Here are our suggestions for a successful summer cruise: :

Take your time.

For those of you who live at a frantic pace all year round, it’s time to slow down and take your time. Stop! Slow down! Come and test “Slowtourism” aboard a licence-free Pénichette. From the helm, you decide the pace of your vacation: quiet navigation, stops along the banks to explore, or take a bike ride. A Locaboat cruise is above all about having a good time.


Enjoy special family moments.

Summer vacation is the time to get together with your family. Your little sailors will love wearing the cap and playing captain… Or pirates… They’ll love going through the locks, and will gladly take part in manoeuvres. Rest assured all your crew members, even the little ones, will live on board in complete safety. (Our Pénichettes are equipped with guardrails all round the boat and life jackets are provided for the youngest in your crew on departure). A Locaboat cruise creates moments to share.


Choose a boat with a deck.

The best thing about summer is living outside and enjoying the sun. So the best choice for a summer cruise is a boat with a deck. At Locaboat, most of our many models offer you this possibility: Pénichettes Terrasse, Flying-Bridge or Evolution, Europa or Linssen, the choice is yours… And if you can’t choose, our advisers are here to help. Plus… these boats are all equipped with biminis (or a fixed awning covering the deck) for shaded lazing. A Locaboat cruise is all about enjoyment.


At to finish, here are our top 3 summer destinations:

1- Best for swimming: the Camargue.

With direct access to the beaches of the Mediterranean, and Etang de Thau, choose a departure from our base in Lattes for the best places to take a dip.


2- Best weather: the Midi.

Do you fancy cicadas, idleness and a little reading by the water? Or would you prefer an aperitif** with friends, pétanque, and lively bar scene? Whichever you prefer, this is the Midi for you.


3- Best for disconnecting : the Nivernais.

Sail far from the cities and into the heart of nature from our base in Corbigny. You will discover the rolling and magnificent landscapes of one of the most beautiful regions of France.


And you? What plans do you have to cruise this summer?

Don’t miss our special offer!

For an even sunnier summer, take advantage of our 20%* discount on Midi, Camargue, South-West and Burgundy destinations.
Don’t hesitate any longer. Pack your bags. The most beautiful regions of France are waiting for you!

* Offer subject to conditions : valid for any stay booked by 06/30/2023, for a cruise of one week or more in the 2023 season, departing from Agen, Négra, Bram, Argens, Lattes, Joigny, Corbigny, Dompierre sur Besbre, Scey sur Saône or Saint-Léger sur Dheune.
Offer cannot be combined with our other special or permanent offers, not retroactive.

** Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health, consume in moderation.

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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

1.4 million customers since 1977

97% of our customers would recommend us

More than 40 years of expertise to draw on

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