About renting a boat in Nice
Renting a boat in Nice (sailboat, yacht, catamaran, semi-rigid) will give you the opportunity to choose whatever beach suits you most, as there are 35 private and public beaches to choose from in the city.
Some of the most popular include; Bamboo Beach, Blue Beach, Beau Rivage Beach, Castel Beach, Florida Beach, Galion Beach, Hi Beach, Lido Beach, Miami Beach, Neptune Beach, Opèra Beach, Règence Beach, Ruhl Beach, Le Sporting Beach and Voilier Beach, Port Cap d'Ail.
Should you stay by the sea, you’d have the opportunity to constantly see the beautiful coast and the seabed. Saint-Laurent-du-Var is a seaside resort at the heart of Cote d’Azur. Staying at this resort will enable you to have easy access to the sea, which passes through Cap d'Antibes, Cap Ferrat, the Lerins Islands and even a harbour at Villefranche.
Nice is exceptionally situated halfway between Cannes and Monaco. Its marina is one of the most important along the coastline of the Riviera, accommodating the Blue Promenade and a place to wander by night. The neighbouring coastline offers exceptional landscapes, with Villefranche-sur-mer being the home to cruise ships whilst Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat are located at the heart of the Riviera.
From here, one can gain access by boat to the Village of Èze, from where you will have access to the entire panorama of the coast. In Villefranche-sur-mer, you can recover your motorboat at Port de la Santé, which is one of the first points of call for cruises in France. Villefranche is one of the most prestigious cities on the Côte d'Azur, it is sure to amaze you the moment you arrive.
How much does it cost to rent a boat in Nice?
A boat rental in Nice varies in cost depending on the different boat types, the season of rental, the capacity and boat features. The price of a Nice boat charter starts at 200€ per day in low season and 1300€ for a week. In certain boats, such as yacht rentals in Nice, you can rent with additional services like a crew, water sport equipment and more.
Yacht charter in Nice:
- 1 day 810€ in low season and 1,200€ in high season
- 1 week: 5,500€ in low season 7,000€ in high season
- Skipper: 300€ per day
Motorboat rentals in Nice:
- 1 day: 200€ in low season
- 1 week: 1,200€ in low season and from 2,000€ in high season
Is it possible to rent a boat in Nice with or without a skipper?
It is possible to rent a boat in Nice France with or without a skipper. It is a great idea to do a boat charter in Nice France with a skipper if you want someone to guide you through Nice and French Riviera.
If you enjoy taking charge of your own boat rental in Nice France then why not rent without a skipper? You must have a valid boating license for a bareboat Nice boat rental or you can also rent a license free boat!
What to do in Nice?
There is no shortage of activities to do in Nice. With so many beaches around, it is best to explore Nice by renting a boat. Close to the Port of Nice there are 7km of private and public beaches. Some are even located in wild creeks! Don’t forget the various markets and heritage of Nice which is also worth a visit.
The Port of Nice, also known as Port Lmpia, has a marina section with numerous services. Boat hire in Nice and enjoy the openness of the Mediterannean by sailing to Antibes and Cannes, go to the south west or along the Italian coast in Monaco and Menton to the east!
Not convinced yet? Boat hire in Nice France and head to the Corniche d’or and the Lerins islands! Any water sports lovers? You can enjoy various water sports in Nice ranging from snorkeling, wakeboarding and kayaking!
Are you a snorkeling enthusiast? Why not take a nice boat trip through French Riviera and check out marine life! Paloma Plage, Plage les Fosses and Plages les Fossettes are worth a visit. There is a 200m long undersea trail that crosses the deserted bay.
If you’re looking for a local beach loved by many, check out La Reserve! Tucked away in the east of Nice in the port area, few know about this beach. Then Plage Beau Rivage is another favourite, close to the Old Town. If you love glam then this place is for you! There are five star amenities to match the panoramic views from this beach.
Take a full day tour from Nice to Vilefranche plage! There is plenty of space and ranges of restaurants on the long stretch of beach. The blue waters and sandy beach will keep you there wanting more.
Then, Coco beach is another popular beach with the locals. Like many beaches in the south of France, if you fancy laying on the beach we recommend finding a big rock to escape the large crowds of people. Listening to the waves and watching the clear blue waters will leave you enamored this summer.
If you want to head to different cities with your rental, here is a list of great places to visit in Côte d’azur:
Sailing areas in Alpes Maritimes - Nice
- Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat
How is the weather and sailing conditions in Nice?
The weather in Nice is similar to many other Mediterranean cities. The summer is from June to September with temperatures ranging from highs in 24°C to 27°C and lows in 18°C and 21°C. May and October are also quite warm with the highest temperature from 20°C and low 15°C. The winter months from November to April with temperatures from 13°C to 16°C.
Which are the most popular ports in Nice?
The most popular ports in Nice are:
- Port Nice
- Port Saint-Laurent-du-Var
- Port Saint Jean Cap Ferrat
- Port Cap d’Ail
How to get to Nice?
You can take a flight to the Airport of Nice! From here you can take the L2 or a taxi to the port that you need to arrive at!