Taking a ferry from Saint Raphael to the Ile Sainte Marguerite is a great activity to do when you are visiting France. The pretty island off the coast of the French Riviera has many natural areas to explore, including creeks, lakes, forests, and a fortress. It makes for a great day trip on the Cote d’Azur.
Ferries on this route are operated by a company called Les Bateaux de Saint Raphael. It runs ferry services throughout the area to places like Saint Tropez and other popular travel destinations.
The ferry from Saint Raphael to the Ile Sainte Marguerite departs from the Gare Maritime at the Vieux Port on the Mediterranean. It is located near the train station, so if you arrive in Saint Raphael by train, you can transfer to your ferry easily.
Ferries between the mainland and the island have various schedules throughout the season. From mid-April to early May, there is a half-day service once a week that departs Saint Raphael in the early afternoon and returns in the early evening.
From early May until early June, there is a full-day service once a week that departs in the morning and returns in the early evening. From early June until late August, there is a full-day service twice a week, with minor timetable changes occurring in early July. Schedules change annually, so make sure to check updated timetables for the most up-to-date departure information.
The total crossing time on this route is just 1 hour and 10 minutes, so the trip is easy to make. The Ile Sainte Marguerite is located across the water from Cannes, so passengers can enjoy good views on the way there and back.
Tickets for the ferry from Saint Raphael to the Ile Sainte Marguerite vary in price depending on whether you take a half-day trip or a full-day trip. Half-day ferry tickets cost 20 euros round-trip for adults and 12 euros round-trip for children (2 to 9 years). Full-day ferry tickets cost 26 euros round-trip for adults and 15 euros round-trip for children (2 to 9 years).