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Our most recommended Cannes Cruises & Boat Tours

From Cannes: Round-Trip Ferry to Ste. Marguerite Island

1. From Cannes: Round-Trip Ferry to Ste. Marguerite Island

Book your round-trip ferry tickets in advance for a visit to Ste. Marguerite Island from Cannes. As soon as you disembark on the island, you’ll be captivated by the fragrance of pine and eucalyptus. Follow the marked trails that take you on a botanical and historical tour of the island. The walk takes you by Batéguier Pond, where numerous species of migratory birds can be seen, and to the Pointe de la Convention, where you’ll find unique plant species. Continue on to Fort Royal, the former residence of the legendary Man in the Iron Mask. The Maritime Museum, sheltered within a fortified enclosure, also offers an invaluable insight into the area's history. Dogs are welcome on board the ferry, and on Sainte Marguerite Island, provided they are on leash.

From Cannes: Discover the Calanques of the Esterel

2. From Cannes: Discover the Calanques of the Esterel

Embark on a discovery of the Esterel, its hidden caves, and typical Mediterranean scenery. Join your professional skipper aboard a semi-rigid boat for your trip to the Esterel. The trip lasts 2.5 hours, including a stop for swimming, with refreshments served on board. Enjoy half a day of relaxation as you explore this extraordinary coastline, with its stunning panoramas and secret coves accessible only by local boats. Discover all the secrets of this coastline with the skipper sharing their extensive knowledge about the Corniche d'Or.

Cannes: 4-Hour Boat and Snorkeling Tour

3. Cannes: 4-Hour Boat and Snorkeling Tour

Upon your arrival at the meeting point you will receive all the necessary equipment for snorkeling including fins, mask, suit, and a small inflatable raft. After a briefing by expert instructor who will explain your route, what you will see, and where you will swim. They also will brief you thoroughly on the necessary safety and security precautions.  Then you board a comfortable boat for the trip to a site in the Islands of Lérins, in front of Cannes or along the Estérel in the direction of Saint Raphael where beautiful rock formations are found. The boat will be stop on a rocky bottom where you will be able to see and swim amongst the flora and fauna of the Mediterranean sea. Spend about 2 hours either swimming, enjoying the sun from the boat or in the shade before returning to the meeting point at around 6:00 PM. The boat is well stocked with drinking water and you may bring personal belongings to enjoy during the trip.

Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise

4. Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise

Climb aboard a fully equipped catamaran in the old port of Cannes at Quai Laubeuf, and set sail across the shimmering waters of the Bay of Cannes while relaxing on the sun deck. Departing at 2:00 PM, benefit from the best of the sun. Have free time to cool down in the water. Head towards the Île Sainte-Marguerite and to islands of the Lérins Islands group, or make your way over to the Corniche d'Or to moor either between the islands or in a cove along the Esterel Massif. Get some time to swim and snorkel in the Mediterranean Sea (masks and snorkels provided), or simply relax aboard the catamaran - the choice is yours! Return to the port of Cannes at 5:15 PM, where your cruising adventure comes to an end.

Cannes: Festival of Pyrotechnic Art Fireworks from the water

5. Cannes: Festival of Pyrotechnic Art Fireworks from the water

During 6 exceptional evenings, the starry sky of Cannes sparkles with a thousand lights during the Festival of Pyrotechnic Art. 700,000 spectators look up to admire the latest innovations from the world’s fireworks elite from Cannes’s terraces and beaches, not to mention spectators from all the surrounding cities. Security matters obliges for these important public events, the roads of the City of Cannes are gradually closing to traffic to make the seaside exclusively pedestrian, a nightmare for motorists and visitors from outside. Far from all that, Black Tenders Events takes you from the Port du Béal in Cannes la Bocca for a sunset cruise, just the time for a nice swim at sea and then you are at the forefront of the fireworks shots from the sea. Are we taking you?

Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

6. Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

At 10:15 AM you’ll board the catamaran in the old port for a half-day sail on the Bay of Cannes. Before departure you’ll have an introduction to the ship by the crew. Sail to the Lérins Islands, where you’ll be able to swim and snorkel between the islands (mask and snorkel provided) or relax on board the catamaran. Around 1:00 PM a delicious cold buffet lunch will be served on board by the crew. At 2:15 PM, passengers will disembark on St.Marguerite Island for a change of boat and board the ferry to the old port of Cannes.

Full-Day Catamaran Cruise Departing from Cannes

7. Full-Day Catamaran Cruise Departing from Cannes

Enjoy a welcome drink as you board the catamaran in the old port for a full-day sail on the Bay of Cannes. Before departure you’ll have an introduction to the ship by the crew. Sail to the Pointe Croisette and continue on to the Lérins Islands, where you’ll be able to swim and snorkel between the islands (mask and snorkel provided) or relax on board the catamaran. Around 1:00 PM a cold buffet lunch will be served by the crew. After lunch you’ll continue your cruise to the Massif de l'Esterel (Corniche d'Or), stopping in a cove where you'll have another opportunity to swim and snorkel. At 5:15 PM you'll return to the old port of Cannes, where the tour ends.

French Riviera Tour: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul de Vence

8. French Riviera Tour: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul de Vence

Discover the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera on this guided half-day trip from Nice. Travel in an airconditioned van to Cannes, Antibes, and Saint-Paul de Vence. Take in sights like the La Croisette Boulevard and the Bay of Angels. Enjoy the convienience of being picked up at your accommodation in Nice. Sit back and relax with views of the coastline on your way to Cannes. Have free time to explore the shops on the La Croisette Boulevard, capture pictures of the yachts in the marina, or make your way to a sandy beach. Soak up the shimmering sea on the drive along the coastal road between Cannes and Antibes. Pass by the charming marinas of Juan-les-Pins and Golf-Juan. From here, admire the gorgeous French Riviera marina and views of the Bay of Angels. End your tour by surrendering to the allure of Saint-Paul de Vence, the jewel of Provence, where artists like Yves Montand and Jacques Prévert have stayed. Return to your accommodation in Nice at the end of your tour.

From Nice or Cannes: Monaco, Monte Carlo & Eze Half-Day Trip

9. From Nice or Cannes: Monaco, Monte Carlo & Eze Half-Day Trip

Enjoy a half-day adventure in the glamorous French Riviera on a visit to the medieval hillside village of Eze and a guided tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo. Departing from Cannes, Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer, or Monaco, travel by a luxury minibus and explore the glitzy atmosphere of this trendy destination. At the hillside village of Eze, enjoy panoramic views of the Riviera and the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the Fragonard perfume factory before touring the village La Turbie. Known as the "Terrace” of Monaco, thanks to its views over Monaco. It is most notable for its Roman monument dating from 7 BC. On arrival in Monaco, go to the old town, known as "The Rock," and admire the Prince Palace. Arrive in time to see the Changing of the Guard. Continue to the Cathedral and pay homage to the Monegasque royalty buried there and still have time to see the Oceanographic Museum and the Justice Palace. End your tour at Monte Carlo and see the Casino built by Garnier, the architect of the Opera Garnier in Paris. Admire the famous Hotel de Paris built in 1864, and the beautiful gardens. Finally, take a spin around the road circuit of the Monaco Grand Prix.

From Nice: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

10. From Nice: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Nice and admire the famous Promenade des Anglais as you depart the city. With your guide, travel first to Eze, one of the most picturesque villages on the Côte d'Azur where you can take in a panoramic view of Villefranche over Cap Ferrat and its many famous villas. Visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and discover the history of perfume-making from its beginnings to the present day. Continue to the Principality of Monaco, where you can stroll through the streets of the old town. See the Prince’s Palace, the Courthouse, the Cathedral, as well as a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a ride along the streets used for the famous Formula 1 race circuit to reach the most glamourous section of Monaco, Monte Carlo, with its famous casino and exclusive hotels. Next, enjoy a short stop in the town of Cannes, famous for its annual film festival and wonderful sandy beaches. Continue to Antibes, one of France's oldest cities which was founded by Greek merchants in the 5th century. Discover St Paul de Vence, one most beautiful villages in Provence, recognized for its cultural and artistic heritage. Finally, be returned to your accommodation in Nice after a full day of sightseeing.

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What people are saying about Cannes

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 150 reviews

The best fireworks show I had ever seen. The trip there was amazing and exciting with 10 persons speed boats. Stoping for the sunset between the 2 islands with time to swim in the clear water, than anchor in the bay at dark between dozens of boats with everyone watching the amazing show with live music from giant speakers on the shore. Definitely to do once in a lifetime.

This was one of the highlights of our day trip into Cannes. Our guide Alex was great, knowledgeable and funny. We had two opportunities to swim/snorkel and covered a lot of beautiful coastline. Great time!

Amazing! Carolina was a wonderful tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable with a great sense of humourWish we could’ve done the full day tour though as the half day is a bit rushed.

A really beautiful and exciting trip. I had my two children with me aged 7 and 10 and they loved it all.. especially when there was a good sound on the boat

Great handling! Very beautiful island with lots of nature and stone beach! Don't forget your snorkel and bathing shoes!