Cruises and sea trips : Visit the French Riviera by boat

Cruises and sea trips : Visit the French Riviera by boat

Take to the sea, hoist the mainsail, and head for happiness! With a mild climate all year round and its dreamy scenery, the French Riviera is the ideal place to explore the Mediterranean waters by boat. Away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of tourism, discover the hidden treasures of the Mediterranean. The Best Western Plus Hotel Masséna Nice takes you there, 1, 2, 3... Embark!


Rent a boat to sail freely on the Mediterranean

You have a boat license? Book your boat on the SamBoat website, number 1 in boat rental between individuals and professionals throughout France. Sailboat, catamaran, motorboat or yacht, for a day or half-day, small or large budget, there is something for everyone!

Visit the French Riviera while taking care of the planet is possible! Rent your solar or electric boat with SeaZen, leader in eco-tourism at sea. You have the possibility to rent it without a license or to book a private tour with a guide. Take advantage of this quiet ride without the noise and smell of the engine to recharge your batteries and observe the incredible landscapes that are offered to you.

Come and live unique experiences in Nice and on the French Riviera - Credit Summer Hotels
Come and live unique experiences in Nice and on the French Riviera - Credit Summer Hotels

From Var to Italy through Nice, discover beautiful places to visit by boat

During your stay at the Hotel Masséna Nice, take advantage of its ideal location in the heart of the city center for easy access to the port of Nice by tramway thanks to line 2. You also have the SNCF train station, only 10 minutes away on foot, to get to the surrounding towns in less than an hour by train.

Discover some itineraries to realize during your escapade by boat from Nice:

  • Nice - St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat by Villefranche-sur-Mer : Admire the most beautiful villas of billionaires perched on the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat which are only visible from the sea.
  • Nice - St Tropez : Head west ! Leave early in the morning to arrive at lunch time and spend the afternoon visiting the citadel of Saint-Tropez and its Old Port. On the way back, discover the calanques dug along the Esterel Massif.
  • Nice - Monaco: Let yourself be dazzled by the imposing Rock of Monaco and its Prince's Palace. You can even push your boat trip to Menton and the Italian borders via Cap d'Ail to see colorful landscapes.

As well as itineraries from the port of Cannes:

  • Cannes - Lerins Islands: Stroll on one of the Lerins Islands located in front of the Bay of Cannes: Sainte-Marguerite Island and Saint-Honorat Island. Drop anchor above the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, near the southern shore of the Sainte-Marguerite Island, and go diving to discover the underwater eco-museum to observe 6 submerged statues.
  • Cannes or Mandelieu-la-Napoule - The Esterel creeks : On this sea trip, visit the Cap Dramont, the Golden Island or the creeks of Anthéor. Observe closely the red rocks and the vegetation along the coast.

Want to relax and enjoy the scenery in complete safety without worrying about navigation? Numerous tours and excursions with a skipper are offered all year round from Nice, Saint-Laurent-du-Var, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cannes, etc. Ask at the reception of the Hotel Masséna Nice for more information.


Come and live unique experiences in Nice and the surrounding towns

Rendezvous at Beaulieu-sur-Mer for an exceptional boat trip. Nava Tiki Cruising Côte d'Azur, the first 100% ecological floating bar in Europe, offers you a gourmet and relaxing trip on board an electric boat that can accommodate up to 7 people. You have the choice between several formulas with local and seasonal tapas to taste with champagne, cocktail or wine.

Meet dolphins and whales in the Mediterranean aboard the "Santo-Sospir", a magnificent 23-meter-long rig that leaves from the port of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. A dream that became possible thanks to the association SOS Grand Bleu. This organization has been fighting for more than 30 years for the protection of the marine environment and more particularly within the Pelagos sanctuary. If you are lucky and if the conditions are right, you will meet 7 species of cetaceans during the sea trip.

Would you like to go fishing with friends, admire fireworks from the sea or organize a romantic picnic in front of the sunset reflected on the Mediterranean? Everything is possible and achievable on the French Riviera, contact the reception of the Best Western Plus Hotel Masséna Nice who will be delighted to help you realize your dream.

Come and live unique experiences in Nice and on the French Riviera - Credit Summer Hotels
Come and live unique experiences in Nice and on the French Riviera - Credit Summer Hotels

Many water sports to discover the French Riviera while having fun

If you are more of an adventurer or a sportsman who likes strong sensations, prefer one of these activities to do with family or friends to admire the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean:

  • Snorkeling : Go for a 2 hours aquatic walk from Coco Beach with a licensed guide to accompany you. On the program: discovery of the Cap de Nice and its underwater landscapes, with a breathtaking view of the Bay of Nice

               Centre International de Plongée de Nice
               2 Ruelle des Moulins – 06300 Nice
  • Stand Up Paddle : This very fashionable activity is the ideal opportunity to combine sport and relaxation. Go to Villefranche-sur-Mer on your board and go paddling to discover its harbor and its beautiful hidden beaches.
              Glisse Evasion
               3 Promenade des Marinières – 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Kayak : Sail in a sea kayak from the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and discover this small paradise and its deserted creeks. With or without an instructor, in single or double seater, it's up to you!
                Cap Ferrat Watersports
                37 Promenade Maurice Rouvier – 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
  • Parasailing : Treat yourself to a solo, duet or even trio ride with a parachute session pulled by a boat.  One of the most beautiful panoramas of Nice awaits you, perched above the Mediterranean Sea facing the sumptuous Baie des Anges and its surrounding hills. Strong sensations guaranteed!
           Nikaia Water Sport
              99 Quai des Etats-Unis – 06300 Nice
Discover the Côte d'Azur on a Stand Up Paddle - Credit Summer Hotels
Discover the French Riviera on a Stand Up Paddle - Credit Summer Hotels

Do you feel seasick or just want to stay on land? Beautiful walks by the sea and on the beach also await you to admire the Mediterranean Sea from the coast. With a delicious and well-deserved ice cream to taste on the Promenade des Anglais.