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Unfamiliar flavours and fragrances will delight you in all the regions that you visit.
Heritage and history
A selection of outstanding canal cruises which will take you through historically rich regions.
Travelling on board a Pénichette® can also be combined with a city trip. You can moor your craft in the heart of the most charming towns or stay a stone’s throw away.
On the water and in the water: with your Pénichette® you will always find a good spot to dive in and to cool off.
France, Italy, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands or Poland have some nice surprises in store for you in the heart of preserved natural areas and you will admire magnificent ever-changing landscapes.
With our fleet of 380 Pénichettes and 24 start bases, Locaboat offers varied itineraries and a new way of discovering unspoilt regions.
YOUR FIRST CRUISE
No qualifications required
No licence or previous experience is required to enjoy boating holidays,the perfect getaway experience.
You will become the captain of your boat and enjoy both the sailing and the range of activities on offer throughout your cruise.
We do everything on our boats to make you feel at home: comfortable and perfectly safe accommodation for unforgettable holidays.
The traditional Pénichette, very easy to pilot and perfect for couples and families.
A spacious and well-lit boat, characterised by its lovely protected terrace at the rear.
The latest range of Pénichettes, offering considerable comfort thanks to their double internal and external helm positions.
Cosy, elegant and designed as small yachts, the Europas offer decidedly modern comfort and aesthetics.
Choose one of the finest yachts with the Linssen Grand Sturdy 34.9! Elegance, high-quality furnishings and comfortable sailing are the hallmarks of these boats, ideally equipped for 4 people.
Preparing for your cruise
Key Documents & Information
The essential documents for your cruise.
All the information about getting to your base, the pre-boarding formalities, the sailing initiation etc.
All the practical information you need about your destination: address, opening times, access etc.
Find out more about parking, bike rental, cleaning, taxi transfers etc.
The Locaboat Holidays fleet is distinguished by its quality and consistency. The Pénichettes®, Europas and Linssens are all very comfortable, easy to manoeuvre and perfectly adapted to self-drive hire boat cruising.
Locaboat offers a fleet of 380 high-quality boats with various cabin layouts to meet your needs, whether you’re travelling as a couple, a family or with friends.
Depending on the size of your party (from 2-12 persons) your budget and your personal taste you’ll find your perfect holiday boat.
Whichever you choose, everything is done to make you feel comfortable aboard. There is a spacious lounge, comfortable and adequately-sized berths and plenty of storage, heating and hot water. The galley is fully equipped to make sure that you can cook delicious meals and all bed-linen and towels are provided for each person.
Nearly all boats come with convertible tables/sofas so you can accommodate further guests on the saloon if you wish. Please note that these extra berths are included in the boat capacity search options.
Everything is done to ensure that your maximum comfort and make your holiday truly unforgettable!
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With its maritime and contemporary design, this boat combines a spacious interior with the most advanced technology. The light wood furniture, dual helm system and teak rear deck, provide an outstandingly comfortable self-drive boat.
Interior space is generous, and well provided with windows. Multimedia facility, with radio, satellite TV (subject to local reception)*, CD, MP3 and DVD player. Towels and bed-linen are provided. There is a second refrigerator on the spacious teak sundeck, and an outside shower is also fitted. Fitted with a rear deck, they are ideal for fishing and bathing during your river cruise.
Specifically designed for a limited number of people (4 to 6 people, depending on the model), you will enjoy being able to take it easy.
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Maximum comfort for 4
Maximum comfort for 6
This is the most recent series of Penichette®. The dual helm system- accessible both on the deck and inside the ship- is extremely pleasant in any season to sail along the canals.
As with the other Penichettes®, you can sail about in absolute safety. Perfectly suited for families and friends, these self-drive boats can host from 2 to 12 people depending on the model and the level of comfort required.
On the upper deck, you will find all the equipment necessary to make the most of your river cruise among friends or family; a fixed table, a bench seat and wide table for open-air meals.. Furthermore, you will enjoy the spacious and safe sundeck all along your river cruise.
Our entire fleet of Penichette® Flying Bridges is now equipped with bow thrusters. Hence, maneuvering will be even easier making your navigation experience all the more enjoyable. Like the other Penichettes®, Flying Bridge self-drive barge have a wide sun deck to enjoy your boating holiday in the sun.
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Sleeps up to 5Maximum comfort for 4
Sleeps for 2Maximum comfort for 2
Sleeps up to 7Maximum comfort for 6
Sleeps up to 9 + 1 childMaximum comfort for 8
Sleeps up to 12Maximum comfort for 8
Very bright and well lit; Penichette® Aft Deck has the special feature of a terrace extending from the lounge towards the rear, protected from the sun by a canopy. Here you can enjoy a meal or a drink well into the evening. An outside light means you can stay outdoors after dark.
Elegant and spacious, Penichette® Aft-Deck is ideal for friends and families and can accommodate 4 to 12 people, depending on the model and the degree of comfort desired. Each cabin is equipped with double bed, basin, hanging space and storage.
Penichettes® Aft-Deck are light and airy thanks to large windows, twin sliding sunroofs and fully glazed rear doors.
On the deck you will find spacious and safe sundeck, ideal for picnics and storing bicycles. The U-shaped seating and large table will offer additional opportunities to enjoy your river cruise closer to nature along the canal.
Sleeps up to 6Maximum comfort for 4
Sleeps up to 10Maximum comfort for 6
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