Rent a boat in Cannes: the perfect Cannes boat itinerary

Travel to Port Canto or the old Port of Cannes to board your boat rental or luxury yacht. Take in the atmosphere of the famous Palais des Festival and the lively Croisette. Reach Port Canto by heading down La Croisette away from the Palais des Festival, past the impressive Martinez hotel and towards the superyachts resting in the port.
Your Cannes Boat Itinerary – the Cannes islands (Lerins islands)

Once you have met your skipper and boarded your boat rental, it’s time to start your adventure! A good Cannes boat itinerary will begin with heading towards the stunning Lérins Islands. Don’t forget to look behind you to get the perfect panoramic picture of Cannes in all of it’s glory. You’ll certainly be happy you chose to rent a boat in Cannes!

See the Cannes Islands with a boat rental or yacht charter

The Cannes Islands, or The Îles de Lérins, are a small archipelago of islands just a stones throw away from Cannes. Cruise around the enchanted islands, taking in their unique silhouette. Note the impressive Monastery perched on the cliff face of Île Saint-Honorat. This active monastery dates to the 19th century. Clergy pray and craft delicious wines, honey, lavender oil and Lérina here. If you choose to drop anchor and explore, this is a great spot for picking up unique souvenirs. Next to the monastery is le Restaurant la Tonnelle. The larger of the Cannes Island is Îles Saint-Margeurite. Wander through the mystical Allepo pines and eucalyptus forests, followed by a visit to the Fort Royal. This fort is famous as the prsion of the Man in the Iron Mask. You can visit his eery cell to add a spooky twist to your Cannes boat rental. Make sure a stop at La Guerite is included in your Cannes boat itinerary. The tranquil garden setting and delectable cuisine make for a great dining experience. With the wise decision to rent a boat in Cannes, you will want to optimize your time on the water. As stunning as the islands are, you can’t beat dropping anchor and relaxing at sea. Swim in the pristine waters, or enjoy a drink in this tranquil, un-spoilt setting. In the afternoon, cruise towards the Cap d’Antibes. Read our guide to Antibes yacht charter here.

The coastline between Cannes and Antibes is unique. The Cap is dotted with stunning villas. Dropping anchor in one of the many bays here to enjoy the cooler afternoon sun will perfect your Cannes boat itinerary. If your boat rental or yacht charter from Cannes included water toys, make use of them here. Finally, make your way back to Cannes, in time to enjoy the many quality restaurants that the town boasts.

To rent a boat in Cannes even embark on a yacht charter from any port of your choice on the French Riviera, contact 212 Yachts at info@212-yachts.com or see our fantastic selection of day-boats to rent and yacht charters on our website.

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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