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Canal Boat Rental in Ireland & Europe

Early Booking Discount
10% Discount for booking made before 31 January 2018
Valid for booking of one week minimum
(Discounts cannot be combined together)

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2018 Seasons
Region : Ireland   -    Bases : Banagher - Bellanaleck - Carrick on Shannon
A
B
C
D
E
10 MAR - 06 APR
29 SEP - 28 OCT
07 APR - 27 APR
15 SEP - 28 SEP
28 APR - 04 MAY
08 SEP - 14 SEP
05 MAY - 11 MAY
01 SEP - 07 SEP
12 MAY - 18 MAY
F
G
H
I
J
19 MAY - 01 JUN
02 JUN - 29 JUN
25 AUG - 31 AUG
30 JUN - 06 JUL
07 JUL - 10 AUG
11 AUG - 18 AUG
K
 
 
 
 
19 AUG - 24 AUG
 
 
 
 
2018 Weekly Rates Shown in Euros
 
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
 
Cat.
Dep
 
Carlow Class
2/4 Berth
3
850
Week
656
677
717
749
782
843
875
958
1,041
991
926
Kilkenny Class
4/6 Berth
3
1000
Week
1,149
1,185
1,257
1,313
1,365
1,477
1,529
1,677
1,821
1,729
1,621
Waterford Class
6/8 Berth
4
1000
Week
1,519
1,567
1,662
1,738
1,810
1,954
2,025
2,221
2,412
2,292
2,145
Minimum hire 3 nights
Short cruises can be reserved from 1 Feb 2018
All extras to be paid on reservation
10 nights for the price of 7 for all reservations finishing before 05 May and starting after 08 September
Mini Week : 4 nights for the price of 3 (for all bookings starting on a Monday)
One way Cruise: EUR 80

 

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

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.

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.

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

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
Free of charge
Mountain Bike Rental (deposit € 150)
€ 43 per week / € 25 per WE / MW
Pet
€ 100 (Carlow Class)
Dinghy Rental
From € 37 to € 110 per week
Waterways Map
€ 22
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
Available at base & possibilty of renting a 3G Key
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

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


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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