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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Years of boating experience

With over 50 years on the water we've been doing this for a long time, so you can rely on us to offer exceptional service and a wealth of helpful advice and knowledge to ensure you have the best time on the water!

 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

LB - Save up to 25% on 2024

Save up to 25% on 2024 Cruises

Book your 2024 cruise today. Ends June 30th.



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Save up to 25% on Summer 2023

Save up to 25% on Summer 2023

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Never been on a boating vacation?

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 river houseboat vacation. It's like driving a car, but much easier and more relaxing!

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No boating experience required!

No experience or license required.

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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