French Riviera
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Our most recommended French Riviera Snorkeling

Nice: Coastline Boat Cruise to Monaco

1. Nice: Coastline Boat Cruise to Monaco

Embark with the skipper on a semi-rigid boat for a two and a half hour trip to discover the coastline from Nice to Monaco where you’ll admire various villas overhanging swells. See the peninsula of millionaires, the coves and limestone cliffs, which bind the coastline with lush vegetation, volcanic rock and rare Mediterranean flora. Enjoy the natural magnificence of the coastline and the cultural heritage richness. Its luminosity and striking beauty had always inspired the greatest masters various fields as architecture, painting, music or even cinema. The preserved shore offers coves, beaches, and a seabed.  Take a swim and snorkel stop with some refreshments served on board. Come take advantage of a half-day relaxation and discover a paradisiac coastline worthy of the most beautiful postcards. Experience the secret coves that can only be reached by boat.

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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.

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Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise

3. 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.

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Nice: Small Group Sunset Cruise to Cap Ferrat

4. Nice: Small Group Sunset Cruise to Cap Ferrat

Meet your friendly crew at Nice Port, then set sail along the glistening coastline of Nice. Soak up panoramic views of the French Riviera and feel the wind in your hair as the boat cruises towards Cap Ferrat. As you sail, learn about this luxury destination, which is home to Hollywood stars and often used as the film set for glamorous movies. Pass by the charming fishing village of Villefranche-sur-Mer, admire the villas of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, and marvel at the sandy beaches of Beaulieu-sur-Mer. Cool off with a refreshing dip in the sea, then go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life. Finally, watch an unforgettable sunset across the ocean, and soak up the magic of the moment before returning to port.

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Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

5. 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 2:30 PM you'll return to the old port of Cannes or St. Marguerite Island, where the tour will end.

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Cannes: 4-Hour Boat and Snorkeling Tour

6. 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.

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French Riviera Sunset Boat Cruise

7. French Riviera Sunset Boat Cruise

Explore the French Riviera on this relaxing 2-hour sunset cruise. Discover breathtaking beaches and celebrity villas as you cruise through Monaco, Roquebrune Cap Martin, Beaulieu, Bay of Eze, La Mala creek, St. Jean Cap Ferrat, the peninsula of St. Hospice and the beautiful Fossettes creek. An experienced crew will show you all the most iconic sights along the Riviera, allowing you to experience this luxurious destination like a star. Marvel at the glorious beaches and luxurious vacation houses. You will also have the possibility to go snorkeling and maybe even spot a dolphin or whale, which frequent the gentle waters of the Riviera.

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Full-Day Catamaran Cruise Departing from Cannes

8. 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.

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Sunset Boat Excursion

9. Sunset Boat Excursion

Take a journey towards the Cannes Lerins Islands and uncover an underwater eco museum of renowned artist Jason Decaire Taylor. 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 the Saint Honorat’s monastery in the new underwater exhibition by the world-renowned artist Jason Decaire Taylor, inaugurated in 2021. Snorkel the Mediterranean ecomuseum and marvel at the 8-ton statues, placed near the surface. Discover submarine fauna and flora in a lagoon with turquoise waters.

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Private 3-Hour Boat Cruise from Monaco, Nice or Beaulieu

10. Private 3-Hour Boat Cruise from Monaco, Nice or Beaulieu

Explore the French Riviera on this relaxing 3-hour cruise from Monaco, Nice or Beaulieu Sur Mer. Discover breathtaking beaches and celebrity villas as you cruise through Monaco, Roquebrune Cap Martin, Beaulieu, Bay of Eze, La Mala creek, St. Jean Cap Ferrat, the peninsula of St. Hospice and the beautiful Fossettes creek. An experienced crew will show you all the most iconic sights along the Riviera, allowing you to experience this luxurious destination like a star. Marvel at the glorious beaches and luxurious vacation houses. You will also have the possibility to go snorkeling and maybe even spot a dolphin or whale, both of which frequent the gentle waters of the Riviera.

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What people are saying about French Riviera

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 163 reviews

This boat trip was very pleasant and cosy. Our host had a pertinent knowledge of the region, historical as well as contemporary. It was the perfect trip to get away in a romantic atmosphere on the French Riviera.

Guillermo was very kind, knowledgeable and helpful thought the whole tour. We stop to swim in open waters and enjoy the warm waters. It’s a must do if you visit Nice!!!

Wonderful and relaxing way to get on the sea and beat the heat for a couple hours. Loved swimming and cruising, super relaxing and comfortable ride.

A very nice trip with an unexpected powerful boat! An experience we will never forget.

Super nice trip with very nice guide. I highly recommend.