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Le Boat Canalbarge Hire in Northern France - 2016 Rates


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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

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.

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

Click here for 2016 Rates from 01 August to 24 October 2016


Northern France Canal Boat Hire 2016 Rates
Weekly Rates shown in
Australian Dollars (AUD)

 
March
April
May
June
July
 
19
26
2
9
16
23
30
7
14
21
28
4
11
18
25
2
9
16
23
30
Magnifique
8+2 Berth
2770
3030
3125
2965
2965
3825
4230
4355
4355
5040
5135
5135
5135
5240
5410
5630
5720
5720
5945
6005
Vision 4
8+1 Berth
3500
3825
3985
3825
3825
4660
5415
5760
5820
6390
6565
6995
7130
7130
7000
7000
7045
7045
7045
7190
Grand Classique
10 Berth
3000
3275
3375
3205
3205
4135
4570
4710
4710
5445
5550
5550
5665
5550
5845
6085
6180
6240
6490
6560
Classique Star
8+2 Berth
2330
2550
2630
2490
2490
3090
3560
3665
3665
4240
4320
4320
4320
4320
4545
4730
4805
4910
5100
5050
Classique
8 Berth
2140
2335
2410
2285
2285
2950
3260
3360
3360
3885
3960
3960
3960
3960
4170
4340
4405
4405
4585
4630
Salsa A
8+2 Berth
2500
2730
2815
2670
2670
3450
3810
3920
3920
4540
4630
4680
4630
4630
4925
5070
5150
5150
5355
5410
Salsa B
10+2 Berth
2500
2730
2815
2670
2670
3450
3810
3920
3920
4540
4630
4630
4630
4630
4870
5070
5150
5150
5355
5410
Nautilia
8+2 Berth
1920
2095
2160
2050
2050
2645
2925
3010
3010
3480
3545
3545
3545
3545
3735
3890
3950
3950
4105
4150
Millau
8 Berth
1920
2095
2160
2050
2050
2645
2925
3010
3010
3480
3545
3545
3545
3545
3735
3890
3950
3950
4105
4150
SLEEPS 6+
 
March
April
May
June
July
19
26
2
9
16
23
30
7
14
21
28
4
11
18
25
2
9
16
23
30
Mystique
6+2 Berth
3125
3525
3385
3385
3450
4560

5115

5215
5215
5805
6085
6030
6030
5960
6250
6250
6475
6475
6475
6475
Vision 3
6+4 Berth
3220
3525
3670
3525
3525
4290
4990
5305
5305
5760
5925
6440
6505
6505
6505
6485
6485
6485
6485
6615
Royal Classique
6 Berth
2655
2895
2855
2785
2785
3140
3680
3860
3860
4715
4715
4715
4715
4715
4915
4915
5160
5160
5165
5165
Elegance
6 Berth
2410
2630
2590
2530
2530
2855
3340
3510
3510
4280
4280
4280
4280
4280
4465
4465
4685
4685
4695
4695
Continentale
6 Berth
2220
2330
2315
2235
2235
2520
3075
3230
3230
3945
3945
3945
3945
3945
4115
4115
4320
4320
4365
4365
Calypso
6+2 Berth
2485
2715
2670
2610
2610
2940
3440
3620
3620
4415
4415
4415
4415
4415
4605
4605
4930
4980
4980
4980
Crusader
6 Berth
2155
2345
2285
2210
2210
2490
2920
3125
3125
3820
3820
3820
3820
3820
3980
3980
4180
4180
4225
4225
SLEEPS 4+
 
March
April
May
June
July
19
26
2
9
16
23
30
7
14
21
28
4
11
18
25
2
9
16
23
30
Royal Mystique
4+2 Berth
2845
3205
2840
2840
2890
3825
4660
5050
5050
5505
5830
5830
5830
5650
5750
5750
5955
5955
5955
5955
Caprice
4+2 Berth
1925
2080
2020
1975
1975
2240
2670
2780
2870
3400
3580
3655
3655
3655
3670
3790
3950
3950
3950
3950
Clipper
4+2 Berth
2175
2350
2285
2235
2235
2535
3020
3300
3375
3920
4055
4135
4135
4135
4150
4280
4465
4465
4465
4465
Tango
4+2 Berth
2030
2190
2125
2080
2080
2360
2810
3125
3160
3575
3765
3840
3840
3840
3855
3980
4150
4150
4150
4150
Countess
4+2 Berth
1695
1835
1785
1740
1740
1975
2350
2450
2530
2995
3155
3220
3220
3220
3235
3340
3555
3555
3580
3580
Tamaris
4+2 Berth
1385
1505
1460
1425
1425
1615
1925
2005
2070
2450
2580
2640
2640
2640
2645
2735
2845
2845
2845
2845
Consul
4 Berth
1720
1850
1800
1765
1765
2000
2380
2475
2560
3030
3190
3260
3260
3260
3275
3375
3525
3525
3525
3525
Corvette A
4 Berth
1600
1735
1680
1645
1645
1865
2220
2310
2380
2825
2980
3035
3035
3035
3050
3150
3280
3280
3280
3280
Corvette B
4 Berth
1625
1750
1705
1665
1665
1890
2250
2335
2410
2860
3015
3075
3075
3075
3090
3185
3325
3325
3325
3325
SLEEPS 2+
 
March
April
May
June
July
19
26
2
9
16
23
30
7
14
21
28
4
11
18
25
2
9
16
23
30
Cirrus A
2+2 Berth
1240
1335
1315
1285
1285
1455
1890
1985
1985
2190
2255
2255
2255
2255
2485
2485
2490
2490
2545
2545
Cirrus B
2+2 Berth
1255
1350
1330
1300
1300
1470
1815
1945
1945
2210
2285
2285
2285
2285
2515
2515
2520
2520
2575
2575
Capri TS
2+1 Berth

980
1055
1040
1020
1020
1150
1500
1570
1570
1735
1785
1785
1785
1785
1970
1970
1975
1975
2015
2015
Sheba
2+3 Berth
1205
1300
1275
1245
1245
1415
1835
1925
1925
2130
2190
2190
2190
2190
2410
2410
2420
2420
2470
2470
Horizon
2+3 Berth
1630
1750
1720
1645
1680
1910
2420
2595
2595
2870
2950
2980
2980
2980
3280
3280
3290
3290
3360
3360

The rates table is to use as a guide as rates are flex rates it can change at anytime.

Rates from 01 August to 24 October 2016

France Canal Boat Hire 2016 Rates
Weekly Rates shown in
Australian Dollars (AUD)

 
August
September
October
 
6
13
20
27
3
10
17
24
1
8
15
22
Magnifique
8+2 Berth
6005
5680
5680
5035
5135
4490
4355
3370
2925
2895
2870
2870
Vision 4
8+1 Berth
7190
6830
6830
6700
6700
5540
5430
4140
3705
3670
3670
3670
Grand Classique
10 Berth
6490
6265
6140
5440
5550
4850
4710
3715
3230
3135
3105
3105
Classique Star
8+2 Berth
5050
4775
4775
4230
4230
3700
3665
2830
2465
2440
2410
2410
Classique
8 Berth
4630
4380
4380
3875

3875

3390
3360
2595
2255
2235
2210
2210
Salsa
8+2 Berth
5410
5115
5115
4530
4530
3965
3920
3035
2640
2610
2590
2590
Salsa
10+2 Berth
5410
5115
5115
4530
4530
3965
3920
3035
2640
2610
2590
2590
Nautilia
8+2 Berth
4150
3920
3920
3480
3480
3035
3010
2330
2020
2005
1985
1985
Millau
8 Berth
4150
3920
3920
3480
3480
3035
3010
2330
2020
2005
1985
1985
SLEEPS 6+
 
August
September
October
6
13
20
27
3
10
17
24
1
8
15
22
Mystique
6+2 Berth
6475
6330
6330
5675
5675
4865
4865
3730
3450
3345
3280
3280
Vision 3
6+4 Berth
6615
6285
6285
6100
6040
5400
5400
3930
3415
3385
3385
3385
Royal Classique
6 Berth
5165
4945
4945
4805
4805
4060
3795
3000
2720
2720
2720
2720
Elegance
6 Berth
4695
4495
4495
4365
4365
3515
3450
2730
2470
2470
2470
2470
Continentale
6 Berth
4365
4140
4140
4015
4015
3235
3175
2515
2280
2280
2280
2280
Calypso
6+2 Berth
4980
4635
4635
4495
4495
3625
3560
2815
2550
2550
2550
2550
Crusader
6 Berth
4225
4000
4000
3885
3885
3135
3075
2435
2205
2205
2205
2205
SLEEPS 4+
 
August
September
October
6
13
20
27
3
10
17
24
1
8
15
22
Royal Mystique
4+2 Berth
6080
5940
5760
5385
5445
4575
4430
3500
3140
3050
2840
2840
Caprice
4+2 Berth
3950
3875
3875
3555
3515
2815
2815
2250
2020
2020
1975
1975
Clipper
4+2 Berth
4465
4385
4385
4060
4015
3215
3215
2545
2285
2285
2235
2235
Tango
4+2 Berth
4150
4075
4075
3735
3695
2965
2965
2365
2125
2125
2080
2080
Countess
4+2 Berth
3480
3415
3415
3135
3095
2485
2485
1985
1785
1785
1740
1740
Tamaris
4+2 Berth
2845
2795
2795
2565
2535
2035
2035
1625
1460
1460
1425
1425
Consul
4 Berth
3525
3455
3455
3160
3135
2505
2505
2005
1800
1800
1765
1765
Corvette A
4 Berth
3280
3220
3220
2955
2920
2345
2345
1875
1680
1680
1645
1645
Corvette B
4 Berth
3325
3260
3260
2985
2955
2365
2365
1895
1705
1705
1665
1665
SLEEPS 2+
 
August
September
October
6
13
20
27
3
10
17
24
1
8
15
22
Cirrus A
2+2 Berth
2545
2465
2465
2285
2285
1800
1800
1385
1285
1255
1255
1255
Cirrus B
2+2 Berth
2575
2490
2490
2315
2315
1820
1820
1400
1300
1270
1270
1270
Capri TS
2+1 Berth

2015
1945
1945
1805
1805
1425
1425
1100
1020
995
995
995
Sheba
2+3 Berth
2470
2390
2390
2220
2220
1750
1750
1350
1245
1220
1220
1220
Horizon
2+3 Berth
3325
3220
3155
2985
2985
2360
2310
1815
1680
1645
1645
1610

The rates table is to use as a guide as rates are flex rates it can change at anytime.

 

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

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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.

Essential Extras:

Item
Price
Fuel Charge ( per hour / litre )
Depending on location and type of boat
One Way Fee
AUD $105 - $340
Compulsory supplement for all one-way cruises. Payable when you book. Price dependant on the route
Refundable Damage Deposit
AUD $1,620 - $3,250
Compulsory unless non-refundable CDW is taken out. Dependant on boat type
Damage Waiver
AUD $126 - $357

Optional Extras:
 
Item
AUD Price
Per Week
Details
Taxi Prices
On Request
Please Contact us for pricing
Superior Bike / Cross Country Bike
AUD $70
 Per Bike, for one week ( AUD $10 per day )
Standard Bike
AUD $63
 Per Bike, for one week ( AUD $9 per day )
Child’s standard bike
AUD $42
 Per Bike, for one week ( AUD $6 per day )
Tag Along Bike
AUD $42
 Per Bike, for one week ( AUD $6 per day )
Bike Theft Waiver
AUD $7
Per Bike, for one week payable on booking or locally on arrival
Bike Theft Waiver
AUD $18
Per Bike, for two weeks payable on booking or locally on arrival
Travel Insurance
On Request
Personal Holiday and Cancellation insurance policy 
Waterways Guide
AUD $35 - $53
Detailed guide for your area
Angling Dinghy
AUD $125
Available in Ireland only
Outboard Motor
AUD $125
Available in Ireland only
One way Car Transfer
AUD $170 - $410
For one-way cruises. Car transferred from start base to end base, price dependant on distance/base. Not available in all bases. Payable locally.
Passenger Transfer
On Request
 
Airport Transfer
On Request
 
Secure Parking
AUD $53
Selected Locations ( AUD $7.50 per day )
Undercover Parking
AUD $70
Selected Locations ( AUD $10 per day )
Pet Supplement
AUD $70
Per Dog. Maximum 2 Dogs
Cleaning Charge
AUD $100 - $200
Payable on booking or locally on arrival  
Early Pick up
AUD $145
Payable on booking or locally on arrival; subject to operational constraints. Not available on the Vision
Late drop off
AUD $145
Parasol hire
AUD $45
Payable locally in local currency, refundable deposit on return of the parasol
SUP
AUD $116
Available in selected bases only
Special Occasion Welcome Pack
AUD $125
Payable on Booking or Locally on arrival
Italy Moorings
AUD $85 - $140
 This supplement is compulsory on all bookings that start or end at Casier or Porto Levante
WIFI
AUD $116
Available in France only
Eco Pack
AUD $20
Environmentally friendly cleaning materials & toiletries
BBQ & Outdoor Lantern Pack
AUD $88
Package price (1wk) for BBQ, 2x gas bottles & lantern
( AUD $12.50 per day )
One way Supplement
AUD $105 - $340
Supplement for starting at one base and ending another, pyable when booking
Top Deck Cushion x 2
AUD $13.00
Payable on Booking or Locally on arrival
Portable DVD Player
AUD $50
Payable on Booking or Locally on arrival
Kayak
AUD $46
Payable on Booking or Locally on arrival ( AUD $6.50 per day )
Bike Child Seat
AUD $15.00
Payable on Booking or Locally on arrival
Grocery Packs 1 (Sundowner)
AUD $60.00
sundowner pack - contains all the “essentials” you need for your irst evening on board : 2 bottles of local wine, 1 bottle of coke, crisps, 6 cans of beer, 1 bottle of lemonade, Aperitif biscuits, 6 bottles of water, 1 bottle of Juice and peanuts
Grocery Packs 2 (Starter Pack)
AUD $85.00
starter pack - contains all you need for your first evening and first morning on board.

Essentials: Olive Oil, Kitchen Towels, Aluminium Foil, Salt & Pepper
Breakfast: Fresh Coffee, Croissants / Pain au chocolat (vacuum packed - not fresh), Butter, Milk, Bread (wrapped - not a baguette), Sugar, Jam and 1 packet of biscuits
Evening: 2 bottles of local wine, 1 bottle of coke, Crisps, 6 cans of beer, 1 bottle of lemonade, Aperitif biscuits, 6 bottles of water, 1 bottle of Juice and Peanuts

(Packs must be booked in advance. Not available in all destinations. Prices correct at time of print. Some tems are are subject to availability, alternative items will be supplied) 

NEW for 2014 – Cruising Assistant (Skipper) on Le Boat within France For the 2014 season
Available in any of our bases in France, these assistants will help you drive, moor and generally manage the boat. You can either have the assistant for 1 day to help show you how to handle the boat, or you can choose to have the cruising assistant for the duration of your cruise. Please note that if the cruising assistant is booked for longer than 1 day, they will require their own cabin on the boat and you will need to pay / provide for their food / beverages. The cost is AUD $187.50 per day, subject to availability.

        * Security deposit is to cover costs for: Fuel, Cleaning, Grounding Fee, Bike Damage or loss.
        ** Fuel Prices are subject to change as fuel prices change.
        *** Fuel Deposit (EUR 220 - 300)

Wi-Fi Packs:
The Pack includes:
- USB Plug & USB Cigarette adapters so unit can be powered no matter which type of power outlet is on the boat
- Instructions in English, French, German & Spanish
- 3G Mini Router

This 3G Mini router uses Orange Mobile Broadband to provide Internet, so where there is mobile phone signal it will have Internet. It outputs a Wi-Fi signal like many home routers do and client can connect any Wi-Fi enabled device.

Instructions:
- Guests simply power it on; then follow the help pages inside the Bag
- Check the Wi-Fi list on their device for the package they are renting (i.e. signal: LeboatWifi-24)
- Once switched on, itís the same process as connecting to other WiFi services (i.e. enter Login Key, click signal which is specific to the Wi-Fi bag they receive to connect to the Internet, etc)

Each unit can support a MAX of 5 devices at any one time. It relies mostly on Mobile 3G signal speeds, but this can vary depending on location. Each unit is assigned to the Clients booking for Legal reasons. We have an acceptable use policy of 1GB (1000mb) of data use per week.

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.


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 you will be fully covered i your boat is returned damaged, or if there is any accidental damage or injury to third parties. Our CDW rates vary from $126 - $357 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 $1620 - $3250 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 mor details.

All boats are fully covered for damage and damage to other property or vessels, with a damage excess of €1500 per incident. The following damage waiver options are available: (Please note: insurance options below do not covers bikes).

  • Option 1: a non-refundable collision damage waiver (CDW) which can be paid on arrival or at the time of booking. CDW rates are listed within this pricing sheet. With this option you will be fully covered if the boat is returned damaged, or an accident has resulted in its loss, as well as costs of any accidental damage or injury to any third parties. This will not be the case if there is evidence of gross neglect, which is excluded from our cover under our insurance policy. Loss of or damage to any item of inventory or boat equipment will be charged at a replacement cost, details of which are available at our bases. These charges do not alter the Hirer’s potential liability outlined in Clause 7 – Insurance.
  • Option 2: a refundable damage deposit which is to be paid in local currency at the base upon your arrival by either credit card or cash deposit. The deposit which varies according to boat type/duration of holiday (approximately $1,530-$2,925) will only be retained in part or in full if the boat is returned damaged or an accident has resulted in its loss, as well as costs of any accidental damage or injury to any third parties. This damage deposit will be the extent of your liability in respect of any damage to the boat except where there is evidence of gross neglect in which case you will be expected to cover the full extent of any repair costs. Loss of or damage to any item of inventory or boat equipment will be charged at a replacement cost, details of which are available at our bases. See Clause 14. Single sex bookings are required to pay the refundable damage deposit to encourage duty of care.


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:

PERIOD BEFORE DEPARTURE WITHIN WHICH NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OR MAJOR CHANGES IS RECEIVED BY
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.

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)

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