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The best of Food and Wine
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.
Cities and Culture
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.
Where to swim
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.
Your first cruise
Choosing and booking your trip
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.
What you need to know
You will become the captain of your boat and enjoy both the sailing and the range of activities on offer throughout your cruise.
Life on board
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.
Pénichettes Flying Bridge®
The latest range of Pénichettes®, offering considerable comfort thanks to their double internal and external helm positions.
(NEW) Penichette Evolution®
We are pleased to introduce our new Pénichette Evolution® , now available for a cruise in 2018!
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.
Other Linssen boats
For those who wish to cruise throughout Europe on a Linssen boat, thanks to our partnership with LBH, there are brand new destinations and boats now available.
Preparing for your cruise
Key Documents & Information
The essential documents for your cruise.
Arrival and return to the base
All the information about getting to your base, the pre-boarding formalities, the sailing initiation etc.
Preparing your cruise
Details about your start base
All the practical information you need about your destination: address, opening times, access etc.
Extras & Supplements
Find out more about parking, bike rental, cleaning, taxi transfers etc.
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