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.
Kompass
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.
Boot
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.
Boje
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.
  • Kompass
    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.
  • Boot
    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.
  • Boje
    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.
  • Kompass
    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.
  • Boot
    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.
  • Boje
    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.

How to price your boating holiday

Our pricing, made easy!

To make working out the end cost of your holiday easy, we have broken down all the costs you will need to consider into three simple sections.

1. Costs when you book...

Boat cost

The holiday prices shown on this website are for the hire of one boat for the duration specified, regardless of how many people intend to travel. Any applicable offers, unless a specific promotion code is required, are automatically applied. 

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  • Hire of the boat, its facilities and equipment, which includes:
           - Fully equipped kitchen on board
           - Fridge, gas oven, hob, dishes and utensils.
           - Bathroom facilities on board
           - Hot showers, toilets and towels.
           - Sleeping facilities on board
           - Pillows, duvets and bed linen. 
           - Heating.
  • Pre-departure briefing.
  • Boat handling demonstration.
  • Daily technical support and assistance from the local Le Boat team as required.
  • On-board maps and visitor information
  • Safety equipment (inc. life jackets)

Download a detailed inventory of equipment supplied on all of our boats

 

Supplementary fees also included:

  • Compulsory mooring fees for Canada, Scotland and Italy (see compulsory costs)*
  • One way supplement for routes starting and ending at different bases.*

*These supplementary fees are automatically added where applicable and are included in prices shown on this website. They are then shown separately in the price summary, when you proceed to book.

 

     

Other optional costs

We have many optional extras available to help make your holiday more easy, comfortable and fun. You can purchase these when you initially book your holiday, or you can add them on any time afterwards. These can even be purchased when you arrive at the base to begin your boating holiday. However, we do recommend that you book any extras before you travel, as some extras may not be available at such short notice and the price may increase. If you want to find out more about adding an extra just give us a call and speak to one of our boating experts, who will advise you on what's available and arrange everything. Visit our extras page for more information. 

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Damage Liability Reduction (DLR)

When you collect your boat at the start of your holiday, you must pay a refundable Damage Deposit (see below). If you lose or damage your boat your liability is limited to the amount collected. However, you can significantly reduce the amount of deposit required, and thus your liability, by purchasing a non-refundable Damage Liability Reduction (DLR).

Holiday extras

Optional add-ons you can purchase include:

 

  • Bikes
  • Barbecues & lanterns
  • Deck cushions
  • Groceries
  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Wi-fi
  • Angling dinghy 
  • Stand-up paddle boards
  • And more...

Please note that not all extras are available at all bases. 

2. Costs at the base...

When you arrive, our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible. The reception team are also required to take a Fuel Deposit and a Damage Deposit from you by way of a credit card.

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You will have to pay a refundable Damage Deposit at the base before you begin cruising. The Damage Deposit will be retained (in part or in full) when you return your boat IF the boat or any of its equipment or inventory that has been damaged or lost. You will not have to pay more than the deposit collected. You will not have to pay more than the initial amount collected. Please read our terms and conditions for full details and costs.

 

Please note: the amount of Damage Deposit required, and thus your liability, may be significantly reduced by purchasing a non-refundable Damage Liability Reduction (DLR). See above and optional extras for details.

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A Fuel Charge covers the fuel you use to power the boats engine as well as onboard systems (such as heating), gas and general engine wear & tear. At your start base, you are required to leave an Fuel Deposit in local currency. At the end of your cruise, your Fuel Charge will be calculated based on the number of hours your engine has been running and you will either be refunded the difference or asked to pay for any excess hours used. See compulsory costs for more details.