Locaboat has been a leading river boat holiday specialist in Europe since 1977. Our wealth of experience means we can guarantee your holiday will be a success. The quality and homogeneity of our fleet of boats is what really sets them apart, especially our famous Pénichettes®: a combination of style, authenticity and comfort.


Locaboat, a long tradition of expertise

The adventure began in 1977, when Locaboat developed and began to market a new style of holiday. The approach was unique, since it involved developing, manufacturing and supplying boats specifically designed for river cruises. Pénichette®‘s original design and technical characteristics made it the boat of choice in the sector.

Gradually, Locaboat became the leader in the sector, constantly innovating in technical, commercial and tourism fields. The acknowledged quality of its boats and staff, together with its passion for the geography and cultural heritage of the regions to visit, are the bedrock of the company’s success. This success has shown no signs of going away; on the contrary, the company has continued to grow, regularly introducing new models and routes.

Pénichette moored deep in the countryside in Brittany

The Locaboat Holidays spirit

Today Locaboat is proud to be able to offer a range of 330 top-quality boats accessible from our bases, located in the most beautiful regions of France and Europe.
Our staff shares this passion: our colleagues, whom you will encounter at our bases, constantly strive for availability, proximity and quality of reception. Let yourself be advised by hand-picked representatives: they know their region perfectly, its waterways, its touristic and cultural heritage and its best-loved places! At Locaboat, we are proud to say that making the success of your holiday is our # 1 priority.

Our trademarks

Penichette® is a trademark by Locaboat Plaisance SAS and designates a very specific type of vessel chartered by our company.

The European Boating Holidays trademark is also owned by Locaboat, as the EBH group activities have been taken over by Locaboat Développement SAS.

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