Due to high demand, during the big spring sale, our teams will be available on Sunday 12th March to help with all your boating enquiries. Contact us.
Friday 3rd March 9am to 5pm
Saturday 4th March10am to 12:00pm, 12.30pm to 4pm
Sunday 5th MarchClosed
Monday 6th March9am to 5pm
Tuesday 7th March 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 8th March9am to 5pm
Thursday 9th March9am to 12:00pm, 1pm to 5pm
Friday 10th March9am to 5pm
Saturday 11th March10am to 12:00pm, 12.30pm to 4pm
Sunday 12th March10am to 12:00pm, 12.30pm to 4pm

Availability is limited. Hurry, offer ends in



Boating holidays are selling fast! Our boating experts are available this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) during the Flash Sale. Contact us today.

*/✝ Terms and conditions apply, see special offers. Offer ends 31st May 2023

Boating holidays by Emerald Star

Who's on board?

Market leaders

Market Leaders

Together with Le Boat, we're the No:1 provider of boating holidays on the beautiful rivers, lakes and canals of Europe and Canada. We have the world’s largest fleet of self-drive boats and the widest choice of fabulous boating destinations to choose from!


50 years of boating experience

50 years of boating experience

We've been doing this for a long time, so you can rely on us to offer exceptional service and a wealth of helpful advice and knowledge to ensure you have the best time on the water!


No licence or experience required!

No licence or experience required!

Not many of our new customers have driven a boat before. However, they quickly realise how easy it is and soon become confident navigating the waterways. Our base teams will show you everything you need know!


Summer boating holidays

Save up to 30% on summer

Applies to all destinations exclu Italy. Ends 31st May.



Autumn boating holidays

Save up to 15% on autumn

Applies to all destinations exclu Italy. Ends 31st May.



Last minute one-way cruises

Save up to 50% on one-ways

Fantastic savings on last minute one-way cruises.



Never been on a boating holiday?

Be the captain of your own boat. No licence or experience is required — it's that simple! You come aboard and we show you everything you need to know during a briefing and demonstration before your canal cruise. Then you're off enjoying your British, Canadian, or European boating holiday.

Driving a boat is like driving a car, but much easier and more relaxing! To get a taste, why not book a short staycation, and begin by exploring the stunning waterways here in the UK? You'll soon call in love with the water and book your next boating holiday in no time;

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Boat Ownership Programme

With a variety of benefits, if you have money to invest and enjoy a boating holiday more than once each year, our Boat Ownership Program is too good an opportunity to miss!


What our customers say...

Seema Dutta said:

Quotemark  Wonderful way to see the countryside! You can't be in a rush on a trip like this, so we just meandered down the Canal and stopped whenever and wherever we wanted. Excellent food and wine and all the people we met were great!  Quotemark

5 Star

Margaret Perkins said:

Quotemark Five star service every time! We have booked holidays with Le Boat for over 15 years and always had a five star experience. If we need help before or during our holiday they have always been there with a smile!  Quotemark

5 Star

Feefo Trusted Service Award


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