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Cannes Safaris & wildlife activities

Our most recommended Cannes Safaris & wildlife activities

From Cannes: Discover the Calanques of the Esterel

1. From Cannes: Discover the Calanques of the Esterel

Embark on a discovery expedition of the Esterel, its hidden caves, and its typical Mediterranean scenery. Join a fully-guided boat trip departing from Cannes and enjoy the chance to swim in crystal-clear waters. Take in views of striking waterfront panoramas and tranquil bays. Join your professional skipper aboard a semi-rigid boat. Embark at the meeting point in Cannes and set sail toward the Esterel. Sit back and relax as you explore this extraordinary coastline, with its stunning beaches and secret coves, accessible only by boats. Uncover the mysteries of the Corniche d'Or coastline with our local skipper. Stop at a beautiful location to take a dip in the refreshing waters of the French Riviera.

Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise

2. Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise

Climb aboard a fully equipped catamaran in the old port of Cannes at Quai Laubeuf, and set sail across the shimmering waters of the Bay of Cannes while relaxing on the sun deck. Departing at 2:00 PM, benefit from the best of the sun. Have free time to cool down in the water. Head towards the Île Sainte-Marguerite and to islands of the Lérins Islands group, or make your way over to the Corniche d'Or to moor either between the islands or in a cove along the Esterel Massif. Get some time to swim and snorkel in the Mediterranean Sea (masks and snorkels provided), or simply relax aboard the catamaran - the choice is yours! Return to the port of Cannes at 5:15 PM, where your cruising adventure comes to an end.

From Cannes: Ferry Tickets to Sainte-Marguerite Island

3. From Cannes: Ferry Tickets to Sainte-Marguerite Island

Discover the isle of Sainte-Marguerite of the Lérins Islands with this round-trip ferry ticket from Cannes. Enjoy the day at your own pace, walking, sunbathing, and swimming. See the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask’s cell and explore the island’s tranquil forest, coves, and beaches. Upon arrival, choose to take a walk through the forest along the shore near the Bateguier pond, an ideal place for birdwatching. Continue to the must-see Royal Fort, where you can travel back to antique times and learn the island’s history. At the fort, find the Man in the Iron Mask’s cell and visit the Museum of the Sea with its large collection of underwater archeology. For lunch, stop at a restaurant near the water or enjoy a picnic on the beach before returning to Cannes. 

Full-Day Catamaran Cruise Departing from Cannes

4. Full-Day Catamaran Cruise Departing from Cannes

Enjoy a welcome drink as you board the catamaran in the old port for a full-day sail on the Bay of Cannes. Before departure you’ll have an introduction to the ship by the crew. Sail to the Pointe Croisette and continue on to the Lérins Islands, where you’ll be able to swim and snorkel between the islands (mask and snorkel provided) or relax on board the catamaran. Around 1:00 PM a cold buffet lunch will be served by the crew. After lunch you’ll continue your cruise to the Massif de l'Esterel (Corniche d'Or), stopping in a cove where you'll have another opportunity to swim and snorkel. At 5:15 PM you'll return to the old port of Cannes, where the tour ends.

Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

5. Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

At 10:15 AM you’ll board the catamaran in the old port for a half-day sail on the Bay of Cannes. Before departure you’ll have an introduction to the ship by the crew. Sail to the Lérins Islands, where you’ll be able to swim and snorkel between the islands (mask and snorkel provided) or relax on board the catamaran. Around 1:00 PM a delicious cold buffet lunch will be served on board by the crew. At 2:15 PM, passengers will disembark on St.Marguerite Island for a change of boat and board the ferry to the old port of Cannes.

Cannes: Festival of Pyrotechnic Art Fireworks from the water

6. Cannes: Festival of Pyrotechnic Art Fireworks from the water

During 6 exceptional evenings, the starry sky of Cannes sparkles with a thousand lights during the Festival of Pyrotechnic Art. 700,000 spectators look up to admire the latest innovations from the world’s fireworks elite from Cannes’s terraces and beaches, not to mention spectators from all the surrounding cities. Security matters oblige for these important public events, the roads of the City of Cannes are gradually closing to traffic to make the seaside exclusively pedestrian, a nightmare for motorists and visitors from outside. Depart on a RIB boat from the Port du Béal in Cannes la Bocca for a sunset cruise, just the time for a nice swim at sea (unsupervised), and then you are at the forefront of the fireworks shots from the sea.

From Cannes: Lérins Islands Sunset Cruise

7. From Cannes: Lérins Islands Sunset Cruise

Embark at the end of the day for an unusual discovery of the Lérins Islands. Travel to the must-see islands of Sainte Marguerite and Saint Honorat facing Cannes during your stay on the French Riviera. Go to the hidden face of the Lérins Islands. The evening departure matches with sunset time in the high season. Explore Sainte Marguerite’s fort, the iron mask’s prison, and Saint Honorat’s monastery and snorkel in the lagoon.

From Cannes: Discover Saint Tropez by Boat

8. From Cannes: Discover Saint Tropez by Boat

Set off on your day of adventure with your professional skipper and embark on a full-day excursion to the famous village of Saint Tropez. On this tour, you will get to arrive early in the morning, ensuring you have plenty of time to disembark and enjoy the delightful open-air market in the Place des Lices.  Get the chance to spend the afternoon back on board your speedboat and discover the coastline between Saint Tropez and Cannes. Take in sights such as the Port Grimaud with its charming waterways, the tiny Île d’Or, the red rocks of the Esterel mountains, and the Massif de l’Esterel, with its many secret coves. Your captain will share his knowledge of the region's rich culture.

Cannes: Scenic Coves RIB Boat Tour

9. Cannes: Scenic Coves RIB Boat Tour

Immerse yourself in the striking rocky coastline of Cannes on a scenic RIB boat tour around the area. Come across breathtaking secluded coves and caves within the Calanques de l'Esterel. Enjoy a break during your adventure to dive into clear blue waters. Board your boat in Cannes and head out to navigate across the famous 'calanques'. Get away from the crowds and experience hidden bays and rock formations along the coastline. Learn about the area from your experienced captain and take in the views. Stop at an intimate, quiet cove for the chance to take a relaxing swim in the refreshing blue water. Hop back on the boat for a scenic ride to the starting point.

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What people are saying about Cannes

The trip was awesome! Snorkeling was not really an option because there wasn’t much to see. But I did some paddle boarding and swimming. Lunch was good with some pizza and pasta salad. Just be careful what you select if you’re vegetarian!!! Drinks are not included in the price and they only accepted cash, which I wish I had known in advance..

The tour was a complete success: we were able to discover the most beautiful corners of the region from the water. The stops with clear water invited to go snorkeling (if you had brought your equipment with you). The guide was great and gave lots of background information. Thank you for the great experience!

Great value for the price! Our group was so fun. Only thing I was was that there was fresh water or a snack that came with it as the sun and swimming is tiring. Other than that the staff was incrediebly kind and patient. Would recommend to all!! Thanks Team!

Good organization of the right spaces to be able to be in company on a boat. Stop for a wonderful swim with a snack at the end of the stop. To redo. Thank you

Discovery day, everything is indicated to get to the island of Lérins.