Just west of Cannes, the little town of Mandelieu-la-Napoule is nestled in the Estérel mountains and offers close access to endless natural beauty to be explored. Start your luxury boat rental in the port of Mandelieu, nearby Port de La Rague or Théoule-sur-Mer to see the natural wonders of the Cote d’Azur.

Starting your boat rental in Port de la Rague opens up a world of opportunities...

Port de la Rague Yacht Charter

Port de la Rague is a quiet, smaller, quaint marina on the French Riviera surrounded by the red cliffs of the Estérel Mountains. Shrouded in beautiful architecture and history, the port has easy access to Cannes, Théoule-sur-Mer, the Lerins islands, and not to mention the Corniche d’Or! You will find some of 212 Yachts’ extensive charter fleet of VanDutch 40’s and 55’s lined up in style. Port de La Rague is considered to be one the secrets of the French Riviera. If you are a boat owner looking for a nice port, with shipyard services, good restaruants, and a small International boating community then Port de La Rague is well worth a visit.

Start your luxury boat rental in Port de La Rague – on exiting the port enjoy the view of the stunning villas perched on the hillside and the red untouched cliffs, as you cruise out to the bay, before heading off to sea. As you leave the marina you will have a full view of the Cannes islands in the near distance.

Exploring Mandelieu-la-Napoule On Land

Mandelieu is home to immense natural beauty. For beautiful seascapes, take the hike up to San Peyre. Just 20 minutes from Port de la Rague, the walk is challenging but worth the effort! At the top you can enjoy sweeping views of Baie du Midi, the Alpes Maritimes and the beginnings of the Corniche d’Or. If you are a lover of history, be sure to stop at Chateau de la Napoule on your way down. Originally constructed in the 14th Century, the castle features stunning architecture, ornate gardens and a salon de thé with unbeatable views of the rugged coastline. Mandelieu is home to restaurants, perfect for a delightful meal before beginning your luxury day yacht charter!

Swim in the calm waters surrounding Théoule-sur-Mer.

The Corniche d’Or Yacht Charter

Crusing just a few minutes west of Mandelieu during your luxury day yacht charter will take you to the beautiful Théoule-sur-Mer at the start of the Estérel Mountains. Sail to Pointe de l’Aguille to discover some hidden coves. This area is surrounded by the red and rocky cliffs and is perfect for swimming, offering more privacy than most local beaches. The Corniche d’Or features some of the most spectacular views on the Mediterannean. To see more of this breathtaking natural beauty, cruise westwards on your luxury boat enroute to Saint Tropez, to Rade d’Agay, where you can anchor under the Massif d’Estérel and take in the wonderful surroundings.

Where to Eat in La Napoule During Your Luxury Boat Rental 

As well as natural beauty, Mandelieu-la-Napoule has a number of restaurants for when you are craving luxury. Michelin starred La Pomme d’Amour is just a short car ride from Port de La Rague and is a popular favourite. Offering a wide selection of local wine, excellent cuisine and a beautiful setting, this restaurant is hard to beat! For an alternative setting, head to l’Oasis. The restaurant is set in a deligthful garden shrouded by maure trees and flowers. Also with two Michelin stars, l’Oasis offers a fine dining experience in the midst of nature. if it’s seafood you fancy, make your way to La Palmea in the centre of Mandelieu. With a large selection of quaity food and local wine, dine here for a real taste of the French Riviera.

Other Local Must-Sees

Mandelieu-la-Napoule is in an ideal location for you to be based, to discover the wonders of Provence. Here are some other nearby sites and towns you could see when chartering a luxury day boat in this area.

See the glitz and glamour of Cannes...

Cruise from Port de La Rague to Cannes

Sailing east from Port de la Rague will lead you to Vieux Port (Cannes Old Port). Drop anchor here and take in the view. Here you can see the entirety of Baie de Cannes and all of the luxury hotels it is famous for. If you want explore some more, stroll along the Croisette to experience beautiful views of Cannes’ old town. Have your photo taken on the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals and follow the footsteps of the world’s most famous movie stars and celebrities. If you’re hungry, Salsamenteria di Parma lies in the heart of the old town. With excellent wine and Italian food, the restaurant illustrates the beautiful mix of Franco-Italian culture in this part of France.

Discover the beauty of the Lérins islands.

Rent a boat from Mandelieu to the Lérins Islands

A popular destination of choice for many on a luxury day boat is the Lérins Islands! Just 20 minutes crusing from Mandelieu-la-Napoule will take you there! Île de Sainte Marguerite is the largest island and is features beaches, forest and some beautiful restaurants. La Guerite has beautiful beachside seating  where you could eat a gourmet meal and enjoy the breathtaking views of Cannes and Mandelieu. Île de Saint-Honorât houses 21 monks. Anchor here to see their stunning monastery and castle which leads into the sea, and to explore the endless vineyards which surround it.

The Most Popular Options for Boat Rental Mandelieu

212 Yachts have hundreds of luxury boat rentals and day yacht charters from Mandelieu-la-Napoule. We are the industry leaders in luxury day boat rental in the region and have an additional team that are experts in longer yacht charters on the Mediterranean. Our days out start at aprox €2000 per day.

The below are some of the most popular Mandelieu day yacht charter options, but please note that we have many more options on offer!

VanDutch 40 and VanDutch 55 available from Port de La Rague and Mandelieu.

There are endless possibilities when starting your boat rental in Mandelieu-la-Napoule or Port de La Rague and we can help create an itinerary that suits your tastes. Search our yachts to find the ideal choice for you.

To discuss boat rental Mandelieu, please contact our team of expert charter brokers. 

Written by Holly Jenson

Holly travelled from the suburbs of London to the south of France in search of sun, sea and a story. With her journalistic background and love of all things writing Holly is running the 212 blog and our marketing platforms in the hope of discovering more about the yachting industry.


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