French Riviera Yacht Charter-It’s the crystal clear magical light that has drawn artists, the elite, and private luxury yacht owners to the French Riviera, Monaco, and the shores of Corsica for decades, to enjoy:
- The chic harbor of San Tropez, filled with luxury super yachts and ringed by boutique shops and cafes;
- Quiet anchorages and the little fishing villages along the western coast of Corsica;
- Dining docked stern-to on your luxury super yacht in the shadow of the Grimaldi Family Palace in Monte Carlo;
- Strolling the boutique filled shopping streets of Nice and Cannes, and exploring the effervescent street market in Antibes;
along a coast redolent with the scents of lavender and lemon blossoms drifting on the afternoon winds.
Join your yacht in Nice and enjoy lunch on the aft deck as you settle in. Motor over to Monaco (1.5 hours) and spend the evening viewing the Principality and perhaps visiting the famous casino. Let your private chef prepare dinner on board.
St. Jean Cap Ferrat
Wake early to a delicious French breakfast, before motoring up to St. Jean Cap Ferrat for lunch. Take a walk through the fine gardens along the coast. After lunch, cruise to Villefranche to spend the night. Take a taxi up to the famous medieval walled village of Eze and enjoy a walk around this very quaint town built on a hillside. Have dinner ashore or on board.
After breakfast, steam to St Tropez, a busy cosmopolitan town with a selection of international boutiques. Have lunch aboard or at one of the many alfresco restaurants that line the port. Spend the afternoon exploring this town that never sleeps. In the evening enjoy the chic harbor night life. Overnight.
After breakfast cruise around the headland to the famous Pampelonne Beach. Take a swim and enjoy the sun as you relax, perhaps visiting Club 55 for lunch. Enjoy the stunning scenery and clear waters as you cruise to Ile de Porquerolles to anchor. Overnight.
Go ashore for a walk or explore the network of caves by tender along the stunning island coastline before cruising to the other islands of Iles d’Hyeres. There are many picturesque places to anchor that are ideal settings for dinner on board on the top deck. Cruise overnight to Cannes.
Wake up anchored off Cannes and gaze across the famous Croisette. The old town of Cannes has beautiful cobbled streets, with shops for fine food products, and boutiques with trendy clothing. Enjoy a drink ashore before the sun sets. Enjoy dinner on board or ashore.
Juan Les Pins
Leave early for Juan Les Pins. Enjoy lunch at the famous Hotel du Cap. In the afternoon, relax on anchor with a quiet book or perhaps take a swim and enjoy water sports and fun in the sun. Leave late in the afternoon to cruise to Antibes. Enjoy the last evening on board for dinner on the aft deck, or stroll the cobbled streets of Antibes and have dinner ashore.
After breakfast, cruise back to Nice to disembark.
Board in the port of Ajaccio. This town, first established by the city state of Genoa in the 1400’s, is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. This is a busy little town with the old citadel right next to the main harbor, and where old city buildings, with an Italianate feel, ring the main quay. Visit ashore, and explore the little streets and shops. At night this town comes alive with nightlife. Dock overnight.
10 nautical miles south of Ajaccio are les Iles Sanguinaires, a tiny archipelago in which to enjoy a swim. Cruise a few more miles to Anse de Cacalu, a lovely little bay, and anchor for lunch. In the afternoon cruise to Propriano, at the bottom of Valinco bay to overnight. Situated on an incline of hills with a grandstand view over Propriano, hike up to Olmeto, a quaint little village, reflecting old Corsica with buildings with tiled gabled roofs lineing old cobble-stoned streets.
In the am cruise to “Scoglio Bianco” to anchor where a tiny inland creek feeds out into the bay creating beautiful turquoise water which is surrounded by white granite rocks worn into unique shapes. This is a gorgeous spot to anchor for lunch and a swim, or anchor in front of the nice sand beach of Plage d’argent, if the weather allows. After lunch cruise to the quiet uninhabited Lavezzi Islands to anchor overnight away from it all.
Explore this dreamy archipelago, which only has one lighthouse, and two cemeteries where the 750 crew of the Semillante, which sank in 1855, are buried. The island coves are a terrific location for relaxing and enjoying water sports and swimming, while the fine sandy beaches offer a taste of paradise. After lunch sail from Sardinia to Alghero, once a holding of the Spanish Castillians. Overnight
A flourishing fishing port, Alghero has a picturesque and well-preserved old town enclosed in a stout girdle of walls; surrounded by the new town which is laid out in a grid of parallel streets with hotels, shops, bars and restaurants. The town has a very Spanish flavor; a cultural feel established by the invasion in 1354 of the armies of Pedro IV of Aragon. The narrow cobbled streets of the old town are lined with churches and buildings with facades decorated with wrought-iron balconies. Within are boutiques, cafes, and the workshops of craftsmen creating jewelry and other souvenirs out of the famed coral of Alghero. Explore this area enjoying the many beaches and little bays. Overnight.
Cruise to Santa Teresa, directly across from Bonifacio, Corsica, and well known for lovely long sandy beaches. On the way, enjoy one of a number of lovely little bays, and beaches with beautiful water in which to anchor for lunch and a swim.
In the morning spend time along this coast before heading to Bonifacio, enjoying the water, water sports and swimming. Later in the afternoon, cruise into Bonifacio Harbor. Approaching Bonifacio by sea is spectacular as the Old Town medieval village is clinging to the tops of the white chalk cliffs surrounding the harbor entrance. Before or after dinner take a walk to explore the walled medieval Old Town of Bonifacio.
Disembark in the am.