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Key benefits

  • Repeater discount - up to AU$ 140 off your next cruise
  • Guaranteed 10% off second cruise in same year
  • Early access to our flash sales
  • Priority access - be first to book on new destinations & boats
  • Recommend-a-friend discount - AU$ 140 for you and your friend
  • Exclusive loyalty programme discounts

If booking online, you will need a promo code to activate your discount. Codes will be sent to eligible Captain's via a Captain's Club email or by contacting our sales teams.

 

Please note: only one code may be used online. You must book via our sales team to use more than one discount code.

For those who know what they love… and love something new!

The lure of the water draws back many boating ‘converts’ time and time again. And while the our boats provide the same opportunity to rejuvenate, reconnect and discover each time – the ability to explore so many unique destinations makes each holiday completely different from the last. So whether you seek ‘tried and trusted’ or ‘new and unexpected’ it really pays to be a member of our ‘Club’. 

 

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*Double your repeat booker discount on bookings to any destination on any boat for 2020 with our 12 days of Christmas offer! Valid on all new bookings made between 13th December and 25th December 2019. Enjoy AU$ 280 off 7 nights cruising or enjoy AU$ 140 off our 3 to 6 night short breaks.

 

  1. You are automatically enrolled in the Captains' Club and entitled to the stated discounts, if you have previously travelled with Le Boat after booking directly with Le Boat (via the website or with our sales team). Bookings made via our agent partners are not entitled to these benefits.
  2. The discount can be applied to any person deemed to have travelled with Le Boat previously.
  3. Application of your discount does not apply to or affect your booking deposit payment.
  4. Repeater discount valid on all bookings to any destination, on any boat, on any departure date and is combinable with any other applicable offer, except last-minute one-way specials. AU$140 off 7nt+ cruise or AU$70 off a 3 to 6 night short break. Quote or enter promo code at checkout to apply discount. 
  5. Second cruise discount is valid on all new bookings where the customer has 1 or more confirmed bookings in the same cruising year (March-October). Valid to any destination, on any boat, on any departure date and is combinable with any other applicable offer up to 15%. Holidays must be a minimum of 3nts. Enter promo code at checkout to apply discount.
  6. Recommend-a-friend discount valid on all new bookings to any destination, on any boat, on any departure date and is combinable with any other applicable offer, except last-minute one-way specials. Not redeemable online. To apply AU$140 discount, quote promo code and provide the booking reference and lead name of the ‘friends’ who have booked on your recommendation. Your friends can also receive AU$140 off. For their discount to be applied, tell them to quote the promo code, your name and the booking reference of the cruise you have just been on. In both instances, discount can only be applied to new bookings made after the return date of the cruise you have just been on and cannot be added retrospectively to existing bookings. Cruises must be 7nt minimum - not applicable to short breaks. 
  7. Captains' Club discounts are offered at the discretion of Le Boat, thus Le Boat have the right to terminate discounts or to change the discount rules, regulations, conditions of participation levels, in whole or part, at any time, with or without notice, even though these changes may affect the value of the discount already accumulated.

 

Introducing our Captain of the Month

Our Captain of the month is Captain Catalina from France! Congratulations to Captain Catalina and crew from all of us at Le Boat. Read all about Captain Catalina's experience on what made her Le Boat vacation so special below.

Captain Catalina in France

Captain Catalina in France

Favourite boat: Salsa

Favourite destinationFrance

Number of previous boating holidays? 2

Where have you travelled from? Spain

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Surrounded by nature with a very comfortable boat

What was you favourite boating moment so far?: We stopped in a small village to buy oysters and enjoyed wine on the deck at sunset. Magical!!!

If you fancy your chances at being our next captain of the month simply let us know why you love Le Boat.  

   

     

 

See what some of your fellow Captains have to say about their Le Boat adventures... 

Capitán Morgan en Escocia

Captain Morgan in Scotland

Favourite boat: Mountain Star

Favourite destination: Scotland

Number of previous boating holidays? 0

Where have you travelled from? United Kingdom

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Best holiday ever!

What was you favourite boating moment so far?: Mooring on Loch Oich, finding a beach at night and lighting a wee fire while the dugs ran around and went for a swim. Popped a bottle for my partners birthday. Sweet.

Le Boat - Captain of the Month Bernd

Captain Bernd in Germany

Favourite boat: Magnifique

Favourite destinationBerlin 

Number of previous boating holidays? 5

Where have you travelled from? Germany 

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Berlin and its lakes is always worth a trip!

What was your favourite boating moment so far?: We had my dog Charly with us this year, he was so happy!

Captain Sandra on the majestic Caledonian Canal

Captain Sandra on the majestic Caledonian Canal

Favourite boat: Magnifique

Favourite destinationCaledonian Canal 

Number of previous boating holidays? 0

Where have you travelled from? United Kingdom 

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Fantastic 

What was your favourite boating moment so far?: We surprised my father for his 80th Birthday. As we pulled up to Laggan my sister had already been onboard and had put up decorations then hid. We walked my dad down the pontoon as he loves boats and sailed a lot when he was young. As we passed the boat my sister (in sailor hats) shouted out welcome on board captain to my dad. The shock on his face was priceless. What a weekend we had. The staff at Le Boat and lock keepers were super friendly. We loved going through the locks at Fort Augustus.

Le Boat - Captain of the Month Manuela

Captain Manuela having fun in the Netherlands

Favourite boat: Cirrus

Favourite destinationThe Netherlands 

Number of previous boating holidays? 2

Where have you travelled from? Germany

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: A holiday on a houseboat is pure community 

What was your favourite boating moment so far?: Mmmmm, I really have to think about what the best moment was, there were so many!  We laughed a lot and were active the whole day as there was so much to see and everything was exciting, and sometimes really thrilling. Leave your comfort zone and dare to try something new! But despite all the excitement, there is this deceleration that can probably only be achieved by being on the water. You also meet an incredible number of friendly and helpful people, and one moment that remains in my memory is of the lockkeeper in a marina in Muiden who sprinted 200m from his post to help us moor. We met many friendly helpers every day and experienced a lovely feeling of community in many situations.

Captain Manuela having fun in the Netherlands

Captain David enjoying the Shannon

Favourite boat: Shannon Star

Favourite destinationIreland 

Number of previous boating holidays? 20

Where have you travelled from? Ireland

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Relaxing times with friends and family with the most beautiful scenery while on the water! 

What was your favourite boating moment so far?: For the last few years three friends and I each take our respective kids on a boating holiday in Ireland. We've built up so many amazing memories of good times for both kids and adults and everyone together. We always have a blast on what is reliably a safe and fun adventure. Taking a boat is a little different but being on the water is its own playground for kids and adults alike! Ireland offers the best of hospitality to enjoy while ashore too, which is always a great way to end a day before enjoying a restful night aboard.

Captain of the Month - Captain Sara

Captain Sara cruising in Aquitaine

Favourite boat: Calypso

Favourite destinationAquitaine 

Number of previous boating holidays? 1

Where have you travelled from? Spain

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: An unforgettable family experience

What's your favourite boating moment so far? A wonderful trip to enjoy family and nature. A few charming towns and paths around the canals. Very good for cycling excursions with children. We will repeat for sure.

Captain of the Month - Captain Philippe

Captain Philippe cruising in Scotland

Favourite boat: Magnifique

Favourite destinationScotland 

Number of previous boating holidays? 10

Where have you travelled from? France

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: We reached the holy grail of our boating experiences with the Caledonian Canal.

What's your favourite boating moment so far? That great thrill at the approach of the mythical lake of Loch Ness. After a serene entry into the ladder of locks of Fort Augustus, perfectly orchestrated by precise and courteous lock keepers, we finally see Loch Ness which, let's admit it, was the primary reason of our journey!

A vast expanse of dark water, swept by a wind strong enough to create swirls and waves appear, called us for a few hours of sailing. We have experienced more difficult crossings, especially in Ireland on the large lakes of the North with a "destabilizing" swell in all the senses of the word. Small disappointment, however, on our arrival in the direction of Inverness.... we saw no trace, no movement, no sign of Nessie's presence. We will certainly plan a return trip to photograph the monster of Loch Ness.... among others! 

But, already, the Rideau Canal in Canada focuses all our attention and calls us for new discoveries!

Captain Laurent cruising in Charente

Favourite boat: Magnifique

Favourite destinationCharente 

Number of previous boating holidays? 1

Where have you travelled from? France

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Freedom regained in a natural and welcoming environment 

What's your favourite boating moment so far? Every moment was a discovery and every discovery an enrichment.  We rested and had fun discovering new places, visiting local towns and passing through locks. We got caught up in all this and were sad to leave one another at the end of our stay.

Captain Markus cruising in Franche-Comté

Favourite boat: Mystique

Favourite destinationBurgundy: Franche-Comté 

Number of previous boating holidays? 12

Where have you travelled from? Switzerland

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Forgetting the stress of everyday life on the Saône and just drive away. 

What's your favourite boating moment so far? There are no specific moments when you are boating. Every holiday and moment is unique and unforgettable. "Today is not every day; we'll be back, no question." 

Captain Rafael in the Charente

Favourite boat: Vision 3

Favourite destinationCharente 

Number of previous boating holidays? 4

Where have you travelled from? Spain

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Freedom to go anywhere with my dog

What's your favourite boating moment so far? I have so many: docking the boat and going for a walk in the forest nearby; visiting distillaries; spending a night next to a vineyard; and enjoying the landscape glide quietly past as I cruise. 

Captain Frederic

Captain Frederic in Aquitaine

Favourite boat: Salsa

Favourite destinationAquitaine

Number of previous boating holidays? 2

Where have you travelled from? FBelgique

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Relaxing on the deck while enjoying the sun and admiring the beautiful scenery.

What's your favourite boating moment so far? 

During our last stay in Aquitaine, we remember with great pleasure our passage through the canal bridge of Agen (a magnificent arch bridge that takes us by boat over the Garonne) and also the discovery of the beautiful flowered city of Nérac (a real stroll in the heart of history).

Le Boat - Captain of the Month Veronique

Captain Veronique in the Camargue

Favourite boat: Salsa

Favourite destinationCamargue 

Number of previous boating holidays? 3

Where have you travelled from? France

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Discovering our boat and exploring the beautiful views of the Camargue.

What's your favourite boating moment so far? Improvised drinks on the top deck of our boat!

Le Boat - Captain of the Month Ludivine

Captain Ludivine in France

Favourite boat: Horizon 1

Favourite destinationCamargue, from St Gilles to Palavas-les-Flots

Number of previous boating holidays? 1

Where have you travelled from? France

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Magnificent and unforgettable 

What's your favourite boating moment so far? 

From St-Gilles to Palavas-les-Flots, because of the amazing animals around: flamingos, horses and magnificent birds. Plus an unforgettable sunset...

Le Boat - Captain of the Month Rezy

Captain Rezy in France

Favourite boat: Crusader

Favourite destinationFrance

Number of previous boating holidays? 1

Where have you travelled from? Belgium

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: The best holiday of my life!

What's your favourite boating moment so far? 

The relaxing moments at our dinner with all our family. 'Du vin, du pain, du Boursin!' Adventures on our bikes, the wine cellars we visited, and the french cafes.... Enjoying coffee on deck in the mornings.

Captain Chris exploring the Midi

Favourite boat: Magnifique

Favourite destinationCanal du Midi 

Number of previous boating holidays? 30

Where have you travelled from? United Kingdom

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Three weeks doing a circular tour of Burgundy in the summer of 2018

What's your favourite boating moment so far? Getting to use the Fonserrannes Boat Lift, just three days into our very first trip in 1990 - it was taken out of use the following year, and we have what may be the only online footage of it actually in use.

Captain Alexey relaxing in the Midi

Favourite boat: Corvette

Favourite destination: Narbonne in the Canal du Midi 

Number of previous boating holidays? 0

Where have you travelled from? Russia

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: A wonderful short break with my family on a marvelous boat. 

What's your favourite boating moment so far? Locks and mooring in quiet and beautiful places, small pretty villages along the canal and cheerful people we met along the way. We enjoyed wonderful weather, quiet nature, a good boat, loved family, a helpful Le Boat team - everything was quite perfect. We'll be back for a longer trip! 

Le Boat - Captain of the Month Jean Francois

Captain Jean François on the Canal du Midi  

Favourite boat: Cirrus

Favourite destinationCanal du Midi, France

Number of previous boating holidays? 1

Where have you travelled from? France

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Fantastic!

What's your favourite boating moment so far? 

A glass of wine by the water on the top deck of our boat in Trèbes 

Captain Ronny with his friends

Captain Ronny with friends in France

Favorite boat: Magnifique

Favorite destination: Migennes in Burgundy Nivernais Loire

Number of previous boating holidays? 4

Where have you travelled from? France

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: The pleasure of discovering the Canal de Nivernais with best friends.

What's your favourite boating moment so far? Enjoying the sun with your feet in the water after a wonderful day of boating in Burgundy, and knowing that a nice evening with a barbecue and wine tasting will follow...

 

Captains Club - Captain of the Month - October

Captain Frédéric disconnects in the Charente  

Favourite boat: Caprice

Favourite destinationCharente

Number of previous boating holidays? 3

Where have you travelled from? France

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: A total disconnection from reality. 

What's your favourite boating moment so far? 

A rural network with an air of being at the end of the world, a few meters from Jarnac! 

Captain des Monats September

Captain Jolanda relaxing in the Camargue  

Favourite boat: Caprice

Favourite destinationCamargue

Number of previous boating holidays? 1

Where have you travelled from? Germany

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: A wonderful time with the best crew I could ever imagine. 

What's your favourite boating moment so far? 

Sitting on the top deck while cruising along the Canal du Rhône à Sète and watching all the wild horses, bulls and birds beside the canal. 

Davy and family enjoyed their first trip

Captains Davy & Femke in Belgium

Favorite boat: Countess

Favorite destination: Belgium: Nieuwpoort, Diksmuide and Ieper

Number of previous boating holidays? 0

Where have you travelled from? Belgium

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: It was fantastic!

What's your favourite boating moment so far? We went boating with our whole family and we enjoyed the calm, the views and the time we spent together. ❤️

Captain Mathieu loves the Camargue

Captain Mathieu in Camargue

Favorite boat: Vision 3-SL

Favorite destination: Camargue

Number of previous boating holidays? 4

Where have you travelled from? France

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Calm and beauty of the Camargue

What's your favourite boating moment so far? The discovery of the island of Maguelone, access to the Mediterranean Sea, oysters and a very good wine. A moment of relaxation with friends and serenity. Our first wild night out of the harbors, the calm the tranquility of being in communion with nature.

Captain of the month

Captain Charles finding freedom in France  

Favourite boat: Continentale

Favourite destinationFrance

Number of previous boating holidays? 5

Where have you travelled from? Switzerland 

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Just taking the time to slow down and relax, it's awesome. 

What's your favourite boating moment so far? 

- Finding idyllic rural spots to moor up overnight 
- Locks, locks, locks - wonderful for keeping fit 
- Chatting with real local people and friendly lock keepers

Captains on the Camargue

Captains Stephan & Annemie in Camargue

Favorite boat: Royal Classique

Favorite destination: Anywhere there is a boat

Number of previous boating holidays? 3

Where have you travelled from? Belgium

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Camargue: wonderful nature, wonderful cities and beautiful beaches.

What's your favourite boating moment so far? There is so much beauty that I can’t list it all. The locks, and in particular the 7 locks on the Canal du Midi in Fonserane, the fauna and flora, and the surrounding landscapes!

Captain Massimo on the Canal du Midi

Captain Massimo on the Canal du Midi

Favorite boat: Calypso

Favorite destination: Canal du Midi

Number of previous boating holidays? 8

Where have you travelled from? Italy

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Absolutely to do and redo !!!

What's your favourite boating moment so far? Working your way through the 7 locks on the Canal du Midi make you feel the real commander!

Co-Captains Paul and Melanie cruising in the Camargue 

Favourite boat: Horizon 1 

Favourite destination: The Camargue

Number of previous boating holidays? 5

Where have you travelled from? Scotland

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Le Boat .... C'est Le TOP!

What's your favourite boating moment so far? Where do I start! ...... There are so many! Every Le Boat holiday casts up something new. Every cruise creates a NEW lifetime cherished memory. We will sail with Le Boat every year for the rest of our lives. Thank you for the Gift of timeless memories! Paul & Melanie x

Captain Gerd in Germany

Captain Gerd gallivanting in Germany

Favourite boat: Grand Classique

Favourite destination: Germany

Number of previous boating holidays? 14

Where have you travelled from? Berlin

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Our one-week holiday from Vinkeveen to Amsterdam had the most beautiful variety of scenery and an impressive and challenging cruising ground. 

What's your favourite boating moment so far? The crossing of the very low bridges in Amsterdam, which were often only about centimetres, and the compensation of the extremely challenging passage immediately afterwards through the sight of the gigantic highlights of the city remain unforgettable.

Captain Erwin loving the Lot

Captain Erwin loving the Lot

Favourite boat: Cirrus

Favourite destination: Lot 

Number of previous boating holidays? 10

Where have you travelled from? Holland

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Zen, Nature, culture and relaxation. 

What's your favourite boating moment so far? Cruising across the Loch Ness with a wind so strong it felt like we were at sea - very beautiful and very wavy! 

Captain Franki on the Midi

Captain Franki making memories on the Midi

Favourite boat: Horizon 1 

Favourite destination: Canal du Midi

Number of previous boating holidays? 1

Where have you travelled from? South Africa

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Days of cruising along vineyards, weeping willows and postcard-perfect French villages and evenings falling asleep to the sound of croaking frogs.

What's your favourite boating moment so far? We docked out in nature one evening under the canopies of gigantic trees and sat on the top deck taking in the glory of nature as thousands of birds flew and sang around us. We concluded the evening with a South-African-style braai on the top deck, before going to sleep to the gentle rhythms of water. Absolutely magnificent!

Captain Charles cruising in the Camargue

Favourite boat? Royal Mystique

Favourite destination? Camargue, arrival at Aigues Mortes

Number of previous boating holidays: 6 

Where have you travelled from? England

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Sunshine, friendship and stunning scenery along the Mediterranean coast. 

What's your favourite boating moment so far? Cross the Etang de Thau under a cloudless sky and arriving at the beautiful town of Meze - a perfect start to another wonderful holiday. 

Captain Mike on the Midi

Captain Mike and crew on the Midi 

Favourite boat: Horizon 4

Favourite destination: Thames and the Canal du Midi

Number of previous boating holidays? 4

Where have you travelled from? England 

Describe your last boating holiday in a sentence: Cruising through Venice with a cruise ship behind me and Venice in front of me

What's your favourite boating moment so far? Every Le Boat holiday is perfectly made to suit your needs. Your style boat, your choice of destination, your choice of stops, your choice of how long you stay at each mooring. All you require is a bit of common sense and the ability to have fun and be adventurous. 

 

 

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