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Canal Boat Rental in Italy & Europe

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Early Booking Discount
5% Discount for booking made more than 90 days before departure
Valid for booking of one week minimum
(Discounts cannot be combined together)

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2017 Season
01 JAN - 20 APR
06 OCT - 31 DEC
21 APR - 11 MAY
15 SEP - 05 OCT
12 MAY - 22 JUN
01 SEP - 14 SEP
23 JUN - 13 JUL
18 AUG - 31 AUG
14 JUL - 17 AUG
2017 Rates Shown in Euros
Classic Class
New Concorde Fly 890 First - 4/7 Berth
New Concorde Fly 890 Twins - 4/7 Berth
Tip Top
6/8 Berth

We = weekend / MW = Mini-week On Request.

One Way: € 100 - All returns are at 09:00am

Long Term Discount
14 Days or more - Receive a 10% Discount

Family Discount
Receive a 10% Discount - for two adults with no children
Valid for one week rental (only available for Concorde fly 890 First

Please note:

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

Terms and Conditions
Prices Shown in Euros

Rates Include:

Budget / Access / Classic / Premium Fleet
  • The hire of the boat
  • Its security equipment
  • Crockery
  • Linen: blankets or duvets, pillows and pillow cases (except on certain models in the budget fleet) - sheets are included on the Premium and Classic fleet only. On the Budget fleet, they are a option.
  • 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
  • Sheets on certain models in the budget fleetset
  • 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)

Rental Duration:
One Week = 7 Nights

Insurance and Security Deposit:
Rates include damage insurance with an excess of between EUR 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).

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 Amounts are in Euros
Boat Category
Weekend - 2 days
Additional Day

Hourly Navigation - Fuel:
Fuel is charged when you return the boat, and this is based on how many hours you have travelled. Fuel is approximately € 5.19 to € 10.95 per cruising hour, depending on the vessel and price of fuel.

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:

  • Departure for one week or more:
    Departure days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, saturday and sunday. If you can, choose a departure during the week, as our team will have more time to spend with you.

    Reception from 3 pm. No reception will be possible before then. Boarding from 4pm to 7pm. except in Italy from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Return at 9 am. In Poland, reception on sundays at 12pm, return saturday at 12 pm.
  • 2 Day Week Ends:
    Reception on saturday at 10 am (if the boat is available, you can board on Friday at 4 pm) except in Italy, reception on Friday at 3:00 p.m. Boarding on saturday from 10am to 11am. Return on Monday at 9 am.
  • For Mini-Weeks:
    Reception on Monday from 3pm. Boarding from 4pm to 6pm. Return on Friday at 2pm (except in Italy, Chenillé-Changé, Le Mans, Châteuneuf-sur-sarthe, Angers at 9am).

    Please Note: In Italy, week-end and mini-week are confirmed 30 days before the departure.

Car Transfers:
Car transfer: If you do a one-way trip, you can have your car transferred from the departure base to the arrival base. The cost depends on the distance (itineraries) : from EUR 68 to 155. It is better to book this service in advance. Transfer by bus, taxi or train can be planned. Please contact your agent for available possibilities.

Shuttle with driver:
A shuttle can transfer drivers or whole crew from a base to another. Cost : from EUR 56 to 177 per person according to itineraries.

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)
From now on benefit from a personalized service with a trilingual agent at your service from Mondays to saturdays, from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm, sunday from 11am to 12pm. 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.

TV and Antenna: (included on the Premium fleet)
In many bases we offer the rental of a television and an antenna for your cruise (please note: good reception cannot be guaranteed everywhere).

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 bicycles, the cleaning service, the cruise plus insurance and 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:
(plancha table included in the Premium fleet)

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. (In Redon, gas barbecue)

Renting Bicycles:
* Basic bicycles: advised for short distances, for example to go shopping
* Hybrid bicycles: ideal for long trips along the towpaths
* Child Bicycles: be careful, in order for us to prepare and adapt our bicycles for your children, please indicate the approximate height and weight of every child during your booking

Renting a Fishing Rod / Buying a Fishing Permit:
Message to all amateur fishermen: we provide a fishing 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

FPP Food Hamper:
You travel by train, by plane or you wish to travel light before taking the road: take our FPP food hamper : offered in most ofour bases. Contenu: Pepper, salt, 1kg sugar, 1 jar of mustard, 1 litre oil, vinegar, 500g butter, 1 fresh loaf of bread 6 bottles water, 1 packet of tea, 1 250g packet of coffee and coffee filters, 1 litre of milk, 1 jar of jam, 6 croissants, 4 yoghurts, 1 lettuce, 1kg pasta, 1kg of fresh fruit, 12 eggs, 4 rolls of toilet paper, local aperitif, 1 or 2 packets of snacks, 1 assortment of mini packets of cereal, 1 cheese, 1 litre of fruit juice, 1 assortment of cooked meats, 1 packet of sweets.

Your animal is welcome onboard, however, you will be responsible for its behavior. 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:

Price in Euros & Includes VAT
Week-end / Mini-Week
12V / 220V Converter
€ 10
BBQ Plancha (grill plate)
from € 5 to € 20
from € 10 to € 35
Adult Bike
from € 18 to € 29
from € 28 to € 46
Child Bike
€ 16
€ 26
Fishing Rod
€ 5
€ 8
Car Transfer
from € 55 to € 150 according to Itineraries
Shuttle with Driver
from € 56 to € 177 per person according to Itineraries
Locked and closed car park but uncovered
from € 21 to € 35 per week
from € 42 to € 60 per week
FPP Food Hamper
€ 70
from €30 (no extra charge on certain bases)
Waterways Map
€ 22
Fishing Licence
about € 30 ( available on certain bases)
Green cleaning set
(washing up liquid, toilet paper, 2 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
( beds made, cleaning service and towels already onboard)
Sleeping Kit (2 sheets + 2 pillow cases) 
€ 7 per set - Included in the Classic & Premium fleets
Beds made at your arrival
Quote for specific requests - 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 per week and € 8 / week-end / mini-week.
Free of charge on the Premium fleet
Stand Up Paddle
€ 70 per week with € 500 Security Deposit
TV & Antenna
€ 60 per week with € 400 Security Deposit
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 / polo - 5.00 / embroidery
Cap embroidery
€ 4.50

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
  • Hostess - € 190 per day She manages the food supply, helps you to prepare the meals and can be your baby sitter
  • Cook - € 210 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.

- 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:
There is a board book on every boat, which gives you information on navigation. However you can order an inland waterway map in advance (when you book the boat) if you wish to prepare your cruise. You can have a map for every waterway. Important : for some routes, you will need 2 maps. For example for the one-way trip Pontailler-sur-Saône/Digoin, 2 maps are necessary: the Centre Canal and the Saône river. Price: EUR 22

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.Budget 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 included (sheets). Towels and tea towels can be hired at the departure base. A cleaning set is also on sale at the base (see price list). On some boats, you have the possibility to bring a little roof tent that you can install on the roof of your boat. You can therefore embark up to 2 extra persons.

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:
to be paid before embarking (unless final cleaning or Liberty Cruise Pack have been purchased).

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
Final Interior & Exterior cleaning
€ 60
€ 77
€ 108
€ 129
€ 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
Week End
€ 178
€ 212
€ 254
€ 290
€ 325
€ 395
Mini Week
€ 222
€ 264
€ 314
€ 359
€ 401
€ 486
€ 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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