How can I get the Early Booking Discount?

Book your holiday before everyone else! By taking up the Early Booking Offer you can claim a discount of 5%* on a cruise in 2023 if you book before 31 January 2023. This discount can be used in conjunction with any of our other permanent offers (families, couples, flotillas, long stays) up to a limit of 20%, and applies to:

  • all holidays of a week or more
  • all destinations
  • all ranges of boats

Get a head start and have the best choice of dates and boats for your next boating holiday!

*Discount of 10% on any booking completed before 30/11/2022, thereafter 5% discount for bookings completed before 31/01/2023. Valid for the 2023 season and applicable to all boats and all dates for a cruise lasting at least one week. This offer may not be applied in retrospect. The offer may be used in conjunction with other offers appearing in our brochure, up to a maximum 20% discount.

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New Brochure 2023 Season

Discover our new Brochure and our best destinations for season 2023 !


What’s new in 2023?

Let’s make your Pénichette adventure even better next season:

  • Blue Flag: three of our bases are now the proud holders of the Blue Flag Award – a reward for our dedication to sustainable development and responsible tourism.
  • Commitments: at Locaboat, we increasingly focus on our commitment to offering wonderful boating holidays that are sustainable and responsible. As well as fulfilling our day-to-day responsibilities, as we do every year, we are supporting the replanting of trees along the Canal du Midi.
  • Reopening of the Melesse base: a one-way cruise in Brittany is possible again – the reopening of our Melesse base allows you to cruise along the river Vilaine and explore Rennes.

Why rent a self-drive boat?

Choosing a waterways cruise for your next holiday will allow you to spend time with your friends or family, get away from the daily grind and go with the flow on a river or canal.

A waterways cruise gives you the freedom to travel at your own pace along rivers or canals and stop where you like – you’re in charge of your holiday.

Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a complete novice, Locaboat is for everyone! Step aboard your comfortable Pénichette and cruise wherever you fancy – no licence needed!

Why choose Locaboat?

Locaboat first pioneered waterways tourism in 1977 and is the specialist in canal and river holidays. From the moment we receive your booking until we hand over the boat, our whole team is at your service and ready to give you the best advice to ensure your cruise is a holiday you’ll never forget.

We’re proud of our fleet and our range of destinations. We love our work and we’re passionate about cruising.

We’re committed to promoting a different kind of tourism, in the heart of the countryside, which benefits the local economy and respects the region’s wildlife. Renting a self-drive boat and cruising along the canals at five miles an hour gives you a real holiday, far from the crowds and mass tourism, where you can take the time to really get to know the area and its residents.


The Advantages of Early Booking

  • 5% discount on all bookings made before 31 January 2023
  • Flexibility and increased availability for your 2023 holidays
  • Discount applies to all boats and any destination you choose
  • Discount may be used in conjunction with our other permanent discounts up to a maximum of 20%

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discover our boating holiday destinations

Whether you’re going on holiday or just spending a weekend on a self-drive boat, come and explore our lovely destinations in Europe. Experience the adventure in 2023!



our boats available

Our Early Booking discount applies to our whole range of boats, so make the most of this offer and book now for the 2023 season. Check out the boat pages to view our 360° tours or contact our team, who will help you choose your boating holiday.

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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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