About renting a boat in Cannes
You can find boats available to rent with or without a skipper in Cannes on the Nautal website. Search for sailboats
rentals in Cannes and/or in the world. Flexible cancellation or date changes up to 15 days before check in is allowed on selected boats.
Famous for its annual film festival in May, Cannes, is one of the top harbor hotspots on the French Riviera. Although it cannot rival its Côte d'Azur neighbor Nice, Cannes possesses a somewhat extravagant yet delicate feel to its couture shops and palace-like hotels. Bustling with high-end restaurants, casinos and luxury boutiques, there is something for everyone here in Cannes.
How much does it cost to rent a boat in Cannes?
Private boat rentals in Cannes, France vary in price depending on the boat type, characteristics of the boat, capacity and more. Choose the boat that best suits your needs and enjoy sailing the Cannes harbours.
Cannes yacht rental prices from:
- In low season $1,878/day and $12,481/week
- In high season $3,139/day and $20,046/week
Catamaran rentals Cannes prices from:
- In low season $1,261/day and $5,043/week
- In high season $2,017/day and $10,086/week
Is it possible to rent a boat in Cannes with or without a skipper?
It is possible to make a boat hire in Cannes France with or without a skipper. It is a great idea to make your Cannes boat hire with a skipper if you don't want to worry about the technicalities of sailing through the Bay of Cannes.
Looking to have complete freedom and be more spontaneous depending on what you see on the way? A Cannes boat rental without a skipper could be a great idea then! You are in charge of where your boat charter in Cannes goes and when to put your anchor down.
What to do in Cannes?
A boat hire in the French Riviera has a 15km coastline with Esterel mountains public beaches and beach restaurants. There are 5 different separate beach zones: Ganzagnaire, Port Canto, La Croisette, Boulevard de Midi and La Bocca. Each with its own particular beauty without a doubt the best way to explore the area is renting a boat in Cannes.
The Suquet Hill district is a must-visit when visiting Cannes. Cobbled streets lined with provençal themed gift shops, bars and restaurants have sprouted from what was once a little fishing village on a hill. Stretch your legs on an evening stroll along the Boulevard de la Croisette and enjoy the view of the Estérel mountains while you walk under palm trees and glittering street lights.
A beautiful way to sail through the area and enjoy the different beaches and explore the boat rents in Cannes. One beach to visit is Bijou beach which is recommended for families with children. Then why not head to Midi beach with your boat hire in Cannes?
If you fancy escaping the hustle and bustle of Cannes for an afternoon, we highly recommend a trip to the perfume capital of the world, Grasse, where you can visit the perfumeries and also create your own perfume. You can also enjoy the luscious lavender landscape from June to August - how often do you visit beautiful sights that also smell wonderful? The train from Cannes to Grasse takes 20-30 minutes, with journeys costing from €4.40.
Look for Cannes boat rentals near you! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to explore the French Riviera.
Why not make a Cannes film festival yacht charter? You can enjoy the film festivals and the beach. Best of both worlds. There are many luxury yacht charters in Cannes to suit your needs.
How is the weather and sailing conditions in Cannes?
High Season in Cannes begins after the film festival kicks off in May. Temperatures rise until they peak at an average temperature of 22°C in August (although in recent years they have peaked over 30°C). The sea temperature during August is a pleasant 24°C—if not more—and is still warm in September, also an enjoyable time to visit before the season ends. The wettest month of the year is statistically October with 70mm of rain.
Summer is the perfect season to get on the water in Cannes. The sea is generally at its calmest with minimal tides and gentle sea breezes. We advise taking extra care when sailing along the mediterranean south coast in winter and spring, as strong mistral winds often pick up during this time of year.
What are the most popular ports in Cannes?
Vieux Port (Port of Cannes) is the most central Cannes harbour and a prime seafront location for both locals and tourists. Modern and fully-equipped, yet eco-friendly, Port of Cannes has plenty of berths for large yachts and catamarans to sailboats and motorboats with excellent customer service, guaranteeing a pleasant stay during your boat renta in French Rivieral.
Port Pierre Canto is located on the east side of the Promenade de la Croisette and hosts boats up to 85m. This illustrious port offers high-quality facilities and is walking distance from everything you might need.
Port Point Croisette
Although this is a smaller port mooring up to 260 boats, Port Point Croisette offers a more peaceful setting all the while in close proximity to local attractions, shopping and restaurants.
Over the Cap de la Croisette, Port Mourré Rouge is on the eastern coast in a more tranquil environment. Built in 1911, this historic port has 450 berths and is ideal for smaller vessels.
How to get to Cannes?
The nearest airport is Nice-Côte d’Azur airport (NCE) with many flights provided from British Airways, Jet2, Easyjet, Monarch, Ryaniar and Aerlingus.
Taxis from the airport cost approx. €70-75, with potentially an additional charge during the night.
To catch the train, firstly you need to get the no.99 bus to Nice-Ville station and then the TER service to Cannes. Prices depend on the services and time of day.
There is an express bus (210) which runs from Nice airport to Cannes. A single ticket costs €22 (€16.50 for under 26yrs, €5 for children aged 12 and under) and an open return ticket costs €33. A group ticket for 4 people can be purchased at €66.
However, If you like to arrive in style, Azur Helico is a helicopter company in the area which operates flights from Nice Airport to various locations along the French Riviera, including Cannes. The journey includes an onward shuttle to your yacht or hotel and costs from €430 for three to six people.