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Chartering a Yacht in the French Riviera


The French Riviera is a holiday destination that needs no introduction! It is on the bucket list of millions of travellers to visit one of the most popular holiday locations in the world! The wonderful Mediterranean coastline of south of France is rich in beautiful beaches, prestigious events, hidden coves, crystal clear waters, picturesque views and lively atmosphere. The beautiful cities have plenty to offer for tourists who visit the region. 


It is not only an ideal holiday destination, but also great for a sailing holiday! As the nature and the coastline is stunning on the French Riviera, there are plenty of opportunities to plan an eventful itinerary for a wonderful sailing trip. It is not surprising that the French Riviera became a must-see location for all sailors! 


You can rent a boat in many of the cities and towns along the coast such as in Cannes, Nice or Saint-Tropez and set sail to explore this unique coast on the Mediterranean Sea. 


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


The cost of renting a boat in the French Riviera will depend on mainly two factors. Firstly the season you rent the boat and the city you wish to visit. The cost of renting a boat is naturally higher when there is high demand from June to August. Outside of this high season in spring or early autumn is September and October there are less tourists and expect to find slightly lower prices. Generally, if you plan to charter a yacht in the French Riviera, expect to pay from around 100€/day for a sailboat and roughly from around 200€/day for a catamaran.


When it comes to hiring a motor boat for a day, you can expect to find a wide price range. The cost will depend on the size and type of boat you wish to rent. We suggest planning your activities in advance such as doing water sports, fishing or sailing along the coast or by type. If you plan to rent a luxury yacht in the French Riviera, than you can sort by type of motor boat. From the huge availability of boats in the region, you will definitely find the perfect boat for your holiday! 


Boat availability in French Riviera


Given that the French Riviera is one of the most well known holiday destinations there are many seaside cities where you can rent a boat. Some of the most famous cities are Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Nice and Antibes. However, there are plenty of small coastal cities that can be a perfect destination for a sailing holiday. Thanks to the amazing climate and almost all-year-round sunny weather the sailing season starts in April and lasts until October. Expect to find most of the tourists in summer which is considered to be the high season in the French Riviera.


Due to the popularity of the French Riviera we highly recommend booking months in advance if you wish to charter a yacht. If you wish to rent a motor boat for a day, It is also necessary to book weeks prior to your holiday. Better to book in advance to guarantee to find the most suitable boat for your needs! 


Do I need a licence to rent a boat in the French Riviera?


It is very easy to determine whether you need a license or not when you rent a boat. In France the regulations say that there is no need to have a license to rent and drive a sailboat, however good experience is required! Keep in mind that if you rent a motor boat, you will be asked to present a coastal license if the boat has more than 6hp. 


Don’t worry if you lack experience or the necessary documents to drive a boat, because there is an option to rent a boat with a skipper. This is a great opportunity, if you want a stress-free vacation as the skipper has the expertise to drive a boat. In addition, skippers are locals from the region, so they can show you stunning places around the French Riviera that will amaze you! Relax and explore the hidden spots of the French Riviera with a skipper! It will definitely be a holiday that you never forget! 


Overview of French Riviera


The French Riviera is located on the southeastern part of France along the Mediterranean coast. The French Riviera or Côte d'Azur consists of plenty of cities and smaller towns that together receive millions of tourists each year. The coastline is well known for its stunning resorts, luxury lifestyle, amazing beaches and also rich in historical culture. 


One of the biggest advantages of renting a boat on the French Riviera is that it suits every type of traveller. No matter if you have previous experience of sailing, enjoy water sports or just want to discover the region from a different perspective, you will definitely find what you are looking for. As there are plenty of cities to visit, you can choose to visit a more well-known city such as Cannes or go somewhere calmer and more relaxing. 


If you planning on visiting the French Riviera and planning an itinerary, definitely don’t miss out on visiting these magical destinations. Nice is located in the Alpes Maritimes department. The city is rich in historical culture with plenty of museums and attractions to visit but also beautiful beaches with stunning views. It’s geographical location enables it to be a good starting point to discover the rest of the coastline. On the French Riviera, some destinations are better suited for specific types of boats. If you're looking to rent a yacht in Monaco, this is the perfect idea. A motorboat will ensure you see the beautiful coast and everything it has to offer. If sailing might be more your speed, a catamaran charter from Nice would be the perfect opportunity to sail for a day or even a week. In Cannes, you'll find everything you need so renting a motorboat in Cannes is ideal. 


Include in your route the city of Cannes that is a prestigious French city. The city is famous for its prestigious events and luxury lifestyle. Walk along the coastline, sit in a cafe, enjoy the sunshine on the sandy beaches. Don’t miss out visiting the city of Antibes, Saint-Tropez and Hyères too! These are just some of the most popular cities on the French Riviera that are definitely must-see if you visit the region. However, there are no towns on the French Riviera that can disappoint you as all of them offer something very unique! You surely won’t be bored no matter which direction you plan your sailing trip!



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