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.
badge rosette
Boating expertise since 1969
With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
Boussole
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.
Bateau
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.
Bouée
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.
  • badge rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Boussole
    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.
  • Bateau
    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.
  • Bouée
    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.
  • badge rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Boussole
    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.
  • Bateau
    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.
  • Bouée
    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.
Enjoy a late season break

Late-season boating holidays

The perfect time of year to be on the water...and here's why!

With the school's back, a holiday in September or October has many advantages - not least because things are a little quieter, relaxed and you can soak up the last rays of the season. A boating holiday is particularly suited to this time of year, especially if you enjoy something a little more active...

 

SEARCH LATE SEASON HOLIDAYS NOW

Boating holidays in September and October...

Something to enjoy in all weathers

Something to enjoy in all weather

In months when the weather is less reliable, its good to have options. And a boating holiday gives you just that. Laze on deck and soak up the rays if the sun shines. And when the sun fails to perform, you can wake up somewhere new each day and go exploring. With so much to see and do, our boating holidays can be as active (or as relaxed) as you want them to be. 

>Holidays by interest type

Witness the changing season up close

Enjoy a front row seat for Autumn

Late summer and early autumn is a great time of year to be outside where the air seems fresher, the temperatures are more comfortable and the trees gradually change into a riot of color. Our holidays give you front row seats to the great outdoors. If you love nature, and especially the changing seasons, then on board is the place to be.

> Holidays for nature lovers

Unwind and 'de-stress'

Relax and unwind

Whether you've had a hectic summer, or are gearing up the the busy festive season ahead - a vacation at this time of year can really help to unwind and recharge the batteries. Research suggests that being by the water has many mental health benefits, and a boating holiday is an excellent way of improving your general sense of wellbeing and reducing stress. 

> New to boating holidays?

Our top destinations for...

...late season sunshine

Soak up the last rays of the season

If sunshine is an essential holiday ingredient for you, then head to the South of France for the best chances of some late season sunshine. The Canal du Midi is bathed in warm sunshine for most of our boating season and our waterways in the Camargue run alongside gorgeous Mediterreanean beaches. 

...autumn colours

Autumn Colours

All of our boating regions will immerse you in nature for you to enjoy the colours of autumn. But the big hitters have to be the Highlands of Scotland, the forests that line the waterways of Alsace in France or the world-famous spectacle of Canada in the Fall. Hop on board and we'll take you there.

...active holidays

Active holidays

There is SO much to do on the Thames. From stately homes and royal palaces to explore, to theme parks and world class visitor attractions, you'll have no trouble finding things to do come rain or shine. Or for hiking, fishing, golf and many other outdoor pursuits - Ireland is a pure gem!