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.
Le Boat boating destinations

Our destinations for boating vacations

Explore beautiful waterways in nine different countries

Discover the beauty of Europe and Canada's stunning waterways, and their surrounding villages and countryside, from the unique perspective of your sundeck! Embark on one of our boating vacations abroad and explore France, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Germany, England, Ireland, or Scotland! Or enjoy your boating vacation closer to home by canal boating in Canada!

Explore beautiful lakes and rivers within two world-class canal systems in Canada.

  • Wide open lakes and water sports
  • A mecca for nature
  • Dynamic cities
  • Rich heritage

Discover river cruises and canal boating in France in 9 stunning regions

  • Largest choice of destinations
  • Unique scenery for each region
  • Rich history and heritage
  • Local gastronomy and finest wines

Come boating in Italy to explore vibrant cities and tranquil countryside

  • Romantic & historic Venice
  • Beaches & sunbathing
  • Traditional fishing villages
  • Seafood restaurants

Cruise through peaceful lakes and Germany's pulsating capital

  • Lakeside Baroque castles
  • Swimming & watersports
  • Hiking & biking
  • Forest & bird watching

Spectacular mountain scenery makes Scotland's highland waterways an unforgettable experience

  • Spectacular mountain scenery from your boat
  • Hiking & hill walking
  • Whisky distillery tours
  • Fishing, wildlife & bird-watching

Come boating in Ireland and enjoy mystic waterways and a warm welcome

  • Ancient celtic monuments & religious sites
  • Championship golf courses
  • Wonderful fishing
  • Friendly pubs with traditional live music

Boating in England is a unique experience through pastoral and historic riverside scenery.

  • Beautiful green countryside
  • Riverside pubs and immaculate villages
  • Fishing and bird-watching
  • Royal Parks, Castles and Palaces

The Netherlands' landscape of canals, windmills and chocolate-box towns is just waiting to be explored

  • City break in Amsterdam
  • Fishing, cycling & watersports
  • Festivals & events
  • Relaxed pavement café atmosphere

Enjoy dramatic architecture and rich culture while boating in Belgium

  • Gothic architecture
  • Cathedrals & churches
  • Museums & art galleries
  • Horse-drawn carriage tours

Boating vacations with Le Boat provide a fine opportunity to see the leafy countryside, embrace different cultures and visit charming villages that many miss. With a choice of nine different countries, your exploration possibilities are simply endless!

 

Our river boat vacations allow you to explore surrounding areas wherever, whenever and in whatever way you want to.

 

With a vast network of bases across Europe, we are able to offer the largest variety of cruising routes in comparison to our competitors, many of which are oneway trips meaning that you won't have to return to where you started. 

 

Whether you fancy walking through the medieval cobbled streets of Bruges, or indulging in the finest wines and cheeses of Burgundy, a weekend away or a long-haul trip, with over 170 varied cruising routes, we'll be sure to have the right river boat holiday for you. Best of all, your choices don't stop there. With over 40 different types of canal boats to choose from, dependent on your choice of destination, and the freedom to travel as slow as you want to, your trip couldn't be easier to book.

 

So take your pick and find out more about each of our canal, river and houseboat holiday destinations above.

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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