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.
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Boating expertise since 1969
With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
Kompas
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.
Boot
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.
Boei
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.
  • rozet badge
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Kompas
    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.
  • Boot
    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.
  • Boei
    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.
  • rozet badge
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Kompas
    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.
  • Boot
    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.
  • Boei
    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.
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Find your perfect boating holiday

Canal boat holidays by Le Boat

Who's on board?

 

 

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.

 

Canal boat hire special offers

Save 20% on Canada

Save up to 20% off on Canada from July to October. Hurry, offer ends June 27, 2024.

 

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Enjoy a staycation

Lowest Price Guarantee on 2025 holidays

2025 holidays on sale now, with up to 25% off. Limited time only.

 

REASONS TO BOOK EARLY

Save 25% on Select Destinations

Save up to 25% off 2024 Cruise on Select destinations. Hurry, offer ends June 27, 2024.

 

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

New To Boating?

New to boating

Be the captain of your own boat. No licence or experience is required. It's that simple!

You come aboard and we show you everything you need to know during a briefing and demonstration. Then you're off enjoying your holiday.

It's like driving a car, but much easier and more relaxing.

 

NEW TO BOATING

 

The Ultimate 2024 Holiday Planner

Our new 2024 boating brochure

Enjoy an overview of all our destinations with images, detailed maps, top sightseeing recommendations and boat deck plans. 

Compiled by our team of experts to make sure you have all the information you need to start planning your bucket list canal boat holiday.

 

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Luxury

From R37,159

per boat for 7 nights

departing 29 Sep 2025

Liberty deck plan

Sleeps up to

5

Cabins

2

Bathrooms

2

Boat Ownership Programme

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

 

What our previous customers have said:

Seema Dutta said:

Quotemark  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:

Quotemark 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

Feefo Trusted Service Award

 

Where will 2024 take you?

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