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Canal boat holidays by Le Boat

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For new bookings: If you are able to please search for and book your holiday on our website, search by destination, by date availability or also by boat.

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For existing bookings: If your existing booking departure date is not within the next 4 weeks, please consider calling nearer to your departure date or;

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We really do appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.




Market Leader 

We are the market leaders

We're the No 1 provider of boating holidays on the beautiful rivers and canals of Europe and Canada. We have the world’s largest fleet of self-drive boats and the widest choice of destinations to choose from.




50 years

Over 50 years of boating experience

With over 50 years on the water, you can rely on our teams to offer exceptional service and a wealth of helpful advice and knowledge to ensure you and your party have the best time on the water.




 No experience needed

No licence or experience required

Not many of our new customers have driven a boat before. However, they quickly realise how easy it is and soon become confident navigating the waterways. Our base teams will show you everything you need know.


New To Boating?

With a canal boat holiday, you get to be the captain of your own boat. No license or experience is required. It's that simple! Our teams show you everything you need to know during a briefing and demonstration before you start cruising. Learn more about what our previous customers have said about our holidays.

Boat Ownership Programme

With a variety of benefits, if you have money to invest and enjoy canal boating more than once each year, our Boat Ownership Program is too good an opportunity to miss!


What our previous customers have said:

Johan Nel said:

Quotemark Wonderful way to see the countryside. You can't be in a rush on a trip like this, so we just cruised 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

Susan Oosthuizen said:

Quotemark The receptionist was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Instructions and explanations easy to understand. The manual and route information very good. We were made to feel welcome and nothing was too much troubleQuotemark

5 Star

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