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.
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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.
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.
Courts séjours

Short breaks and weekend getaways

3, 4 or 5nt breaks are perfect for:

  • A long weekend
  • A getaway when you've limited vacation time
  • A second vacation with a limited budget
  • A taster opportunity for those new to boating and who just want to give it a try
  • A relaxing cruise for a romantic break
  • A trip away with friends to enjoy a shared pastime - rounds of golf, fishing, biking or walking.

 

Booking a short break holiday

Short breaks can also be booked for the peak summer season up to 4 weeks before departure. Your boat will be ready from 16:00 on the day of departure and must be returned by 09:00 on your final day.

Weekend and short break destinations for your next boating holiday

Rideau Canal, Canada

Ottawa

Easily combine a day in Canada’s capital city with a day surrounded by beautiful canal-side scenery, all from our conveniently-located base in Ottawa - just a short distance from the city centre.

More about the Rideau Canal

Trent-Severn, Canada

Peterborough Lift Lock, Canada

Embark on a captivating journey along the Trent-Severn Waterway and Kawartha Lakes, a fantastic destination for fishing and watersports.

More about the Trent-Severn Waterway

Caledonian Canal, Scotland

The Highland Fling Short Break

Deep purple mountains and brilliant blue lochs provide the setting for a short boating vacation on Scotland Caledonia Canal. A true escape-from-it-all destination.

More about Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal

Canal du Midi, France

The Carcassonne Short Break

Why not take a boating minibreak in the heart of the Languedoc wine region, sampling the fine cuisine and vintages and exploring historic Carcassonne with its towering walls and fairy tale turrets.

More about Carcassonne cruises

Alsace, France

The Little Alsace Short Break

As soon as you board your boat, the Alsace region immediately enchants you! Experience the Arzviller boatlift and enjoy the water skiing, kayaking and golf around this unique region! This is a Hesse return trip.

More about cruising in the Alsace

The Thames, England

The Little Thames Short Break

Perfect for a boating minibreak with friendly pubs, picturesque villages, and natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the charms of cruising on the Thames.

More about the Thames

Looking for more vacation inspiration?

Take a look at all our houseboat rental vacation activities to see what else you could discover on your Le Boat vacation.