Le Boat

Where will 2023 take you?

Book early, so you don’t miss out!

If you want to stay close to home, then pack up the car and holiday on the beautiful River Shannon

Or why not venture further afield? The majestic River Thames in England or the stunning Caledonian Canal in Scotland are  just a ferry-ride away?

Or is 2023 the year to fly far and away? Discover the famous Canal du Midi, romantic Venice in Italy or even… Canada!

Been boating before?

No two boating holidays are the same. We operate in nine different countries and 17 different cruising regions and each offers up something different in the way of local culture, scenery, cuisine and things to do. So if you think you’ve ‘been there, done that’ – you should go boating somewhere different in 2023 and experience the waterways from a fresh perspective.



Never been boating?

Your interest must have been piqued – or you wouldn’t be here. So now let us show you why boating along our beautiful waterways should be your next holiday to remember. If you’re getting tired of the usual holiday homes or beach resorts year after year – then you should try a fresh perspective in 2023. Come try it with Le Boat.





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NEW base in Ottawa

Ottawa on sale
  • New base in Dows Lake ‘ - not far from downtown Ottawa
  • Enjoy one-way trips between Ottawa and our base in Smiths Falls
  • Easily combine Canada's capital city with the big Rideau lakes 
  • Short breaks from Ottawa will now also be possible.
  • Explore Canada >

NEW suggested itineraries

Suggested itineraries by Le Boat
  • An hour-by-hour breakdown of each day - takes the hassle out of planning.
  • Gives you an idea of what you might be able to accomplish on your holiday.
  • Seeall the main highlights, plus a few hidden gems.
  • Loads of restaurant recommendations and suggestions for families with younger children too.
  • Find itineraries > 

NEW Horizon Plus boats

New Horizons
  • 11 brand new boats added to our premier Horizon Plus fleet in 2023
  • More premier availability in France and Canada
  • Our 5-berth Horizon 5 PLus model is now available in Nivernais Loire
  • Horizon Plus' feature smart TVs and memory foam matresses
  • Learn more abour our Horizon models >


Looking for 2023 inspiration?

Our boating magazineWhat's inside?

  • Articles and interviews to show what our holidays, and our boats, are like.
  • Recommendations, top tips and personal insight from our expert sales team.
  • An overview of our destinations and help to choose your ideal region.
  • Helpful links to relevant webpages for more information, inspiration and videos.
  • Download our 'Fresh Perspectives' magazine now



There are loads of reasons to BOOK EARLY!

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  • See our special offers tab with this months great offers.
  • Ask about our family discount. 
  • Special deals for groups with two boats or more. 
  • Get a pick of availability for your preferred date, boat and destination. Book now!
  • You can spread payments throughout the year via our new 'my account' portal.
  • Sign up for our newsletter - Be the first to know about our upcoming Flash Sales!

Book with the experts!

Pre-departure briefing

  • We’ve been operating for over 50 years.
  • Our team of passionate boating experts are here to help you plan your boating holiday and our experienced base teams will ensure you set off and make the most of your time on the water.
  • Find out more reasons why Le Boat is the No.1 provider of boating holidays.


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Our website

Our website is packed full of information and inspiration. If you’re not sure where to start, try our inspiration pages to match one of our regions with a specific interest or your party type. Or you can dive right in and have fun exploring what each of our destinations has to offer.

Find inspiration >

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Region guides

Our region guides

We’ve written a short guide for each of our cruising regions. So if one or two stand out, download the relevant guide. It will give you a taste of what to expect with a summary about each waterside stop and place of interest.

Download a region guide >

Our expert sales team

Our expert team

We’re passionate about boating holidays and love nothing more than talking about them. So if you need some personal advice and recommendations – please give us a call or send us an email.

Contact us >


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What our customers say...

Brigitte Bouvier said:

  We had an amazing time and would recommend this holiday to anyone wanting something different. Fantastic customer service and the boat was super easy to navigate. 

Andrea Traynor said:

  Le Boat was a phenomenal experience beginning to end. From the training, to the routes, to the boat itself, we felt it was a luxury vacation for a reasonable price. 

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