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.
Rosette
Boating expertise since 1969
With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
Compass
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.
Boat
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.
Buoy
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.
  • Rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Compass
    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.
  • Boat
    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.
  • Buoy
    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.
  • Rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Compass
    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.
  • Boat
    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.
  • Buoy
    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.

Why choose us?

Reasons to love Emerald Star in Ireland and Le Boat in Europe and Canada
50 Years

Years of 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!

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Market leaders

We're the No:1 provider of boating vacations 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!

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Our boating experts

Our enthusiastic staff are boating experts and will be on hand to help you every step of the way. With an unparalleled knowledge of boating vacations and often proficient in multiple languages, our staff can answer any questions you might have before, during or after your cruise.

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No license or experience required!

Not many of our new customers have driven a boat before. However, they quickly realize 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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What sets Emerald Star and Le Boat apart...

Our destinations

We operate in eight European countries & Canada. This means with Le Boat you can plan canal boat holidays in some of the world’s most magnificent places. We have lots of bases in nearly all our canal boating locations. There are a variety of one-way trips so you don’t ever have to retrace your steps, and round trips so you can even better explore the area you are cruising through. View our Destinations

 

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Our fleet

We own and operate the largest and most stylish fleet of self-drive boats on Europe and Canada's waterways. We heavily invest in the development and modernization of our fleet and network of bases for the enjoyment of current and future generations. So no matter what your budget or party size you can find the right boat or boats for you! See our boats

 

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Our team

Le Boat (and Emerald Star in Ireland) is made up of a global team of passionate and knowledgeable people who all love what we do and, most importantly, love boating! So if you ever have any questions before, during or after your cruise, we would love to help! No matter whether you are chatting to our expert holiday planners, helping you plan every detail of your holiday, or our experienced base staff have just set you off on your boating adventure. You're in safe hands with us.

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What our customers say...

We are proud to provide all our customers with world-class service that stems from our years of experience and passionate staff. Why not check out what some of customers have to say below on the Feefo review service?

Charles Price says...

"This was our 4th Le Boat cruise and we were most impressed with the boat and with the excellent staff. The reception ladies were most helpful and extremely pleasant, whilst the handover of the boat was easy. We have already booked another Le Boat cruise for next year."

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Margaret Perkins says...

"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 our holiday, or during it, they have always been there with a smile!"

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Feefo Trusted Service Award

 

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