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OUR DESTINATIONS for boating holidays

Locaboat has a fleet of 380 self-drive boats that offer consistent high quality and require no licence to drive, available in a host of European destinations: France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Poland and Ireland. Choose your destination, rent a boat that suits you, and enjoy your boating holidays!

Canal du Midi & Camargue

The Camargue and the Canal du Midi boat-hire routes present a dazzling show throughout the whole length of your cruise, with famous listed sites dotted along the way, in the heart of an extraordinary ecosystem.

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Burgundy Nivernais & Loire

A cruise in the Burgundy Nivernais area, along the Burgundy or Nivernais canals, promises effortless boating holidays in complete comfort on your no-license Pénichette®.

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Brittany

Your Brittany cruise takes you into a land of Celtic traditions, in a waterways region that’s famous for art and historic monuments, as well as the peaceful natural surroundings you’ll pass through on your canal boat: a magical journey on a Pénichette®.

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South West of France

Boating holidays in the South West of France will appeal to foodies, wine connoisseurs and fans of rugby (a real cult). And the best way to explore this typical French region is on a waterways cruise aboard a self-drive boat.

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Venice

We’re offering you boat hire in Venice – yes, Venice! – for an irresistible cruise you’ll never forget.

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OUR COLLECTIONS Follow your heart

Discover our collections and follow your heart!
Collections are themed cruises in various regions, designed to inspire you. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, looking for peace and quiet or an exciting urban adventure, whether you are a couple or a group of friends, you will find inspiration here to help you to choose the waterways cruise of your dreams.

Cruise & Dive

A cruise along the waterways is an adventure in itself – but the excitement doesn’t stop there. Boating holidays also give you the chance to dive into the water and enjoy a memorable swim.

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Disconnect & take a break

For a real holiday in the wilderness, hire a self-drive boat and cruise into the most beautiful unspoilt areas. Boating holidays let you unwind to the rhythm of the waterways.

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City break

Is exploring iconic cities and great cultural sites your idea of a great holiday? A waterways cruise on a cultural route promises the perfect city break.

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Legendary routes

Symbols and mystery, history and culture, art and tradition… Boating holidays on one of our legendary routes mean a cruise through history, discovering local stories on the way.

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Two on a boat

A romantic holiday on the waterways: enjoy a well-deserved couples cruise, going with the flow aboard your Pénichette® equipped with all mod cons.

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Boating for foodies

Discover France’s finest vineyards and sample the wines they produce: enjoy a holiday on a self-drive boat following a trail through some of France’s most famous and picturesque wine regions.

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Unexperience welcome!

Your first waterways cruise will be an unforgettable experience. No licence is needed to hire a self-drive boat – just take the helm and fulfil your dream of cruising in freedom on your Pénichette®.

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Cruise & Dive

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Disconnect & take a break

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City break

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Lengendary routes

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Two on a boat

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Boating for foodies

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Unexperience welcome!

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Explore the most beautiful regions in Europe on a canal boat

Travelling with Locaboat gives you a genuine travel experience. The keywords are closeness, discovery and independence. When you hire your boat, you are the captain, the one in charge of your holiday.
Opt for the closeness of a family holiday or traveling with a group of friends or your partner and explore unspoilt countryside. You will also discover regions that differ in their natural surroundings, history, vineyards and their local population.

A holiday with Locaboat is a different way to get to know an area as you go with the flow. Your life aboard will be friendly and fun. If you hire bikes, you can set off in search of historic or architectural sites. We will help you to design a route that suits you to find what you want in terms of food and wine, urban or cultural visits, historical interest, nature and swimming.

Enjoy your holidays to the full by stepping on board one of our Pénichette® barges and exploring our finest destinations.

OUR CURRENT Special offers

We provide permanent offers all year round. They are automatically applied to your boat hire price and can be combined up to a maximum of 20%. In addition, we regularly advertise special offers on our website that are valid for a limited period. Make the most of the best value boat hire deals available now.

Golden Weeks

Our Golden Weeks are back! Take advantage of this exceptional discount of 25% (*), valid on all our boats and destinations.

From

€ 1019

Short Breaks

Because you can't always go away for a whole week and a few days are enough to leave your everyday cares behind.

From

€ 599
Up to -50%

Last minute departures

Save up to 50% on a selection of last minute cruises. First in, first served!

From

€ 815

CUSTOMER'S REVIEW About Locaboat boats

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BLOG Our latest posts

Mystery on the waterways: Amandine and François, authors of the blog ‘Un sac sur le dos’

Globe-trotters Amandine and François, authors of the blog ‘Un sac sur le dos’, set off with Locaboat on a unique kind of mission along the waterways.

A barge holiday in the heart of Mecklenburg, Germany

I’ve always admired intrepid travellers who aren’t afraid to brush up against nature in its raw state, virtually untouched by man.

Locaboat: a website editor reports on her first trip

As a journalist I sometimes write for Locaboat’s blog, interviewing regular customers about their trips on a Pénichette®.

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Why choose Locaboat?

Locaboat Holidays has been the industry specialist for boating holidays and waterways cruises since 1977. Inventor of the Pénichette®, Locaboat is as famous for the friendliness and quality of its customer service as for the comfort and easy handling of its boats. When you rent a boat from Locaboat, you’ll benefit from the advice of local experts who are passionate about boating and will do their utmost to make sure you enjoy a wonderful holiday.

More than 200 routes throughout Europe

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1.4 million customers since 1977

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97% of our customers would recommend us

More than 40 years of expertise to draw on

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