Water activity

From Cannes: Round-Trip Ferry to Ste. Marguerite Island

Activity provider: Trans Cote D'Azur
Water activity

From Cannes: Round-Trip Ferry to Ste. Marguerite Island

Activity provider: Trans Cote D'Azur

From US$ 21.37 per person

Take a short boat ride from Cannes to Sainte-Marguerite Island for a respite from the crowded French Riviera. Enjoy the island’s natural beauty.

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Duration 1 day
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Admire the island’s fragrant pine and eucalyptus forests
  • See numerous species of migratory birds and unique plants
  • Visit Fort Royal, best known from the Man in the Iron Mask movie
  • Swim to see the new underwater eco museum
Full description

Book your round-trip ferry tickets in advance for a visit to Ste. Marguerite Island from Cannes. As soon as you disembark on the island, you’ll be captivated by the fragrance of pine and eucalyptus. Follow the marked trails that take you on a botanical and historical tour of the island. The walk takes you by Batéguier Pond, where numerous species of migratory birds can be seen, and to the Pointe de la Convention, where you’ll find unique plant species. Continue on to Fort Royal, the former residence of the legendary Man in the Iron Mask. The Maritime Museum, sheltered within a fortified enclosure, also offers an invaluable insight into the area's history. Dogs are welcome on board the ferry, and on Sainte Marguerite Island, provided they are on leash.

  • Round-trip ferry ticket from Cannes to Ste. Marguerite Island
  • Entrance fee to the Royal Fort is excluded

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Meeting point

Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before departure and exchange your voucher at the desk before going on board.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Drones
  • Fishing

Know before you go

  • Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before departure
  • There are numerous departures and returns per day:
  • Departures from Cannes: 7:30 am – 9:00 am – 9:30 am* – 10:00 am – 10:30 am* –11:00 am –11:30 am* –12:00 pm –12:30 pm* –1:00 pm –1:30 pm* –2:00 pm – 2:30 pm* – 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm* – 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm* – 5:30 pm*
  • Returns from Ste. Marguerite: 7:45 am – 9:15 am – 10:15 am – 11:45 am – 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm* – 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm*
  • Crossing: 15 minutes
  • *Only July and August
Customer reviews

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based on 702 reviews

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Great time with the family, the island is beautiful, the children (4 and 7 years old) and we loved it. The ticket office to exchange the vouchers is very easy to find (at the bottom of the quay just before getting off at the ferry) To be redone without hesitation

August 9, 2022

Beautiful experience that allowed us to get away from the more crowded Cannes to enjoy a day in tranquility on the coasts of Santa Margherita Island. Finding the meeting point was very simple, as was redeeming the tickets. Fortunately, by going to collect the tickets one day in advance, we discovered that the timetable is not binding: you can take any ferry both outward and return. More than recommended activity to appreciate even more the beautiful sea of the Côte d'Azur. Optimal price-quality ratio!

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August 4, 2022

Great ferry over to the island. The direction to the ferry terminal is a little bit different from what the app says so make sure you go into the parking lot and go all the way down and you go up some wooden steps and the ticketing booth is there if you can see the water you’re not in the right place .

July 24, 2022

Product ID: 65370