About boating vacations

Why choose Le Boat?

A boating vacation is all about freedom!

If you want to relax and really take in the local culture, a Le Boat vacation is the perfect way to travel. As the captain of your own boat, you decide where to stop & what to see.

It's so easy that no license or experience are required. Whether you're looking for a relaxing time for the family, a romantic trip as a couple or an active break with friends, we promise to give you a wonderful vacation to remember!

Find your dream canal boat vacation with Le Boat.


About Le Boat

As the largest operator of self-drive boating vacations along the romantic rivers and picturesque waterways of nine different countries in Europe & Canada, more than 102,000 people enjoyed boating vacations with Le Boat last year.

With 36 different departure bases to choose from, travelers can cruise in their own time and taste their way at leisure through 200+ suggested routes, from 3 to 21 nights in one-way such return trips.

Our fleet of 900 cruisers and 30+ models from 2 to 12 persons ensures there’s a perfect boat to suit every budget, party size and vacation style. All boats are fully equipped for a relaxing life on board, with stylish décor, comfy furnishings, a scenic sundeck and light and airy interiors all hallmarks of Le Boat’s fleet.


Facts and figures

Fleet of 912 boats across 18 departure bases in France, 13 in Europe & 1 in Canada.

No qualifications or specific skills required.

More than 16 000 weeks cruised with us in 2019, of which over 10,000 in France.

#1 for customer service: before, during & after the vacation - FEEFO trusted service award 2021!

Around 420 employees in peak season.

A global distribution via direct channels (websites & call centre) such a network of 400+ partners (Travel agents & Tourist operator).

Le Boat also offer to become a boat owner via the Boat Ownership Program.


Media Library

Please find below a range of selected pictures that you can use for your press articles & reportages about our Le Boat vacations (copyright "Le Boat"). Don’t hesitate to contact us to get more HD quality images.



Watch our latest videos & don’t hesitate to visit our YouTube channel to see ven more about specific destinations & boats.

Please also contact us if you want to receive them in high definition or get assets to create your own video.

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Canal du Midi

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What the press says

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