Damage Liability Reduction (DLR)

Le Boat CDW

Upon collection of your boat, you must pay a refundable Damage Deposit. Your liability for loss or damage to your boat is limited to the amount collected. The amount of Damage Deposit required, and thus your liability, may be significantly reduced by purchasing a non-refundable Damage Liability Reduction (DLR) which can be added to your booking as a cost – or purchased locally at base.

 

The deposit required at base, if DLR is purchased, is reduced to:

2024 departures

Budget boats: €270 / £220 / CA$400 

Comfort boats: €370 / £310 /  CA$560 

Comfort Plus boats: €530 / £440 /  CA$800 

Premier boats:  €790 / £660 /  CA$ 1,200 

 

2025 departures

Budget boats: €260 / £215 / CA$395 

Comfort boats: €365 / £300 / CA$550 

Comfort Plus boats: €515 / £430 / CA$780 

Premier boats:   €775 / £640 / CA$1,170 

Luxury boats: €825 / £700 / CA$1,250

DLR Group 1

Braemore WHS, Capri, Capri WHS, Cirrus A & B, Classique, Classique Star, Consul, Continentale, Corvette A & B, Countess, Crusader, Curlew WHS, Cygnet WHS, Grand Classique Kingfisher WHS, Lake Star, Mountain Star, Royal Star WHS, Shannon Star, Sheba, Town Star

France, UK & Ireland: CA$40 per day | Italy: CA$42 per day | Germany: CA$43 per day | Belgium: CA$45 per day | Netherlands & Canada: CA$45 per day

 

DLR Group 2

Calypso, Caprice, Clipper, Elegance, Magnifique, Minuetto 6+, Royal Classique, Salsa A & B, Tango  

France, UK & Ireland: CA$57 per day | Italy: CA$59 per day | Germany: CA$62 per day | Belgium: CA$65 per day | Netherlands & Canada: CA$67 per day

 

DLR Group 3

Minuetto 8+, Mystique, Royal Mystique A & B

France, UK & Ireland: CA$62 per day | Italy: CA$63 per day | Germany: CA$65 per day | Belgium: CA$67 per day | Netherlands & Canada: CA$68 per day

 

DLR Group 4

All Vision models

France, UK & Ireland: CA$79 per day | Italy: CA$80 per day | Germany: CA$82 per day | Belgium: CA$84 per day | Netherlands & Canada: CA$90 per day

 

DLR Group 5

All Horizon models

France, UK & Ireland: CA$80 per day | Italy: CA$82 per day | Germany: CA$84 per day | Belgium: CA$85 per day | Netherlands & Canada: CA$91 per day

 

*subject to change

DLR Group 1

Braemore WHS, Capri, Capri WHS, Cirrus A & B, Classique, Classique Star, Consul, Continentale, Corvette A & B, Countess, Crusader, Curlew WHS, Cygnet WHS, Grand Classique, Kingfisher WHS, Lake Star, Mountain Star, Royal Star WHS, Shannon Star, Sheba, Town Star

France, UK & Ireland: CA$40 per day | Italy: CA$41 per day | Germany: CA$43 per day | Belgium: CA$44 per day | Netherlands & Canada: CA$44 per day

 

DLR Group 2

Calypso, Caprice, Clipper, Elegance, Magnifique, Minuetto 6+, Royal Classique, Salsa A & B, Tango    

France, UK & Ireland: CA$57 per day | Italy: CA$59 per day | Germany: CA$62 per day | Belgium: CA$65 per day | Netherlands & Canada: CA$66 per day

 

DLR Group 3

Minuetto 8+, Mystique, Royal Mystique A & B

France, UK & Ireland: CA$62 per day | Italy: CA$63 per day | Germany: CA$65 per day | Belgium: CA$66 per day | Netherlands & Canada: CA$68 per day

 

DLR Group 4

All Vision models

France, UK & Ireland: CA$78 per day | Italy: CA$80 per day | Germany: CA$81 per day | Belgium: CA$82 per day | Netherlands & Canada: CA$88 per day

 

DLR Group 5

All Horizon models

France, UK & Ireland: CA$80 per day | Italy: CA$81 per day | Germany: CA$82 per day | Belgium: CA$84 per day | Netherlands & Canada: CA$90 per day

 

DLR Group 6

Liberty

France, UK & Ireland: CA$85 per day | Italy: CA$87 per day | Germany: CA$88 per day | Belgium: CA$90 per day | Netherlands & Canada: CA$91 per day

 

*subject to change

Pre-paid Unlimited Fuel

Diesel

Price varies by boat/region/duration

 

Pre-pay for your fuel in advance, instead of at the end of your holiday:

 

  • Easier to manage your budget
  • Fix the price of fuel by paying today's rates.
  • Cruise for as long as you want - you get unlimited fuel when you pay in advance.

 

Pre-paid fuel is optional and can be purchased at any time up to 7 days prior to your departure date. If you choose not to purchase pre-paid fuel, you will need to pay a fuel deposit upon collection of your boat and then pay for the fuel you use at the end of your holiday. The amount charged willl be based on the number of hours you run your engine for. Not available on bookings to Italy. For more details, see compulsory costs

 

This holiday extra is not currently available to purchase online. To purchase please contact us via phone or by submitting a contact us form.

Fuel & Damage Liability Reduction BUNDLE

Fuel & Damage Liability Reduction Bundle

Price varies by boat/region/duration

 

Book these two extras together as a bundle and SAVE!

 

  • Pre-paid Unlimited Fuel
  • Damage Liability Reduction

 

See individual listings for more details about each item. This bundle can be added to your booking any time up to 7 days before your departure date. Not available on bookings to Italy.

 

This holiday extra is not currently available to purchase online. To purchase please contact us via phone or by submitting a contact us form.

All-inclusive BUNDLE

All-inclusive BUNDLE

Price varies by boat/region/duration

 

Book these five extras together as a bundle and SAVE!

 

  • Pre-paid Unlimited Fuel
  • Damage Liability Reduction
  • 2x Bicycle Hires
  • Cleaning Service
  • Grocery Starter Pack

 

See individual listings for more details about each item. This bundle can be added to your booking any time up to 7 days before your departure date. A small grocery pack will be provided for 2+ to 4+ berth boats, a medium grocery pack will be provided for 6+ to 8+ berth boats, a large grocery pack will be provided for 10+ berth boats. Not available on bookings to Italy.

 

This holiday extra is not currently available to purchase online. To purchase please contact us via phone or by submitting a contact us form.

 

Vacation Flex Plan

FLEX Plan

CA$350

 

Our Vacation Flex Plan, gives you the flexibility to make as many changes as you want, subject to availability, to your confirmed booking arrangements, for any reason with no additional amendment fee. You can make changes from the moment you book, right up to 14 days before you depart.

 

Without this Vacation Flex Plan , there is a fee of CA$150 per amendment made up to 70 days before departure (which is when any outstanding balance is due) and after this period it increases to CA$300, as per our booking terms and conditions

 

Please note: Purchase of this optional Vacation Flex Plan entitles you to make, subject to availability, unlimited, changes to your departure date, duration, base, region and boat type and no amendment fees will be charged. However, you will be responsible for any difference in price as per our booking terms and conditions. Only available for purchase at the point you confirm your booking with Le Boat and up to 7 days after. After this time, it may not be purchased or added to your booking retrospectively. Changes made under the terms of this plan are not permitted within 14 days of departure. For full terms, please see clause 6c of our booking terms and conditions.

Bike rental

Bike rental

Adult bike: CA$77 a week / CA$11 a day 

Child bike: CA$56 a week / CA$8 a day 

Child seat: CA$21 a week / CA$3 a day 

Bike theft waiver: CA$14 a week / CA$2 a day 

 

From collecting your morning baguette to exploring more of your cruising area– the vast majority of our customers rent bikes to take on board with them. Flat tow paths make for easy cycling, while for the more adventurous, your new and changing surroundings are great for exploring on two wheels.

 

As well as our adult bikes, we also have children's bikes available to rent from most bases. For added peace of mind you can also purchase bike theft insurance. 

 

Please note: All Liberty boat bookings include bikes to take on board with you free of charge. Costs shown are the prebooked rates. A higher rate is applicable if purchased at base. Bicycle helmets are not provided with bike hire, but we recommend their use and to ensure optimum comfort of fit and safety, customers should provide their own. Bicycle helmets are required to be worn by law for persons under 12 in France and under 18 in Canada and it is the customer’s responsibility to provide and comply.

Hire a skipper for a day - 2025 Departures

Hire a skipper for a day

Skipper: CA$249

 

If a little extra guidance would put your mind at ease, hire a Le Boat skipper to spend the first full day with you. They will show you how to operate the boat, navigate the waterway and maneuver through locks at a leisurely and relaxed pace. They will be on hand to guide and advise while you and your party operate the boat, so that you become confident in doing so on your own for the remainder of your vacation. 

 

Currently available in the Canal du Midi only*

 

Please note: Available on 2025 departures only. If you and your crew fill your boat to capacity, a skipper will not be able to accompany you.

 

As such, please consider the boat’s maximum capacity and allow for one extra passenger when choosing your boat type. *Skippers are available in the Canal du Midi only, and only from our bases in Castelnaudary, Carcassonne (Trèbes), Homps and Port Cassafières.

 

Skippers will be able to speak English and French. If booked, the skipper will accompany you for approximately seven hours on the first full day of your vacation (i.e. the day after you arrive at base). If a skipper is booked, your pre-departure briefing on the day of collection will only cover the operation of the domestic facilities on board (i.e. power, hot water, cooking, etc). You will be required to stay at the base for your first night and will not be able to depart with your boat until the skipper arrives at approximately 9am the next morning. Exact timings will be confirmed during your pre-departure call.

 

Skippers will provide their own lunch and refreshments and, a suitable location must be found at the end of the day where they can leave the boat and make onward travel arrangements (i.e. in a town/village). Le Boat assumes liability for any accidental damage caused while the skipper is on board, although not if caused as a result of your own negligence or reckless conduct as per our booking terms and conditions. 

 

Early check-in and late check-out

Early boarding / late checkout

Early check-in: CA$160

Late check-out: CA$160

 

Why not get more time on the water and book an Early check-in and/or a Late check-out service. Early check-in enables you to collect your boat from 11am on the first day (instead of 3pm). Late check-out means you must return your boat and be ready to disembark/checkout by 12noon on the last day (instead of 9am). 

 

After you have arrived, We'll need to spend some time with you completing the check in processes and pre-departure briefing so you won't be able to leave the dockside straight away. 

 

Please note: Owing to operational constraints, it sometimes may not be possible to offer this service. Customers cruising in Germany, and who don't have a licence, must arrive at 1pm in order to begin your pre-departure brieifing and additional tuition which starts at 2pm. If this applies to you, you may book an early check-in in order to access your boat from 11am - although you will not be able to begin your additional tuition/pre-deparure briefing until 2pm.  Early check-in or Late check-out is not available in Jabel, Vinkeveen, Hindeloopen, or on any of our Vision, Horizon 5 and Horizon 5 Plus boats.

Barbecues

Barbecue

CA$81 a week / CA$11.50 a day

 

Add some extra sizzle to your boating holiday with a stainless steel gas barbecue / plancha hot plate which is very easy to use. With lots of colourful food markets to visit, a barbecue is the perfect way to enjoy regional and local specialties, and alfresco dining on your sundeck.

 

Please note: Cost shown is the prebooked rate. A higher rate is applicable if purchased at base. Available in one size only and is suitable for up to 8 people. Supplied with a spare gas bottle capable of fuelling two barbecues a week. Additional gas bottles widely available for purchase from supermarkets, garages, shops and also from Le Boat bases (subject to availability). Additional gas bottles cost approx €8-€10, depending on where you buy them. A barbecue hotplate is already included on our Horizon, Vision, Mystique & Royal Mystique boats. Not available in Canada, England or Scotland.

Angling dinghy and motor

Dinghy

Angling dinghy: CA$112 a week / CA$16 a day

Outboard motor: CA$112 a week / CA$16 a day

 

For the avid angler, you can rent a 12ft angling dinghy to help you reach the most secluded stretches of water, and maybe catch that 'big one!' Outboard motors are also available. We can help you to obtain fishing permits locally on arrival and we sell a range of fishing gear at some of our bases should you decide you fancy a spot of fishing!

 

Please note: Costs shown are the prebooked rates. A higher rate is applicable if purchased at base. Only available in Ireland, Marina Wolfsbruch (Germany), Vinkeveen (Holland), as well as Branges (Burgundy: Franche Comte), Jarnac (Charente) and Douelle (Lot) in France.

 

In Ireland, a 12ft dinghy can be provided free-of-charge, although availability is limited so this must be pre-booked in advance to avoid disappointment. For the above price, customers may book a larger 17ft dinghy if they prefer. An outboard motor can be purchased and used with either.

Cleaning service

Cleaning service

Boat cleaning: CA$165 - CA$290 (depending on boat)

 

After a relaxing holiday, you probably don’t want to spend your last evening cleaning the boat. So why not pre-book our cleaning service and let us take care of the final clean of your boat. Then you won't need to spend time cleaning the bathrooms, sweeping the floors and mopping the decks. For details about the condition your boat should be returned in, please refer to our arrivals and returns page.

Grocery starter packs

Grocery Starter Pack

Small (for 4): CA$70 - CA$105
Medium (for 8): CA$95 - CA$145
Large (for 12): CA$125 - CA$185

Have a selection of basic groceries waiting on board for you. Plenty of water and enough provisions to make a simple sandwich and/or a quick breakfast . Choose from large, medium or small – each with enough provisions for 4, 8 and 12 people respectively.

 

Still water | Orange juice | Potato chips | Semi-skimmed milk | Butter | Jam | Cooked meat/ham | Cheddar cheese | Eggs | Sugar | Teabags | Ground coffee (for cafetiere) | Sliced bread | Cooking oil | Kitchen roll | Salt & pepper | Extra toilet paper

 

Please note: Price varies depending on destination. Not available from our bases in Italy. Grocery packs must be ordered at least 7 days in advance of your departure date, otherwise availability cannot be guaranteed. 

Ecological cleaning pack

Eco cleaning pack

Eco pack: CA$20 (CA$27 in Canada)

 

Help us preserve the waterways for future enjoyment by purchasing a pack of eco-friendly cleaning products which come in a ecological cotton bag.  The pack includes: Ecological kitchen spray, ecological washing-up liquid, insect repellent, a sponge and a box of matches.

Special occasion gift basket

Gift basket: price range from CA $130 - $165 depending on destination

 

If you are celebrating a special birthday or occasion, you can pre-order one of our beautifully presented gift baskets, full of local delicacies and regional specialities. It will be waiting for you on board when you arrive.

 

Please note: Not available in our Fürstenberg (Germany) base.

L.E.D lanterns

Lantern

Lantern: CA$25 a week / CA$3.50 a day

 

Neon LED lantern that can be used to provide additional lighting up on deck in the evenings. Rechargeable via 220v / 12v boat battery.

Bring your dog!

Pet cleaning supplement

Pet supplement: CA$100 per pet

 

A boating adventure is the perfect kind of vacation to take your four-legged friend on. A maximum of two dogs are welcome on board each boat. A pet cleaning supplement applies. 

Kayaks (Canada only)

Kayaks

1-man kayak: CA$105 a week / CA$15 a day

2-man kayak: CA$105 a week / CA$15  a day

 

Our kayaks add a little extra fun on the water and are perfect to explore the rivers. While cruising, the kayak can be easily placed on the swim platform/flybridge of your boat.

 

Please note: Only available in Canada.

Stand-up paddle boards

Stand-up paddle boards

Paddleboard: CA$105a week / CA$15a day

 

Provided in a bag, with everything you need, our new paddle boards are stable, inflatable and easy to use. You'll love spending some time traveling down the river under your own power.

 

Please note: Cost shown is the prebooked rate. A higher rate is applicable if purchased at base. Only available in Jarnac (Charente, France), St Jean de Losne (Burgundy, France), Marina-Wolfsbruch (Germany), Casale & Precenicco (Italy), Benson (England), Hindeloopen & Vinkeveen (Netherlands), Nieuwpoort (Belgium) and Smith Falls & Peterborough (Canada).

Deck cushions

Deck cushions

1 seat and 1 seat back cushion: CA$18 a week / CA$2.50 a day

 

Why not rent a pack of deck cushions for extra comfort while you cruise? They also double up as sunbathing matresses!

 

Please note: Cost shown is the prebooked rate. A higher rate is applicable if purchased at base. Cushions are already provided on our Horizon, Vision Series, Mystique & Royal Mystique boats.

Wifi

Le Boat Wi-fi

Wifi: CA$84 a week / CA$12 a day

 

A 3/4G mini router, which uses SFR Mobile Broadband, provides internet access wherever there is a cell phone signal. Each unit can have a maximum of five devices connected at any one time. Signal speeds can vary depending on location and local coverage. Download limit of 5GB (4000mb) per week.

 

Please note:  Only available in France, Vinkeveen (Holland) and Nieuwpoort (Belgium). Cost shown is the prebooked rate. A higher rate is applicable if purchased at base. All Liberty boat bookings include WIFI free of charge.

Car Transfers

Car transfers

If you are doing a one-way cruise (i.e. returning your boat to a different base), we can transfer your car from your departure base to your end base.

 

Please note: Car transfers are available for a charge, must be pre-booked at least 7 days prior to your departure date and are subject to availability. Not available in Germany, Canada or Holland. Please contact the sales team for more information and prices. 

 

See further information and conditions below.

Parking

Parking

Non-secure: FROM CA$53  a week / CA$7.50 a day

Secure: FROM CA$74 a week / CA$10.50 a day

Undercover: FROM CA$95 a week / CA$13.50 a day

 

If you are travelling to your start base by car, you should add parking onto your booking as an optional extra. Parking in a secure compound and secure undercover parking is also available at selected bases.

 

Note: All Liberty boat bookings include our best available parking free of charge. Some bases have parking off-site, no further than a 15minute walk back to the base. Where on-site parking is available, we will try to accommodate at least one vehicle per booking on-site with additional vehicles parking off-site. You will not be expected to park offsite, until you have checked-in and unloaded your vehicle(s).  Motorhomes (RVs) and cars with trailers will require two parking spaces to be booked and paid for. Check out our base pages for more information about the parking facilities offered at your start base. Costs shown are the pre-booked rates. A higher rate is applicable if purchased at base. We accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or loss to any vehicles.

                                                                                                          

Car transfer conditions: Our staff are insured to drive your vehicle on your behalf. Please bring with you your car registration document and car insurance certificate. Our base teams can transfer rent/lease cars, but you should check with your rental/leasing company first as the terms of your agreement may not permit this. If it is permitted, your rental/leasing company may charge you extra to add a member of our base team as a named driver. We may not know the name of the driver until the week of your departure, so you should check with the rental/leasing company to see if they will add an additional ‚un-named‛ driver to the hire agreement. All the cars can be transferred except: cars heavier than 3.5 tonnes, cars pulling trailers or caravans, trucks, bikes, motorbikes, camping cars and red license plates.

Engine hours

Diesel

Engine hours charge

Onboard equipment will record how many hours you run your engine for during your cruise and you will be charged a rate per hour when you return your boat – payable at your end base in local currency. This cost covers the fuel you use to power the boats engine and onboard systems (such as heating), as well as gas and general engine wear & tear. 

 

The ‘hourly rate’ differs by region and boat-type and also depends on significant fluctuations in the market rates of fuel and so is subject to change. As a guide, here's an approximation to help you budget.
Sheba boats: €7 - €13 approx
Budget boats (exc Sheba): €11 - €21 | £12 - £17 approx
Comfort boats: €13 - €24 | £12 - £19 approx
Comfort Plus boats: €13 - €29 | £15 - £18 approx
Premier boats: €11 - €30 | £16 - £23 | CA$22 - CA$33 approx

On average, in 2022, our customers ran their engines for a total of 26 hours on a 7 night vacation

 

Our Sales Team can give you a more accurate rate for your particular boat type/region, based on our most recent rates published. However, the actual rate you will pay will be confirmed with you at check-in.

 

Engine hours deposit 

Before you depart, you must leave an Engine Hours Deposit in local currency: 

Up to 4 nights: €230 /  £240 / CA$275
5 - 6 nights: €280 /  £280 / CA$280
7 - 10 nights: €350 / £350 / CA$450
11 - 14 nights: €450 /  £450 / CA$700
15+ nights: €550 / £500 / CA$750

At the end of your cruise, your engine hour charge will be calculated and you will either be refunded the difference or will need to pay any excess hours used.

                                                                                                          

Damage Deposit

Le Boat CDW

Upon collection of your boat, you must pay a refundable Damage Deposit. The Damage Deposit will be retained (in part or in full) at the end of your holiday if the boat or any of its equipment or inventory is returned damaged or lost. Your liability is limited to the amount collected. Please read our terms and conditions for full details.

 

Please note, the amount of Damage Deposit required, and thus your liability, may be significantly reduced by purchasing a non-refundable Damage Liability Reduction (DLR). See our optional extras for details. 

Budget boats: €2,480  / £2,060 / CA$3,750

Comfort boats: €2,750  / £2,280  / CA$4,270

Comfort Plus boats: €3,030  / £2,510  / CA$4,580

Premier boats: €3,580  / £2,970 / CA$5,420

Budget boats: €2,320  / £1,925 / CA$3,510

Comfort boats: €2,575  / £2,135  / CA$3,995

Comfort Plus boats: €2,835  / £2,350  / CA$4,285

Premier boats: €3,350  / £2,780 / CA$5,070

Luxury boats: €3,415  / £2,830 / CA$5,170

                                                                                                          

Lock fees

Lock

The fee to go through the locks & lifting bridges is included in the charter price for all our destinations, except in Ireland (1.5€) & Holland (an average of 8.50€).

                                                                                                          

One-way supplement

One-way supplement

Our extensive network means Le Boat can offer more one-way cruises than any other operator. These are a perfect way of seeing more of your cruising area without retracing your steps. There is an additional supplement for all one-way cruises, payable at the time of booking. A return-to-base cruise is great if you fancy seeing more of the towns and villages en-route. Whichever you choose, you decide where and when to stop, and for how long. This fee will be automatically added, as a cost, to your oneway booking and is included in the prices quoted on our website when applicable.

                                                                                                          

Mooring fees

Mooring

In many of our cruising regions, free moorings are easy to find. However, when you stop at a marina, there is often a fee to moor overnight and to access the services offered (electricity/shower/water, etc). This fee varies enormously from as little as $4CAD a night, up to as much as $150CAD or more. To ensure availability and to check prices, we recommend calling the marina prior to your arrival to book a place for the night.

 

Italy: Cruising in and around the Venetian Lagoon can get very busy and it can be difficult to find moorings. You can't just moor anywhere: it is forbidden to moor along the sides of the canals or tie up to the channel markers (called ‘briccole’). Marinas are also very expensive. As such, exclusive private moorings have been made available for all Le Boat customers cruising in the Venetian Lagoon and a compulsory supplement (short breaks CA$75  | 1 week CA$120) will be charged to all customers cruising from Casale. These moorings are located on Mazzorbo (Burano), Vignole (for Venice) and in Chioggia - areas which are well connected with the public transport (the famous water bus called Vaporetto) to help you visit central venice and all the surrounding islands. They do not have access to water or shore power and availability is limited - they are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. This fee will be automatically added, as a cost, to your Italy booking and is included in the prices quoted on our website when applicable.

 

Canada: You are only allowed to moor in private marinas, town/village marinas and Parks Canada moorings (situated at lock stations) which all provide overnight moorings for a fee, with varying facilities and services. However, a mandatory fee (short breaks CA$106  | 1 week CA$159) will be charged to Le Boat customers and covers overnight moorings at all Parks Canada sites, as well as the town/village marinas of Portland (and space for only two boats in Westport for one night only). This mandatory fee gives a significantly reduced rate than the fee charged locally at each of these moorings sites. Availability at these sites is on a first-come, first served basis and the supplement excludes the use of services such as shore power, which is available in some locations. Other mooring options are available for a fee, which is payable locally. This fee will be automatically added, as a cost, to your Canada booking and is included in the prices quoted on our website when applicable.

 

Scotland: There is a charge (day $29 | 3 days short breaks CA$76| 1 week CA$180) for the use of all waterside facilities and moorings along the Caledonian Canal, which we are required to collect in advance of your cruise. This fee will be automatically added, as a cost, to your Scotland booking and is included in the prices quoted on our website when applicable.