Special Offer

Find your perfect boating holiday


Hurry, Early Booking Discount ends in



Secure your chosen dates, boat and destination before anyone else! Book today with just a £99 deposit or pay in full and save an extra 3%.

Contact our Boating Experts today. Our teams will be available this weekend on 2nd and 3rd December.

Terms and conditions apply, see special offers. Offer ends 3rd December 2023.

Boat hire on canals and inland waterways by Le Boat

Who's on board?

Market Leaders

Market leaders in boating holidays

We are the No:1 provider of boating holidays on Europe and Canada's beautiful inland waterways. We have the world's largest fleet of self-drive boats to hire and the widest choice of fabulous boating holiday destinations to choose from!

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Years of boat hire experience

With over 50 years on the water we've been doing this for a long time, so you can rely on us to offer exceptional service and a wealth of helpful advice and knowledge to ensure you have the best time on the water!

No experience needed

No licence or experience required!

Not many of our new customers have driven a boat before. However, they quickly realise how easy it is and soon become confident navigating the waterways. Our base teams will show you everything you need know, so you can relax and enjoy your time away!

Canal boat hire special offers

Special Offer

Book early: Save up to 20% on 2024


Book your 2024 holiday now. Hurry, ends 3rd December 2023. Secure your holiday today with just a £99 deposit, pay in full and save an extra 3%. 




Family fun on the Rideau

Save an extra 5% when boating with your family

Save an extra 5% discount on your 2024 holiday when boating with your family. Secure your booking with just a £99* deposit.  





Le Somail, Canal du Midi - Horizon boat

Save an extra 3% when you pay in full


Save more when you pay in full. Pay your balance in full today and save an extra 3%.



                                                     PAY IN FULL

As seen on Channel 4's Stand Up Road Trip

Le Boat - Explore the River Shannon

Be the captain of your own boat, and discover Ireland's Hidden Heartlands, just like Sean Burke and Suzi Ruffel.

No licence or experience required. It's that simple!




The Ultimate 2024 Holiday Planner

Our new 2024 boating brochure

Enjoy an overview of all our destinations with images, detailed maps, top sightseeing recommendations and boat deck plans. 

Compiled by our team of experts to make sure you have all the information you need to start planning your bucket list holiday.




Boat Ownership Programme

With a variety of benefits, if you have money to invest and enjoy a boating holiday more than once each year, our Boat Ownership Program is too good an opportunity to miss!


What our customers say...

Seema Dutta said:

Quotemark  Wonderful way to see the countryside! You can't be in a rush on a trip like this, so we just meandered down the Canal and stopped whenever and wherever we wanted. Excellent food and wine and all the people we met were great!  Quotemark

5 Star

Margaret Perkins said:

Quotemark Five star service every time! We have booked holidays with Le Boat for over 15 years and always had a five star experience. If we need help before or during our holiday they have always been there with a smile!  Quotemark

5 Star

Feefo Trusted Service Award


Why choose Le Boat to hire a boat?

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