Boating on the idyllic Irish lake of Lough Allen

Where can you find the beautiful Lough Allen? Lough Allen is an Irish lake, lying in the northwestern province of Connacht. Most of the lake is part of County Leitrim, with a much smaller part [...]

Wind your way through the Canal du Midi to the Mediterranean Etang de Thau

Where is Etang de Thau lagoon? Etang de Thau, France lies in the south of the country, in the Hérault department of southern France. The lagoon is flanked by the Mediterranean Sea on its southern [...]

Boating on Lough Key and exploring Lough Key Forest Park

Where is the boating paradise of Lough Key? You’ll find Lough Key in the northwest of the Irish County of Roscommon, just a hop, skip and a jump away from the town of Boyle. Covering an area of [...]

Discover the beauty of the Canal du Midi locks, villages and architecture

Nestled into the southern regions of Mediterranean France, the Canal du Midi has become one of the most popular waterways for holidaymakers looking for a boating holiday in France. And, it’s no [...]

On to new shores – explore new waterways from Alphen aan den Rijn

If you would like to plunge into an houseboat adventure, than you can absolutely do nothing wrong with the destination Holland. Whether beginner or experienced captain, everyone can enjoy the [...]

Ireland’s mystical lake scenery – houseboat tour on Lough Derg

Once you’ve been to Ireland, you’ll want to go there again and again. No wonder with the varied landscapes that stretch across the country. Besides the beaches, rocky cliffs, [...]

Incredible encounters in Mecklenburg

Sitting in a café, watching the hustle and bustle of the city, you’re dreaming of somewhere quiet and peaceful surrounded by nature. Cruise through Mecklenburg with Locaboat and take time to [...]

Make sure you’re on deck when the sun goes down!

Nature lovers, dreamers and budding photographers: grab a good spot on the forward deck of your Pénichette® to capture the last rays of sunshine. This summer, here at Locaboat, we’ve picked ten [...]

Celebrate the end of summer on the Canal du Nivernais

If your ideal summer holiday looks like a long, gently-flowing canal with occasional new experiences along the way, then your next break just has to be about hiring a boat on the Canal du [...]

Holidays with your dog in a boat without a licence

The tale of a happy dog on a Pénichette®   The family’s all together for the summer holidays, and this summer you’re cruising on one of Locaboat’s famous Pénichettes®. But no holiday is complete [...]

And now for something completely different…

Do you like meeting new people, having new experiences and discovering something a bit unexpected? Well, get on board – here’s all you need to know!   Do your shopping without leaving the Canal [...]

Boost your Instagram feed as you cruise the French waterways

Fancy being one of the big influencers? Go cruising to find the best instagrammable sights on the French waterways and watch the ‘likes’ coming in!

Another good reason for heading to the Canal du Midi: the base at Bram is now open!

For the 2019 season, Locaboat Holidays has opened a new departure base at Bram for cruising on the world-famous Canal du Midi.

If you just want one great idea for a weekend break: try a canal boat cruise in spring

At Locaboat we don’t wait until summer to enjoy all the fun of a boating holiday!

Boat lift of Arzviller celebrates its 50th anniversary

Lush and unspoilt, welcoming and natural, with a powerful and iconic historic heritage, the waterways between Alsace and the Ardennes offer untamed landscapes and unexpected discoveries. Immerse [...]

Unique experiences in Burgundy from your canal boat

Whether you’re a connoisseur of Pinot Noir, the number one grape variety used in the wines of Burgundy, or whether you simply fancy exploring one of the most beautiful parts of France, choosing [...]

Unforgettable holiday in Venice!

The charms of ‘La Serenissima’ hardly need repeating . . . Choosing this cruise is about so much more than just boating holidays.

The main inland waterway signs you need to know

Holidaymaker and professional inland waterway boatmen are agreed: learning to manoeuvre a self-drive boat is no problem. Here are a few signs to know.

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