Between Marseille and Toulon, in the Bouches-du-Rhône, is the city of La Ciotat. Facing the sea and in an exceptional setting, come on board a boat in La Ciotat! With its 4 harbors, this city is ideal for boating. From the marina of La Ciotat or from the port of Capucins, you can hire a boat from a private individual or from a professional rental company.
There are many places to visit! Opting for a boat rental in La Ciotat will be the opportunity to go and see the creeks of Figuerolles, Vau, Port Miou, or Cassis. The Riou archipelago and the Frioul islands will also pique your curiosity. You can also sail south to Bandol and Sanary-sur-Mer.
If you want to swim, don't forget your mask and snorkel and explore the seabeds of the Calanques National Park. To keep your head above water but increase the pace, you can opt to charter a jet ski or water ski.
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Embark on a boat in La Ciotat and sail along the coast to discover the steep cliffs of the Calanques. Calanques du Mugel, Figuerolles, or those of Cassis or Marseille, are all perfect spots for total immersion in the Mediterranean Sea. If you want to go further, you can head east to the islands of Hyères, also called Golden Islands, or even to Saint-Tropez or Nice. The most daring can also sail to Corsica or Sardinia.
La Ciotat, ideally located between Marseille and Toulon, has 4 harbors, all of them beautiful. There is the port of Capucins, the port of Saint-Jean, the new marina, and finally the Port-Vieux. All these places offer a wide range of nautical activities all year round. So rent your boat on Click & Boat and let the horde of tourists stay on land to offer you an unusual ride at sea.
La Ciotat has retained the charm of the old Provencal ports. The old town is worth a visit before casting off. The big crane nestled at the bottom of the harbor is a testimony of the time when La Ciotat was home to one of the biggest shipyards in Europe.
You will also appreciate the Mugel park which is located just above the Calanque du Mugel. The park extends over 12 hectares. Don't forget to visit the Place Sadi Carnot, located in the heart of the pedestrian shopping area. Every year, the port of La Ciotat organizes a boat show which is one of the most famous in France.
La Ciotat is a city that covers centuries and centuries of history. Indeed, it was founded around the 4th century BC by Phocaean settlers, sailors, as well as Greek merchants. In the 15th century, the small town of the city was located between the streets Foch, Donzel, and Calade. In the 16th century, the population of the city increased and La Ciotat was surrounded by fortifications. In the 18th century, the city was covered with chapels and convents.
Beyond the attractiveness of the port itself, La Ciotat is an interesting port to start a cruise. To the west, for short-term boat hires, the Calanques and Marseille are at the end of your bow. To the east, Porquerolles is only a day's sail away, opening up one of the most beautiful sailing areas in the Mediterranean.
The range of boats available in La Ciotat is wide. From daily motorboat hires to weekly sailboat rentals and long-term catamaran rentals, you will have the choice according to your sailing plans.
Chartering a sailboat in La Ciotat will allow you to make long cruises along the French Riviera. The sailboat is a sport boat, promising many sensations during your navigations. It is spacious and can accommodate on average up to 8/10 people: perfect for a family cruise.
Chartering a catamaran in La Ciotat is ideal for vacation projects at sea, with family or friends. With an average capacity of 12 people on board, the catamarans are spacious, comfortable, and have incomparable stability on the water.
If you want to fish at sea or practice water sports such as wakeboarding, you also have the possibility of hiring a motorboat or RIB. This type of boat is also perfect if you want to go out to sea during the day and sleep on land.
What is the price of a day boat rental in La Ciotat?
These prices vary according to the type of boat you choose, the duration of your charter, the number of participants in the cruise and the options you select.
Located on the French Riviera, La Ciotat is blessed with a Mediterranean climate. Summer is the best season to go there. However, we advise you to forget the months of July and August if you want to avoid the tourists. Summer outdoor temperatures average 35°C and water temperatures reach 24°C.
With or without a captain, hiring a boat in La Ciotat is a golden opportunity to (re)discover the French Riviera in a new light. If you choose to rent a boat with a skipper, you will be able to enjoy a cruise with complete peace of mind and benefit from his good plans. Don't wait any longer to decide and have a good wind!