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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


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Our Latest News

New for 2018 - CANADA


Opened in May 2018, our Canadian destination allows visitors to discover the beauty of the Rideau Canal. Our guests will be able to cruise effortlessly on a breathtaking chain of lakes, rivers and canals that winds 202km from Ottawa to Kingston - whilst taking in spellbinding nature, quaint towns and vibrant cities along their way.

New for 2018 - HORIZON 5

Horizon 5

2018 will see the arrival of Horizon 5 – all built to the same high-standard of the original Horizon, but sleeping up to 12 people.


Perfect for larger groups, with 5 ensuite cabins, and with the same comfort and premier features as the rest of the Horizon range.

Media Library

Horizon 5 top-deck

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.

New to Boating

Canal du Midi

Horizon - 360°

Ownership Programme


What the press says

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