What to expect from a day yacht charter in the south of France?

For a glimpse of your day yacht charter in the south of France, here are some of the highlights.

The French Riviera offers a stunning coastline with a number of famous seaside resorts including St Tropez, Cannes and Monaco. The entire area can be visited over a period of about a week (see our French Riviera week yacht charter itinerary). However, there is a variety of possible day yacht charter itineraries to explore some corners of this beautiful coastline. Have a look at our Cannes and Lerins islands day yacht charter itinerary or our St Tropez beach day yacht charter itinerary to have a better idea of what we can offer. A day yacht rental is certainly a unique and memorable way to experience the French Riviera and our team of specialists will recommend the best cruising itinerary based on your preferences and the time you have available. Email us to start planning the ultimate day yacht rental in the south of France!  

 For more inspiration, feel free to visit our page dedicated to French Riviera yacht charter tours.

The boarding passerelle of a yacht moored in a port on the French Riviera


You will embark in the port of your choice, as indicated on your yacht rental contract.

At the latest the day before your departure, we will have provided you with a map showing the location of the yacht in the port as well as your Captain's telephone details to facilitate communication.

If you have any doubt or feel you are lost, call us.

A woman lounging on the foredeck of a motor yacht during a day yacht charter in the south of France

Life on board

The crew will do their best to make your stay on board as pleasant as possible. You will be able to enjoy all the equipment of your rental yacht. In particular, towels will be provided for swimming.

Think about your sunglasses and sunscreen. If you are particularly sensitive to the sun, make sure you book a boat with a shade cover. This will allow you to benefit from a protected shaded area on board.

In order to preserve the boat, you will be asked to remove your shoes on board.

Stay alert when moving around on board, the sea could destabilize you.

A luxury Azimut motor yacht cruising during a day yacht charter in the south of France


To ensure that your day at sea is enjoyable, we will keep your sailing time to a reasonable level and will recommend a suitable cruising itinerary.

If you  tend to get seasick, think about telling us!

Some boats are more comfortable than others when sailing, some sail faster than others... We will ask you a few questions to guide you towards a yacht that will suit you and your guests.
A collection of water toys on a yacht's swim platform


The main activity you will enjoy during your luxury day yacht charter in the south of France is swimming. Depending on your cruising itinerary, you will be able to swim in coves, in lagoons or near superb sandy beaches such as the famous Pampelonne beach located in Ramatuelle. The Cannes and Lerins islands day yacht charter itinerary is a Talamare favourite for its beautiful natural environment and its dream lagoon for swimming. The crew have an excellent knowledge of the area and will be able to advise the best anchorage points depending on the weather and the crowds of boats on the day of your rental. You can also go on a snorkeling expedition and admire the seabed of the Mediterranean sea.

If you have booked a yacht charter with water toys you can of course enjoy all the aquatic equipment available on board.

If your boat does not have water toys, it is definitely possible to organize sessions with our local partners. Ask Talamare for more information.
Tables set up for lunch on the terrace of La Guérite in Cannes with charter yachts at anchor


You can choose between lunch on land or on board.

The French Riviera offers a fantastic selection of restaurants and beach clubs accessible directly from the sea. Arriving by boat and dropping anchor at lunchtime is an integral part of the experience of a day yacht rental on the French Riviera! Among the iconic beach clubs on the French Riviera (and the best in the Mediterranean!), Club 55 in St Tropez, Bagatelle in St Tropez or Paloma in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

If you are planning a lunch on land and according to your cruising itinerary, our team will recommend the best restaurants based on your preferences and will take care of your reservation.

If your yacht's crew includes a Cook or Chef, a meal can be prepared on board for you. In this case, we will provide you with a preference questionnaire where you can indicate your tastes and any allergies.

If the crew of your boat does not include a Cook or Chef and you wish to have lunch on board, it will be possible to place an order with Talamare or to bring food yourself.
Yachts moored in the port of St Tropez on the French Riviera


Disembarkation is scheduled in the port of your choice, as indicated on your yacht rental contract.
Talamare has carefully selected a number of luxury charter yachts available for a day yacht charter in the south of France. Browse our selection of yachts available to rent for a day or contact our specialists directly to receive a custom proposal matching your requirements and budget. Ideally based in the middle of the French Riviera, Talamare has unrivalled knowledge of this cruising area.
Photo credit: Azimut Yachts / Ferretti Yachts / M.Y. Memories Too / DB Group