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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!


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2024 Holidays Now On Sale

Secure your preferred dates, boat and destinations and save up to 25% off. Lowest Price Guarantee.



Autumn boating holidays: 25% off

Book your Autumn adventure in the UK or Europe. Hurry, ends 1st October 2023.



Autumn boating holidays

Save up to 50% on one-way holidays

Cruise from one base to another. Applies to selected destinations. Ends 30th October 2023.



Never been on a boating holiday?

New to boating

Be the captain of your own boat. No license 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. Then you're off enjoying your holiday.

It's like driving a car, but much easier and more relaxing.





The Ultimate 2024 Holiday Planner

Our new 2024 boating brochure

Enjoy an overview of all our destinations with images, detailed maps, top sightseeing recommendations and boat deck plans. 

Compiled by our team of experts to make sure you have all the information you need to start planning your bucket list holiday.




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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