Excursions From Cannes

Top destination on the French Riviera, Cannes attracts more than 3 million visitors a year. Although the world-famous red carpet surely contributes to its fame, it would not be enough to justify such a craze. Black Tenders Events takes you on a discovery of the Mediterranean wealth of Cannes far away from celebrity magazines.

Let our local and experienced captains guide you through the heart of the Estérel natural park for an unusual excursion at sea. Get away from the crowds for the pleasure of the whole family; the question is how long are you going to hesitate to dive into the clearwater of your private cove …? Nicknamed the “Corniche d’Or” by the local people, you will be amazed by this unique spectacle in the world which will only be offered to you from the sea. 

Starting from our base in the Port du Béal in Cannes la Bocca with several departures per day, our fast boats take on 12 passengers for a privileged discovery of the French Riviera!

Cannes Lerins islands and underwater statues

Most travel guides will advise you to visit the islands of Sainte Marguerite and Saint Honorat facing Cannes during your stay on the French Riviera – and we agree. As a local specialist in nautical excursions for over 15 years, we offer you an unusual discovery of the Lérins Islands with one of our local captains.

Although they are well-known for the fort of Sainte Marguerite, the iron mask’s prison and the Saint Honorat’s monastery, we’d like to introduce you to the first eco-museum in the Mediterranean Sea as well. Since 2021 this underwater exhibition displays statues of about 8tons, displaying the faces of the people of Cannes. Sculpted by world-renowned artist Jason DeClaire Tailor, they will gradually turn into a proper eco-system, housing marine flora and fauna in a lagoon of turquoise water. 

These monuments are just waiting to be explored on a snorkeling break during one of our excursions to their hideaway. So let’s go for an unusual discovery of the Lérins Islands, the evening departure might even match with a sunset cruise!

Saint Tropez‘ story is about a small fishermen village in Provence that suddenly became celebrities’ trendiest summer destination. Every Saturday, Black Tenders Events invites you to combine transfer with pleasure during an unique excursion from Cannes to Saint Tropez. 

Three times as fast as you’d be by road, our RIBs reach the port of Saint Tropez in 45 minutes from the port of Béal in Cannes La Bocca. 

In the morning, you’re free to enjoy the traditional local market, visit to the village, or play a game of boules on the Place des Lices. The brave will climb the steps to the Citadel of Saint Tropez, others may prefer a cup of coffee comfortably installed in the red tropezian chairs of the Café Sénéquier

After your lunch ashore, your captain casts off to a discovery of Port Grimaud – also known as provincial Venice. Your afternoon will be spent in the Estérel nature park between red cliffs, lush green vegetation and turquoise water. Enjoy the calm of the preserved areas along the Corniche d’Or with a break to snorkel or swim before heading back to Cannes for the night.

Cannes Régates Royales spectator's boat and Lerins Islands

Take a seat at the front row of the classic yacht race Régates Royales de Cannes to watch these centuries-old rigs at sea that make young and old alike dream. Five exceptional days of competition in the Bay of Cannes, bringing together nearly a hundred varnished wooden sailboats each year at the end of September.
You know the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes also has its Sailing Festival! Far from a simple nautical parade, these impeccable varnished wood units are also real regatta boats where international sailors compete for the end of season title. If thousands of spectators can admire these yachts of up to 60m length stand out on the horizon, our Black Tenders take you to the heart of the race, following those who have made the history of classic sailing. Cannes pays tribute to all these great sailors, these kings, these celebrities who come here to indulge their passion as a crew, the gentlemen’s way for a challenge that combines both the beauty of sport and the elegance of these nautical jewels.