Cannes to Îles Lérins Yacht Charter Itinerary
Cannes to Îles Lérins and Cap d'Antibes Day Boat Rental Itinerary
If you are in Cannes and want to take a boat out for the day but St Tropez or Monaco are too far, we recommend you visit the historic Iles de Lérins and Cap d'Antibes with your boat rental for a more relaxed day on the water plus some unique views of the islands and Cannes itself. The islands are literally right off the coast from Cannes, but a world apart; a perfect picture of calmness, serenity and natural beauty. The following is a lovely itinerary for your day boat rental in Cannes to enjoy the peaceful and historic Lerin Islands, away from the fast pace of Cannes.
Setting off by 10am, head out of Port Canto, just next to Palm Beach and make your way over to the two picturesque islands for a quick morning dip to start the day. A 15-minute boat ride will take you seemingly to a completely different world; Caribbean beauty paired with lush forests of Umbrella Pine and Eucalyptus trees. Jump into the inviting, turquoise water and, if you're feeling up to it, swim over to the island for a quick exploration.
The Iles de Lérins are made up of the Ile St Marguerite and the Ile St Honorat. Ile Ste Marguerite is the larger of the two; a national park home to the famous Fort Royal which held the Man in the Iron Mask whose identity still remains a mystery today.
Cruise past the beautifully calming scenes of nature before making your way out towards Cap d'Antibes, and take in the stunning views of the world famous Eden Roc hotel nestled into the hillside. Further along, you will witness the jaw-dropping mansions of the rich and famous poking through the treetops- See our page on celebrity villas and hangouts on the French Riviera if you want to taste the stardom!
As you're passing the celebrity mansions, your lunch venue will be just about coming into sight. We thoroughly recommend taking in the dining experiences of Plage Joseph or Plage Keller for mouthwatering cuisine, excellent service and incomparable views- all with your feet buried in the soft, golden sand! After an amazing lunch on the beach, return to your boat via the tender service to digest and sunbathe.
Make your way back to the Lerins Islands for a late afternoon swim, and gaze across towards the beautiful architecture of the Lerins Abbey on the far side of Ile St Honorat. The history behind these structures stretches back to the 10th Century, and there is a group of Cistercian monks who have inhabited the island since the 11th Century; famous for their private vineyard, from which the monks make sumptuous organic wine.
Try out your selection of water toys in the protected bay: relax your mind and let the tranquility of the ocean take you through a soothing experience of paddleboarding, or step up the action and get on the back of a jet-ski to add some adrenaline to your day. Whatever you choose, you will have the utmost freedom to really let your hair down and make the most of the day!
Watch the sun set over the mountains of the Cote d'Azur from the comfortable surroundings of your yacht charter. The lighting is absolutely ideal for those photographers amongst us, and we're sure you, too, will be blown away by the stunning scenery and ambiance of pure serenity that is maintained by these two islands. Make your way back to port to recount your day over cocktails- and make sure you have a bottle of aftersun at the ready as well!
Contact us for more information on how we can make this magical day a reality for you!
Map of the Itinerary
Here's a map of Cannes, Cap d'Antibes and the Iles de Lerins. Click on the blue markers for additional information.
We can plan the ideal day out for you
We have hundreds of great yachts for you and are experienced with chartering boats in the Cannes area. For a listing of boats and more information on chartering a boat in this world famous are, click here for our Cannes and Iles Lerins Charter Yachts. Or feel free to contact us to discuss your specific needs.
If you want to venture further from the Iles de Lerins, our most popular charter is a cruise from Cannes to St Tropez, and we'd be happy to help you with this glorious itinerary. For information please browse these two pages: Cannes to St Tropez Charters and Club 55 and Pampelonne Beach.