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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

lets go boating

Save 15% on 2024 Cruises

Book ahead for next year and save up to 15% off. Ensure you get your preferred boat and destination. Book by December 25, 2023. Subject to availability.



Family fun on the Rideau

Save an extra 5% when boating with your family

Save an extra 5% discount on your 2024 holiday when boating with your family. Promotional code: FAM5 Book by December 25, 2023. Subject to availability.



Le Boat moored in Le Somail, Canal du Midi

Save an extra 3% when you pay in full  

Save more when you pay in full. Pay your balance in full today and save an extra 3%.

Offer ends December 25, 2023.



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.




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.




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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