A perfect day yacht charter on the French Riviera

Located in the south-east of France, the French Riviera is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful summer holiday destinations in the Mediterranean and attracts tourists from all over the world every year. This spectacular coastline, where charming villages and trendy seaside resorts alternate with heavenly coves and fine sandy beaches, where the green of the pine trees and the blue of the Mediterranean merge is an ideal place for sea exploration. In fact, exploring from the sea offers a very different perspective on this beautiful region known as the Côte d'Azur. If you're wondering what a private French Riviera day yacht charter aboard a fully crewed luxury boat might look like, here's a little preview of what you can expect.

Join your yacht and meet your crew

You will have previously agreed with the yacht rental company on a meeting point either in the port nearest to you or in the home port of the boat you are renting. Together with your family and/or friends, you will then discover the boat that will be yours for the duration of the day. Naturally, you will be welcomed by the Captain of the boat himself, who will introduce you to the rest of the crew and show you the different exterior and interior amenities of the yacht. A safety briefing will be given so that you can enjoy the day in complete confidence. It's time to settle in and get comfortable: barefoot, sunglasses on the nose, a cap on the head and maybe a little sun cream. The dream day can finally begin!

Set off on a leisurely cruise

By the time you book, you will have discussed and agreed with your yacht charter planner the outline of the exciting programme for the day. The French Riviera coastline is vast and it is best to concentrate on one area in particular to make the most of your rental day. You should also take into account the type of boat you have chartered as some yachts have a faster cruising speed than others. According to your wishes and expectations, your yacht charter planner will be able to recommend the most suitable itinerary. 

To give an example, a Cannes yacht charter itinerary will usually take you to the bay of Cannes, the Lérins Islands and the Cap d'Antibes. Some charterers want to explore the coast, others want to go to a particular beach restaurant, and some want to enjoy water activities, hence the interest of a bespoke private charter. Of course, you will still have a great deal of flexibility as this is a private yacht charter. At any time, you and your Captain can agree on a change of itinerary. It goes without saying that your Captain will have an unrivalled knowledge of the FrenchRiviera and will therefore be able to give you the best recommendations in the event of weather changes or too many people on the water. So make yourself comfortable on a sun pad, have a glass of rosé de Provence and let yourself be carried away by this cruise while admiring the landscapes that unfold in front of you.

A perfect day yacht charter on the French Riviera

Enjoy water-based activities

During this unforgettable day, you will have the opportunity to enjoy fun water activities. Most boats are indeed equipped with a selection of toys, which of course varies from boat to boat - if this is important to you, don't forget to look at the full list of available water toys before you commit to a particular yacht. From the traditional water-ski to the underwater seabob, the sneaky towing buoy and the powerful jet-ski, there is something for everyone in the charter party. Depending on your itinerary and anchorage points, you can also enjoy snorkelling and exploring the seabed of the Mediterranean Sea. The Lérins islands, the creeks of the Esterel massif and the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula are superb places for snorkelling.

Indulge in a tasty lunch

For lunch, you can choose from a variety of options. If your crew includes a Chef and a Stewardess, you may have notified your yacht charter planner of your wish to have lunch on board. In this case, you can expect a feast of Mediterranean flavours. Once the yacht is safely anchored, take a seat around the table set up for lunch and enjoy the various dishes prepared. If you have any dietary restrictions or other allergies, don't worry, your crew will have been informed in advance via the preference questionnaire. For smaller boats or simply for those who prefer it, your yacht charter planner can book you a table in one of the beach restaurants in the area. Needless to say, the beach restaurants on the French Riviera are among the most stylish in the Mediterranean Sea. Whether in St Tropez, Cannes or Antibes, the beach restaurants are beautifully decorated, offer great food and you can enjoy a truly great atmosphere. All of course with your feet in the sand and a view of the Mediterranean... and your yacht! And it must be said, arriving at a beach restaurant with your very own private yacht is a bucket list experience!

Take home some wonderful memories

You will find that a day yacht charter is a wonderful moment to share with your family and friends. You will have discovered beautiful places, admired stunning landscapes, tried new activities, shared a delicious meal, and enjoyed a delightful experience! And sharing such an experience with the people you love is second to none. So, take the time to enjoy every moment, an intense day awaits you and you will see that time passes very quickly on a cruise! Take pictures and return home with memories that you will cherish for years to come. 

 Planning to spend your next summer holiday in the south of France and tempted by such an adventure at sea? For more information about a yacht charter on the French Riviera or to receive a custom proposal, please do not hesitate to contact the company Talamare. They specialise in professionally crewed yacht charters on the French Riviera from various ports including St Tropez, Cannes, Antibes and Monaco. With boats of different sizes, their yacht charter planners will offer you options to suit your budget.

A perfect day yacht charter on the French Riviera