Le Boat boats

Boat hire

Your canal boat: your home on the water!

At Le Boat, we have a wide range of boat hire options available for your boating holiday. As captain of your own canal boat, you'll be living in and driving your own personal cruiser when you hire a boat from us.

Think about your boat as your home on the water, fully equipped with all the amenities of home, including a well-equipped, stylish interior. Don't worry, these self-drive boats are very easy to operate — you don't need a licence or previous experience! You can find out more about our boat rental services by browsing our canal boat holiday destinations and boating holiday inspiration.

Our boat classifications

We’re committed to providing a great experience when you hire a boat with us, no matter which of the following boat classifications you choose. Excellent standards of customer service, cleanliness, and support come with all of our hired boats — whatever the rating!


We award our premier category only to the very newest boats in our fleet – our Horizon range. These were designed exclusively by Le Boat, for Le Boat, and boast an impressively spacious top deck area with barbecue hotplate and cool box as standard. The saloon and kitchen areas are light and spacious with over-sized windows and both front and rear thrusters make mooring and manoeuvring a breeze. If you’re looking to rent a boat with optimum luxury, this is the class for you.

Comfort Plus & Comfort

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With our Comfort Plus and Comfort classification, you can hire a canal boat that is good-quality, stylish and well-equipped, with varying ages, designs, and styles available. All Comfort and Comfort Plus boats have electric-flush toilets and the ability to hook up to a shore power supply as standard. 

Comfort Plus is awarded to the newest of these boats, which are generally more spacious and have more features than the Comfort category — such as BBQ hotplates and deck seat cushions as standard.


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These older canal boats are our ‘much-loved classics’. The décor is more traditional, and they have basic features and fittings. However, they are superbly maintained, clean, and equipped with all the essentials you need for a comfortable stay, including bed linen and towels.

We have over 50 boat types

Please press the orange ‘Refine Search’ button to refine our boat rental services by price, duration, size, region and more. You can also organise your holiday search results by price or popularity using the ‘Sort by’ button.

Our Premier boats

Our Premier fleet consists solely of our state-of-the-art Horizon range. Visit our premier boats page to find out why these canal boats re-define luxury waterway cruising.

Our Horizon Fleet

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Designed and built exclusively for Le Boat, we carefully listened to our customers and challenged ourselves to design a range of boats that tick all of the boxes in terms of social and communal space, ease of handling, accessibility and on-board features.

Explore our Horizon fleet, available to hire today.