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.
Group Adventures

Houseboat vacations for groups

Our top boating recommendations for travelling with friends

Sharing a boat with friends and discovering new places to see and new things to do each day is not only great fun, but it's affordable too! Simply go with the flow and enjoy each day as it comes; you'll be surprised by how much there is to see and do on and off the water. Choose boats with en-suite bathrooms and large sundecks, such as the Vision, Classique Star or the Horizon 5! If you can have a spare cabin, so much the better for storing bags and things you buy en route.

Our best houseboat vacation destinations for groups

Venice & Friuli, Italy

Italy

An exhilarating waterways vacation with plenty to see and do, fabulous restaurants and iconic scenery. This is top-deck cruising at its most glamorous, with panoramic views over St. Mark's Square from your sundeck. Enjoy also the Adriatic seaside and its famous sandy beaches and little fishing villages.

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Canal du Midi, France

Canal du Midi

For waterside restaurants, Languedoc vineyards and medieval villages and markets, a cruise on the beautiful Canal du Midi is a journey of lifetime.

More about the Canal du Midi

Brittany, France

Brittany

Celtic charm and fairytale castles make this an appealing region to visit for all ages, especially when you add in the charm of old maritime ports and fabulous seafood restaurants.

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Mecklenburg & Bradenburg, Germany

Water sports

The combination of the big city excitement of Berlin and the majestic wide open spaces of the Mecklenburg Lakes makes Germany a perfect 'city and countryside' mix to suit a variety of vacation preferences. Explore the world-class museums, shopping and nightlife of Berlin, before venturing up to the Lakes for some outdoor adventure on the open water.

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Rideau Canal, Canada

Drinking wine in Canada

A mixture of wild nature and big city culture makes Canada the perfect region to suit all tastes. Take advantage of all the great outdoors has to offer and live on the wild-side, before retreating to the creature comforts and sophistication of the charming cities, towns and villages that line the canal.

More about the Rideau Canal

Looking for more vacation inspiration?

Take a look at all our houseboat rental vacation activities to see what else you could discover on your Le Boat vacation.