The French Riviera is a haven for those seeking luxury and splendor. A yachting experience is the perfect way to see this amazing part of the world and take a trip through some of the most fabulous places the Riviera has to offer.
It is possible to sail the French Riviera throughout the year due to the mild weather conditions and favorable winds that prevail in the area, but the recognized yachting season runs between April and October. If you charter a yacht during the high summer season of July and August you can expect fantastic weather with plenty of sun and light winds. This is also the most popular time to charter a Mediterranean yacht in the south of France and the Riviera becomes extremely busy.
When to Go
Embark on a French Riviera yachting trip on either side of the high season and you might avoid some of the crowds. The weather conditions are still great but you won`t be battling to go ashore from your yacht among so many tourists.
The luxury cruising season starts with the Cannes film festival and Monaco Grand Prix and these are two of the most popular locations along the French Riviera to charter a yacht. St Tropez and Monaco are also top spots for luxury yacht chartering among those seeking some rest and relaxation in the lap of luxury.
You can choose from a huge range of different types of charter depending on your budget, needs and ability if you intend to take a hands-on approach. Bare boat charters are a popular choice but if you want a luxurious charter with all the trimmings, crewed and skippered charters could be what you prefer. Other types of boat available to cruise the old world french waters are roomy catamarans and sleek sailboats.
High End Locales
Favored by celebrities and those seeking the ultimate charter experience, super yachts and mega yachts can be chartered almost everywhere along the length of the French Riviera and they are particularly popular during the Cannes film festival and Monaco Grand Prix.
Monaco and Cannes are home to some of the world`s finest super yachts and Antibes now has the largest marina along the Riviera and so you can expect to find a fantastic choice of the very best charters available. This stretch is also host to a great selection of powerboats, luxury yachts of all shapes and sizes, plus motorboats and charters to suit sailors, tourists and visitors no matter what they are looking for.
Choosing Your Itinerary
Yachting on the French Riviera is increasing in popularity all the time and the competition to provide the best experience for clients is very competitive in the yacht charter business. This means that standards are exceptionally high and you can shop around to compare itineraries and extras to find your perfect yachting trip on the French Riviera.
As with most types of holiday booking, discounts and savings can be found if you shop around. Yacht charters are often best booked well in advance due to their popularity, but you can also sometimes find late deals or reduced rates for group bookings if you look around specialist websites or call us to talk about the places we have personally visited by yacht.
If you are looking to travel, it is never too early to start looking as it usually requires a few months of planning at a minimum.