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Boating expertise since 1969
With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
Kompas
18 amazing destinations
Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
Boot
World’s largest fleet
We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
Boei
No boat license required
That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
  • Gold Trusted Service Award
    Gold Trusted Service Award
    Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • rozet badge
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Kompas
    18 amazing destinations
    Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
  • Boot
    World’s largest fleet
    We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
  • Boei
    No boat license required
    That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
  • Gold Trusted Service Award
    Gold Trusted Service Award
    Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • rozet badge
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Kompas
    18 amazing destinations
    Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
  • Boot
    World’s largest fleet
    We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
  • Boei
    No boat license required
    That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.

Tips for choosing your ideal boating vacation

Have you been dreaming of a boating vacation for some time now? After reading many customer testimonials and dreaming in front of our cruise pictures on Facebook, you have now decided to book your river holiday with Le Boat!

While many clients call us and suggest that we offer them a boat, no one really knows your needs better than you! That's why we strongly recommend that you ask for your free brochure so that you can make an informed decision!

In this article we have put together some useful tips for renting your ideal boat model for your boating vacation!

How many people do you travel with?

Large groups of more than 5 people

Tips for choosing your ideal boating holiday

Our boats can accommodate up to 12 people on one boat. These larger boats are only available in Premier and Comfort models, and we recommend that crews of more than 5 people choose a Comfort, Comfort Plus or Premier boat.

Bear in mind that you will probably be living on this boat for a week: space, boat design and comfort will be key factors in your experience!

If you are travelling with your family, here are our Family Friendly Boating Holidays!

 

Tips for choosing your ideal boating holiday

 

We recommend :

  • The Horizon 5: a spacious and comfortable boat and part of our top of the range fleet!

Perfect for your summer holiday!

Couple's cruise

Tips for choosing your ideal boating holiday

 

Boat holidays can also be a fantastic idea for a romantic getaway. Enjoying the sunsets on the deck in summer is just one of the most beautiful moments you can spend together on a boat... If it's just the two of you, we recommend choosing a boat with only one cabin.

Before making a decision, two travelling couples should consider the cabin configuration. Not all cabins are the same size and be sure to check if there is at least one bathroom per room... Remember, this is supposed to be a romantic getaway!

Find out in this article the best destinations for a romantic getaway in Europe

Tips for choosing your ideal boating holiday

We recommend :

Boat with children

Tips for choosing your ideal boating holiday

A boating holiday with children along the waterways is a wonderful experience. The boats are comfortable and safe.

They are perfect for all types of families, even with babies!

 

 

 

Tips for choosing your ideal boating holiday

 

 

We recommend :

  • The Caprice: The Caprice is available on most destinations in Europe and is comfortable for a family of 4.

Cabins and beds

Tips for choosing your ideal boating holiday

In the boat configurations, you will notice that there is usually only one double bed. On request, we can put beds together to make a double bed.

An extra bed can also be made in the lounge for one person.

Premium or Standard category?

Tips for choosing your ideal boating holiday

The style of boat you choose will depend on your personal preferences and your budget. Your budget will also be largely dependent on the boat decision and availability during the season and destination.

If you are looking for a particular boat, we recommend that you book as soon as possible!

Kitchen and equipment

Tips for choosing your ideal boating holiday

Depending on the range of the boat, some equipment will be included or not: one or two fridges, a large or smaller oven, a built-in grill on the upper deck which can allow you to prepare dinner while having an aperitif with the rest of the crew!

Conseils pour choisir votre croisière fluviale idéale

 

 

The success of your boating holiday depends on the right choice of boat: a boat that suits you and your expectations!

 

 

 

Do not hesitate to ask for your free brochure in order to have all the specific information about our boats or to contact our river tourism advisors if you have any questions!

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