Le Boat is a leading Travelopia brand and specialists in canal cruising, offering boating vacations across a range of European & North American destinations. We are passionate about our product and customers are at the heart of all our activities. Each team member is key to our customers' satisfaction and in the growth of the business.


About Le Boat

Le Boat staff in front of lock station

For more than 50 years, Le Boat has built, maintained and operated a fleet designed to suit all party sizes and budgets.


The No1 Company & Market leader in self-drive European boating vacations. In summer 2018 we also opened in Canada– an exciting new destination and our 1st outside of Europe!


It’s a fun experience for our customers! No license and no experience required, so everyone can enjoy a vacation with Le Boat. France is Le Boats biggest destination and the Canal Du Midi the most famous and popular cruising ground. We welcome guests from all around the world- with our top 3 nationalities being German, British & French!

Key facts

Le Boat team member
  • Over 900 self-drive boats
  • 17 destinations in Europe & Canada
  • 33 bases in France & Canada
  • 45 source markets
  • 6 global offices: the UK, Germany, Canada, France, South Africa and India


With plenty of jobs opportunities available at every level, those who are hardworking, great team players and excel in their role can accelerate up the Le Boat ladder fast.

Our people, our success

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At Le Boat there is a clear link between our strategy and the role that our people play. By having the most capable and engaged teams we are able to make travel experiences special. 


We employ up to 420 employees during peak season across all our offices & bases.


That's why we are always looking for new talent to join us and help us deliver the best boating vacations to our customers. 

Our employees

Laura – Base Manager

Laura – Chef de Base

Homps, South of France, with Le Boat since 2014


I started at Le Boat as a BTS assistant manager trainee for 3 months and then I had the opportunity to work the full season as a base receptionist. I was able to develop and progress quickly within the company in the following years. I have known Le Boat and the world of boating since I was little (my dad being a lock keeper) and I have always had a passion for the waterways. The different positions I have held have given me a good understanding of the marine tourism industry. What I like the most and what I’m really passionate about is people; working face-to-face with customers and managing my team throughout the season. Versatility is really one of the appealing aspects of this position. Le Boat really allows you to develop and they listen to each employee and their aspirations.

Pierre - Sales Manager UK/IE

Pierre Walters - Sales Manager UK/IE

Castelnaudary France, with Le Boat since 2014


The first goal of my team is to find the perfect destination and boat to match the client’s request.

 But, that is just one part of the customer’s journey and we are in charge of building this relationship from the booking right until they arrive at the base for their vacation. Sales challenges and customers satisfaction is what drives me. And, customer’s positive feedback at the end of their cruise makes my day! Working within Le Boat also means working for Travelopia (50 companies), being part of an international group is great, as we all share the same taste for new challenges, are passionate about tourism and devoted to providing the best possible service for customers. At Le Boat we are all on board! 

Stefanie – N.Europe Marketing Manager

Stefanie Knoess – Northern Europe Marketing Manager

Bad Vidbel, Germany, with Le Boat since 2004


I have a wonderful team around me and together we are spreading the word about our wonderful product day by day across various channels.

That’s why I’ve decided long time ago to work in the travel industry. I started as a Marketing Executive back in 2004, became a Senior Marketing Executive after a few years and finally I was offered the position as a Marketing Manager in 2011. I like the international spirit, hearing and speaking different languages, inspiring people and getting inspired. Do you know now, why I really #loveleboat?! Here’s too many more exciting times ahead… 

Raphaël – Marine Technician

Raphaël – Technicien Marine, base de Castelnaudary

Castelnaudary, South of France , with Le Boat since 2016


What I like the most is that my job is also something I am passionate about

Working at Le Boat allows me to grow every day. Indeed, I have always been attracted to the world of boating and in particular marine mechanics and working at Le Boat allows me to learn and improve my technical skills every day. My role as a technician is very varied: mechanics, plumbing, electricity, carpentry. We overhaul the boats and get them into good shape during the winter, ready to welcome new customers at the beginning of spring, which is when I conduct pre-departure checks and briefings – I am responsible for giving our customers the confidence to captain the boat before and ensure they have the best possible vacation!

Our locations

Our brand values



We make our employee’s life as easy as possible by bringing flexibility & simplicity to our internal policies & processes.



Across all departments, we aim to recruit and develop the best talent to make a real difference for our customers.



We believe in our employees having the freedom to voice their opinion to help shape the overall success of our business.



We believe in bringing the very best people together to work toward a common goal of shared success through teamwork.

Social responsibility

Le Boat is also committed to the sustainable development of the regions we operate in and well-being of our employees at work. Here are some of actions we take to ensure we act in a socially responsible way and making a positive impact on society:

Charity days

Le Boat charity days

Le Boat is committed to being proactively involved in protecting the natural environment and benefiting local communities. Providing support to charities is an important contribution to our commitment to sustainable tourism. As part of this commitment Le Boat provides employees with the opportunity to participate in a Charity Day and encourages them to get involved in doing something for their community or work on a project they feel passionate about.

Well-being at work and recognition

Recognition and growth opportunities

We are committed to develop and empower our employees at all levels of the business by providing internal and external training and by offering plenty of opportunities within the company to develop their knowledge and expertise. We are also committed to ensuring Le Boat is a positive place to work. We organize regular events and activities across the business to make sure we maintain a high level of communication and fun across the business.

Staff vacation scheme

Holiday discounts when you work with us

We provide great deals to our staff so they can enjoy our fabulous destinations with their family and friends. We also have great shared deals with the other brands in the Travelopia Group.


We are constantly looking for new talents and recruit all year long in different places across Europe and North America for different department & services. Examples include: sales & marketing, accounts, operations and many more. Please find on the link below all current vacancies at Le Boat in which you will find all details of the job offer and the way to apply.

Seasonal job offers

Seasonal job offers

As part of our seasonal activity from March to October, we are looking for applicants throughout this period for all of our bases (mechanical, reception, cleaning crews, etc). If you don’t see what you are looking for below, please do not hesitate to submit your application (CV + cover letter) stating the role you are looking for.

Marine Technicians / Boats Mechanics

Le Boat mechanic

We are continuously looking for Base staff and marine technicians and boat mechanics on our different departure bases to ensure that our boats are maintained in the highest standards so that our customers can enjoy a perfect boating holidays.

Internship / Apprentice

Le Boat internship

Sharing our expertise is one our main missions, that's why we are welcoming interns and apprentices all year long in our differents departments, bases and offices.

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