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Esterel Massif

Esterel Massif: Our most recommended tours and activities

Saint-Raphaël: 2.5-hour sea and creeks boat excursion

1. Saint-Raphaël: 2.5-hour sea and creeks boat excursion

Enjoy unparalleled views of the French Riviera on a 2.5-hour boat tour from Santa Lucia port that takes you to hidden coves before letting you loose for a scenic snorkeling adventure. Take your spot on a 12-seater boat and get whisked across the Cote d'Azur for a panoramic view of the volcanic Esterel massif and Agay bay, where you can explore idyllic coastal creeks that are only accessible from the sea. Grab your snorkel gear when the caption drops anchor to admire the beauty of the Mediterranean seabed — keep an eye out for sea turtles as Esterel is also a Natura 2000 conservation site. Hold on tight as it’s then full-speed back to the port at Saint-Raphaël with drinks and music to wrap up a fun-filled day.

Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise

2. 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.

From Cannes: Lérins Islands Sunset Cruise

3. From Cannes: Lérins Islands Sunset Cruise

Embark at the end of the day for an unusual discovery of the Lérins Islands. Travel to the must-see islands of Sainte Marguerite and Saint Honorat facing Cannes during your stay on the French Riviera. Go to the hidden face of the Lérins Islands. The evening departure matches with sunset time in the high season. Explore Sainte Marguerite’s fort, the iron mask’s prison, and Saint Honorat’s monastery and snorkel in the lagoon.

From Mandelieu: Corniche d'Or Sightseeing Cruise with Guide

4. From Mandelieu: Corniche d'Or Sightseeing Cruise with Guide

Departing from Mandelieu-la-Napoule, a few minutes by boat is all it takes to reach the foot of the Esterel Massif. This cruise with commentary is a unique way in which to explore this unmissable post card location within the Côte d’Azur. A protected Natura 2000 site, the Esterel Massif is home to exceptional flora and fauna. It also accommodates an array of leisure activities such as hiking, horse-riding, climbing and mountain biking. Along the Corniche d’Or, look out for a series of sharp reliefs, creeks and small beaches. Opposite the characteristic cliffs rising from the sea, enjoy sumptuous panoramas rich in colour!

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What people are saying about Esterel Massif

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 196 reviews

Super fun experience. Our skipper Jerome knew a lot to tell and made it a very nice trip, taking everyone into account. The closing, full throttle by sea, was spectacular. Can recommend it to anyone

Good organization of the right spaces to be able to be in company on a boat. Stop for a wonderful swim with a snack at the end of the stop. To redo. Thank you

amazing! loved every second of it! also a big thank you to the boat driver, Jacques, a very lovely, sweet and friendly man:) highly recommended

I’ve had an amazing experience. Sylvain the guide was so kind and nice. He made the experience a very pleasant and nice one.

Very nice monitor! Second time doing this activity just with another recommended course