A boating vacation with girlfriends keeps you healthy

The Science is in: Spending time with your girlfriends is good for your health!

As if anyone needed more incentive to spend time with friends, the research now supports what we’ve always suspected - our friends are good for us. 

According to studies at Michigan State university* spending time with friends can not only make you feel better, it can help you live longer, too. Combine this with the health benefits of self-care, vacations, and destressing, what better way to spend quality time with your BFFs than on a luxury boating getaway?

Relax and share some great laughs while knowing you are doing yourself, and your health, a favour.

Girlfriends cruising on Le Boat

Women cruising together on a Le Boat vacation.

You and your BFFs will love the comfort you’ll find on a Le Boat cruiser, where every room can have its own ensuite bathroom, and with a full kitchen, BBQ, and all the amenities you would expect from high-class accommodations. 

Imagine relaxing together on the roomy fundeck (on top of the boat), sipping wine and watching the scenery drift past.

  • So many friends you can't choose who to invite? No problem!
    If you have tons of friends, go ahead and invite them all!
    A Le Boat holiday is perfect for larger groups – when you cruise with Le Boat you pay per boat not per person, which is a great way to plan a getaway and save your pocketbook at the same time. With models that sleep up to 12, the party is on. You'll be able to find a destination and cruiser to fit any travel style and budget. 

  • Worried you couldn't manage to drive a boat? No problem.
    Le Boat’s cruisers are made to be easy to use.
    The base staff provides all the training you will need to operate the simple controls and take full charge of your getaway. You’re the captain of your own yacht, deciding where to explore day by day. You’ll unpack once and won’t need to unpack again, no matter where your travels take you.  



Where should you go?

Below are four prime destinations for your perfect girlfriend’s getaway, where all you’ll need to remember to bring with you is your friends (wine is optional). Book with Le Boat and have a holiday to remember – your health will thank you.

1. Explore England’s Crown Jewel

You and your friends will love telling people that you spent your holiday on the world-famous River Thames in England. This is the ideal getaway for girlfriends who may not agree on what they want from their holiday – cruising relaxation or urban entertainment. On the Thames you can enjoy both! There is so much to see and do during a Thames holiday the biggest challenge will be deciding what to do first. 

Choose between Le Boat’s bases on the River Thames and you’ll set the tone for your entire holiday – Cruise from Benson and enjoy a more relaxing, scenic holiday, or cruise from Chertsey and explore more towns and villages. No matter your choice, you’re guaranteed to encounter historic (and famous) architecture, world-class theatre, pubs, restaurants, and shops. 

2. BFF Bonding in Italy

Who says Italy is only made for romance? It’s also a great place for friends to bond, while exploring Italian cuisine, touring vineyards, sunbathing in a seaside resort, and touring historic monuments with friends, making memories that will last a lifetime. 

Dock your boat in Venice and explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world by foot, then relax in the comfort of your own cruiser in the evenings, watching the Venetian world bustle around you. If you and your friends are looking for some high-flying adventure, Lido di Jeselo is for you. As home to Europe’s longest pedestrian mall, this town is made for shopping! 

Relax on the beach at the seaside resort of Bibione, known for its thermal bathing. Spread your towels on the sand and indulge in some sunning during the day, and then dine on authentic Italian fare at night. There won’t be any arguing over what to do in Italy, you and your friends can do it all!

3. Be Besties in Burgundy

Book a Le Boat vacation in Burgundy and you and your friends can embark on a winery tour to some of the finest vineyards in the world. This is a holiday destination for girlfriends looking for an unforgettable food and drink experience. Tour the top vineyards in France, and sample Burgundy’s famous wines, from pinot noirs to Chardonnays, Chablis and Beaujolais. 

Cruise through the labyrinth of canals and rivers that twine through the interior of Burgundy, like the River Saône, Canal de Bourgogne, Canal du Rhône au Rhin, Canal du Centre or River Seille. Along the way explore historic villages, tour vineyards, eat delicious local foods, and see architectural masterpieces. 

Stop in the Burgundy region’s capital, Dijon, and tour the stunning museums, churches and cathedrals, including the famous Musée des Beaux-Arts or dock at Bains-les-Bains and indulge in thermal baths for a spa-like experience. Just you and your girlfriends, and limitless options for adventure await in Burgundy!

4. Have a Canadian Adventure, eh!

Love the outdoors? Then a Canadian cruising adventure may be just the holiday you’re looking for! In Canada Le Boat operates on the historic Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that runs 202-kilometres between Canada’s capital city of Ottawa and the city of Kingston. From Le Boat’s Smiths Falls’ base, you can choose between three-to-four-day holidays to explore charming small towns or longer getaways where you can experience both urban and rural Canadian culture. 

Canada is known for its natural attractions, with clear waters, rugged hiking trails, and plenty of wildlife to thrill you. Cruise across large lakes or on narrow canals and explore the region from a water perspective. From the privacy of your own boat, you and your friends can take a dip in pristine lakes and then relax on the sundeck and soak up the Canadian sun.

Grab your girlfriends and contact Le Boat to help you plan the perfect holiday that will suit any of your BFFs’ vacation styles. With a fleet of over 900 cruisers and more than 42 models to choose from, Le Boat has a boat rental that will fit all budgets, travel styles and party sizes. And remember, a girlfriend getaway is good for your health, so you can skip the guilt and build memories instead.



** Study as reported on phys.org - https://phys.org/news/2017-06-friends-family.html