Cannes Yacht Charter – Boat Rental

4 February 2021

Cannes yacht charter is the most suitable choice for those who wish to rent a boat for Day-charter, a Weekly charter, or a Corporate Event Charter. The peak yacht charter season on the French Riviera is starting in May through late September.

Cannes, French Riviera

The Cote d’Azur remains a preferred yacht charter destination for yachting enthusiasts from all over the world, while Cannes is the most geographically convenient location for cruising departures.

Cannes is situated between Saint-Tropez and Monaco, two of the main “hot spots” for day-charters on the French Riviera and can be easily accessed a short drive away from either the Nice international airport or Cannes-Mandelieu airport serving private jets.

Cannes disposes two well-appointed splendid marinas at both ends of the famous Boulevard de La Croisette, where the best choice of fine Luxury yachts and Superyachts for charter are regularly moored.

Along with its glamorous social life, elegant people and celebrities, expensive cars, boutiques, exceptional restaurants, and palatial hotels, trendy beach-clubs and fabulous anchorages, the bay of Cannes also hosts yearly international media, corporate and artistic events in the South of France such as the Cannes Film Festival, becoming the showcase of the newest luxury Superyachts and Megayachts. Become a personality and participate in the atmosphere of these events aboard a luxury yacht!


Many of our customers prefer to book short day-charters to the Lerins Islands, with its shallow limpid waters adored by children, or to the nearby wild coves of the Esterel mountain range, or to one of the beach-clubs in Saint-Tropez, or to visit the many spectacular anchorages between Nice and the Principality of Monaco like the bay of Villefranche, or simply disembark to visit and enjoy the glamorous Monte-Carlo.

Nature and biodiversity enthusiasts will find their happiness cruising to the Hyeres Islands consisting of Port-Cros, Porquerolles and Levant island. Being a national marine park and protected area, these islands are a shelter for over 180 fish species, splendid preserved underwater flora, and the littoral is picturesque with multiple coves, creeks and cliffs washed by translucent waters.

Amongst the day-charter destinations from Cannes, you may choose from:

  • Lerins Islands: 1 NM (5 minutes*)
  • Massif de l’Esterel: 9 NM (30 minutes*)
  • Saint-Tropez: 25 NM (1 hour, 15 minutes*)
  • Hyeres Islands: 52 NM (2 hours, 40 minutes*)
  • Nice: 21 NM (1 hour, 5 minutes*)
  • Bay of Villefranche: 23 NM (1 hour, 10 minutes*)
  • Monaco: 28 NM (1 hour, 25 minutes*)


For those customers preferring long and far journeys for a week or two (or more) on board a charter yacht, Cannes is the favourite point of departure for travelers and families with children who rent or possess a villa in Super-Cannes or Cap d’Antibes.

For its convenient location and ease-of-access from everywhere in the world, Cannes is the preferred embarkation spot for weekly yacht charters departing to the most reputed yachting destinations in the Western Mediterranean such as Corsica, the Italian Riviera, Portofino, Cinque Terre, the Isle of Elba, Tuscany, Sardinia, Naples, Capri and the Amalfi Coast to the south-east, or Spain, Mallorca and Ibiza to the south-west.

Some of the weekly charter destinations from Cannes we can propose are:

  • Corsica (Calvi): 98 NM (4 hours, 55 minutes*)
  • Italian Riviera (Sanremo): 49 NM (2 hours, 30 minutes*)
  • Portofino: 115 NM (5 hours, 45 minutes*)
  • Cinque Terre (Porto Venere): 135 NM (6 hours, 45 minutes*)
  • Elba Island (Portoferraio): 159 NM (5 hours, 55 minutes*)
  • Sardinia (Porto Cervo / Olbia): 217 NM (10 hours, 50 minutes*)
  • Naples, Capri and the Amalfi Coast: 376 NM (18 hours, 50 minutes*)
  • Barcelona (Spain): 263 NM (13 hours, 10 minutes*)
  • Mallorca (Palma): 346 NM (17 hours, 20 minutes*)
  • Ibiza: 379 NM (18 hours, 55 minutes*)

We advise our weekly charter customers to check the selected yacht’s range to verify if stopovers (crew rest or bunkering) are required en-route to the chosen destination.


We have abundant experience and resources to successfully organize both event and corporate yacht charters, where the selected charter yacht generally remains static at quay but may also cruise while respecting its maximum persons allowed onboard.

Our high-quality event yacht charter services include the request for a convenient berthing marina allocation nearby the Cannes’ “Palais des Festivals“. Services include:

  • catering
  • beverages
  • decorations
  • tents
  • carpets
  • entertainment
  • music bands
  • transportation
  • hostesses etc…

Our principal corporate event yacht charters occur during Cannes Film Festival, MIDEM, MIPIM, MIP WORLD, MIPTV, MIPCOM, TFWA, MARE e MODA, MAPIC, ILTM, Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, Tax-Free, and other events on the French Riviera.

2021 Cannes Film Festival

The Covid-19 pandemic having modified the event schedules, the Cannes Film Festival has just announced the new dates for 2021 from 6 to 17 July, instead of the traditional May schedule.


Yachts are self-sufficient vessels carrying only a handful of people and represent the ultimate social distancing by limiting exposure during your cruise. They have therefore become a safe and preferred traveling means of transport and lodging.

Our Cannes yacht charter crews provide the highest hygiene and safety levels by also strictly respecting social distancing, wearing masks, observing all barrier gestures, getting PCR tests regularly, and permanently disinfecting their boats, including a thorough professional disinfection in-between charters.

During the pandemic, negative Covid-19 PCR tests are required for every charterer boarding in the South of France, regardless of their origin or destination. Guests are also briefed even prior to embarkation, on how to best observe barrier gestures and social distancing aboard our yachts for charter.

To preserve our customer’s safety, health, and interests, flexible and adapted re-scheduling and cancellation terms are proposed to charterers when booking.

Surprising enough was to notice that the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns had an ecological impact across the sea, air, and land. By simply walking in a marina here on the Cote d’Azur, we are pleased to observe that the seawater is much cleaner. The Mediterranean flora and fauna have proliferated.


The environmental approach to yacht charter has made many boating enthusiasts turn to sailing catamarans instead of the more conventional motor yachts for their cruising vacations.

The latest addition to our charter fleet is the brand-new 2021 Bali 5.4 sailing catamaran SIGNATURE CONCEPT, which will be a perfect choice for chartering a yacht in Cannes and its surroundings.

With her Flexible 4 or 5 cabin layout for 8 to 10 guests, this catamaran navigates smoothly and silently, its vast main deck is convertible to indoors/outdoors open space, with hydraulic platform aft, and solid deck fore, is suitable for lounging and yoga classes even in navigation. This professionally crewed Bali 5.4 charter catamaran will be available for yacht charters in Cannes starting from June 2021.


At Allied Yachting, we offer a wide choice of Yachts, Superyachts and Megayachts available for Cannes yacht charters. So, if you are looking to rent a boat for a day cruise, or weekly journey on board a motor yacht, a sailing yacht, or a catamaran, please contact us in advance.


Approximate distances with average cruising speeds as follows:

  • Motor yacht: 20 knots (20 NM per hour)
  • Sailing boat: 5/7 knots (5 to 7 NM per hour)
  • Displacement yacht or Trawler: 11/13 knots (11 to 13 NM per hour)
  • NM: Nautical Mile