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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.

5 easy on-board recipes

We asked some of our favourite food bloggers what recipe of theirs would be great for cooking on a boating holiday. The following recipes are all quick, easy and minimal fuss, leaving you with less washing up and more time to relax on board!

 

1. Easy pasta primavera

1. Easy pasta primavera

This easy 15 minute creamy pasta primavera by Becca at Amuse Your Bouche is perfect for cooking on a boat. Not only does it only take 15 minutes to make, it also only uses one pot!

Becca says that ‘primavera’ means ‘spring’ in Italian, referring to the dish being fully of spring vegetables. So feel free to swap the veg listed for whatever fresh veg you can find locally. With farmers’ markets aplenty along our routes, it shouldn’t be hard to find fresh crunchy veg to throw into this recipe! 

 

2. Healthy (and easy!) eggs florentine

Get the holiday feeling with a lazy, long breakfast on the top deck of your boat with this healthy take on eggs florentine. Not only will this breakfast taste great, it will also set you up for the day and keep you going until lunch.

Eggs florentine is normally made with butter and cream but this recipe substitutes both for yogurt, which is both easy to get hold of and less likely to be left over and wasted the end of your trip!

 

3. Chicken, orange and watercress salad

This recipe looks impressive but is actually very straightforward!

This salad is another simple one pan dish – great for cooking on a boat and perfect for a sunny top deck light lunch!

 

4. Crunchy granola applewiches

These applewiches make for a great boating snack! Quick and easy, with only three ingredients needed (if you buy pre-made granola), they are quick to whip up and will keep hunger at bay while you navigate the waterways.

These applwiches are really simple recipe to satisfy snack cravings in a healthy, delicious and eye-catching way . And we agree! Plus they are so easy to make that you’ll hardly spend any time in the galley, which leave more time to be up on the top deck with good company and great views. 

 

5. Glammed up macaroni cheese

If you’re looking for the perfect meal that it quick to cook but utterly satisfying whilst giving you an excuse to taste the local crusty bread and cheeses, then give this glammed up version of a classic a go!

Roz and Lee from The Foodie Couple Blog put this recipe together because they had food that needed using up, which makes it an ideal dinner for the end of your boating holiday - so feel free to swap items in/out for anything you have in the fridge that you think could work!