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Meetings at Sea – 3 Top Cannes Boat Routes

Cannes boasts some of the most pristine, crystal blue waters and luxurious beaches, and it exudes charm and beauty from all of its precious streets and gorgeous waterfront villas. If you’ve ever been to Cannes, you’ll know that the city rarely sleeps. From MIPIM to Cannes Film Festival, to even Cannes Lions, this city sees a lot of corporate action! Though we’re the experts in accommodation and events, we’re most certainly not when it comes to yachts and chartered boats. We decided to call in backup from the experts at Boat Bookings to give us the inside scoop on the 3 Top Cannes Boat Routes that will make for an unforgettable meeting. The next time you’re in Cannes, why not blow your clients out of the water and have your meeting at sea?

3 Top Cannes Boat Routes

Boat Route 1 – Îles de Lérins / Cap d’Antibes

Did you even know that Cannes has its own set of islands? The Cannes islands are just 15 minutes off the coast, and they are stunning. This makes for a perfect corporate trip as it’s quick and not far from the action. If you like (piña coladas… do you hate us for getting that stuck in your head?!) Caribbean-blue waters, you’re going to LOVE this.

Day Itinerary:

– Embark at 10:00 from Cannes.

– Head to the Îles de Lérins to swim, sunbathe and relax.

– Have lunch between 13:00 and 15:30 (see lunch spots below) – and let Boat Bookings organise it for you!

– Get back on board and head towards the Cap for more swimming or a final glass of Provençe Rosé off the coast, just by the Eden Roc (you don’t want to miss this!).

– Get back on board and return towards Cannes for disembarkation at 19:00.

Lunch Recommendations:

– La Guerite

Monday – Sunday from 12:30-18:30.

– Plage Joseph

Monday – Sunday from 09:00-00:00.

Boat Route 2 – Cannes – Saint-Tropez

For those up for a little adventure, Saint-Tropez is one of the most popular yachting destinations in the French Riviera. Best reached by boat, it can take 2 – 3 hours to drive to Saint-Tropez and just over an hour to cruise by boat. If you want to spend an afternoon among the rich, glamorous, and undoubtedly famous, this top Cannes boat route will not disappoint.

Day Itinerary:

– Embark at 10:00 from Port Pierre Canto, Cannes.

– Head to the Îles de Lérins for a quick swim in the cerulean waters (Saint-Tropez is 90 minutes away from here, so you should leave in time for your lunch).

– Have lunch between 13:00 and 15:30 in Saint-Tropez (see recommendations below) which Boat Bookings will organise for you.

– Get back on board and cruise back towards Cannes for disembarkation at 19:00.

Lunch in Saint-Tropez

On Pampelonne Beach

– Club 55

Monday – Sunday from 09:00-18:00.

– Nikki Beach

Monday – Sunday from 11:30-20:00.

– Bagatelle Beach

Monday – Sunday from 11:00-20:00.

Best Restaurants in Town

– Le Quai

Monday – Sunday from 09:00-03:00.

– Le Senequier

Monday- Sunday from 07:00-02:00.

– Le Girelier

Monday – Sunday from 12:00-00:00.

Boat Route 3 – Cannes – Monaco

Another world-famous Riviera destination is Monte Carlo in Monaco. Best enjoyed in the evening, we recommend chartering a yacht for a day cruise and have it drop you off in Monaco around sunset for dinner and drinks. That said, below is an itinerary to enjoy the sterling city of Monte Carlo during the day.

Day Itinerary:

– Embark at 10:00 from Port Pierre Canto, Cannes.

– Head off again to the Îles de Lérins for a quick dip in the gorgeous waters (Monaco is 60 minutes away from this point).

– Enjoy lunch between 13:00 and 15:30 in the city (see recommendations below).

– After lunch, head for one more swim either around St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat or Villefranche-sur-Mer.

– Return to Cannes and disembark at 19:00.

Lunch Recommendations:

– La Réserve de la Mala

Monday- Sunday from 12:00-18:00.

– Anjuna Beach

Monday- Sunday from 12:00-23:00.

– Eden Plage Mala – and let Boat Bookings make a reservation for you!

Feeling tempted to ask your boss to increase your travel budget for your next business trip to Cannes? These expertly-organised Top Cannes Boat Routes will make for a meeting to remember. Thanks again to Boat Bookings for sharing their expertise – we now know exactly who to call the next time we want to charter a boat in Cannes!

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