Chartering a yacht 3 days in Saint-Tropez: Our tips

Day 1: From Saint-Tropez to the luminous Golden Islands

As soon as you arrive in Saint-Tropez, you will board your yacht and be welcomed by the boat’s crew. After discovering your holiday accommodation, you will be able to start your sailing. Head for the Golden Islands and their biodiversity reserve. The islands of Port-Cros and Porquerolles are a must-do on the French Riviera.

Your crossing could offer you the wonderful surprise of an encounter with dolphins, which often surf in the wake of the yachts.

Beach on Porquerolles Island
The bay of Alycastre and its Notre Dame beach on the island of Porquerolles, Hyères, France

As soon as you arrive in Porquerolles, you can disembark aboard one of your dinghies for lunch at the Mas des Langoustiers or have lunch on board and decide to test your water-toys. The preservation of marine species and exceptional flora will invite you to choose the softer ones, such as paddle, diving or snorkelling equipment.

You will also be conquered by the creeks and beaches with crystal-clear waters and the fifty shades of azure of the Golden Islands.

On the way back, you can enjoy a cocktail while admiring the blazing sunset, before heading to Saint-Tropez for dinner at the restaurant L’Opéra, a festive address to end this first day in style.

Day 2: From Saint-Tropez to the Glamour of Cannes

At the dawn of this second day of cruising, it will be time to sail to the most glamorous destination of the French Riviera. Cannes, its Croisette, its red carpet, its Lérins islands… As soon as you arrive, enjoy the discovery of the Lérins islands. The morning is the best time to anchor on the Middle Plateau, between Sainte-Marguerite Island and Saint-Honorat Island. In the afternoon, the spot is taken by storm. The view is splendid and the ideal place to sunbathe or relax in the jacuzzi of your yacht. At lunchtime, board your dinghy and head to the restaurant on the festive beach of La Guérite.

Restaurant La Guérite in Cannes
The festive beach restaurant La Guérite, on Sainte-Marguerite Island in Cannes, France

Return to your yacht for an adrenaline-pumping afternoon. The bay of Cannes is indeed a perfect spot to test your hoverboard, wake and other seabob. Then head to the Croisette for a shopping session before heading to the BFire by Mauro Colagreco beach, where you can enjoy the simple pleasure of cooking over a wood fire in a bohemian-chic and friendly setting. If you are lucky enough to be in Cannes on a fireworks night, return to your yacht to enjoy the best view of the event. A magical evening to live Cannes intensely.

Day 3: Discovering authentic Saint-Tropez

This last day of rental will allow you to live like a tropezian. After a night in your comfortable cabin, you can enjoy a breakfast concocted by your crew. You can then disembark for a discovery of the picturesque village of Saint-Tropez, the opportunity to taste the mythical Tarte Tropézienne, try a game of pétanque on the Place des Lices, stroll through the alleys of the Provencal market or go shopping in the luxury boutiques of Saint-Tropez.

This busy morning will give way to an afternoon around the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. After having skirted the bay of Pampelonne and its mythical beaches, the Escalet beach and Cap Taillat will reveal their wild beauty and their exceptional villas. You can enjoy lunch on board, facing this sublime and unspoilt landscape.

If your yacht is equipped with jet skis, you can explore the surrounding area as far as Cap Lardier.

Back at the port, you can conclude this last day by sitting on the terrace of the famous Café Sénéquier, one of the icons of Saint-Tropez.

Terrace of the café Sénéquier Saint-Tropez
The famous terrace of Café Sénéquier on the old port of Saint-Tropez and its view of the luxury yachts

After three days of charter, you won’t want to leave your yacht. You will still have some French Riviera treasures to discover, but this first adventure will enrich all your travel memories.

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