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French Riviera spots onboard your Luxury Yacht

Thanks to our VanDutch Charter Boat Rental Service, you can discover the French Riviera by the sea tailored to your preferences. Let our team guide you to the most beautiful places of the Côte d’Azur and check out the different destinations not to be missed aboard your luxury yacht.

From Monaco to St Tropez, passing by the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean, you can enjoy the east coast by spending unique moments at sea.

VanDutch Boat Rental to Corsica: 
Rent a VanDutch boat and discover the Isle of Beauty, otherwise known as Corsica. As well as plenty of touristy things to see and do, there are fabulous, secluded beaches that are only accessible by boat.

Corsica has loads of super spots to visit and anchorages where each one is more beautiful than the last. There are also many events such as: The Imperial Regattas in Ajaccio, Calvi on the Rock Festival…

Calvi and Ile-Rousse Boat Rental:  Discover Calvi onboard your Vandutch, claimed to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. Calvi is a magnet for yachts and famous for its variety of landscapes, from snow-capped mountains, pine forest, 5-mile sandy beach, views of the citadel and crystal-clear water.  Calvi is also on the edge of a UNESCO Marine World Heritage site, that is only accessible by boat: marvel at the pink volcanic rocks, dolphins and seals.

North of Calvi is the Île-Rousse, which overlooks one of the prettiest bays of the Mediterranean. The Île-Rousse is known for its warm, homely welcome and its fine sandy beaches. Calvi and Ile-Rousse are on the northwest part of Corsica. From these two spots  you can easily cruise along the West Coast of Corsica to Ajaccio and Bonifacio.

Marine de Porto boat rental: Sail to the small fishing port and pebbly beaches of Porto Marina with the Scandola nature reserve in the north the steep-walled inlets of Calanques de Piana and Capu Rossu in the south. 

Ajaccio Boat Rental: Drop anchor in Ajaccio that offers several mooring spots where you can also discover the scenic Sanguinaires Islands. The port of Ajaccio and Port Tino Rossi Marina are located in the centre of Ajaccio and offers all the usual boating services.

Further south, in the direction of Bonifacio, you can stop in deserted coves that are  only accessible by boat.

Bonifacio Boat Rental: Navigate from Ajaccio to Bonifacio. Halfway, you can moor up in Propriano, on the Gulf of Valinco, in coves that are only accessible by sea or on foot. The perfect place for a moment of tranquillity and solitude on your own sandy beach amongst the pine trees.

Continue south and from the sea you can see the old town of Bonifacio on top of the limestone cliff. Bonifacio Marina, surrounded by huge cliffs, is invisible from the sea and a visit to the port is a must!

Lavezzi Islands Boat rental: Visit  the Lavezzi Islands, which are southeast of Bonifacio. The Lavezzi Islands are an archipelago of granite islets and reefs where navigation is a bit tricky, but the trip is well worth it. The archipelago is located between the tip of Corsica and Sardinia. The Lavezzi Islands are part of the Nature Reserve of Bonifacio, where the seabed is exceptional.

Porto-Vecchio Boat rental: Cruise to Porto-Vecchio, the 3rd largest city in Corsica and a booming resort on the East side of Corsica. From Porto-Vecchio, discover the pure-white sandy beaches and brilliant turquoise water in the Bay of Saint Cyprien to the east, including the beaches of Palombaggia or Rondinara to the west. You can also drop anchor in natural, unspoilt coves that are only accessible by boat.

VanDutch Boat Rental for the Porquerolle Islands: Rent a VanDutch boat and  discover the infinite charm of the island of Porquerolles where steep islets have formed and fine sandy beaches await you.

Porquerolles Island is almost opposite Hyères in the Var, a small town located between Saint-Tropez and Toulon. The island is famous for its beaches. The most famous being the Silver Beach on the northern part of the island, which is still natural and unspoilt. On the southern side, there are steep cliffs and coves.

Porquerolles Island is the largest pearl of the archipelago known as the Golden Isles, which are formed by the islands of Port Cros, Porquerolles and Levant. The island became a World Heritage Site in 1988.

Port-Cros is the number one marine national park in Europe and you will find that there are exceptional moorings in the reserve to see the natural fauna and flora. Towards Toulon you can also visit the Oustaou-de-Diou cove (House of God).

Cruising time between the Port Camille Rayon in Golfe-Juan and the Porquerolle islands: 2 hours and 30 minutes.

VanDutch Rental Saint Tropez: Rent a VanDutch and head for Saint-Tropez.

This small fishing village has become famous over the years as the playground of the wealthy jetsetters, fashion models and millionaires.

Rent a VanDutch boat and speed off to Saint Tropez, especially in the summer. Get there early to enjoy a morning stop in the sunny port of Saint Tropez to stroll through the village. Tuesday and Saturday mornings are Provencal market days.

The Place des Lices in the heart of St.-Tropez is a delightful place to visit the open-air market and have a drink whilst people-watching at the Café de Paris or Café Sénéquier.

Afterwards, back on board towards the Pampelonne beaches for lunch at one of the most popular private beaches of Ramatuelle, Nikki Beach, Club 55, the Voile Rouge, Bora Bora and others, where the in-crowd and the jet set are side by side.

Saint-Tropez is also the place for annual events such as the Voiles Latines in May 2017, the Girglia Rolex Cup in June 2017 and the Trophée du Bailli de Suffren, the Voiles de Saint-Tropez in September 2017, Paradis Porsche and many other events throughout the year.

Cruising time between Port Camille Rayon in Golfe-Juan and Saint-Tropez is 1 hour.

VanDutch Rental Port Grimaud: Rent a VanDutch and discover the pretty harbour of Port Grimaud, also called Little Venice or the “Venice of Provence”. Port Grimaud was registered in the Twentieth Century Architectural Heritage in 2002.

The lakeside town is located in the heart of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. This small village faces the sea and is distinguished by its colourful facades and Roman roof tiles. The interesting feature of Port Grimaud is that each house has land and sea access. This was the original design around the principle that each house should have its own mooring.

Opposite Port Grimaud are the Marines de Cogolin. These two ports are separated by the Giscle river which flows from the Var into the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Marines de Cogolin is a private marina, spread over 3 large lagoons that also includes five islands of residential property.

Spoil yourselves and spend a pleasant day on a VanDutch charter boat in the Bay of Saint-Tropez and visit Port Grimaud and cruise around the canals that surround the village. Go on, you know you want to !

Cruising time between the Port Camille Rayon in Golfe-Juan and Port Grimaud: 45 minutes to 1 hour.

VanDutch Charter to the Massif de l’Esterel: Rent a VanDutch boat and go along the coast towards the Massif de l’Esterel, a volcanic mountain range leading to sea.

The Massif de l’Esterel forms the natural border between the Alpes Maritimes and the Var, with its reddish rocks flowing into the Mediterranean, between Mandelieu and Saint Raphael.

In the middle of the Massif de l’Esterel lies the village of Théoule-sur-Mer. From the sea you can see Théoule castle. You can go into the harbour to watch the fun water jousting competitions and stop for a drink or lunch on the Marco Polo beach.

Further on towards Fréjus – Saint Raphaël, you will pass in front of the Grotte de Gardanne, which is a cave in the shape of an arch called the Pointe de l’Aiguille and there you can swim to one of the four beaches nestled in the coves or dive down to the seabed which is rich in vegetation and fish.

We would also like to take you to Cap Roux, in the centre of the Massif de l’Esterel, to discover the astonishing landscapes and seabed. We provide all the kit you and your guests need – masks, snorkels and fins. 

During your day charter to Cannes and its surroundings, or your trip to Saint-Tropez, take the opportunity to stop in the heart of the Massif de l’Esterel. On board your VanDutch you will see natural spots that are only accessible from the sea.

Contact us today to book your day out.

Cruising time between Port Camille Rayon in Golfe-Juan and Esterel 20 minutes / Cruising time between the Port Camille Rayon in Golfe-Juan and Fréjus & St-Raphaël: 30 to 45 minutes.

VanDutch Rental Cannes: Rent a VanDutch boat to cruise throughout the Bay of Cannes.

From the sea, you can view the palatial hotels that have made Cannes famous. The Carlton, Majestic, Martinez and the famous Croisette. Come alongside the Old Port of Cannes in the centre of the town, and take a stroll in Le Suquet, the old quarter of Cannes, which offers breath-taking views over the bay. You can also enjoy the luxury boutiques lining the Promenade de la Croisette.

Come aboard a VanDutch for cruising the bay to the Lérins Islands for lunch on one of the islands. Choose between the La Guérite restaurant on the island of Saint Marguerite, or La Tonnelle restaurant on the island of Saint Honorat. Whatever takes your fancy. Or, why not have  lunch aboard your VanDutch?

Nestling between the two islands, you can enjoy your afternoon relaxing or landing on St Marguerite island, famous for its Fort Royal prison, which held the Man in the Iron Mask, or the St Honorat island, well known for its Cistercian monastery that is still inhabited by monks who make various wines.

There are several unspoilt natural spots around the islands and our captain can take you there.

Each island has a recommended restaurant. You can lunch at La Guérite on Saint Marguerite island or La Tonnelle restaurant on the Saint Honorat island. You can also have lunch on one of the many private beaches around Cannes.

Other activities and tours are available on the islands, such as the museum on St Marguerite island, or visit the monastery on St. Honorat Island. Plus, there are sporting activities at sea.

You are welcome to contact us for more information and to book your VanDutch rental.

Cruising time between Port Camille Rayon in Golfe-Juan and Cannes, Lérins Islands: 20 minutes.

Charter or rent a VanDutch and discover Antibes on the French Riviera, which harbours the largest marina in Europe and Juan-les-Pins, the trendy seaside resort on the Côte d’Azur.

On board your modern day boat you can enjoy the Mediterranean from Fort Carré and the Old Town of Antibes, which is well known for its surrounding 16th century ramparts. Nearby is Port Vauban, the biggest marina in Europe where the largest and most luxurious yachts moor up on the Quai des Milliardaires (the Billionaires Quay). The world’s largest private yacht also moored off the Port of Antibes this year.

Towards Cannes, you are immersed in the heart of Billionaires Bay and can bask in the inlets and sandy coves of the Garoupe which are only accessible by boat. Discover the small cove locally known as the ‘Argent-Faux’, the quietest place between Cannes and Antibes.

You can stop in the Juan-les-Pins Riviera resort on the Côte d’Azur, famous for its festive summer nights and especially for Europe’s oldest jazz festival, Jazz à Juan, which will be held from July 14 to 23, 2017 .

For lunch, we can recommend several restaurants on the beach such as the elegant Plage Keller in Cap d’Antibes or the beachside Belles Rives restaurant in Juan-les-Pins.

Contact our team now to book your day or stay.

Antibes is a 20 minutes boat ride from Port Camille Rayon in Golfe-Juan.

VanDutch Rental for Saint Jean Cap Ferrat and Villefranche-sur-Mer

Rent a VanDutch and explore the glamorous and charming Cap Ferrat peninsula. Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and the Pointe de Saint-Hospice covers nearly 250 hectares.

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is in between Nice and Monaco. The particularity of St Jean Cap Ferrat is the greenery that dominates the increasing urbanization. This area is also home to luxury villas and other large estates, including the most famous of them, the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild.

Enjoy your trip to or from Monaco by exploring the numerous coves along the route or just rest a while, enjoy the view and relax in these spots that are only accessible by boat. You can also drop the anchor in Scaletta cove or Saint-Hospice on the St Jean Cap Ferrat coast, or in the bay of Espalmador on the Villefranche sur Mer side.

For lunch, there are several restaurants such as La Mère Germaine, L’Oursin Bleu or Paloma Beach. Make your selection and we will reserve a table for you.

Cruising time between the Port Camille Rayon in Golfe-Juan and St Jean Cap Ferrat / Villefranche-sur-Mer is between 30 and 45 minutes.

VanDutch Rental to Monaco: Rent a VanDutch boat and discover the Principality of Monaco.

Whilst at sea you can admire the Prince’s Palace of Monaco on the Rocher, the Oceanographic Museum, Port Fontvieille, Port Hercule and the Casino de Monte-Carlo

Cruise to the ports of Monaco and see the most fabulous yachts in the world.

Rent a VanDutch boat and turn up at various Monaco events in 2017: for example, the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, the Monaco Grand Prix Formula 1, the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival, the Monaco Yacht Show and the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival.

During the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco, rent a VanDutch and organize your VIP arrival right to the heart of the race. VanDutch has been the official partner of the Red Bull team for several years now.

Aboard your VanDutch you cruise along the coast, passing by Cap d’Ail and the Baie d’Eze, from where you can see the village perched on top of the cliffs.You can also stop in coves that are only accessible from the sea. Go for a swim or just chill out.

On board a VanDutch we can take you to the major hotels in Monaco, Monte-Carlo Bay, the Hotel Méridien and the Royal Rivera Hotel. Or slip in to the La Mala private beach for lunch. We can even reserve your table for you.

Cruising time between Port Camille Rayon in Golfe-Juan and Monaco: 45 minutes to 1 hour.

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