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Île Sainte-Marguerite Tours

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Île Sainte-Marguerite
A 20-minute ferry ride across the waters of the Mediterranean Sea transports travelers from the high-class commotion of Cannes to the tranquil Île Sainte-Marguerite, a small island with more pine trees than people. Bring your walking shoes and your love for the great outdoors for the perfect day trip away from it all.
 
The Basics
Despite being the largest of the Lérins Islands, Île Sainte-Marguerite is still petite. Visit on a private cruise from Cannes or on a day trip by ferry. Once on the island, it’s possible to hike a trail circumnavigating the island through eucalyptus groves and past stunning French Riviera views in just 2.5 hours, stopping to picnic while overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Other island highlights include the famous Fort Royal, which once imprisoned the “Man in the Iron Mask” and is attached to the small Maritime Museum (Musee de la Mer) featuring historical shipwreck artifacts.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Dress for the outdoors, with plenty of sun protection in the summer.
  • Pack a swimsuit if you plan to swim in the popular Plateau du Milieu water recreation area or other beaches.
  • Food options are limited; plan ahead and pack a picnic.
  • Île Sainte-Marguerite is a kid-friendly attraction perfect for outdoor play.
  • Luxury private yacht tours offer an overview of the island and unbeatable views.
 
How to Get There
Île Sainte-Marguerite is only accessible by ferry. A number of private ferry operators leave out of Cannes and Juan-les-Pins regularly, but it’s best to book your ticket in advance to guarantee your spot, as boats can fill quickly in summer.
 
When to Get There
Arrive early in the morning for the coolest weather and the fewest crowds. As with other parts of France, Île Sainte-Marguerite is most popular during the peak travel season from mid-June through August, when large crowds and sunshine are the norm.
 
Nearby Attractions
Make a full day of exploring the Lérins Islands and other Cote d'Azur attractions by booking a tour that includes locations like the neighboring Ile Saint-Honorat, Monaco, and Antibes.
Address: Cannes 06400, France
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Ile Sainte-Marguerite Independent Day Trip from Cannes by FerryFerry Services

Ile Sainte-Marguerite Independent Day Trip from Cannes by Ferry

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Just 15 minutes off the coast of Cannes is a natural oasis waiting to be explored. Board a ferry to the lle Sainte-Marguerite—about a half-mile off shore from the French Riviera—for a relaxing morning or afternoon, depending on which departure you choose. Once on the island time is yours to hike, birdwatch or do some cultural exploring at the maritime museum. lle Sainte-Marguerite is also home to Fort Royal, a 17th century prison once housing the 'Man in the Iron Mask.' Private tours of the fort (own expense) are available.
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Daytime or Sunset Catamaran Cruise from Cannes with Optional Lunch or ChampagneHalf-day Tours

Daytime or Sunset Catamaran Cruise from Cannes with Optional Lunch or Champagne

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Take in views of the fabulous French Riviera from the water on a luxury catamaran cruise. Sail along the Bay of Cannes while relaxing on deck, and splash into the sea for a swim and snorkel if you like. Choose from a half- or full-day cruise and upgrade to include an optional buffet lunch on board. Alternatively, embark on a sunset cruise and enjoy a glass of French Champagne as you watch the rosy glow of twilight wash over the gorgeous landscape.
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Combo Ile Sainte-Marguerite Ferry and Corniche d'Or cruise from CannesFerry Services

Combo Ile Sainte-Marguerite Ferry and Corniche d'Or cruise from Cannes

Take in the French Riviera’s loveliest coastal scenery with this two-in-one sightseeing package. First, take a ferry from Cannes to the nearby Île Saint-Marguerite, where you’ll have free time to visit its historic fort, hike its forested trails, visit its marine research center, and more. In the afternoon, transfer to a second sightseeing vessel for a tour of the Corniche d'Or’s immaculate landscapes before returning to Cannes.
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Private Luxury Motorboat Cruise from Cannes with Personal SkipperJet Boating

Private Luxury Motorboat Cruise from Cannes with Personal Skipper

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Classic Yacht Sailing in CannesSailing

Classic Yacht Sailing in Cannes

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Fly above the French Riviera with a local pilotPrivate and Luxury

Fly above the French Riviera with a local pilot

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Summer Fireworks and Dinner Catamaran Cruise from CannesDay Cruises

Summer Fireworks and Dinner Catamaran Cruise from Cannes

Spend a memorable summer evening on a 3-hour luxury catamaran dinner cruise departing from Cannes. Sip a glass of wine and take in unmatched coastal views as you sail across the Bay of Cannes at twilight, and then enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner on board. For a dazzling finale to the evening, watch a fireworks display from the deck, with the twinkling lights of the Riviera coastline as a backdrop.
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Day Trip from Cannes to Corsica in a Private PlaneDay Trips

Day Trip from Cannes to Corsica in a Private Plane

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Escape on the NOMAD, a boat of 39 feet that transforms into a «floating and ephemeral nautical base» offering all the practices of the Stand Up Paddle activity. An innovative and unique concept in France that consists of offering, from the boat, different services related to the SUP (Stand Up Paddle) from hiking to treasure hunting through Yoga, in order to allow you to discover the French Riviera differently. Navigation, Stand Up Paddle, discovery, relaxation, a complete program!!! The NOMAD, custom-made, is perfect for small groups until 10 people, where comfort and conviviality are essential and are among the main priorities in order to enjoy and relax for several hours. On board, it's "NO PLASTIC" ethic, everything is provided, snacks or drinks are served in stainless steel, wood or recycled materials. Place of departure : Port Canto in Cannes (at the end of the Croisette, next to Palm Beach)
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Electric Foil Excursion to Lerins or Théoule IslandsPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Electric Foil Excursion to Lerins or Théoule Islands

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Don't waste time in port. Next time you've landed on shore in Cannes, set out on a customized luxury cruise of your own. Forgo the generalities of a large ship for the personalized attention of a private yacht. Basque in luxury as you sail along the French Riviera, snorkeling in the surrounding waters and sunbathing on deck as your skipper guides you along the coastline. Choose from a variety of cruise excursions, including a champagne cruise at sunset and a day-long cruise to Pampelonne and St-Tropez.
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