Ferry Services and Commercial Ports on the French Riviera

Where to find commercial shipping on the Côte d'Azur (both passenger and freight), plus the ferry services that serve Monaco and the Riviera region...

Ferry Services

There are a number of local ferry services along the Côte d'Azur connecting the coastal towns and ports, the various islands and Corsica.

Car Ferries and Connections to Corsica

SNCM (Société Nationale Maritime Corse Méditerranée) has a fleet of car ferries and NGV (Navire à Grande Vitesse), the sea going equivalent of the TGV. Principle destination is Corsica, with regular services throughout the year sailing from Marseille, Toulon and Nice to Bastia and Ajaccio.

Corsica Ferries provides a car ferry service and connects Nice and Toulon to Corsica with a regular year-round service. Online booking in English is possible.

  • Corsica Ferries
    At: 5 bis Rue Chanoine Leschi, Bastia
    Tel: 04 95 32 95 95
    Fax: 04 95 32 14 71

St-Tropez surrounds and the Iles d'Or

Vedettes Iles d'Or et le Corsaire runs a regular service between St-Tropez, the coastal towns of Le Lavandou, Le Londe and Cavalaire and the Iles d'Or (Porquerolles, Port Cros and Le Levant).

TLV and TVM connect Hyères with the Iles d'Or (Porquerolles, Port Cros and Le Levant). Ferries depart from the Gare Maritime at the Tour Fondue in Hyères.

The Bateaux Verts provides a regular shuttle service connecting St-Tropez with Ste-Maxime, Port-Grimaud, the Cogolin marina, Les Issambres and St-Aygulf.

Bateaux Verts also provide fishing excursions and sight-seeing trips to the islands off the Riviera coast.

Les Bateaux de Saint Raphaël run trips around the French Riviera leaving from St-Raphaël, Fréjus, Agay and St-Aygulf. Full details on the website.

Cannes and the Îles des Lérins

Horizon runs a regular service between Cannes and the Îles des Lérins (Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat).

  • Horizon
    At: Quai des îles, Cannes
    Tel: 04 92 98 71 36

Trans Côte d'Azur run seasonal cruising trips from Cannes and Nice to Monaco, St-Tropez and various tourist destinations.

Ports and Capitaineries on the Côte d'Azur

From Menton to Toulon there are numerous ports and harbours. Marseille is the principal commercial port on the south coast of France.

Information and Contacts
Nice Radio: VHF channel 12

Tel: 04 93 21 72 17
Fax: 04 92 00 42 10
Website
Cannes Radio: VHF channel 12

Tel: 04 93 21 72 17
Fax: 04 92 98 70 01
Website
Golfe-Juan Port Camille Rayon
Radio
: VHF channel 12
Tel: 04 93 21 72 17
Fax: 04 93 63 66 41 
Website
Villefranche Port de Villefranche Darse 
Radio: VHF channel 9
Tel: 04 93 21 72 17
Fax: 04 93 76 92 33 
Website
Fréjus Capitainerie Tel: 04 94 82 63 00
Fax
: 04 94 51 48 52
Website
St Tropez Capitainerie: Terre-plein du Nouveau Port
Radio: VHF Channel 9

Tel: 04 94 56 68 70
Fax: 04 94 97 31 02
Website
Hyères Capitainerie 
Port Saint-Pierre
Tel: 04 94 12 54 40
Fax: 04 94 12 54 50
Website
Toulon Capitainerie du port de Toulon
Radio: VHF channel 9
Tel: 04 94 22 80 80

Monaco
Port Hercule Radio: VHF Channel 12
Tel: 97 77 30 00
Website
Monaco
Port of Fontvieille
Radio: VHF Channel 9
Tel: 97 77 30 00
Website
Corsica
Bastia Tour de la Capitainerie Tel: 04 95 34 42 72 
Fax: 04 95 34 42 88
Website
Calvi Capitanerie
Radio: VHF Channel 9
Tel: 04 95 65 10 60

Further Information

  • Website Anchoring in the Mediterranean has much information in English on the berths and bays of the coast of the Côte d'Azur and Provence (click on the English-language text)