Do I need a license to drive a canal boat?
One thing that puts many people off pursuing a canal boat holiday is the belief that they need a license and a huge skill set before setting out. Yet, when it comes to canal boat hire , it is not [...]
A Guide to Canal Boat Holidays for Beginners
Canal boat holidays can feel out of reach for many holidaymakers and are regularly seen as an extravagant and skilled way of travelling through waterways. And yet, this really doesn’t have [...]
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.
A self-drive Locaboat canal barge for every kind of holiday? OK! But which one?
This year, you’re going to cast off in search of adventure on a ‘pénichette®’ canal barge. The family has unanimously given the plan the thumbs up.
Boating holidays in Italy: advice and good practice
You’ve chosen Italy for your boating holiday in a Pénichette®
Good Practice at Locks
Locks enable any boat to rise or descend several metres, with no effort involved, simply by displacing water.
What clothes should you bring to wear aboard a Pénichette®?
For a successful canal boat holiday with Locaboat, it's important to make sure you have the right kind of clothing.
How to moor your self-drive boat and get it right?
If you’re a beginner, handling and mooring your canal boat can seem a bit tricky at first. But if you follow a few expert tips, it’s child’s play!
Why our customers love our “inclusive pack”
More and more of you are opting for a go-where-you-like, no worries, canal boat holiday. For the benefit of any first-timers, we'll explain the reasons why!