Rent a boat in French Riviera

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With or without a skipper
0 - $1,350+
0 - 196+ ft
0 - 400+ hp
2004 - 2025
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Beneteau - Flyer 6.6 | 8 people (6.6m)

La Ciotat
With or without a skipper
 51  · Super owner

From $410 per day

Quicksilver - Activ 555 Open | 6 people (5.5m)

Mandelieu-La Napoule
Without a skipper
 69  · Super owner

From $195 per day

Dufour - Dufour 425 Grand Large | 8 people (12.9m)

With or without a skipper

From $319 per day

Beneteau - Oceanis 44cc | 6 people (13.5m)

Port Grimaud
With a skipper
 8  · Super owner

From $502 per day

Special offer

Fountaine Pajot - Tanna 47 | 13 people (13.95m)

With a skipper

From $1,753 per day

Bali - Catana - bali 4.2 | 12 people (12.6m)

With or without a skipper
Pro · Super owner

From $717 per day

Capelli - Capelli Tempest 605 | 8 people (6m)

Without a skipper
 50  · Super owner

From $357 per day

Capelli - Capelli Tempest 770 | 10 people (7.7m)

With or without a skipper
 20  · Super owner

From $614 per day

Innovazioni - Alena 48 | 10 people (19m)

With a skipper
 39  · Super owner

From $1,997 per day

Bayliner - E6 | 6 people (6m)

Mandelieu-La Napoule
Without a skipper
 25  · Super owner

From $335 per day

Quicksilver - Activ 605 Open | 7 people (5.75m)

Without a skipper
 19  · Super owner

From $279 per day

RM - 1070+ | 8 people (10.7m)

With a skipper

From $637 per day

Special offer

Jeanneau - Sun Odyssey 469 | 10 people (14.05m)

With a skipper
 8  · Pro · Super owner

From $279 per day

Fountaine Pajot - Elba 45 | 15 people (13.5m)

With a skipper
 64  · Pro · Super owner

From $1,774 per day

Lagoon - Lagoon 500 | 12 people (15m)

With a skipper
 14  · Super owner

From $797 per day

Bayliner - ELEMENT E6 | 6 people (6.9m)

Without a skipper
 41  · Super owner

From $402 per day

QUICKSILVER - 555 | 6 people (5.47m)

Without a skipper
 76  · Super owner

From $223 per day

Jeanneau - Sun Odyssey 32.2 | 6 people (9.3m)

With or without a skipper
 4  · Pro

From $191 per day

Boat Rentals French Riviera 

Nautal has boat rentals available in French Riviera. Search for sailboats, catamarans, motorboats and yacht charters in French Riviera or around the world. Flexible cancellation or date changes up to 15 days before check in is allowed on selected boats. 
Also known as Côte d’Azur in French, this coastline is along the Mediterranean Sea in the south of France. It is known for its beautiful beaches, views and perfect water making it a delightful area for your charter holiday. Sailing in French Riviera will allow you to hop to different cities such as Saint Tropez, Cannes and Monte Carlo. 
What could be better than enjoying your sailing holiday on a yacht rental in French Riviera? Soaking up the sun, reading with the relaxing sounds of the calm sea and finding new beaches. Rent a skippered yacht in the French Riviera for the ultimate relaxation vacation. 

How much does it cost to rent a boat in French Riviera?

Boat charters in French Riviera range in price depending on the type of boat, capacity, age, length, season and more. The price of a 7 day private yacht cruise in France for example can start from $17,000 and have no limit. 
Charter Sailing boat French Riviera 
  • In low season its $611 per day and $2,757 per week
  • In high season its $1,123 per day and $5,016 per week
Charter Motorboat French Riviera 
  • In low season its $299 per day and $3,656 per week
  • In high season its $640 per day and $4,030 per week 
  • In low season its $3,356 per day and $17,218 per week
  • In high season its $6239 per day and $22,459 per week
  • In low season its $2,659 per day and $8,110 per week
  • In high season its $3,069 per day and $10,606 per week

 Is it possible to rent a boat in French Riviera with or without a skipper? 

You can rent a boat in the French Riviera with or without a skipper. A skippered yacht charter in French Riviera is ideal for those who want to be guided through the best places on the seaside and get the most out of your sailing experience. Depending on the boat owner’s offer a skipper may be included or be an additional cost. A skipper can start from $312 per day. 
Bareboat charters in Cote d’Azur are also available if you have the appropriate nautic boating license or if there are boats available to rent without a license. Moreover, some boat owners may require you to have former experience with the boat type. It is without a doubt a great idea to be the captain of your yacht charter in France. Make your sailing holiday extra special by creating a personal itinerary of secluded and hidden beaches and coves around the area!

What to do in French Riviera? 

Yacht charters in Cote d’Azur allow you to move easily throughout the different big cities such as St Tropez, Cannes, Antibes, Monaco and more! The crystal clear waters of the mediterranean, palm trees and islands make this a dream come true. 
One of the most wild islands located off Cote d’Azur is Iles d’Hyeres also known as the Golden Isles is known for its ancient forts, hiking and snorkeling areas. The three islands that make up the Golden Isles are Porquerolles, Port-Cros and Levant. A luxury yacht charter in French Riviera allows you to easily hop to these islands and other cities without any problems. 
If you are looking for a classic medieval village, why not go to Eze? Eze is a photogenic town with a 12th century fortified castle and has two famous perfume companies that you can tour! Some of the best views are seen from the seaside with this beautiful castle and the surrounding area. Corniche d’Or or Golden Coast is another scenic route and offers views of rocky coastlines and Esterel Mountains. 
St Tropez is a chic area with local restaurants and bars. We recommend trying the tarte tropezinne, a dessert created in this area which is a hybrid cake and brioche. This is one of the best places to visit to experience the glamour and beauty of the French Riviera. The historic village offers exclusive beach clubs, pastel coloured houses and narrow cobblestone streets. Your French Riviera yacht charter is waiting for you!
Are you a film enthusiast? Head to Cannes during the film festival and maybe you will run into a celebrity you know! One of the most popular beaches in Cannes is the Plage de la Bocca. This beach can be less hectic in the summer and is particularly popular with young families. Plage du Midi instead has a friendly vibe and a selection of restaurants and ice cream parlours. Perfect to take the kids after a long day! Looking for a party? The Martinez Beach every afternoon from 1pm to 8pm has DJs, violinists and more. 
What are you waiting for? A luxury yacht charter in Cote d’Azur will leave you wanting more. 

How is the weather and sailing conditions in French Riviera?

The weather of the French coastline is similar to other Mediterranean climates with warm sunny summers and rainy winters. The western side of the coast is windier and drier whereas the easter is wilder and rainier. 
The western coast in May to September is delightful with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C. During the winter it is much colder with temperatures ranging from 3°C to 7°C. The easern coast in May to September is slightly cooler with temperatures ranging from 18°C to highs of 28°C. Likewise, in the winter temperatures are cooler with highs of 10°C and lows of 4°C. 

Which are the most popular ports in French Riviera? 

Throughout the French Riviera there are many popular ports to choose from. A yacht rental in France is perfect whether you are staying within one area or choose to hop to different ports. Nautal’s favourite ports in French Riviera include:
  • Port de Golfe Juan
  • Port de Cannes
  • Port Nice
  • Port de Corbieres
  • Port de Cannes
  • Port Grimaud Var 
  • Port of Saint Tropez
  • Port Pierre Canto

 How to get to French Riviera?

There are three main airports in this area which includes: 
  • Nice Airport (NCE)
  • Cannes-Mandelieu Airport (CEQ)
  • Toulon Hyères Airport (TLN)
The main hub for the French Riviera is Nice Airportwhich is the main hub and the second busiest international airport in the country. 

How much does it cost?

If you’re considering renting a boat in Côte d'Azur, the price will differ depending on the time of year, the number of passengers on board, and the size and type of boat you choose. Of course, additional amenities or services could also affect the price, such as having a skipper on board. Below are the average prices of a private charter in Côte d'Azur by boat type.

Sailboat: Set sail in style for just $460 per day.

Motorboat: Enjoy a smooth ride on the waves for $560 per day.

RIB: Zoom along the coast on a RIB for only $510 per day.

Gulet: Experience the ultimate luxury for $2,080 per day.

Yacht: Sail like a VIP on a yacht for $4,212 per day or $29,490 per week.

Catamaran: Explore Côte d'Azur’s waters in comfort for $1,490 per day.

What does this include?

When you rent a boat with Nautal, you can expect a fully equipped vessel that comes with all the necessary safety gear, navigation equipment, and amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable sailing experience. Our boats are well-maintained and regularly serviced to ensure the highest standards of safety and reliability.

Best port or dock to keep your boat

Port Vauban (Antibes): This prestigious port offers water, gas, electricity, and Wi-Fi services, along with a variety of restaurants and rental equipment options. With over 1,600 berths, it can accommodate boats up to 590 feet in length.

Port Hercule (Monaco): Situated in the heart of Monte Carlo, this renowned port provides water, gas, electricity, and Wi-Fi facilities. It features exquisite dining options and rental equipment availability. With around 700 berths, it can accommodate boats up to 328 feet long.

Port de Cannes (Cannes): This vibrant port offers water, gas, electricity, and Wi-Fi services, along with numerous restaurants and rental equipment choices. With approximately 900 berths, it can accommodate boats up to 330 feet in length.

Port de Saint-Tropez (Saint-Tropez): This iconic port provides water, gas, and electricity facilities, as well as Wi-Fi access. It boasts a wide selection of restaurants and rental equipment options. With approximately 700 berths, it can accommodate boats up to 196 feet long.

Port de Nice (Nice): Located in the heart of the city, this port offers water, gas, electricity, and Wi-Fi services. It features several restaurants and rental equipment availability. With around 600 berths, it can accommodate boats up to 196 feet in length.

Where to sail in Côte d'Azur?

  • Îles de Lérins: Discover the tranquil paradise of Îles de Lérins, a group of islands boasting crystal-clear waters and serene anchorages, perfect for a peaceful escape.
  • Porquerolles Island: Sail to Porquerolles Island, known for its pristine beaches and turquoise waters, offering idyllic spots for snorkeling and sunbathing.
  • Calanques de Cassis: Experience the breathtaking Calanques de Cassis, a series of stunning limestone cliffs plunging into azure waters, creating a dramatic and picturesque landscape.
  • Île du Levant: Visit Île du Levant, a secluded island with secluded anchorages and breath taking underwater marine life, making it a paradise for diving enthusiasts.
  • Cap d'Antibes: Explore the captivating beauty of Cap d'Antibes, where rugged coastline and hidden coves provide secluded anchorages surrounded by mesmerizing blue waters.
  • Île Sainte-Marguerite: Sail to Île Sainte-Marguerite, known for its unspoiled beaches and rich history, home to the famous Fort Royal and stunning views of the Mediterranean.

What can you see and do in Côte d'Azur?

  • Visit the Promenade des Anglais, Nice: Stroll along the iconic Promenade des Anglais, a picturesque waterfront promenade in Nice, offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and is lined with vibrant cafes and boutiques.
  • Explore the Cannes Film Festival: Experience the glitz and glamour of the Cannes Film Festival, where celebrities and film enthusiasts gather to celebrate cinema and enjoy premieres, red carpet-events, and exclusive parties.
  • Discover the Old Town of Antibes: Wander through the charming Old Town of Antibes, known for its narrow cobblestone streets, vibrant Provençal market, and the impressive Musée Picasso housing an extensive collection of Picasso's works.
  • Visit the Prince's Palace, Monaco: Step into the grandeur of the Prince's Palace in Monaco, the official residence of the ruling Prince of Monaco, and explore its opulent rooms, stunning architecture, and panoramic views of the Mediterranean.
  • Explore the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: Marvel at the exquisite beauty of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, a stunning villa surrounded by magnificent gardens, showcasing an impressive collection of art, furniture, and rare porcelain.
  • Experience the Casino de Monte-Carlo, Monaco: Try your luck at the legendary Casino de Monte-Carlo, a world-famous gambling and entertainment complex that exudes elegance and opulence, attracting high rollers from around the globe.

Rent a boat with or without a skipper

Many of our boat charters in Côte d'Azur come with the option of sailing with a skipper and/or crew. Although this may come at an extra cost, having a skipper on board can, no doubt, provide you with an even more enjoyable experience! Your skipper can adapt the sailing route so that your voyage best suits the desires of you and the rest of your party.

Additionally, setting sail with a skipper will make your voyage even more comfortable! The skipper will take care of all the technical aspects of sailing, so all you need to do is sit back and relax.

If you would like to take charge of your boat charter in Côte d'Azur, then bareboat charters are the way to go. Enjoy a bareboat charter if you have a license and set sail at your own pace. You need a valid boating license to enjoy a boat this way so check with the boat owner beforehand to see that your license is valid.

When is the best time of year to rent a boat?

The high season in Côte d'Azur generally falls during the summer months, specifically July and August, when the region attracts a large influx of tourists and offers a vibrant atmosphere. During this time, you can expect average temperatures in the range of 75°F to 85°F, providing ideal conditions for enjoying the sparkling Mediterranean waters.

If you prefer a quieter and more peaceful experience, consider visiting in the shoulder seasons of late spring (May and June) and early autumn (September and October). During these months, you can still enjoy pleasant temperatures ranging from 65°F to 75°F, allowing for comfortable sailing and exploration.

What type of boat is best for a Côte d'Azur boat charter?

Before choosing the right vessel for your boat rental in Côte d'Azur, you first have to think about the duration of your holiday. If you’re only going to sail for a few days, it is best to opt for a daily charter such as a motorboat or a RIB. With the speed of these vessels, you’ll be able to see everything on your wish list in no time. If you’re planning a longer charter of a week or more you should choose a vessel that includes amenities you’ll need during your stay. Catamarans and yachts have the space and accommodations on board to ensure a comfortable stay on the water. For a more luxurious holiday, you might consider a gulet, and for an authentic sailing experience a sailboat.

If you’re unsure about whether or not a vessel suits your needs, feel free to contact the boat owners to get a better sense of what is included on board. With our large fleet, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect boat for your Côte d'Azur boat charter!

Good to know

Boats available :4201 boats available
Popular types of boats:Sailboat, Motorboat, RIB
Skipper:$276 per day
Low season price:$521 per day
High season price:$538 per day
Brands:Dufour, Marinello, and more
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