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A boating holiday is all about freedom!

If you want to relax and really take in the local culture, a Le Boat holiday is the perfect way to travel. As the captain of your own boat, you decide where to stop & what to see.

It's so easy that no license or experience are required. Whether you're looking for a relaxing time for the family, a romantic trip as a couple or an active break with friends, we promise to give you a wonderful holiday to remember!

Find your dream canal boat holiday with Le Boat.

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About Le Boat

As the largest operator of self-drive boating holidays along the romantic rivers and picturesque waterways of nine different countries in Europe & Canada, more than 100,000 people enjoy a boating holiday with Le Boat every year.

With 36 different departure bases to choose from, travellers can cruise in their own time and taste their way at leisure through 200+ suggested routes, from 3 to 21 nights in one-way such return trips.

Our fleet of over 900 cruisers and 30+ models from 2 to 12 persons ensures there’s a perfect boat to suit every budget, party size and holiday style. All boats are fully equipped for a relaxing life on board, with stylish décor, comfy furnishings, a scenic sundeck and light and airy interiors all hallmarks of Le Boat’s fleet.


Facts and Figures

Fleet of over 900 boats across 24 departure bases in France, 13 in Europe & 1 in Canada

No qualifications or specific skills required

#1 for customer service: before, during & after the holiday - Feefo trusted service award 2020!

Around 400 employees in peak season

A global distribution via direct channels (websites & call center) such a network of 400+ partners (Travel agents & Tourist operator)

Le Boat also offer to become a boat owner via the Boat Ownership Program


Dec. 2021 - Canal du Midi celebrates 25 years of UNESCO status

Canal du Midi 25th Anniversary

The magnificent Canal du Midi in southern France was designated a World Heritage site in December 1996, with this year marking 25 years of UNESCO status. To celebrate, the number one provider of boating holidays on Europe’s beautiful inland waterways, Le Boat, has a launched a limited time promotion. 


Media Library

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Media Gallery

Please find below a range of selected pictures that you can use for your press articles & reportages about our Le Boat holidays (copyright "Le Boat").


Don’t hesitate to contact us to get more HD quality images.



Watch our latest videos & don’t hesitate to visit our YouTube channel to see even more about specific destinations & boats.

Please also contact us if you want to receive these videos in high definition or to get assets to create your own video.

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