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5% Discount for booking made more than 120 days before departure
Valid for booking of one week minimum
(Discounts cannot be combined together)


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2018 Seasons
A
B
C
D
E
16 MAR - 12 APR
28 SEP - 10 NOV
13 APR - 03 MAY
14 SEP - 27 SEP
04 MAY - 28 JUN
31 AUG - 13 SEP
29 JUN - 12 JUL
17 AUG - 30 AUG
13 JUL - 16 AUG
2018 Weekly Rates Shown in Euros
LOW
SEASON
MID
SEASON
HIGH
SEASON
Access Class
Cat.
Deposit.
 
A
B
C
D
E
Triton 1060 Handy
4/6 Berth
3
780
WE/MW
520
600
680
884
960
Week
910
1050
1190
1547
1680
Espade 1230 Handy
5+1 Berth
3
780
WE/MW
636
756
936
1056
1176
Week
1113
1323
1638
1848
2058
LOW
SEASON
MID
SEASON
HIGH
SEASON
Classic Class
Cat.
Deposit.
 
A
B
C
D
E
Penichette 935 W
3/5 Berth
2
780
WE/MW
448
524
592
772
856
Week
784
917
1036
1351
1498
Triton 860
3/5 Berth
2
780
WE/MW
428
508
624
704
780
Week
749
889
1092
1232
1365
Triton 860 Fly
3/5 Berth
2
780
WE/MW
472
556
684
772
856
Week
826
973
1197
1351
1498
Penichette 1107 W
5/7 Berth
3
780
WE/MW
520
620
700
904
980
Week
910
1085
1225
1582
1715
Triton 1050
6/8 Berth
3
780
WE/MW
540
620
700
904
980
Week
945
1085
1225
1582
1715
Aurore 33
4/6 Berth
3
780
WE/MW
580
684
840
948
1052
Week
1015
1197
1470
1659
1841
Nicols 900
4/7 Berth
3
780
WE/MW
592
648
864
968
1076
Week
1036
1134
1512
1694
1883
Espade Concept Fly
6/8 +1 Berth
3
780
WE/MW
660
780
960
1080
1200
Week
1155
1365
1680
1890
2100
Nicols 1000
6/8 Berth
4
860
WE/MW
684
748
996
1120
1244
Week
1197
1309
1743
1960
2177
Linssen Vlet 1030
4/8 Berth **
3
780
WE/MW
688
812
1000
1124
1248
Week
1204
1421
1750
1967
2184
Nicols 1160
8/10 Berth
4
860
WE/MW
692
756
1008
1132
1260
Week
1211
1323
1764
1981
2205
Linssen Yacht 36
4/6 Berth
3
780
WE/MW
696
824
1012
1140
1268
Week
1218
1442
1771
1995
2219
Classic 1200
8/12 Berth
3
780
WE/MW
696
824
1012
1140
1268
Week
1218
1442
1771
1995
2219
Penichette 1120 R
4/6 +2 Berth
4
860
WE/MW
804
876
992
1200
1320
Week
1407
1533
1736
2100
2310
Vetus 1200
7/9 Berth **
5
960
WE/MW
903
994
1114
1246
1320
Week
1580
1740
1950
2180
2310
Nicols 1100
6/9 Berth
4
860
WE/MW
780
852
1136
1280
1420
Week
1365
1491
1988
2240
2485
Tarpon 32
4/6 +2 Berth
3
780
WE/MW
792
936
1152
1296
1440
Week
1386
1638
2016
2268
2520
Haines Rive 34
4/6 Berth
3
780
WE/MW
792
936
1152
1296
1440
Week
1386
1638
2016
2268
2520
Nicols 1170
8/10 Berth
5
960
WE/MW
800
872
1160
1304
1452
Week
1400
1526
2030
2282
2541
Penichette 1020 FB
5 Berth
3
780
WE/MW
904
948
1076
1356
1504
Week
1582
1659
1883
2373
2632
Tarpon 37
7/9 +1 Berth **
4
860
WE/MW
876
1036
1276
1436
1596
Week
1533
1813
2233
2513
2793
Penichette 1165 FB
6/7 Berth **
4
860
WE/MW
1060
1088
1236
1508
1644
Week
1855
1904
2163
2639
2877
Penichette 1260 R
8/10 Berth
4
860
WE/MW
1060
1104
1252
1532
1660
Week
1855
1932
2191
2681
2905
Haines Rive 40 C/V
6/8 Berth
4
860
WE/MW
916
1084
1336
1500
1668
Week
1603
1897
2338
2625
2919
Nicols 1300
10/12 Berth
5
960
WE/MW
936
1108
1364
1532
1704
Week
1638
1939
2387
2681
2982
Nicols 1310
10/12 Berth
5
960
WE/MW
988
1076
1436
1616
1796
Week
1729
1883
2531
2828
3143
Pénichette 1500 R
10/12 Berth **
6
1200
WE/MW
1172
1232
1396
1688
1840
Week
2051
2156
2443
2954
3220
Pénichette 1400 FB
8/9 +1 Berth **
5
960
WE/MW
1320
1316
1492
1892
2040
Week
2310
2303
2611
3311
3570
Tarpon 42
10/12 Berth **
5
960
WE/MW
1140
1348
1660
1868
2076
Week
1995
2359
2905
3269
3633
La Peniche
12 Berth **
6
1200
WE/MW
1376
1624
2000
2252
2500
Week
2408
2842
3500
3941
4375
LOW
SEASON
MID
SEASON
HIGH
SEASON
Premium Class
Cat.
Deposit.
 
A
B
C
D
E
Tarpon 37 Duo Prestige
4/6 Berth **
4
860
WE/MW
1068
1312
1596
1688
1876
Week
1869
2296
2793
2954
3283
Tarpon 42 Trio Prestige
6/8 Berth **
5
960
WE/MW
1296
1592
1936
2048
2276
Week
2268
2786
3388
3584
3983
LaPeniche P
4/6 +1 Berth **
6
1200
WE/MW
1424
1752
2124
2252
2500
Week
2492
3066
3717
3941
4375
Tarpon 49 Quattro Prestige
8/10 +2 Berth **
6
1200
WE/MW
1584
1948
2364
2504
2780
Week
2772
3409
4137
4382
4865
  * Price list printed the 1st of September 2017 with the French VAT which is 20% and which may be subject to variation. In case of overlap of two periods, the price will be calculated according to the number of days in each period.

From: Agde, Briare, Cahors, Carcassonne, Carnon, Cognac, Colombiers, Coulanges-sur-Yonne, Châtillon-en-Bazois, Chenillé-Changé,Daon, Digoin, Fourques-sur-Garonne, Homps, La Suze Sur Sarthe, Luzech, Languimberg, Louhans, Montreux Château, Pont-à-Bar, Pontailler-sur-Saône, Redon, Walthenheim-sur-Zorn.

** Boat with bow thruster included in the rental price.

 

All Year Discounts

Long Term Discounts
8 to 14 Days - Receive a 5% Discount
15 to 21 Days
- Receive a 10% Discount
22 to 28 Days - Receive a 15% Discount

Couples Discount
Receive a 10% Discount - Available when there are only two persons on board, for any period, any duration, any boat.

Flotilla (Boats) Discount
5% Discount when 2 boats are cruising together.
10% Discount when 3 or more boats are cruising together.
15% Discount when 4 or more boats are cruising together.
For all bookings for minimum 1 week long

Family Discount
10% Discount when there are at least one child under 18 onboard on the day of departure (1)

Valid for any duration, all periods (1) A copy of the ID card or the family book will be requested while booking

Senior Discount
A 6% Discount when there is at least 1 person over 60 onboard. Valid for all types of booking (except periods D and E).

Except in: Pont à Bar.

* All discount can be added up without exceeding 15% for minimum one week bookings, and 10% for less than one week bookings

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EASTER SPECIAL
- 4 night weekend : from Friday 30/03 (5 pm) to Monday 02/04 (3pm): 65% of the weekly price
- 5 night weekend : from Thursday 29/03 (5pm) to Monday 02/04 (3 pm): 75% of the weekly price

1st MAY
From Friday 27/04 (5pm) to Wednesday 02/05 (9am): 75% of the weekly price

8th MAY
From Friday 04/05 (5pm) to Wednesday 09/05 (9am): 75% of the weekly price

ASCENCION
From Wednesday 09/05 (5pm) to Monday 14/05 (9am): 75% of the weekly price

PENTECOST
- 3 night weekend : from Friday 18/05 (5pm) to Monday 21/05 (3pm): 65% of the weekly price

CORPUS CHRISTI
- 5 night weekend : from Wednesday 30/05 (5pm) to Monday 04/06 (9am): 75% of the weekly price

Except in: Fourques Sur Garonnes, Cahors, Redon, Montreux-Chateau & Pont a Bar.

* Can be combined with discounts up to 10%

Terms and Conditions
Prices Shown in Euros

Rates Include:

Access / Classic / Premium Fleet
  • The hire of the boat
  • It's security equipment
  • Crockery
  • Linen: blankets or duvets, pillows and pillow cases
  • The navigation and lock tax
  • The insurance of the boat
  • A 13kg gas bottle
  • Demonstration of how to operate the boat on the day of departure
  • Demonstration of how to handle the boat and temporary licence on the day of departure
  • Technical assistance 7 days a week from 9am to 7pm
Premium Fleet includes
  • Cleaning set
  • Tea Towel set
  • Towel set
  • Concierge Service
  • Hotel Service

Rates do NOT Include:
  • The Cancellation Insurance
  • Food Supply
  • Personal insurance for the crew
  • The one way fee
  • Car park or garage for a car
  • The waterway map which will be useful for preparing your cruise
  • Bikes
  • Cruise Plus Insurance (damage waiver)
  • The hourly navigation rate which includes gas oil and all technical supplies for the boat *
  • Cleaning of the inside and outside of the boat
  • Cleaning set (except for premium fleet)
  • Tea Towel set (except for premium fleet)
  • Towel set (except for premium fleet)
  • Heating (on some boats **)

* The price varies from € 5.19 to € 10.95 / navigation hour by category of boat (price may change with the price of fuel). Invoiced per litre on certain European bases.

** Some Pénichette® barges and some Tarpon boats in Germany are equipped with heating by oil instead of gas. The additional gas bottle is not supplied on board in this case. The fuel for this heating will be invoiced, the price can vary depending on the price of oil, please contact your agency.

Rental Duration:
One Week = 7 Nights

Short Breaks and Extended Cruises:
Short Breaks and extended cruises are available on request. departure from 4pm and return at 9am, Monday / Tuesday / Friday / Saturday or Sunday in each period for certain bases and on certain boats and on request basis.

These are calculated as follows:

  • 3 night weekend = 57% of the weekly rate
  • 4 night weekend = 70% of the weekly rate
  • 5 night weekend = 80% of the weekly rate
  • 8 day package = 120% of the weekly rate
  • 9 day package = 140% of the weekly rate
  • 10 day package = 150% of the weekly rate
  • 11 day package = 160% of the weekly rate
  • 12 day package = 170% of the weekly rate
  • 13 day package = 180% of the weekly rate

Hourly Navigation Rate:

Boat Category
1
2
3
4
5
6
Per motor hour
€ 5.19
€ 6.25
€ 7.25
€ 8.40
€ 9.15
€ 10.95

Insurance and Security Deposit:
Rates include damage insurance with an excess of between € 660 - € 1,200 (depending on boat). You are required to leave this excess amount as a security deposit at the time of pick up. This is refunded to you when the boat has been returned on time, clean and undamaged. Insurance Excess Amounts go by Boat Category (which can be found on the rate table next to the boat name). The amounts for each catergory are:

Boat Category
1
2
3
4
5
6
Excess Amount
€ 660
€ 780
€ 780
€ 860
€ 960
€ 1,200

Cruise Plus Insurance:
You can take our the Croisiere Plus Insurance, which will reduce your excess to NIL (security deposit is still required as normal). The Croisiere Plus Insurance is priced by Boat Category (which can be found on the rate table next to the boat name). The prices for each category are:

Cruise Insurance Amount are in Euros
Boat Category
1
2
3
4
5
6
Security Deposit
660
780
780
860
960
1,200
Weekend - 2 days
59.25
66.75
70.50
77.25
86.25
108
Mini-Week
67.15
75.65
79.90
87.55
97.75
122.40
Week
79
89
94
103
115
144
Additional Day
7.90
8.90
9.40
10.30
11.50
14.40



Cancellation Insurance:
Cancellation Insurance can be arranged - The amount of the cancellation insurance fee for the guarantee to cancel the cruise is 4% of the total rental price.

Base Schedules:

  • Week Days
    Day of Departure:
    Departure Day: every day of the week, depending on the base
    Ireland: departure every day except on Sunday
    Poland: boarding on Sunday
    The Netherlands : Friday to Friday or Saturday to Friday


    Arrival and Boarding:
    Arrival from 3 pm
    Boarding and explanation between 4 pm and 7 pm
    Poland: on Sundays at 12 noon
    The Netherlands : from 2pm on Friday or 9am on Saturday


    Returns:
    Return day+7 at 9 am
    Poland on Saturdays at 12 noon
    The Netherlands : return at 10 am or 3pm on Friday (for the weeks with departures on saturdays)

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  • Week End
    Day of Departure:
    Saturday morning (or Friday evening depending on availability,
    to be confirmed one week before departure)


    Arrival and Boarding:
    Arrival and boarding between 10 am and 11 am (Fridays between 4 pm and 7 pm)
    Redon, Friday at 3pm
    Italy, Friday at 3pm (on request)


    Returns:
    Return Monday morning at 9 am
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  • Mini Week
    Day of Departure:
    Departure on Monday

    Arrival and Boarding:
    Arrival from 3 pm
    Boarding and explanation between 4 pm and 6 pm
    Italy: between 3 pm and 6 pm (on request)


    Returns:
    Return on Friday at 9 am

Car Transfers:
In the case of a one-way cruise, you will be offered on certain bases, the transfer of your car from the departure base to the arrival base. Fee varies according to routes. It is best to book this service in advance. In some places, shuttle bus, taxi or train can be a possibility. Cost varies from € 55 to € 150.

Baby Set:
It includes a high chair, a bathtub, a folding cot and a life jacket and in the case of renting a bicycle, a child seat. Be careful: most of the time, the cot can only be installed in the lounge. This set will be at your disposal to make life onboard more pleasant for parents and baby. Do not forget to ask when booking. It is free wherever it is offered.

Concierge Service: (included on the Premium fleet)
Beneit from a personalized service with a bilingual agent at your service from Monday to Saturday, from 9:30am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm. He will follow up on your booking, book your transfers from the airport or the base, taxi, but also visits to the museum, restaurants, and even manage your particular demands (delivery of champagne...)

Hotel Service: (included on the Premium fleet)
Opt for the hotel service. When you arrive onboard, your beds will already be made, the towel set and the cleaning kit will be laid out in the boat.

Car Parking:
Free parking of your vehicle will be possible in many bases. It is often possible to get a locked but uncovered car park (an additional charge is requested).

Crew Uniforms:
On request, we can deliver on board your boat a captain’s peaked cap T shirts or striped long-sleeved T shirts, embroidered with each crewmember’s name.

Liberty Pack:
This pack includes
- the rental of 1 basic bicycle
- the cleaning service
- the cruise plus insurance
- the hourly navigation rate.

This allows you to settle everything before departure.

12V Converter:
With this converter, plug into the cigar lighter socket and charge up your low power devices such as your camera or your mobile phone (maximum power 300 Watts)

Renting a BBQ, Plancha (grill plate) or a Plancha Table:
What could be friendlier than to end a day of cruising around a barbeque (or a plancha). Be careful; if you rent a barbeque, do not forget your charcoal

Renting Bicycles:
To go shopping or take a nice stroll along the waterway, we offer adult and children bikes for hire.

Renting a Fishing Rod / Buying a Fishing Permit:
Message to all amateur ishermen: we provide a ishing rod with a new line and bait: ideal to catch whitebait! We remind you that a permit is generally compulsory to fish in a public domain. Some bases can provide them for you. Otherwise, the closest place to get one will be indicated. You can also buy it directly online via the website: www.cartedepeche.fr

Pet:
Your animal is welcome onboard, however, you will be responsible for its behaviour. Moreover, we ask you not to use the bedding or the kitchen utensils for it. In certain bases, an extra contribution will be requested.

Extras and Services:

Optional Items
Price in Euros & Includes VAT
12V / 220V Converter
€ 10 per week (Free in some bases)
BBQ Plancha (grill plate) **
from € 10 to € 20 per week
(In Redon, gas barbecue - Canal du Midi: barbecue forbidden)
Bike Rental
€ 6 per day
Fishing Rod
€ 10
Car Transfer
from € 55 to € 150 according to Itineraries
Locked and closed car park but uncovered
from € 21 to € 40 per week
Garage
from € 42 to € 80 per week
Pet
€ 30 to € 35 (Free in some bases)
Waterways Map
€ 22
Fishing Licence
about € 30 (available on certain bases)
Green cleaning set
(environmental friendly products: washing up liquid, toilet paper, 3 bin bags, 2 sponges, 2 soaps, 1 box of matches)
€ 8.90 per set
Free of charge
on the Premium fleet
Tea Towel set (set of 3 pieces)
€ 2 per set
Free of charge
on the Premium fleet
Towel set
(1 bath towel + 2 towels) 
€ 6 per set
Free of charge
on the Premium fleet
Sleeping Kit (2 sheets + 2 pillow cases) 
€ 7 per set - Included on the Premium fleets
Beds made at your arrival
€ 3.50 per bed - Included on the Premium fleet
Concierge Service
quote for specific requests. Included on the Premium fleet
Hotel Service
€10 per person - Free of charge on the Premium fleet
Deck Chairs
€ 10
Free of charge on the Premium fleet
Internet Access
€ 5 + price of the credit according to the numbers of hours wanted
Photo Album / Video
Let us take care of your holiday memories;
we will create the album or video of your cruise - On Request
Simple Embroidred Polo
€ 16 per polo / € 5 embroidery
Cap Embroidery
€ 6.30

Services of the Premium and Mediterranean Fleets:

  • Skipper - € 230 per day
    He steers the boat, he shows you how to steer and how to handle the boat, he plans your stopovers. (also available on the classic fleet).
  • Hostess - € 190 per day
    She manages the food supply she helps you to prepare the meals and can be your baby sitter.
  • Cook - € 220 per day
    He cooks, goes shopping and prepares your cocktails.


Bow Propeller:
Some boats in some bases are equipped with a bow thruster. This consists in a propeller placed in the bow of the boat, which allows you to steer the bow sideways. This bow thruster facilitates your maneuvers greatly. However, its use is delicate, particularly on a canal where the risk of haling in weed and stones along the banks is important. In case of fault in the engine during the cruise, it is often impossible to fix. In this case, the stay will end with no bow thruster.

If the client requires the bow thruster to be fixed during the stay, it will be at his expense. Because of the cruising hazards, it is possible that the boat you initially hired, with a bow thruster, is not available on the day of departure. In this case, it will be preduced on the base of a set price: € 10 reimbursed per day where the bow thruster is broken during the stay.

Beds:
- There is no standard length and width of berth for boats. The average length is 1.90m but in some cases may be limited to 1.83m.
- Double berths : they are on average 1.40m wide, but can be reduced to 1.15m
- Single berths : they are on average 0, 80m, but in some cases they can be reduced down to 0.65m.
- Coffin berth: berths named “coffin berth” have a low ceiling, with less than 1m between the mattress and the ceiling.
- Convertible seat in lounge or dinette.

Heating and Air Conditioning:
- All boats are equipped with forced air heating. This is an element of comfort to warm up the inside of the boat. However, it does not maintain a constant temperature.
- Air conditioning : This option, often limited to the lounge is an element of comfort that can cool the atmosphere by several degrees, 2 or 3 maximum, rather than maintain constant temperature, whatever the outside temperature.
- The Tarpon 49 Quattro Prestige, Tarpon 42 Trio Prestige and Tarpon 37 Duo Prestige have air conditioning in the lounge.


Inland Waterways Map:
You will ind in these guides the detailed map of your cruise (locks, tunnels, places to reill your water tank etc) but also different interesting services for tourists in the local towns and villages: an essential product to prepare your cruise! (Please note that in France, this waterways guide is available for free consultation onboard the boat). Be careful: on certain routes two maps may be necessary.

Premium Fleet:
distinguishes itself from all the others. You will find the most comfortable, elegant and spacious boats with special services such as : each cabin with shower and WC's, DTT and terrestrial TV with flat screen and DVD player in the lounge, freezer, hood , dish washer, coffee machine, toaster, electric juicer, air conditioning, bow thruster, 220V, double steering position, wooden deck furniture with integrated plancha (grill plate), full hotel service, towels, tea towels and green cleaning set.

NEW: concierge service: benefit now from a trilingual agent, at you service from Mondays to Saturdays from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm. This agent will follow-up on your booking, will book your transfers from the airport or from the train station to the base, but will also book your excursions, your restaurants and will take care of supplying your boat.

Classic Fleet:
This fleet includes all the boats typical of canal boating. Easy to handle and traditionally shaped, these are the perfect boats for family holidays. Linen is part of the rental (blanket, sheets, pillow cases and pillows). Towels and tea towels can be hired at the departure base. A cleaning set is also on sale at the base.

Low Cost Fleet:
This fleet allows you to discover canal boating thanks to its low price. The boats are often older with a more basic level of interior fittings. Bedding is not included ! Bedding, towels and tea towels can be hired at the departure base. A cleaning set is also on sale at the base.

Access Fleet:
This fleet is made of boats that have the certificate “Tourisme et Handicap” and are specially equipped to make them wheelchair accessible for one or two wheelchairs.

Cleaning Service:

Cat 1
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat 4
Cat 5
Cat 6
Interior Cleaning Deposit
€ 40
€ 50
€ 80
€ 95
€ 110
€ 140
Exterior Cleaning Deposit
€ 30
€ 40
€ 45
€ 55
€ 65
€ 75
Interior & Exterior cleaning deposit
€ 70
€ 90
€ 125
€ 150
€ 175
€ 215
To be paid before embarking (unless final cleaning or Liberty Cruise Pack have been purchased).
Final Interior & Exterior cleaning
€ 60
€ 77
€ 108
€ 128
€ 149
€ 183


Liberty Cruise Pack:
The price includes one bike of the basic range, the hourly navigation rate, the final cleaning of the boat at the end of the cruise (inside and outside) and the cruise plus insurance.

Boat Category
1
2
3
4
5
6
Week End
€ 178
€ 212
€ 254
€ 290
€ 325
€ 395
Mini Week
€ 222
€ 264
€ 314
€ 359
€ 401
€ 486
Week
€ 309
€ 365
€ 428
€ 489
€ 541
€ 652
Additional Day
€ 34
€ 40
€ 45
€ 50
€ 55
€ 65

Cancellation Conditions:
If it becomes necessary for you to cancel your booking, send a letter of explanation to the hirer as soon as possible. A cancellation fee according to the following scale will be charged.

  • more than 8 weeks before departure : EUR 200 cancellation fee.
    between 8 and 4 weeks before departure : 60% of hiring fee.
  • less than 4 weeks before departure : 100% of hiring fee.
    These fees can be refund in case the boat is rented once more. The cancellation fee (EUR 150) are not refundable.
 

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