About Boofzheim

Boofzheim puts you in the quiet south of this cruising region, close to the German border. Germany's biggest theme park, Europa Park, is only 13km away and a great start or finish to your holiday if you have kids in tow. Strasbourg, the region’s capital and home to the European Parliament, is 6hrs cruising to the north; pretty Saverne and the beautiful Rohan Palace a further 10hrs from there and the iconic boat lift at Arzviller is another 4.5 hrs after that. 

From Boofzheim it is:

  • 23.5hrs (44 locks) to our base in Hesse

What you get on the base





Extras & options for your cruise

The following extras are available to prebook or purchase locally at this base. A reduced fee will apply to items that are prebooked. Please see 'Holiday Extras' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.


Practical Extras

Early & late check-out

Boat cleaning

Parking - (see 'Travel info' tab)

Car transfer (see 'Travel info' tab)

Eco cleaning pack

L.E.D lantern

Top-deck cushions

Grocery packs

Wifi packs

Fun extras

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets

Gas barbecues

Payment Means

Please note that payment of fuel, deposit & any extras booked and paid locally are required in the local currency of the base. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express.


De La Treille - Tel: +33 (0) 3 88 74 60 44 

L’Auberge du Ried - Tel: +33 (0) 3 88 98 01 78 

A L’Agneau - Tel: +33 (0) 3 88 98 02 12 



Please note that the base is around 1km away from the main village where you will find various shops.


Tourist Information

Mairie, 67230 Benfeld Tel. +33 (0) 388 740 402

Opening hours

Every day 8:30am - 12:30pm & 2pm - 6pm (only open on days when client depart or return)


Le Boat Boofzheim
Base Relais, Rue du canal
F - 67870 Boofzheim


+33 (0) 387 036 174

Travel to Boofzheim

To book a taxi to or from the base you can contact the numbers below. 


Taxi Express du Rhin (+33 (0) 3 88 74 60 37)| [email protected] )


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

  • Strasbourg Airport (SXB) 55€
  • Benfeld Train Station 15€
  • Strasbourg Train Station 60€

If you are doing a one-way cruise (i.e. returning your boat to a different base), we can transfer your car from your departure base to your end base.


Our staff are insured to drive your vehicle on your behalf. Car transfers are bookable in advance via our sales team. Please bring with you your car registration document and car insurance certificate. For hire cars, you should check with the hire company to see if they will add an additional "unnamed" driver to the hire agreement. All the cars can be transferred except: trucks, bikes, motorbikes, camping cars and red license plates.


Please contact the sales team for prices.

By Road

Be prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them. Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you'll need, please visit https://www.theaa.com/european-breakdown-cover/driving-in-europe


Directions from Strasbourg: Take A35, direction COLMAR Then N83 Exit BENFELD, RHINAU In Benfeld, take D5 direction Boofzheim



Secure parking available (fees apply)

By Train

Closest train station:

  • Benfield: 2km

By Air

Closest airport:

  • Strasbourg : 74 km (E25)

Arrival at Boofzheim

When to arrive

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 18:00. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11:00 and 12:00 or from 14:00.

Late arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or our UK/IRE sales team. When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

Upon arrival

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive our base staff will:

  • Take a fuel deposit to cover the fuel you use during your holiday. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used.
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your holiday. The amount collected (and thus your liability) can be reduced by purchasing a Collision Damage Waiver in advance. Please contact our sales team for details.
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop.
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc.).
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians.

Please note: the base doesn’t accept American Express

Your return

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 09:00 on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).

Local info