The best snorkeling spots for your French Riviera yacht rental


Snorkeling is one of the most popular water activities when renting a yacht on the French Riviera. Accessible to everyone, whether alone or in a group, snorkeling will allow you to observe the marine biodiversity of the French Riviera. With its rocky coastline, the French Riviera offers superb snorkeling areas. Your yacht charter in the south of France is the perfect opportunity to explore them. Many underwater paths have been created in the south of France. Featuring educational displays, they represent a unique way to explore the seabed and discover the biodiversity of the Mediterranean sea. An activity not to be missed when chartering a boat in the south of France! Our team of charter specialists shares with you our favorite snorkeling sites to visit during your next French Riviera yacht rental.

A woman and two girls looking at an information board on a snorkeling trail in Port-Cros on the French Riviera

Port Cros National Park

This is the must for snorkeling in the south of France, a real aquarium! If you plan to explore the islands of Hyères during your private yacht rental in the south of France, don't miss the opportunity to visit the site of Port Cros National Park. The island of Port Cros has one of the most unspoilt seabeds in the Mediterranean. The bay of La Palud is a privileged spot to practice snorkeling with its shallow depth and its well-designed marine path to guide you underwater. You will be able to encounter an impressive quantity of fish and in particular groupers usually impossible to observe with only flippers and snorkels.

A school of fish in the Mediterranean

Esterel Massif

Take advantage of your boat rental in the south of France to discover the spectacular panoramas of the Esterel massif, with its striking contrast between the red of the mountains, the azure blue of the Mediterranean and the green of the pine trees. With its sheltered creeks, the coastline bordering the Esterel massif is ideal for snorkeling. You will be able to discover the underwater fauna and flora typical of the French Riviera. Cap Dramont, the Golden Island and Agay Bay are very popular and offer the most beautiful underwater environments in the area.
The peninsula of Sain-Jean-Cap-Ferrat with boats at anchor on the French Riviera

Cap Ferrat

During your French Riviera yacht rental, don't miss the opportunity to stop by Cap Ferrat. Its superb natural setting will delight swimmers and snorkelers alike. The rocky coastline is full of small coves, ideal for a snorkeling adventure. The transparent waters will allow you to observe the richness of the Mediterranean underwater life. For an educational and fun snorkeling session, take the nearly 200-metre underwater trail, which features various observation points and informative panels.
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Photo credit: Parc national de Port-Cros