French Riviera - The Cote D’Azur Flotilla Holiday

More challenging sailing - Level 2

Ideal for Families

Line of Sight Navigation

Gentle to fresh breezes

Perfect to combine with a beach holiday

Skippered charter option available

Why Choose a French Riviera Flotilla?

Known as the playground of the rich and famous, it is also a fantastic sailing area, and overlooked as a flotilla destination until now, despite being more reasonable in price than you would think. We have been promoting bareboat and skippered charters in this area for many years (as well as saving it for our own holidays) so it was a natural progression to offer a flotilla here. With its national parks and unspoiled offshore islands, historic towns and glitzy resorts, plus great shore-side facilities and arguably the best cuisine in the world, there are many good reasons to sail here. You have a choice of two superb one week itineraries which can be combined for a wonderful two week holiday. Our first week explores westwards including Bandol, Cassis, The Isle Frioul and the spectacular Calanques coastal national park. For our second week we head east towards St. Topez with Bormes Les Mimosas, Cavalaire and the offshore islands of Port Cros and Porquerolles to tempt you.

France – The Cote D’Azur

Frequently asked questions

Why should I choose a flotilla holiday?

You will be in charge of your own chartered yacht as part of a flotilla fleet of not more than twelve yachts. Your professional lead crew will be on hand to assist and guide you through the beautiful waters, organising social events along the way. The crew’s aim is to make this a personal experience for you, and their local knowledge will help to make your holiday a very special one.

What is included on my flotilla holiday?

  • Return flights from the UK (on flight inclusive packages)
  • Overseas airport transfers (on flight inclusive packages)
  • ATOL Protection (on flight inclusive packages)
  • Fully equipped charter yacht
  • Dinghy with outboard engine
  • A Seafarer welcome punch party
  • A Seafarer beach party (14 night flotilla holidays only)
  • All airport taxes
  • End cleaning of your flotilla yacht
  • The services of our experienced lead crew and the support of our local base team / local agents
  • One full tank of diesel, full water tank(s) and cooking gas
  • Welcome pack of provisions and cleaning products to get you started
  • Bed linen, shower towels & tea towels.

Note: Mooring charges (except at flotilla base) extra fuel or water; food, drink and items of a personal nature such as laundry are excluded. For those extending their holiday after the yacht charter, transfer costs from yacht base to your accommodation are usually excluded and payable locally unless you are booking a flight inclusive package.

Do I need a sailing license?

Yes, each skipper on a flotilla or bareboat charter is required to possess a recognised sailing qualification, typically either an RYA Day Skipper practical certificate or an International Certificate of Competence (ICC). If you have experience but not the qualification, our RYA training centre can help you to achieve this as part of your holiday. Call us to discuss this.

Do I need a visa for my holiday in France?

No, for British citizens, a tourist visa is not required.

Will I have to pay mooring fees?

On our flotillas, the first and last night of your charter will be in the marina, and we cover the fees for this (excluding showers and other marina facilities). The Cote D’Azur is of course a playground of the rich and famous and as such the marinas do levy charges for mooring in these beautiful spots. You can expect to pay around 3 euros per metre in May, June and September, whilst marina moorings in July and August are around 4 euros per metre.

What wind conditions can I expect?

Generally the prevailing winds are from the north west and north east, with strengths typically ranging from force 2 to force 6. During the hottest months, the Mistral can also make an appearance, with stronger wind conditions, generally from the North.

How much cash should I take with me?

Obviously this will depend on what your plans are, but generally you can expect to pay around 15 to 25 euros per person for an evening meal. Cards are universally accepted, although it is always worth having some cash (Euros) with you for tips and smaller purchases. Cash machines are available at our base in Port Pin Rolland, as well as in the majority of the flotilla destinations. Your flotilla crew will keep you updated and informed as your holiday progresses.

Do I need to stock up with provisions at base?

A few basic supplies and plenty of water is always good to have on the yacht, and the marina supermarket is close for the heavy items, however all the islands and ports have some facilities and shops. Half the fun of your flotilla holiday is exploring the harbours and villages, and of course there are plenty of restaurants for your evening meals ashore.

What are the rules regarding holding tanks in France?

In France all new vessels after 1st January 2008 are obliged by law to have at least 1 holding tank fitted as standard (not required for all heads). All pleasure craft users are required to comply with the rules that prohibit discharge in ports and all designated anchorage spots. Holding tanks should therefore only be discharged well away from land, and the use of shore facilities wherever possible is highly recommended.

Where in the UK can I fly from?

You can fly directly to Marseille Provence airport directly from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton & Stansted. Direct flights also available from Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol & Edinburgh.

How far is the base from the airport?

Port Pin Rolland is approximately 90 km from Marseille Provence airport and the transfer (which we can arrange for you) takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.

Meet your Crew

Mark Boardman

Mark Boardman

Flotilla Skipper

Together Mark and Cheryle will be responsible for the safety of the flotilla fleet, and will do there best to ensure you have a fantastic holiday with us.

The St Tropez Route

France Flotilla Port Pin Rolland

Fly UK to Marseille Provence airport and transfer to our base in Port Pin Rolland for embarkation.

We have our welcome punch party on the beach.  Great walks ashore on this so called “almost island”.

France flotilla Port Miou

First to the delightful garden village of Rayol Canadel (with its 400 plant species from around the world), then on to Cavalaire Marina for dinner ashore.

France flotilla Isle des Embiez

A beautiful spot in its own right, but also ideal for taking the ‘navette’ for the short ride across the bay to St Tropez.

Ionian flotilla

This delightful island and national park has a charming village with a small marina and mooring buoys. Go swimming and snorkeling or enjoy great walks ashore.

France flotilla Port Cros

You are spoilt for choice between the mainland coast with Le Lavandou and  Rade D’Hyers or the stunning island of Porquerolles, all within easy reach.

Two week clients continue free sailing whilst one week guests return to our base and our farewell dinner in a local restaurant.

France Flotilla Marseille Old Town

The Cassis Route

France Flotilla Port Pin Rolland

Fly UK to Marseille Provence airport and transfer to our base in Port Pin Rolland for embarkation.

A swim stop at the lovely Ile D’Embiez, then on to the interesting town of La Ciotat.  Welcome punch party & dinner ashore

France flotilla La Ciotat

Our route past the Calanques national park is spectacular with some great swim stops.  The island destination is just off the fascinating old town centre of Marseille which is well worth visiting on the regular ‘ navette’ ferry service that takes about 15 minutes.

France flotilla Isle Frioul

We moor on buoys in Port Miou in a pleasant green setting.  The historic town of Cassis is a 20 minute scenic walk and well worth the effort.

France Flotilla Cassis

The seafront of this pleasant and very civilised town is dominated by the marina, with an excellent choice of bistros, cafes, boulangeries  and bars ashore.

France flotilla Bandol

For your day of free sailing we recommend the unique Ile de Porquerolles, a delightful offshore island with a pleasant village and marina as well as numerous anchoring opportunities.

France flotilla Calanque national park

Two week clients continue free sailing whilst one week guests return to our base and our farewell dinner in a local restaurant.

France flotilla Marseille castle

TWO WEEK FLOTILLA – Combine the St Tropez route with the Cassis route for a two week flotilla holiday

Note: French Riviera flotilla holiday routes may vary during the season according to weather and operating conditions. Our flotilla crew will keep you fully briefed each day.

The Weather

The Cote D’Azur is a world famous summer destination, and the weather is very predictable during the season. Blue skies and warm waters are the norm, with temperatures in the low to mid 20s during May and September, with the temperatures rising to the high 30s in the height of the summer. Winds are light to moderate, ranging from force 2 to 6, with occasional summer winds blowing from the North in greater strength.

The Yachts

Prices

Dufour 325 - 2 Cabins 1 Sh/wc (2010)

French Riviera Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure DatesRouteOne WeekOne week
Special Offer
Two WeekTwo week
Special Offer
20-MaySt Tropez Route£1,579£2,898
27-MayCassis Route£2,065£3,545
03-JunSt Tropez Route£1,935£3,544
10-JunCassis Route£1,935£3,544
17-JunSt Tropez Route£2,199£3,885
24-JunCassis Route£2,199£3,885
01-JulSt Tropez Route£2,199£3,885
08-JulCassis Route£2,297£4,198
15-JulSt Tropez Route£2,297£4,198
22-JulCassis Route£2,496£4,359
29-JulSt Tropez Route£2,496£4,359
05-AugCassis Route£2,496£4,359
12-AugSt Tropez Route£2,496£4,359
19-AugCassis Route£2,496£4,359
26-AugSt Tropez Route£2,379£3,778
02-SepCassis Route£2,379£3,778
09-SepSt Tropez Route£1,998£3,478
16-SepCassis Route£1,998£3,478
23-SepSt Tropez Route£1,579

Dufour 335 - 2 Cabins 1 Sh/wc (2014)

French Riviera Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure DatesRouteOne WeekOne week
Special Offer
Two WeekTwo week
Special Offer
20-MaySt Tropez Route£1,598£2,938
27-MayCassis Route£2,089£3,935
03-JunSt Tropez Route£1,958£3,635
10-JunCassis Route£1,958£3,635
17-JunSt Tropez Route£2,238£3,928
24-JunCassis Route£2,238£3,928
01-JulSt Tropez Route£2,238£4,225
08-JulCassis Route£2,296£4,198
15-JulSt Tropez Route£2,296£4,198
22-JulCassis Route£2,579£4,725
29-JulSt Tropez Route£2,579£4,725
05-AugCassis Route£2,579£4,725
12-AugSt Tropez Route£2,579£4,725
19-AugCassis Route£2,579£4,725
26-AugSt Tropez Route£2,379£4,229
02-SepCassis Route£2,379£4,229
09-SepSt Tropez Route£2,179£3,988
16-SepCassis Route£2,179£3,988
23-SepSt Tropez Route£1,698--

Oceanis 37 - 3 Cabins 1 Sh/wc (2008)

French Riviera Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure DatesRouteOne WeekOne week
Special Offer
Two WeekTwo week
Special Offer
20-MaySt Tropez Route£1,898£3,498
27-MayCassis Route£2,498£4,745
03-JunSt Tropez Route£2,355£4,395
10-JunCassis Route£2,355£4,395
17-JunSt Tropez Route£2,697£4,758
24-JunCassis Route£2,695£4,757
01-JulSt Tropez Route£2,695£4,757
08-JulCassis Route£2,776£5,098
15-JulSt Tropez Route£2,776£5,098
22-JulCassis Route£3,088£5,698
29-JulSt Tropez Route£3,088£5,698
05-AugCassis Route£3,088£5,698
12-AugSt Tropez Route£3,088£5,698
19-AugCassis Route£3,088£5,698
26-AugSt Tropez Route£2,850£5,098
02-SepCassis Route£2,850£5,098
09-SepSt Tropez Route£2,619£4,785
16-SepCassis Route£2,619£4,785
23-SepSt Tropez Route£1,997--

Dufour 380 - 3 Cabins 1 Sh/wc (2014)

French Riviera Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure DatesRouteOne WeekOne week
Special Offer
Two WeekTwo week
Special Offer
20-MaySt Tropez Route£2,099£3,888
27-MayCassis Route£2,778£4,998
03-JunSt Tropez Route£2,597£4,798
10-JunCassis Route£2,597£4,798
17-JunSt Tropez Route£2,978£5,248
24-JunCassis Route£2,978£5,248
01-JulSt Tropez Route£2,978£5,248
08-JulCassis Route£3,069£5,598
15-JulSt Tropez Route£3,069£5,598
22-JulCassis Route£3,428£6,139
29-JulSt Tropez Route£3,428£6,139
05-AugCassis Route£3,428£6,139
12-AugSt Tropez Route£3,428£6,139
19-AugCassis Route£3,428£6,139
26-AugSt Tropez Route£3,165£5,655
02-SepCassis Route£3,165£5,655
09-SepSt Tropez Route£2,897£5,298
16-SepCassis Route£2,897£2,607£5,298
23-SepSt Tropez Route£2,258

Dufour 412 - 3 Cabin 1 Sh/wc (2016)

French Riviera Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure DatesRouteOne Week One week
Special Offer
Two Week Two week
Special Offer
20-MaySt Tropez Route£2,235£4,085
27-MayCassis Route£2,959£5,598
03-JunSt Tropez Route£2,769£5,179
10-JunCassis Route£2,769£5,179
17-JunSt Tropez Route£3,175£5,598
24-JunCassis Route£3,175£5,598
01-JulSt Tropez Route£3,175£5,598
08-JulCassis Route£3,268£5,998
15-JulSt Tropez Route£3,268£5,998
22-JulCassis Route£3,648£6,689
29-JulSt Tropez Route£3,648£6,689
05-AugCassis Route£3,648£6,689
12-AugSt Tropez Route£3,648£6,689
19-AugCassis Route£3,648£6,689
26-AugSt Tropez Route£3,368£5,998
02-SepCassis Route£3,368£5,998
09-SepSt Tropez Route£3,096£5,698
16-SepCassis Route£3,096£5,698
23-SepSt Tropez Route£2,398-

Harmony 42 - 3 Cabins 2 Sh/wc (2008)

French Riviera Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure DatesRouteOne WeekOne week
Special Offer
Two WeekTwo week
Special Offer
20-MaySt Tropez Route£1,996£3,685
27-MayCassis Route£2,694£5,098
03-JunSt Tropez Route£2,498£4,698
10-JunCassis Route£2,498£4,698
17-JunSt Tropez Route£2,528£4,698
24-JunCassis Route£2,528£4,698
01-JulSt Tropez Route£2,996£5,498
08-JulCassis Route£2,996£5,498
15-JulSt Tropez Route£2,996£5,498
22-JulCassis Route£3,295£5,998
29-JulSt Tropez Route£3,295£5,998
05-AugCassis Route£3,295£5,998
12-AugSt Tropez Route£3,295£5,998
19-AugCassis Route£3,295£5,998
26-AugSt Tropez Route£2,988£5,398
02-SepCassis Route£2,988£5,398
09-SepSt Tropez Route£2,799£5,178
16-SepCassis Route£2,799£5,178
23-SepSt Tropez Route£2,199--

Dufour 410 - 3 Cabins 2 Sh/wc (2015)

French Riviera Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure DatesRouteOne WeekOne week
Special Offer
Two WeekTwo week
Special Offer
20-MaySt Tropez Route£2,398£4,398
27-MayCassis Route£2,899£4,598
03-JunSt Tropez Route£2,499£4,595
10-JunCassis Route£2,499£4,595
17-JunSt Tropez Route£2,599£5,995
24-JunCassis Route£2,599£5,995
01-JulSt Tropez Route£3,368£5,995
08-JulCassis Route£3,368£6,998
15-JulSt Tropez Route£3,369£6,998
22-JulCassis Route£4,399£7,998
29-JulSt Tropez Route£4,399£7,998
05-AugCassis Route£4,399£7,998
12-AugSt Tropez Route£4,399£7,998
19-AugCassis Route£4,399£7,998
26-AugSt Tropez Route£3,279£5,995
02-SepCassis Route£3,279£5,995
09-SepSt Tropez Route£2,975£5,595
16-SepCassis Route£2,975£2,677£5,595
23-SepSt Tropez Route£2,296-

Dufour 455 - 4 Cabins 2 Sh/wc (2010)

French Riviera Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure datesRouteOne weekOne week
Special Offer
Two weekTwo week
Special Offer
20-MaySt Tropez Route£2,590£4,798
27-MayCassis Route£2,985£4,895
03-JunSt Tropez Route£2,698£4,998
10-JunCassis Route£2,698£4,998
17-JunSt Tropez Route£2,798£6,198
24-JunCassis Route£2,798£6,198
01-JulSt Tropez Route£3,496£6,198
08-JulCassis Route£3,496£7,395
15-JulSt Tropez Route£3,496£7,395
22-JulCassis Route£4,648£8,535
29-JulSt Tropez Route£4,648£8,535
05-AugCassis Route£4,648£8,535
12-AugSt Tropez Route£4,648£8,535
19-AugCassis Route£4,648£8,435
26-AugSt Tropez Route£3,399£6,298
02-SepCassis Route£3,399£6,298
09-SepSt Tropez Route£3,296£5,998
16-SepCassis Route£3,296£5,998
23-SepSt Tropez Route£2,350--

Sun Odyssey 469 - 4 Cabins 4 Sh/wc (2016)

French Riviera Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure DatesRouteOne weekOne week
Special Offer
Two weekTwo week
Special Offer
20-MaySt Tropez Route£2,989£5,535
27-MayCassis Route£3,663£5,995
03-JunSt Tropez Route£3,280£6,155
10-JunCassis Route£3,280£6,155
17-JunSt Tropez Route£3,789£6,998
24-JunCassis Route£3,789£6,998
01-JulSt Tropez Route£3,835£6,998
08-JulCassis Route£3,988£8,295
15-JulSt Tropez Route£3,998£8,295
22-JulCassis Route£4,995£9,295
29-JulSt Tropez Route£4,995£9,295
05-AugCassis Route£4,995£9,295
12-AugSt Tropez Route£4,995£9,295
19-AugCassis Route£4,995£9,295
26-AugSt Tropez Route£3,890£7,198
02-SepCassis Route£3,890£7,198
09-SepSt Tropez Route£3,794£6,985
16-SepCassis Route£3,794£6,985
23-SepSt Tropez Route£2,495-

Lagoon 380 - 4 Cabins 2 Sh/wc (2016)

French Riviera Flotilla
Prices 2017 per yacht
Departure DatesRouteOne weekOne week
Special Offer
Two weekTwo week
Special Offer
20-MaySt Tropez Route£3,195£5,995
27-MayCassis Route£3,980£6,598
03-JunSt Tropez Route£3,595£6,698
10-JunCassis Route£3,595£6,698
17-JunSt Tropez Route£4,290£8,395
24-JunCassis Route£4,290£8,395
01-JulSt Tropez Route£4,495£8,395
08-JulCassis Route£4,495£10,595
15-JulSt Tropez Route£4,495£10,595
22-JulCassis Route£6,988£12,995
29-JulSt Tropez Route£6,988£12,995
05-AugCassis Route£6,988£12,995
12-AugSt Tropez Route£6,988£12,995
19-AugCassis Route£6,998£12,995
26-AugSt Tropez Route£4,399£8,255
02-SepCassis Route£4,399£8,255
09-SepSt Tropez Route£4,199£7,898
16-SepCassis Route£4,199£7,898
23-SepSt Tropez Route£2,995-

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme


Book your flights with us to ensure full ATOL protection for your holiday.

Flight and transfer prices per person

2017 DatesFlights and transfers from
20th May£279
21st May - 02nd June£295
3rd June - 16th June£495
17th June - 7th July£339
8th July - 21st July£349
22nd July - 25th August£395
26th August - 8th September£459
9th September - 22nd September£429
23rd September - 30th September£379

Seafarer will price match on any like-for like sailing product this summer. If you have been quoted a cheaper price than you see here for your selected date, show us the quote and (subject to verification) we will aim to match it for you.

Yacht Security Deposit

Returnable Deposit Payable Locally

  • From €2500 to €5000

Non-Returnable – Deposit Reduction Premium

  • Yachts 47 ft or under – £189
  • Yachts 48 ft and over – £252

Plus reduced returnable deposit payable locally – from €500 (payable locally)

Extras

  • Inflatable SUP (stand up paddle board) £145 per week or £230 per two weeks
  • Child safety netting – from £200 per charter
  • Skipper  £210 per day
  • Hostess £185 per day
  • Seafarer Beach Towel £15 (yours to keep)

Saturday day time schedule and low cost flights from London Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and Manchester  with afternoon return direct to Marseille. With daily flights available, durations are completely flexible for sail & stay.

Direct road transfer to Port Pin Rolland in approximately 75 minutes.

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