Rent a boat in Cannes – the perfect Cannes boat itinerary

When you visit Cannes, the perfect way to discover the region is to rent a motor boat and explore the waters around this beautiful city. Enjoy the luxury of a yacht and let yourself be pampered by professional crew. Spend your day on the water and enjoy the best beach restaurants and hotspots.

Explore the Cannes region by boat

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 (all famous for hosting the Cannes Film Festival). 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.

Rent a boat in Cannes, go to 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 its glory. You’ll certainly be happy you chose to rent a boat in Cannes!

Whether you are renting a luxury tender or a luxury yacht, this itinerary will ensure that your day on the water is one to remember

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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 stone’s 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-Marguerite. Wander through the mystical Aleppo pines and eucalyptus forests, followed by a visit to the Fort Royal. This fort is famous as the prison of the Man in the Iron Mask. You can visit his every cell to add a spooky twist to your Cannes boat rental.

Make sure a stop at La Guerite beach restaurant  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.

Rent a boat to enjoy the glorious coastline

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 or see our fantastic selection of day-boats to rent and yacht charters on our website.

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Jenny Caird, originally from Ireland, is the founder and CEO of 212 Yachts (and charter expert), applying her passion for customer service, with incredible client satisfaction, to create an ambitious, highly reputable and respected business. Whatever your query is, Jenny offers solutions with a smile. With her motivation and dedication to ensuring the yacht owners and clients 212 Yachts work with are 'wowed', Jenny and her team add the extra degree in yachting.

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