Hire a boat with or without skipper in Cannes, France

with Cannes boat rental. Choose from a wide selection of sailboats, motorboats, RIBs, catamarans, yachts, and canal boats. We offer a huge range of boats to hire. With the best offers, Cannes boat rental helps you to find the ideal yacht charter for the perfect vacation.

Renting a Boat in Cannes

Known for its famous events, Cannes is also famous for its incredible coast and for its sailing culture. For most sailors, departing from Cannes will give you the best access to sail the French Riviera. With the proximity to other bustling ports, Cannes has always been one of the most popular sports in the world.


After getting to know the beautiful city by land, be sure to rent a boat and see the amazing coast of the Cote d’Azur. From Cannes, you can either charter for a week or you can simply rent a motorboat for the day and explore the region. Take a day trip and head north or south and explore Cannes surroundings. Because the areas are so close, you will see plenty of sailors that rented a boat in Nice and headed south to see the rest of the French Riviera and Cannes. Rent a sailboat in Cannes and explore all the coast.

Pricing and Information

As in all of France, the French Riviera’s high season is typically starting from early May to mid-September. In addition to the high season, there are several regional events that can cause a spike in the number of tourists. For yacht charters in Cannes, we recommend booking well in advance. Due to the luxury of the area, prices will be a bit higher than most other areas during this season. On average, you can expect to pay around …€ per day for a catamaran rental in Cannes and start 450€ per day for a sailboat. For motorboats, the range is very wide depending on your needs. The inventory in Cannes ranges from luxury yachts to fishing boats, so it is recommended to sort by the type of activity you will partake in. Motorboats start around 350€ per day and it will depend on what your specific project is, how many passengers, and how far you would like to go. Speed boat rentals in Cannes are also available if you want to partake in sports or simply go a little faster.

Do you need a license to rent a boat in Cannes?

Depending on what type of boat you are hiring, you will have different pieces of legislation. For sailboats and catamarans, France is one of the few countries where no license is needed. Even though no license is needed, you will have to show a nautical CV showing previous experience detailing the boats you’ve captained and the waters you’ve sailed. For catamarans, base managers and port authorities will want to see previous experience with a similar size boat.

On the other hand, if you are looking to rent a motorboat, a coasta license is required to operate a motorboat with more than 6hp. For canal boats, no license is needed, but again, you will have to prove that you have some previous experience. If you do not have enough experience or want a stress-free vacation, most boats come with the option to have a skipper. An added advantage of renting a boat with a skipper is their knowledge of the local areas. Since most skippers are local, they will be able to show you the hidden gems of the area.