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 - Houseboating Vacations

Because the best place to stay, doesn't stay in one place.

Go on a blissful boating vacation along the beautiful rivers and canals of Europe and Canada.

Escape to an easier, more effortless and enjoyable way to explore the world with friends and family –

making fascinating new discoveries every day on journeys far away from crowds. 
 

No experience? No licence? No worries.

Visit our SPECIAL OFFER Page for current savings.   

Explore 18 waterways, 9 countries together with family and friends

Your own place, at your own pace

Fino al 20%

Feel at home wherever you are with you all you need onboard. Enjoy the freedom to move as you please, stop when you like, and live life in the slow lane. There are no set timings whilst you’re on a Le Boat vacation. 

Quality time with people who matter most

Quality time with people who matter most

Vacations are about spending time with your favourite friends or family in interesting places whilst doing something everyone loves. Boating ticks all those boxes and more.

Soak up culture and the scenery

Canada

Relax on deck in the sun with a cold drink or, if, you fancy discovering somewhere new, you’ve hundreds of riverside places to explore and the local cuisine.

New to boating | Le Boat | US/CA

Questions we're often asked by first-time boaters:

If you can drive a car, then you are capable of operating one of our boats. Our base team provides a thorough orientation of the boat before you set off on your journey, ensuring you are 100% comfortable.

As your boat serves as both your transport and accommodation for the duration of your travels, you're enjoying a really cost-effective way of holidaying. Plus, you are able to enjoy groceries and fare from local villages, away from expensive tourist traps in the bigger cities. We also have a wide range of boats to accommodate your holiday budget and our team will ensure you get the best possible deal for your trip.

Vision 4 interior and saloon

All our boats have comfortable cabins; hot water, showers and toilets; dining tables and fully-equipped kitchens – everything you’ll need to be self-sufficient for the duration of your vacation. You can travel from place to place, without the need to keep unpacking and packing again! For more infomation about individual boats, visit our boat pages.

Lock

Locks are easy and fun! Going through locks is an enjoyable part of your vacation. It gives everyone on board the chance to get involved, no matter their age or experience. You’ll quickly get the hang of them and enjoy the crew camaraderie and the opportunity to chat with fellow boaters. The types of lock vary by region, whether manually-operated or electric; automatic or manned by a lock keeper.

Checking in at base

Some people like to plan their vacation itinerary in fine detail. Others enjoy waking up each morning and chatting about what to do that day, around the breakfast table. It's up to you!

 

No matter what your style - we provide plenty of information to help you plan your adventure! There is a waterways map on board which makes it very clear where you can and can’t go. Other on-board information tells you approximately how long it will take you to travel from point to point, where you can moor and what you can expect to find in each waterside town or village. If you need further help planning your perfect vacation, you can also give one of our friendly vacation planners a call.

Not just France; we offer boating holidays in 9 stunning regions within France, as well as in Italy, Holland, Belgium, Germany, England, Ireland, Scotland or Canada.

Have more questions? Why not check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

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What our customers say:

Brigitte Bouvier said:

  We had an amazing time and would recommend this holiday to anyone wanting something different. Fantastic customer service and the boat was super easy to navigate. 

Andrea Traynor said:

  Le Boat was a phenomenal experience beginning to end. From the training, to the routes, to the boat itself, we felt it was a luxury vacation for a reasonable price. 

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