Home   |   Contact US   |   Specials   |   Site Map   |   Testimonials

Le Boat Canalbarge Hire in France - 2017 Rates

Click here for France Cruising Region Information

France Base Locations:
Alsace -  Aquitaine  - Brittany - Burgundy - Camargue  - Canal du Midi - Charente  - Lot - Loire - Nivernais

Click here for 2017 Rates
 Click here for Full Range of Boats
Click here for Terms and Conditions
Click here to return to Le Boat Index Page
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions
 Click here for Le Boat New Cruising Videos

2017 Early Bird Discounts
15% Discount for 1 to 4 Star Boats
5% Discount for all 5 Star Boats
5% Child Discount
for all Boats
For all booking confirmed by 31 August 2016
Applies to all destinations and departures in 2017
(Boats from Horizon fleet are excluded from all offers)
15% discount is non combinable - Other discounts can be combined up to 15%
* Child Discount valid for bookings made by 31 December 2016

Start Days are on Monday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday depending on boat type or base

Available Boats for France Canal Boat Hire
Please contact us for 2017 Rates

Capri TS
2+1 Berth

Cirrus A
2+2 Berth

Cirrus B
2+2 Berth

2+2 Berth

2+3 Berth

2+3 Berth

Corvette A
4 Berth

Corvette B
4 Berth

4 Berth

4+2 Berth

Vision 2
4+1 Berth

4+2 Berth

4+2 Berth

4+2 Berth

4+2 Berth

Royal Mystique
4+2 Berth

6 Berth

6 Berth

6 Berth

Royal Classique
6 Berth

6+2 Berth

6+2 Berth

Vision 3
6+4 Berth

Vision 3 SL
6+4 Berth

8 Berth

Vision 4
8+1 Berth

Vision 4 SL
8+1 Berth

8+2 Berth

8+2 Berth

Salsa A
8+2 Berth

Salsa B
8+4 Berth

Classique Star
8+2 Berth

Grand Classique
10 Berth
Please contact us for 2017 Rates

Top of Page

Rates Include:

  • A fully equipped boat
  • Towels and linen for all passengers
  • Boat handling demonstration
  • Technical support 7 days/week
  • On board cruising information

Rates do not Include:

  • Transfers to / from the base
  • Fuel
  • Fuel Deposit (EUR 220 - 300)
  • Damage Waiver
  • Compulsory Extras & Optional Extras
  • Personal Holiday or Cancellation Insurance


Calculating Seasons:
The hire price is determined by the departure date according to the tariff periods above. If your cruise covers 2 tariff periods, the price will be calculated pro rata taking the number of nights aboard in each period. A full week includes 7 nights aboard.

Anchor Rating System
Le Boat gives an anchor rating of between two and five to each boat to offer an idea of how affordable or luxurious the vessels are.

Boats with a two-anchor rating are ideal for those on a small budget, as they are the cheapest to hire whilst offering all of the basic functionality you might need. The more anchors a boat has, the more features and space it boasts.


One Way Cruises:
One Way Cruises are available on request between bases, with a minimum of one week. An additional fee of € 100 applies for all one way cruises. If you have parked your car at the start base, this can be transfered to the end base for a fee of € 125 (with the exception of rental vehicles). Please note that although seldom changed, Even if accepted by LE BOAT, this service can never be guaranteed due to unexpected events or force majeure (e.g. cancellation of the previous or the following customer). LE BOAT therefore can change the direction of the one-way cruise or demand an out and back cruise from the hirer, with no impact on the validation of the contract. Please contact us 2 days before departure to confirm the direction of the cruise.

Fuel Charges & Fuel Deposit
Fuel is charged according to market rates and is subject to fluctuations in diesel prices. At the time of going to press, the hourly fuel charge is £4.50-£9/€5-€13 depending on boat type and usage, but could have since changed. In France, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Italy, Le Boat charges for fuel according to the amount of hours the engine has been running. At the start of your cruise you will be informed how much the hourly charge will be and the current engine hours on your boat will be agreed and recorded with you. In Ireland, England and Scotland Le Boat charges fuel by the litre. At the start of your cruise your boat will have a full tank of fuel and you will be advised by the base staff how much your fuel will cost per litre. Before departing the base you will be required to leave a Fuel Deposit payable locally in local currency. At the end of your holiday you will either pay an additional fuel cost to cover the amount of fuel actually used, or you will be due a refund if your fuel consumption is less than the deposit paid.

To allow for additional cleaning, a supplement of $70 per pet is charged to take a maximum of two pets on board our boats. You are required to bring a basket/blanket for pets to sleep on and to refrain from letting pets lie on bedding or settees. Please do not leave pets unattended on your boat. If despite paying the pet cleaning supplement the base manager feels extra cleaning is required on the return of your boat, you will be asked to pay an additional boat cleaning fee. 

Long Cruises:
Cruises of 9 days, 10 days and 11 days are available from all bases. This is priced based on the number of nights you wish to take.

Priority Boarding and Late Checkout:
NEW early check-in times are between 11:00-12:00 and after 14:00hrs; late check-out remains the same (12:00hrs). Customers now have even longer on the waterways! This service is subject to request and an added fee of EUR 145 for each will apply. Please contact us for details.

Collision Damage Waiver:
We encourage all customers to take great care not to damage their boat, or that of anyone else, while on holiday. All customers must pay either a non-refundable Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) or a refundable Damage Deposit. With the CDW your excess will be reduced if your boat is returned damaged, or if there is any accidental damage or injury to third parties. Our CDW rates vary from $22 - $63 per day depending on boat type and duration. The refundable Damage Deposit will be used if your boat is returned damaged or if there has been any accidental damage or injury to thir parties.

The refundable Damage Deposit varies from €2,000 - €3,250 depending on boat type. Neither the CDW nor the refundable Damage Deposit covers loss or theft of, or damage to items of boat equipment or inventory. The replacement cost of any items of boat equipment or inventory will be charged for separately. Please see our terms and conditions for more details.

Option 1
Option 2
CDW daily rate
(varies by destination)
Security Deposit
Payable at base if
CDW is purchased
Security Deposit
Payable at base if
CDW is NOT purchased
Cat 1: Town Star, Consort, Capri TS, Sheba
$22 - 25
Cat 2: Cirrus A&B, Consul, Lake Star, Tamaris, Mountain Star
$27 - 31
Cat 3: Clipper, Caprice, Tango, Corvette A&B, Countess
Crusader, Horizon, Horizon 2-S, Shannon Star, Nautilia
$31 - 37
Cat 4: Elegance, Calypso, Continentale, Horizon 3, Horizon 4,
Classique, Classique Star, Grand Classique, Magnifique, Minuetto,
Mystique, Royal Classique, Royal Mystique, Salsa A&B
$38 - 46
Cat 5: All Vision models
$55 - 63

Personal Insurance:
Le Boat’s insurance does not cover the Hirer’s personal belongings and we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover yourself against any possible risk. Le Boat or your travel agent offers a travel insurance scheme, details of which can be obtained from the sales teams or our website. Please note you must have travel insurance either with Le Boat’s provider or by arranging a policy yourself which provides comparable or greater cover under all sections.

Departure and Return:
Departures in France take place on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
Vessels are available from 4pm on the day of departure, and must be returned by 9am on the return day.

Driver and Passenger Requirements:

Hirers must be over 18 years of age.
The minimum number of people required to hire a boat is 2 adults. The number of passengers on board may not exceed the maximum amount of passengers the boat is licensed.

Cancellation and Amendment Fees:
Cancellation Fees
Amendment Fees
More that 70 days prior to pick up:
50% ( Deposit payment)
AUD $85.00
70 - 43 days prior to departure:
70% of total rental
AUD $100.00
42 - 15 days prior to departure:
80% of total rental
AUD $170.00
14 days and under prior to departure:
100% of total rental
AUD $250.00
Should you request a major alteration within 10 weeks of departure date (such as a change of date or area) or if you want to amend your holiday departure date to a date not within the current year then this will be treated as a cancellation and re-booking.

Should you request a major alteration within 10 weeks of departure date (such as a change of date or area) or if you want to amend your holiday departure date to a date not within the current year then this will be treated as a cancellation and re-booking.


General Discounts

General Discounts & Special Offers

Family Holidays (Child Discount )
Cruise as a family with children and receive a 5% Discount for 1 child
and 10% Discount for 2 children - Discount available for all season Offer excludes July departures.
Only applicable a child is travelling with the party for the duration of the trip.
Child must be under 16 yrs old on the last day of the holiday.

Group Booking Discount
Save up to 20% when booking more than 1 boat per holiday booking
starting and finishing on the same dates

Extended Bookings
For all cruises of 14 nights or more, get 10% Discount off second and subsequent weeks

Short Breaks
You can book a short break cruise at any time for selected departures . Short breaks are also possible on selected boats during the summer season and can be booked up to 4 weeks before departure.

3 Nights = 55% of weekly price
4 Nights = 65% of weekly price
5 Nights = 75% of weekly price

Specials can be combined to a Maximum of 15%
   Please Note: All 5 Anchor Boats are excluded from all offers.


Le Boat Navigation Restrictions - Brittany Waterways
Click here for Brittany Map - 348kb PDF

The Navigation Authorities advised yesterday that some locks will open only on the 6th April (against what they initially planned : 2nd April)

- Painfaut/Maclais lock located on the Canal de Nantes à Brest will open on the 6th April. This means that it is not possible to cruise to Josselin by the 6th April

- Section between Messac and Rennes (Dinan direction) will open to navigation on the 6th April

Please note : NO ADDITIONNAL BOOKING Messac to Dinan will be allowed before the 6th April

NB : for any new booking starting at MESSAC on the 2nd April, please inform clients they will be able to cruise only Southwards to La Gacilly, La Roche-Bernard and Nort-sur-Erdre/Nantes.

Le Boat Navigation Restrictions - End of Season

For maintenance reasons, the section between MONS lock and Rennes will be closed to Navigation from the 1st October onwards. This means that one-way cruises ex/to DINAN will not be possible in October.
Last day for departures from DINAN is the 22nd September (clients need to be back at Messac on the 29th September at the latest)

Click here for Further Terms and Conditions

Motorhome Hire  -  Car Rental  - Car Leasing -  Luxury Car Hire

Address: P.O. Box 1518, Frankston, Victoria, 3199, Australia
Tel within Australia:
(03) 8781 1150 or 1300 883 588
Fax: (03) 8781 1109  International Code (+61 3)  
© 2015