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Ferry from Cannes to the island Ste Marguerite

Cannes, France
Ferry from Cannes to the island Ste Marguerite

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Just 15 minutes off the coast of Cannes is a natural oasis waiting to be explored. Board a ferry to the lle Sainte-Marguerite—about a half-mile off shore from the French Riviera—for a relaxing morning or afternoon, depending on which departure you choose. Once on the island time is yours to hike, birdwatch or do some cultural exploring at the maritime museum. lle Sainte-Marguerite is also home to Fort Royal, a 17th century prison once housing the 'Man in the Iron Mask.' Private tours of the fort (own expense) are available.
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Round-trip ferry ride
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Cannes - Île Sainte-Marguerite , Cannes - Île Sainte-Marguerite, 06400 Cannes, France

At the end of the Laubeuf carpark.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Drinks can be purchased on board; there are no bathroom facilities on the ferry
  • Be sure to check exact ferry departure and return times before your trip; the last departure from Ile Sainte-Marguerite to Cannes varies depending on the time of year (5pm in winter, 6pm in spring and autumn and 7pm in summer)
  • From Fall until Spring, the Royal Fort and Museum is closed on Mondays
  • From November to April, all restaurants are closed on the Island
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No PCR or No Health pass needed to get on board
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Trans Cote d Azur
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Ferry from Cannes to the island Ste Marguerite?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Ferry from Cannes to the island Ste Marguerite.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ferry from Cannes to the island Ste Marguerite?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Ferry from Cannes to the island Ste Marguerite.

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Go directly to the ticket window
, Aug 2022
It was a great trip, but could have been done more cheaply. On line it was not possible to pay less for children. Going directly to the ticket window in the old port allows to pay less for children. We bought through Viator because we were worried we could not get a seat in August. There were seats available to those who walk up in the morning.
Quick ride, but limited communication.
, Aug 2022
The ferry ride was quick. There were no explanations about where to go or what to see nor a schedule posted of return times. The line up to return back to Cannes was disorganized, chaotic and many of us had to wait longer for another boat, with limited communication to those waiting on the dock.
Well worth it.
, Jul 2022
Excellent service....easy to use with plenty of options time wise....great views of Cannes from the Island...not a single negative.
Beautiful little island
, Jul 2022
Easy to book on line and collected tickets at place you board the ferry. Beautiful little island. One large restaurant that you seem to need to book in advance and a smaller restaurant which we ate at; lovely little place with great staff. Couple of snack places too. Great day out which I would highly recommend.
Amazing trip! Definitely...
, Jul 2022
Amazing trip! Definitely coming back soon. We loved swimming and snorkeling. Had great meal in the restaurant L’Escale. Everything was easy to find and explore.
Easy way to get to island
, Jul 2022
Simple! Quick! Glass bottom boat was fun for kids. Easy to leave to come back - boat runs back and forth.
The only way to get there
, Jun 2022
Very helpful lady at reception desk. Quick and easy ride. Great views from boat across harbour. Easy to disembark
Timely and efficient service and beautiful island
, May 2022
The ferry was on time and the trip was pleasant. The island is a gem, there are picnic tables with a view of the water. We had a wonderful time on the island!
You're pretty good
, Apr 2022
The staff were lovely and helpful, the island itself was a wonder of nature, if I had to make one comment on what needs changing I think more frequent boats coming between the island and cannes as waiting in the rainstorm
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Sep 2021
Great boat and wonderful ride. Easy, simple and friendly all the time with Viator. Nice island,must see visit :) You can spend 2h or an entire day.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Nice & confortable
, Aug 2021
Very warm cruise staffs. Pleasant ferry journey. Staffs have reminded passengers to respect the health measure.
Beautiful 10/10
, Aug 2020
Beautiful island, super peaceful and not too busy if you want a get away close to Cannes or South of France! Recommend you bring a picnic and swimmers and enjoy the sunny weather with the beautiful nature that surrounds the island!
This was very easy, on time and pain...
, Aug 2017
This was very easy, on time and pain free. We really enjoyed the secludedness of the island!
This has to be a must trip for...
David C
, May 2017
This has to be a must trip for anyone visiting Cannes. It is a lovely trip over to Ile Sainte-Marguerite and the walk around it is magical.
La couleur transparente...
, Aug 2022
La couleur transparente de l eau était magnifique, la vue vers cannes était très belle. Manque d indications pour se diriger sur l île
Visiter cette île magnifique en couple ou avec des amis! Pour les enfants de bas âge à éviter.Merci
, Aug 2022
C’est une magnifique île, mais le souci c’était la poussette! Surtout quand à l’accueil du musée m’ont interdit d’entrer avec LA POUSSETTE!ça nous a mise en colère et puis il faut bien équiper avec des chaussures spécialisé sous l’eau!!!POUR sortir sans blessures. Prévoir pique-nique car il y a longue queue devant tout les restaurants!
Das Fort Royal Museum auf...
, Aug 2022
Das Fort Royal Museum auf der Insel fand ich interessant , ansonsten ist die Insel schon sehr überfüllt mit Touristen
Le personnel et...
, Aug 2022
Le personnel et Katastrophe ils traite les gens mal mal poli. Voilà j'ai appelé le centrale car on as pas trouvé l'adresse, j lui dis a la dame svp on es perdue c ou exactement l'adresse elle me l'a dis et j'ai pas pu l'entendre car il avais BP de bruit elle fait quoi elle me raccrocher directement. J'ai rappelé j lui dis vous avais raccrocher directement et j pas encore noté l'adresse, elle me répond avec méchanste me disant vous voulais quoi vous voulais que je viens vous chercher 😵😵😵. Après j lui dis que vous êtes impoli et mal éduqué comment vous parlez avec votre cliente comme ça et elle me passe ça collègue.
Belle île mais sans panneau de signalement
, Aug 2022
Le bateau s'est très bien passé. Arrivés sur place à 11 heures on est allé à la 1ère plage la plus proche. Mais là aucun panneau de direction. Très déçus. Vous pouvez investir dans des panneaux quand même!! Idem pour des poubelles !!!! Il n'y a pas assez de restaurants sur place. Les sandwichs que l'on peut acheter sont chers. Le rapport qualité /prix est très mauvais. L'après-midi nous avons fait la 2ème plage et là nous avons fortement aimé. Là mer était chaude et transparente. Ce côté là est magnifique. Dommage encore qu'il n'y ait pas de panneaux...on a eu du mal à revenir au point de départ.
Une expérience inédite
, Aug 2022
Personnellement j’ai beaucoup apprécié le musée du Masque de fer et du Fort Royal ainsi que la plage du rocher.

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