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.

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Houseboat rentals - Canal boat vacations by Le Boat

Who's on board?

Market Leader 

We are the market leaders

We're the No.1 provider of houseboat vacations on the beautiful rivers, lakes and canals of Europe and Canada. We have the world’s largest fleet of luxury houseboats and the widest choice of fabulous boating destinations to choose from.

 

50 years

50 years of boating excellence

With over 50 years experience on the water, we've been doing this for a long time. You can rely on us to offer exceptional service with helpful advice and knowledge to ensure you have the best vacation.

 

 No experience needed

No boating license or experience needed

Never handled a boat? You don’t need a license or prior experience to be the captain of your own houseboat. Our base teams will show you everything you need to know before you set off safely on your houseboat cruise.

 

Special Offer

FLASH SALE: Save 30% on your Spring boating vacation

 Save up to 30% on spring vacations. Book before June 3, 2024. 

 

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FLASH SALE Get 25% off Horizons

Book your 2024 boating vacation on a horizon and get 25% off. Ends June 3, 2024

 

FLASH SALE

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Lowest Price Guarantee on 2025 vacations

2025 vacations on sale now, with up to 25% off. Limited time only.

 

REASONS TO BOOK EARLY

Never been on a boating vacation?

New to boating

Boating made easy! Be the captain of your own boat with No license or experience is required! 

You come aboard and we show you everything you need to know during a detailed briefing and boat demonstration. Then you're off enjoying your vacation.

It's like driving a car, but much easier and more relaxing.

 

NEW TO BOATING

 

The Ultimate 2024 Vacation Planner

Our new 2024 boating brochure

FREE BROCHURE available to download 

Enjoy an overview of all our destinations with images, detailed maps, top sightseeing recommendations and boat deck plans. Compiled by our team of experts to make sure you have all the information you need to start planning your bucket list houseboat vacation.

 

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE NOW

 

With a variety of benefits, if you have money to invest and enjoy boating more than once each year, our Boat Ownership Program is too good an opportunity to miss.

What our previous customers have said...

Seema Dutta said:

Quotemark  Wonderful way to see the countryside! You can't be in a rush on a trip like this, so we just meandered down the Canal and stopped whenever and wherever we wanted. Excellent food and wine and all the people we met were great!  Quotemark

5 Star

Margaret Perkins said:

Quotemark Five star service every time! We have booked holidays with Le Boat for over 15 years and always had a five star experience. If we need help before or during our holiday they have always been there with a smile!  Quotemark

5 Star

Feefo Platinum trusted service award

 

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