea during your Cannes Film Festival yacht charter, let us know and our team will offer the best available options.

For quayside events (static charters), the limit varies greatly depending on the size and capability of the yacht. Some yachts allow just 15 to 20 guests on-board for cocktails, while others are capable of hosting hundreds of guests. Please inform us of the size of your group and plans, and we will offer suitable yachts.

The number of guests permitted to sleep on-board varies depending on the size of the yacht and the number of cabins. Please inform us of the number of guests that wish to sleep on-board, and the desired sleeping arrangements, and we will offer suitable options.

Some yachts are capable of hosting hundreds of guests for quayside events.

Corporate Events a Private Parties during the Cannes Film Festival 

Events on-board private and charter yachts are a real highlight of the Cannes Film Festival. If you wish to host a memorable, impressive and atmospheric event, then a yacht is the ideal venue. Popular events include formal diners, cocktail parties, live music performances, presentations, business meetings, after parties and many others. Please inform our team of the nature of your planned events, and we can offer the most suited yachts to act as venues.

Cannes Film Festival Yacht Charter Day Trips

A day trip on a yacht is a great way to join in the fun, and get the total Cannes Film Festival experience. Popular day trips include the iconic beach clubs of Pampelone Beach (Nikki Beach/Bagatelle Beach/Club 55), Monaco and the surrounding scenery and the Cannes Islands.

With so many famous sights, restaurants and itineraries to choose from it, it can be hard to plan the perfect day trip. Our team will help with all of the fine details, from timing, advising the best swimming spots, the best places to drop anchor and enjoy a local rosé, the best beach clubs/restaurants and all of the details needed for an amazing day on the water.

We will even help to arrange lunch reservations, VIP transfers and water toy hire (if desired).

For day yacht charters, it is recommended to start and end your charter in Port Canto, rather than the Old Port of Cannes. During the Cannes Film Festival, the Old Port becomes very congested with the high volume of yachts, so delays are common. A short car transfer to Port Canto minimizes the chances of annoying delays reducing your time on the yacht.

Day charter yachts vary on size and number of guests allowed. Let us know your requirements and we will find the perfect yacht to suit. Popular choices are the famous Sunseeker Rehab, the super chic JFF and the quick and cool VanDutch Roar.

A day trip on a yacht is a great way to join in the fun, and get the total Cannes Film Festival experience

Selecting the Right Yacht

Our expert team regularly assists both corporate clients and private individuals select the perfect yacht for their requirements. We listen to your needs, and propose only the most suitable yachts. Contact our team with your plans, desires and questions, and we will assist you with every final detail. We would be delighted to help organize the perfect Cannes Film Festival Yacht charter for you and your guests.

Adam Reynolds

Written by Adam Reynolds

Adam Reynolds left the west coast of Ireland in search of bigger and better boats, and has since become a core member of the 212 Yachts team. His love for travel and the yachting industry have made him a knowledgeable charter assistant and creative blogger. You can find him in our Port Canto office talking about yachts and his favorite travel destinations.


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