MONACO LUXURY YACHT CHARTER
The ultimate playground of the rich and famous, the splendid 60-mile stretch of coastline from Monaco to Saint-Tropez remains one of the most iconic cruising destinations in the world. On a luxury yacht charter in Monaco, guests can visit the famous enclaves of Antibes, Cannes, Nice and Juan-les-Pins, party with Hollywood starlets and experience the show-stopping events that descend upon these shores every summer, from the Monaco Grand Prix to the star-studded Cannes Film Festival and more.
Monaco yacht season and weather
Monaco enjoys a classic Mediterranean climate, with balmy, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The Monaco charter season runs from May to September, reaching its peak during July and August. In May the water temperature can feel a little cooler but as the season continues the water warms, peaking to around 23C in August. Spring in Monaco can be cooler thanks to the mistral that blows through from north west Europe.
For guests eager to sample some of Monaco’s famous nightlife, charter when the resorts and chic clubs and cocktail lounges are at their liveliest, from June to the end of August. The Monaco Grand Prix is held every May and is a headline fixture in the South of France calendar.
Monaco yacht charter itineraries
Port Hercules is perhaps one of the most famous harbours in the world and is home to 700 of the most sought-after berths in the Med. The port can accommodate yachts measuring up to 135 metres.
Port de Saint-Tropez accommodates yachts up to 70 metres. The International Yacht Club d’Antibes can accommodate vessels up to 170 metres.
A new marina, Cala del Forte, is currently under construction in Ventimiglia, Italy, which is around 20 minutes from the Principality of Monaco.
Arrive in Monaco and take your pick from luxury spas, five-star hotels, Michelin restaurants and designer boutiques. After rolling the dice at the famous Casino Monte Carlo, hitting the unmissable Monaco hotspots, and revelling in all the luxuries of this famous principality, charters can head east to the Italian gems of Portofino or head east and experience all the delights of the South of France.
Moor beneath the clifftop village of Eze, located 5nm west of Monaco, before cruising along the uber-exclusive Cap Ferrat. The stunning natural harbour of Villefranche-sur-Mer should not be missed. Around 10 nautical miles west lies the famous coastline of Nice, with Antibes, Juan-les-Pins and Cannes providing easy hops cruising west. At Cannes, opt for a little pampering at the spa at the Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic, one of the best luxury spas in the Mediterranean.
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Getting to Monaco
Nice Airport handles commercial and private aircraft.
Helicopter in to Monaco from Nice airport – the journey from Nice to Monaco will take eight minutes.
Charters often combine the South of France with the neighbouring Italian coast and highlights including Portofino and Rapallo.
The anchorages and bays of Corsica are also 90 nautical miles south of Monaco.