Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)

Le Boat CDW

Upon collection of your boat, you must pay a refundable damage deposit. Your liability for loss or damage to your boat is limited to the amount collected. The amount of deposit required, and thus your liability, may be significantly reduced by purchasing a non-refundable Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) which can be added to your booking as a cost – or purchased locally at base.

 

The deposit required at base, if CDW is purchased, is reduced to:

Budget boats: €250 / £205 / CA$380

Comfort boats: €350 / £290 /  CA$530

Comfort Plus boats: €500 / £415 /  CA$755

Premier boats:  €750 / £620 /  CA$ 1,135

CDW Group 1

Braemore WHS, Capri, Capri WHS, Cirrus A & B, Classique, Classique Star, Consul, Continentale, Corvette A & B, Countess, Crusader, Curlew WHS, Cygnet WHS, Kingfisher WHS, Lake Star, Mountain Star, Royal Star WHS, Shannon Star, Sheba, Town Star

France, UK & Ireland: US$27 per day | Italy: US$29 per day | Germany: US$30 per day | Belgium: US$31 per day | Netherlands & Canda: US$31 per day

 

CDW Group 2

Calypso, Caprice, Clipper, Elegance, Grand Classique, Magnifique, Minuetto 6+, Royal Classique, Salsa A & B, Tango  

France, UK & Ireland: US$39 per day | Italy: US$41 per day | Germany: US$42 per day | Belgium: US$44 per day | Netherlands & Canda: US$45 per day

 

CDW Group 3

Minuetto 8+, Mystique, Royal Mystique A & B

France, UK & Ireland: US$42 per day | Italy: US$43 per day | Germany: US$44 per day | Belgium: US$45 per day | Netherlands & Canda: US$47 per day

 

CDW Group 4

All Vision models

France, UK & Ireland: US$54 per day | Italy: US$55 per day | Germany: US$56 per day | Belgium: US$57 per day | Netherlands & Canda: US$62 per day

 

CDW Group 5

All Horizon models

France, UK & Ireland: US$55 per day | Italy: US$56 per day | Germany: US$57 per day | Belgium: US$58 per day | Netherlands & Canda: US$63 per day

 

*subject to change

Bicycle Rental

Bike rental

Adult bike: US$63 a week / US$9 a day 

Child bike: US$49 a week / US$7 a day 

Child seat: US$21 a week / US$3 a day 

Bike theft waiver: US$7 a week / US$1 a day 

 

From collecting your morning baguette to exploring more of your cruising area– the vast majority of our customers rent bikes to take on board with them. Flat tow paths make for easy cycling, while for the more adventurous, your new and changing surroundings are great for exploring on two wheels.

 

As well as our adult bikes, we also have children's bikes available to rent from most bases. For added peace of mind you can also purchase bike theft insurance. 

 

Please note: Costs shown are the pre-booked rates. A higher rate is applicable if purchased at base. Bicycle helmets are not provided with bike hire, but we recommend their use and to ensure optimum comfort of fit and safety, customers should provide their own. Bicycle helmets are required to be worn by law for persons under 12 in France and under 18 in Canada and it is the customer’s responsibility to provide and comply.

Groceries

Optional extras - groceries

Sundowner pack: price ranges from US $70 - $95 depending on destination

Starter pack: price ranges from US $110 - $145 depending on destination

 

To save you the hassle of shopping (or maybe the supermarkets are closed when you arrive), let us get some groceries for you!

  

Sundowner Pack All the “essentials” you need for your first evening on board: 2 bottles of local wine, 1 bottle of coke, chips, 6 cans of beer, 1 bottle of lemonade, aperitif biscuits, 6 bottles of water, 1 bottle of juice, peanuts.

 

Starter Pack All you need for your first evening and first morning on board: olive oil, kitchen roll, aluminum foil, salt & pepper, fresh coffee, croissants (packet), butter, milk, sliced bread, sugar, jam, 1 packet of biscuits and everything that's in the Sundowner Pack

 

Please note: Grocery Packs must be ordered at least 7 days in advance of your departure date, otherwise availability cannot be guaranteed. Not available in our German Fürstenberg and Jabel bases.

 

Early Check-in and Late Check-out

Early boarding / late checkout

Early check-in: US$140

Late check-out: US$140

 

Why not get more time on the water and book an Early check-in and/or a Late check-out service. Early check-in allows you to arrive and begin check-in formalities from 11am on the first day (instead of 2pm).

 

Late check-out means you must return your boat and be ready to disembark/checkout by 12noon on the last day (instead of 9am).

 

It is important that you advise your intended arrival time (via our Guest Information Form) so we can plan for your early departure accordingly. We'll need to spend some time with you completing the check in processes and pre-departure briefing so you won't be able to leave the dockside straight away. 

 

Please note: Owing to operational constraints, it sometimes may not be possible to offer this service. Early check-in or Late check-out is not available in Jabel, or on any of our Vision boats.

BBQs

Barbecue

US$67 a week / US$9.50 a day

 

Add some extra sizzle to your boating vacation with a stainless steel gas barbecue / plancha hot plate which is very easy to use. With lots of colourful food markets to visit, a barbecue is the perfect way to enjoy regional and local specialties, and alfresco dining on your sundeck.

 

Please note: Cost shown is the pre-booked rate. A higher rate is applicable if purchased at base. Available in one size only and is suitable for up to 8 people. Supplied with a spare gas bottle capable of fuelling two barbecues a week. Additional gas bottles are widely available for purchase from supermarkets, garages, shops and also from Le Boat bases (subject to availability). Additional gas bottles cost approx €8-€10, depending on where you buy them.

 

A barbecue hotplate is already included on our Horizon, Vision, Mystique & Royal Mystique boats. Not available in Canada, England or Scotland.

Angling Dinghy and Motor

Dinghy

Angling dinghy: US$102 a week / US$14.50 a day

Outboard motor: US$102 a week / US$14.50 a day

 

For the avid angler, you can rent an angling dinghy to help you reach the most secluded stretches of water, and maybe catch that 'big one!' Outboard motors are also available. We can help you to obtain fishing permits locally on arrival and we sell a range of fishing gear at some of our bases should you decide you fancy a spot of fishing!

 

Please note: Costs shown are the prebooked rates. A higher rate is applicable if purchased at base. Only available in Ireland, Marina Wolfsbruch (Germany), Vinkeveen (Holland), as well as Branges (Burgundy: Franche Comte), Jarnac (Charente) and Douelle (Lot) in France. 

 

In Ireland, this 12ft dinghy is already included with your boat rental so, by booking this optional extra, a larger 17ft dingy will be provided.  An outboard motor can be purchased and used with either.

Cleaning Service

Cleaning service

Boat cleaning: US$135 - $240 (depending on boat)

 

After a relaxing vacation, you probably don’t want to spend your last evening cleaning the boat. So why not pre-book our cleaning service and let us take care of the final clean of your boat. Then you won't need to spend time clearning the bathrooms, sweeping the floors and mopping the decks.

 

For details about the condition your boat should be returned in, please refer to our arrivals and returns page.

Ecological Cleaning Pack

Eco cleaning pack

Eco pack: US$17 (US$26 in Canada)

 

Help us preserve the waterways for future enjoyment by purchasing a pack of eco-friendly cleaning products which come in a ecological cotton bag. The pack includes: Ecological disinfectant spray,  ecological kitchen spray,  washing-up liquid, sponge, box of matches.

Special Occasion Gift Basket

Special occasion gift basket

Gift basket: prices range from US $110 - $145 depending on destination

 

If you are celebrating a special birthday or occasion, you can pre-order one of our beautifully presented gift baskets, full of local delicacies and regional specialities. It will be waiting for you on board when you arrive.

 

Please note: Not available in our Fürstenberg (Germany) base.

 

LED Lanterns

Lantern

Lantern: US$25 a week / US$3.50 a day

 

Neon LED lantern that can be used to provide additional lighting up on deck in the evenings. Rechargeable via 220v / 12v boat battery.

 

Bring Your Dog

Pet cleaning supplement

Pet supplement: US$70 per pet

 

A boating adventure is the perfect kind of vacation to take your four-legged friend on. A maximum of two dogs are welcome on board each boat. A pet cleaning supplement applies. 

Kayaks

Kayaks

1-man kayak: US$137 a week / US$18.50 a day

2-man kayak: US$137 a week / US$18.50 a day

 

Our kayaks add a little extra fun on the water and are perfect to explore the rivers. While cruising, the kayak can be easily placed on the swim platform/flybridge of your boat.

 

Please note: Only available in Canada 

Stand Up Paddleboards

Stand-up paddle boards

Paddleboard: US$137 a week / US$19.50 a day

 

Provided in a bag, with everything you need, our new paddle boards are stable, inflatable and easy to use. You'll love spending some time traveling down the river under your own power.

 

Please note: Cost shown is the prebooked rate. A higher rate is applicable if purchased at base. Only available in Jarnac (Charente), Douelle (Lot), St Jean de Losne (Burgundy), Marina-Wolfsbruch in Germany, Casale & Precenicco in Italy, Benson in England and in Canada.

Deck Cushions

Deck cushions

Pack of 2 cushions: US$11 a week / US$1.50 a day

 

Why not rent a pack of deck cushions for extra comfort while you cruise? They also double up as sunbathing matresses!

 

Please note: Cost shown is the pre-booked rate. A higher rate is applicable if purchased at base. Cushions are already provided on our Horizon, Vision Series, Mystique & Royal Mystique boats.

WiFi

Le Boat Wi-fi

WiFi: US$77 a week / US$11 a day

 

A 3/4G mini router, which uses SFR Mobile Broadband, provides internet access wherever there is a cell phone signal. Each unit can have a maximum of five devices connected at any one time. Signal speeds can vary depending on location and local coverage. Download limit of 5GB (5000MB) per week.

 

Please note: Only available in France. Cost shown is the pre-booked rate. A higher rate is applicable if purchased at base.

Parking

Parking

Non-secure: FROM US$49 a week / US$7 a day

Secure: FROM US$67 a week / US$9.50 a day

Undercover: FROM US$84 a week / US$12 a day

 

If you are traveling to your start base by car, you should add parking onto your booking as an optional extra. Parking in a secure compound and secure undercover parking is also available at selected bases.

 

Note: Some bases have parking off-site, no further than a 15minute walk back to the base. Where on-site parking is available, we will try to accommodate at least one vehicle per booking on-site with additional vehicles parking off-site. You will not be expected to park offsite, until you have checked-in and unloaded your vehicle(s).  Motorhomes (RVs) and cars with trailers will require two parking spaces to be booked and paid for. Check out our base pages for more information about the parking facilities offered at your start base. Costs shown are the pre-booked rates. A higher rate is applicable if purchased at base. We accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or loss to any vehicles.

Car Transfers

Car transfers

If you are doing a one-way cruise (i.e. returning your boat to a different base), we can transfer your car from your departure base to your end base.

 

Please note: Car transfers are available for a charge, must be pre-booked before departure and are subject to availability. Not available in Germany, Canada or Holland. Please contact the sales team for more information and prices.

 

See further information and conditions below.

 

 

 

Personal Travel and Cancellation Insurance

Travel insurance

Travel Insurance is an important part of every Le Boat booking. We strongly recommend everyone who books with us takes out adequate coverage.

 

To help with this Le Boat has partnered with Allianz to offer an exclusive travel protection plan for our U.S. customers. Get a quote from Allianz

 

Please note: This plan is only available to Le Boat Customers who reside in the USA. Not applicable for residents in the state of New York and Hawaii.

Car transfer conditions: Our staff are insured to drive your vehicle on your behalf. Please bring with you your car registration document and car insurance certificate. Our base teams can transfer rent/lease cars, but you should check with your rental/leasing company first as the terms of your agreement may not permit this. If it is permitted, your rental/leasing company may charge you extra to add a member of our base team as a named driver.

 

We may not know the name of the driver until the week of your departure, so you should check with the rental/leasing company to see if they will add an additional "un-named" driver to the hire agreement. All the cars can be transferred except: cars heavier than 3.5 tonnes, cars pulling trailers or caravans, trucks, bikes, motorbikes, camping cars and red license plates.

 

Keeping our customers and colleagues safe: Cars will be transferred by a team member wearing gloves and a mask. Before and after cars have been transferred, their interiors will be disinfected using a disinfectant spray supplied by IPC, experts in biotechnology, which kills all types of bacteria and viruses – including coronavirus. The spray is a fine mist, is certified safe, and will not damage any interior surfaces. We will turn on your air-conditioning in 'recycle mode' so that air-conditioning ducts will also be disinfected. 

Engine hours

Diesel

Onboard equipment will record how many hours you run your engine for during your cruise and you will be charged a rate per hour when you return your boat – payable at your end base in local currency. This cost covers the fuel you use to power the boats engine and onboard systems (such as heating), as well as gas and general engine wear & tear. The ‘hourly rate’ (currently between €12-€30 / £12-£23 / CA$23-CA$23) differs by boat and region and depends on market rates of fuel which are subject to change. As you will know, fuel prices are subject to huge global pressures at present, and marine fuel is equally as affected. As such, our engine hours charges are subject to more significant increases and ongoing change than is usual. Our Boating Experts will be happy to advise the current rate for each region.

 

Before you depart, you must leave an Engine Hours Deposit in local currency: 

Up to 4 nights: €230 /  £240 / CA$275
5 - 6 nights: €280 /  £280 / CA$280
7 - 10 nights: €350 / £350 / CA$450
11 - 14 nights: €450 /  £450 / CA$700
15+ nights: €550 / £500 / CA$750

At the end of your cruise, your engine hour charge will be calculated and you will either be refunded the difference or asked to pay for any excess hours used.

Boat Damage Protection

Le Boat CDW

Upon collection of your boat, you must pay a refundable damage deposit:

Budget boats: €2,250  / £1,865  / CA$3,405

Comfort boats: €2,500  / £2,070  / CA$3,785

Comfort Plus boats: €2,750  / £2,280  / CA$4,160

Premier boats: €3,250  / £2,965 / CA$4,920

The deposit will be retained (in part or in full) at the end of your vacation if the boat or any of its equipment or inventory is returned damaged or lost. Your liability is limited to the amount collected.

Please read our terms and conditions for full details and costs.

 

Please note, the amount of deposit required, and thus your liability, may be significantly reduced by purchasing a non-refundable Collision Damage Waiver (CDW).

See our optional extras for details. 

Lock Fees

Lock

The fee to go through the locks & lifting bridges is included in the charter price for all our destinations, except in Ireland (1.5€) & Holland (2€).

One-way Supplement

One-way supplement

Our extensive network means Le Boat can offer more one-way cruises than any other operator. These are a perfect way of seeing more of your cruising area without retracing your steps. There is an additional supplement for all one-way cruises, payable at the time of booking.

 

A return-to-base cruise is great if you fancy seeing more of the towns and villages en-route. Whichever you choose, you decide where and when to stop, and for how long. This fee will be automatically added, as a cost, to your oneway booking and is included in the prices quoted on our website when applicable.

Mooring Fees

Mooring

In many of our cruising regions, free moorings are easy to find. However, when you stop at a marina, there is often a fee to moor overnight and to access the services offered (electricity/shower/water, etc). This fee varies enormously from as little as 2€ a night, up to as much as 100€ or more. To ensure availability and to check prices, we recommend calling the marina prior to your arrival to book a place for the night.

 

Italy: Cruising in and around the Venetian Lagoon can get very busy and it can be difficult to find moorings. You can't just moor anywhere: it is forbidden to moor along the sides of the canals or tie up to the channel markers (called ‘briccole’). Marinas are also very expensive. As such, exclusive private moorings have been made available for all Le Boat customers cruising in the Venetian Lagoon and a compulsory supplement (short breaks US$70 | 1 week US$110) will be charged to all customers cruising from Casale. These moorings are located on Mazzorbo (Burano), Vignole (for Venice) and in Chioggia - areas which are well connected with the public transport (the famous water bus called Vaporetto) to help you visit central venice and all the surrounding islands. They do not have access to water or shore power and availability is limited - they are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. This fee will be automatically added, as a cost, to your Italy booking and is included in the prices quoted on our website when applicable.

 

Canada: You are only allowed to moor in private marinas, town/village marinas and Parks Canada moorings (situated at lock stations) which all provide overnight moorings for a fee, with varying facilities and services. However, a mandatory fee (short breaks US$87 | 1 week US$204) will be charged to Le Boat customers and covers overnight moorings at all Parks Canada sites, as well as the town/village marinas of Portland, Perth and Westport – a significantly reduced rate than the fee charged locally at each of these moorings sites. Availability at these sites is on a first-come, first served basis and the supplement excludes the use of services such as shore power, which is available in some locations. Other mooring options are available for a fee, which is payable locally. This fee will be automatically added, as a cost, to your Canada booking and is included in the prices quoted on our website when applicable.

 

Scotland: There is a charge (US$21 a day) for the use of all waterside facilities and moorings along the Caledonian Canal, which we are required to collect in advance of your cruise. This fee will be automatically added, as a cost, to your Scotland booking and is included in the prices quoted on our website when applicable.