STN Yacht Charters
STN Yacht Charters

Bienvenue sur la Côte d'Azur! Great Choice of Boats! Great Choice of Bases!

Wow! This charter area has it all! Clear blue waters, some of the finest beaches in the Med resting under hillsides heavy with colourful mimosa, romantic island hideaways, first class cuisine, and including some of the best natural, cultural and historical sites in Europe. Welcome to the playground of kings and queens - the French Riviera

We have an unrivalled selection of monohulls and catamarans available for your Cote d'Azur charter available from our bases at Marseille, St Mandrier sur Mer and Bormes-les-Mimosas

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Cote d'Azur Charters

Cruising is easy with line-of-sight navigation within well-marked waters. There are also plenty of sheltered marinas, harbours and bays.

A must on any yacht charter in the Cote d’Azur are the Iles d’Or, the "Golden Islands". These are home to the unspoiled nature preserves of the Ile de Porquerolles and Ile de Port-Cros. Here you’ll find protected anchorages, lovely beaches and plenty of opportunities for bathing and snorkelling

The Cote d’Azur is home to the renowned National Park of the Calanques (rocky inlets). It's well worth spending some time in the park which covers some 11,100 hectares on the ground and over 140,000 at sea

• Season •

The season runs from mid-April through to the end of October. The first three week of August can be considered peak season. There's a lot to be said for considering the "shoulder" season from mid-May to mid-June, and September through to mid-October. Why? It's very much cheaper. You will avoid the crush of high/peak season. The weather is still very pleasant and there is a better chance of wind and some great sailing

• Weather • Climate • Wind •

The area enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with temperatures in the summer peaking around 30C. There is little rainfall. Prevailing winds in the spring blow from west to north and often turn easterly near Cannes. In the summer, westerlies are replaced by calmer breezes. The Mistral can blow from the N bringing cooler temperatures. The Sirocco, a southerly from the Sahara, is less frequent but still possible

You can see detailed month by month information on the climate of the Cote d'Azur here

• One Week Charter •

Here is an example of a one week charter from Marseille

Embark from Vieux Port Marseille > Calanque de Morgiou > Cassis > Port St Pierre, Embiez Island or Grand Rouveau Island [anchorage] > Port de la Vieille Darse, Toulon > Bandol > Vieux Port Marseille
Marseille Vieux Port
Vieux Port Marseille [Click on the pic for more images of of this yacht charter itinerary]

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• Two Week Charter •

If you have two weeks or more, set sail to Corsica. A possible itinerary might be;

Embark from St Mandrier > Baie de l’Alicastre, Porquerolles [anchorage] > Calvi > La Girolata, Scandola Nature Reserve > Iles Sanguinaires > Ajaccio > Porto Pollo > Cala d’Orzu > Cargèse > Piana, Calvi > St Florent > Centur > Canebiers Bay, St Tropez [anchorage] > Cavalaire Sur Mer > Ile de Port Cros > Ile de Port Cros > St Mandrier
Port Pin Rolland, St Mandrier
Port Pin Rolland, St Mandrier [Click on the pic for more images of of this yacht charter itinerary]

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• Onshore Don't Miss •

Marseille is the second most populous city in France. The Marseille Vieux Port is well known for its architecture and Mediterranean lifestyle that can be easily found in its numerous bars, cafes and terraces.

Toulon is known for its fountains and opera house. There are sheltered, sandy beaches in Mourillon, and a cable car that runs up Mt Faron. You can visit the Museum of the French Navy, and visit the oldest resort on the French Riviera

St. Tropez has long been a favourite destination of artists, writers, and celebrities. It became a fashionable resort in the 18th century because of its long, golden beaches and nearby Provencal landscapes. And it's still popular today with some of the finest French cuisine and designer shopping

Further east on the Riviera Coast you can visit the fleshpots of Cannes, Antibes and Nice. Antibes now houses the largest marina along this stretch of coastline, and is literally overflowing with luxury yachts, super yachts, power boats and sail boats.

Traveling still further E you will find the Principality of Monaco, home to the iconic Formula 1 race and Monte Carlo Casino

• Marine Wildlife •

The waters of the Cote d'Azur are rich in aquatic wildlife and indeed the whole area lies within the Pelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine Mammals, formally known as the International Ligurian Sea Cetacean Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is a marine area of 87,500 sq. km subject to an agreement between Italy, Monaco and France for the protection of marine mammals, which live in it.
Pelagos Sanctuary
Pelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine Mammals

Species that can be found in the Mediteranean Sea include; fin whales, sperm whales, grey sperm whales, pilot whales, Cuvier’s beaked whales, bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphins, common dolphins and loggerhead turtles
Mediterranean Marine Wildlife
In the picture, clockwise from the top left; Common Dolphins, Mediterranean Monk Seal, Sperm Whale and last but not least a Loggerhead Turtle

• Charter Bases on the Cote d'Azur •

We have boats available from our bases at Marseille, St Mandrier sur Mer and Bormes-les-Mimosas

• Port Pin Rolland, St Mandrier sur Mer •
Port Pin Rolland
 Port Pin Rolland, St Mandrier sur Mer[Click on the pic for more images of Port Pin Rolland]

Pin Rolland Marina is located on the Saint Mandrier peninsula, at the entrance to Toulon Port

St Mandrier is 90km, 70 minutes by road from Marseille-Provence Airport [MRS]. And 35km, 45 minutes by road from Toulon-Hyeres Airport [TLN]

• Marina La Faviere, Port de Bormes-les-Mimosas •
Marina La Faviere, Port de Bormes Les Mimosas
Marina La Faviere, Port de Bormes-les-Mimosas [Click on the pic for more images of Bormes-les-Mimosas]

The Bormes base is located at the centre of this most beautiful cruising destination. The old village of Bormes-les-Mimosas is situated in the hills a short distance away. It is renowned for its picturesque appearance with medieval houses overgrown with bougainvillea flowers.

Marseille-Provence Airport [MRS] is 130km distant, 1 hour and 40 minutes in a taxi. Toulon-Hyeres Airport [TLN] is just 26km away, 40 minutes by road. And Nice Cote d'Azur Airport [NCE] is 165km by road, 1 hour 45 minutes in a car/taxi

• Vieux Port de Marseille •
Vieux Port de Marseille
Vieux Port de Marseille [Click on the pic for more images of Marseille]

The Vieux Port de Marseille is home to a lively yacht marina renowned for its waterfront cafes and seafood restaurants serving mullet and lobster from the quayside fish market. Guarding the port is the centuries-old Fort Saint-Jean

Marseille-Provence Airport [MRS] is 25 km away, a 25 minute taxi ride

• Port de Cogolin •
Port de Cogolin
Port de Cogolin [Click on the pic for more images of Cogolin]

Port de Cogolin is located at the very heart of the French Riviera yacht charter area, at the western end of the Bay of Saint Tropez. It's central position provides great opportunities to explore the Cote d'Azur either to the west, towards Marseille and Toulon or to the east including Nice, Antibes and the Italian border. The nearby picturesque streets of the marina are full of restaurants, bars, cafes.

Port de Cogolin is 46km from Toulon-Hyeres Airport [TLN], a 50 minute road trip. And 100km, 70 minutes in a car, from Nice Cote d'Azur Airport [NCE]

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