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Sailing Cruise in the Calanques Marseille, France
Sailing in 2nd arrondissement of Marseille · 30 guests

Sailing Cruise in the Calanques Marseille, France

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$137person
10 days of Cruising Adventure from Marseille to Tenerife with Alceste Bali 4.5 Cruising Catamaran!
Sailing in 2nd arrondissement of Marseille · 18 guests

10 days of Cruising Adventure from Marseille to Tenerife with Alceste Bali 4.5 Cruising Catamaran!

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$2,634person
Lagoon 52 F Sailing Catamaran Mercurey for 28 people in Marseille, France
Sailing in 2nd arrondissement of Marseille · 28 guests

Lagoon 52 F Sailing Catamaran Mercurey for 28 people in Marseille, France

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$3,541day
Lagoon 450 Catamaran Savana for 24 people
Sailing in 2nd arrondissement of Marseille · 24 guests

Lagoon 450 Catamaran Savana for 24 people

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$2,377day
Bali 4.5 Catamaran Alceste for 18 people
Sailing in 2nd arrondissement of Marseille · 18 guests

Bali 4.5 Catamaran Alceste for 18 people

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$2,377day
Maxi catamaran Vaton 25 for 115 people
Sailing in 2nd arrondissement of Marseille · 115 guests

Maxi catamaran Vaton 25 for 115 people

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$7,334day
Brandnew Nimbus 305 Coupe Motor Yacht Charter in Marseille
Events in 2nd arrondissement of Marseille · 5 guests

Brandnew Nimbus 305 Coupe Motor Yacht Charter in Marseille

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$4,004week
Enjoy Diving Courses in Marseille, France
Tours in 2nd arrondissement of Marseille · 30 guests

Enjoy Diving Courses in Marseille, France

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$63person
Wooden Andreyale 40 Motor Yacht Rental in Cassis
Events in 9th arrondissement of Marseille · 8 guests

Wooden Andreyale 40 Motor Yacht Rental in Cassis

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$1,265day
Capelli Tempest 600 RIB Boat with 115 Hp Yamaha Outboard Rental in Marseille
Powerboats in 8th arrondissement of Marseille · 8 guests

Capelli Tempest 600 RIB Boat with 115 Hp Yamaha Outboard Rental in Marseille

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$443day
Charter a 24' Rigid Inflatable Boat in Marseille, France
Powerboats in 2nd arrondissement of Marseille · 11 guests

Charter a 24' Rigid Inflatable Boat in Marseille, France

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$114hour
Windsurf Equipment Rental In Bodrum, France
Adventures in 2nd arrondissement of Marseille · 1 guest

Windsurf Equipment Rental In Bodrum, France

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$80day

Boating Guide - Marseille

Boat tours & yacht rentals in Marseille

Renting a boat or booking a boat tour while in Marseille is a must for all visitors. The Calanques (fjords) that surround the port are stunning and the waters of the Mediterranean are perfect for a day of cruising. Chartered cruises are available with experienced captains who will take you to all the best spots around the city.

Sailing is particularly popular in Marseille due to favorable winds and typically calm seas. Catamarans and monohull sailboats are available to rent out for a half day of gliding around the coast. Chartered sailing cruises can take you to the nearby Calanques National Park, a spot with secluded beaches full of natural beauty.

If you like to explore the sea beneath the surface, there are plenty of scuba diving excursions you can experience while on vacation in Marseille. Head out on a rib boat for a day of diving in the Mediterranean, where you’ll see interesting rock formations, shipwrecks, and different fish species.

Jet skiing in Marseille is a fun activity for fun day of flying through the water with your family! It’s an incredibly fun experience for action-loving families who want a good adrenaline rush while on vacation.

The French are known for being active and outdoorsy, and Marseille doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the selection of water sports and activities. Kayak rentals, stand-up paddleboards, windsurfing, flyboarding, and water-skiing are just some of the activities you can spend time during your vacation trying.

Boating Events in Marseille

There are many different watersport and boating events that take place throughout the year in Marseille. Sailing regattas, windsurfing competitions, and other competitions for wind sports.

The Les Nauticales Boat Show takes place in March and it’s a large in-water boat show in the old port of Marseille. It’s a week-long event that showcases hundreds of exhibitors and boats as well as thematic events taking place throughout the week.

Other Things To Do

While exploring Marseille on foot, be sure to stop by Le Panier, the oldest part of the city. This is the center for artists and craftsmen selling their goods, authentic and beautiful restaurants, and interesting alleyways and winding streets to explore. Another important street to visit is the famous Canebiére, a wide avenue with lots of shops.

La Major (also known as Marseille Cathedral) is the giant cathedral right on the coast that you must stop by for a look. It was constructed in the 19th-century and has a unique Byzantine architectural style. Another interesting church to visit is the Notre Dame de la Garde. From the church’s location, you can see a gorgeous view of the whole city of Marseille.

If you happen to be in Marseille during a day of bad weather, there are lots of indoor museums and other rainy day activities to do. Check out the MuCEM for a look into the Mediterranean culture. Visit the History Museum to learn all about the history of Marseille, or spend a day at one of Marseille’s luxury spas.

If you’re looking to take a day trip out of Marseille, there are plenty of tours to Provence you can take for a day to explore this gorgeous region. Visit wineries for a day of sampling the best wines of France and enjoying delicious French cuisine in a stunning setting.

There are a lot of nightclubs and bars that enhance the nightlife in Marseille, ranging from grungy and gritty to upscale. Exploring some of these hot spots will make for a fun vacation for young travelers looking to spend a night out on the town.

Marinas in Marseille

The top marina in Marseille is Marseille Vieux Port, or “The Old Port” which is centrally located on the harbor. Other marinas include Port de Callelongue, Port de Cassis, and Yachting Club Point Rogue. Marinas have full-service facilities, restaurants, and knowledgeable staff to help you set-up your perfect day of boating.

About Marseille

Marseille is the largest port on the Mediterranean and the 2nd largest city in France after Paris. It’s a gorgeous seaside city with a rich history and interesting culture. It’s known for its beautiful port and diverse culture due to its position on the Mediterranean. Being close to Northern Africa and Southern Europe, there's a blend of culture that composes Marseille. It’s host to many events throughout the year, including music, dance, and art festivals. During the holiday season, there's a beautiful Christmas market during the winter months.

The best time of year to visit Marseille is during late spring and early summer months. By late June, it can be very hot and crowded but has the least amount of rainfall. August is the busiest month due to most Europeans taking their summer holidays. Prices spike during these months, so booking far in advance is crucial. Early autumn is also a pleasant time to visit, temperatures stay warm until mid-October, but it’s advisable to bring a few layers in case the evenings cool off. The winter in Marseille is chilly and rainy.

The airport in Marseille is 30 kilometers (about 18 miles) from the city center. There are shuttle buses and other forms of airport transfers. There is a large train station in Marseille which connects to other cities in France as well as international destinations. There are also many ferry services that stop at the Port of Marseille.

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