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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.
Boussole
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.
Bateau
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.
Bouée
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.
  • badge rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Boussole
    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.
  • Bateau
    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.
  • Bouée
    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.
  • badge rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Boussole
    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.
  • Bateau
    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.
  • Bouée
    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 and Fish TV: Exploring the Rideau Canal

Family life in 2024 is busier than ever, and with different interests and hobbies, finding the perfect family holiday that everyone will enjoy may be a challenge. If you’re looking for an unforgettable family holiday that is both adventure and serenity for the whole family, a Le Boat family holiday blended with a fishing trip might be the game-changer you need.  

Combining the excitement of luxury boating holiday with a fishing trip makes for a unique fishing experience, especially if you’re looking to elevate your fishing game. Le Boat offers an exceptional family fishing holiday where mom can enjoy a wine-tasting tour, dad can throw one in the water, and the kids can enjoy afternoon biking or watersports. A holiday with Le Boat is tailored to your preferences, you have the flexibility to set your own itinerary and you can cruise at your own pace. Hire your private cruiser for a short break of 3-4 nights or get the full experience with a 7-10-night boat hire. We don’t require a license or prior boating experience. We have comprehensive training on boat operations and cruising smoothly, we also assist in planning a customized itinerary that can include the best fishing spots, scenic routes, and charming local stops.

Fishing adventures on the Rideau Canal with Le Boat 

 

The Rideau Canal is not your typical European waterway; it has a unique water system consisting of 47 locks that seamlessly link together natural waterways, winding rivers, wetlands, and wide-open lakes in the heart of Ontario’s Cottage Country. It is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts outside of Ireland’s Shannon and Erne. With seamless cruising and priceless fishing moments on the Canal, this stunning region has been given a nod as one of the best fishing destinations by Fish TV, North America's premier fishing and destination show, with a feature exploring fishing on a boating holiday and how Le Boat is a front-runner for innovative travel experiences.  

In this captivating Fish TV feature, hosts Leo Stakos and Ron James take viewers on a journey along the UNESCO Rideau Canal with Le Boat, showcasing adventure, the thrill of fishing, and cruising in comfort. We go into the heart of what makes the Rideau Canal a treasure for both boaters and anglers, including spots like the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is surrounded by stunning scenery and wildlife, offering a fishing experience like no other.

Unveiling the angler's journey: Behind the scenes

From the first day of planning to the last take, we're in treats of unexpected delights. The crew's mission was to capture the canal's stunning beauty and the essence of fishing—embracing everything from misty mornings to soft afternoon rainstorms. The thrill of the catch and the beauty of the surroundings make this unique fishing holiday worth every moment. "It's the adventure, the shared laughs in the face of rain, and the triumph over each day's challenges that truly encapsulate the spirit of this journey," Jason Greentree, who is featured on the show and a former Le Boat staff member, reminisced. This behind-the-scenes peek doesn't just highlight our love for fishing on a boating holiday but celebrates the shared passion and the memorable experiences that define the essence of exploring the Rideau Canal with Le Boat. 

Discover the diverse fish of the Rideau Canal 

In the episode, Ron, Jason and Leo catch a variety of fish, highlighting the Rideau Canal's diverse fishing opportunities. Anglers can enjoy catching energetic largemouth and smallmouth bass, sleek northern pike, and fun panfish like crappies and bluegills. The canal is perfect for fishermen of all skill level where this inclusivity ensures that whether you're an experienced fisherman or simply looking for a leisurely day with your son, the canal offers a fitting for everyone. Additionally, we have a BBQ hot plate onboard and & campfires at some of the lock stations, so you can cook up your daily catch. 

Fishing, cruising, and unwinding: The Le Boat Rideau Canal experience 

The UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal with its wide-open lakes, winding rivers, and grassy wetlands, reveals a captivating blend of fishing excitement and serene cruising, showcasing why this journey is more than just an ordinary getaway. It's important to note that fishing in Canada requires a license, but they are easily obtained at local Canadian Tire stores.

Through the lens of Fish TV, we get an intimate look at what it's like to journey down the Rideau Canal on a Le Boat holiday. From exhilarating catches during the day to peaceful evenings on the deck, the episode captured the essence of what makes a vacation with Le Boat so special. 

Stay tuned for FISH TV’s adventure with Le Boat in the Camargue Region of France, which will air in September 2024.

Your next fishing adventure awaits!

Experience the beauty and excitement of the Rideau Canal for yourself. Book your fishing holiday today!