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.
Rosette
Boating expertise since 1969
With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
Compass
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.
Boat
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.
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.
  • Rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Compass
    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.
  • Boat
    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.
  • 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.
  • Rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Compass
    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.
  • Boat
    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.
  • 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 

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.

 

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Houseboat industry experts

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 and a wealth of helpful advice and knowledge to ensure you have the best vacation.

 No experience needed

No license or experience required

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.

 

Houseboat rental special offers

Get Two Nights for FREE 

Book before March 3, 2024  to get 7 nights for the price of 5 on European houseboat rentals. T&C's apply.

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Special Offer

Save up to 20% on your 2024 vacation

Save up to 20% on your Europe boat rentals for travel in March and April, 2024.  Book before March 3rd, 2024 (T&Cs apply).

 

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Cruise Canada for less -plus save 10%

Fall in Love with Canada for Less 

We lowered our prices on the luxury horizon fleet on the Rideau Canal and Trent Severn Waterway - plus book before March 3, 2024 and save 10%. 

  
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Never been on a boating vacation?

New to boating

Be the captain of your own boat. No license or experience is required. It's that simple!

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

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.

 

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All our canal boating destinations

Our popular houseboats

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 customers say...

Seema Dutta said:

Citazione  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:

Citazione 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

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