About Dinan

Owing to the operational challenges that coronavirus has presented us with, we have taken the decision not to open our base in Dinan for the rest of the 2020 season. If you have a booking that is affected by this base closure, where possible, your booking will be switched to a different base within the same cruising region. Will be contact you to let you know, although we are extremely busy at present, so please bear with us while we work through affected bookings in departure order. We thank you for your patience. 

Dinan is a stunning fortified city perched on a rocky promontory - its attractiveness is only slightly surpassed by neighbouring Léhon, which is known as one of Brittany’s most beautiful towns. A cruise southwards through gorgeous French countryside and quiet villages will bring you to the region’s capital, Rennes (20hrs from Dinan). Dinan is very easy to get to for those arriving by Ferry - St. Malo is just a 35min drive away. However, you can only start OR end your holiday in Dinan. Unfortunately, roundtrip cruises are not possible.

From Dinan it is:

  • 28hrs (57 locks) to our base in Messac

What you get on the base


  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Laundry

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 check-in & late check-out

Boat cleaning

Car transfer (see 'Travel info' tab)

Eco cleaning pack

L.E.D. lantern

Top-deck cushions

Wifi packs

Fun Extras

  • Bike hire
  • Special occasion gift baskets
  • Gas barbecues

Opening hours

Open only for booked arrivals and returns


Le Boat Dinan, Base Relais
Rue du Quai
F - 22100 Dinan


+33 (0)2 99 34 60 11

Travel to Dinan

By Train

Closest train station(s):

  • Dinan: 1 km
  • Rennes: 53 km

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 example, there is a new legal requirement in France to carry a breathalyser, triangle & florescent jacket in your car. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you’ll need, please visit www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas.


Private parking is available for a fee

By Air

Closest airport(s):

  • Dinard-Pleurtuit : 23 km (N176/D766)
  • Rennes St Jacques: 58 km (D137)
  • Nantes: 162 km (E3/D137)

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



Taxi Dumoulin (+33 (0) 608 008 090 | ([email protected])


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

  • Dinard-Pleurtuit Airport (DNR) 43€
  • Rennes St Jacques Airport (RNS) 112€
  • Dinan Train Station 12€
  • Rennes Train Station 102€

Arrival at Dinan

For more details about:

  • when to arrive at our bases
  • what to expect when you arrive 
  • how to prepare for check-in
  • what happens on your final day when you return your boat

visit our 'arrivals' page.

Local info

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.


Le Carré d’As - Tel. + 33 (0) 299 342 779

La Gibecière in Lohéac - Tel. + 33 (0) 299 340 614

Hotel de La Tour De L’Horloge - Tel. +33 (0) 296 399 692

De L’océan - Tel. – +33 (0) 296 39 21 51

Au Vieux Saint-Sauveur - Tel. – +33 (0) 296 85 30 20


Ristorante De La Gare – Tel. +33 (0) 299 342 779

La Gibecière – Tel. +33 (0) 299 340 614

De La Tour De L’Horloge – Tel. +33 (0) 296 399 692

Du Champ Clos – Tel. +33 (0) 296 390 456

De L’océan – Tel. +33 (0) 296 392 151

Hostellerie Du Vieux Saint-Sauveur – Tel. +33 (0) 296 853 020

Auberges Des Terres Neuves – Tel. +33 (0) 296 398 645

Le Relais Corsaire – Tel. +33 (0) 296 394 017


You can find all the facilities you might need in Dinan including everyday shops and services such as banks, a post office, a pharmacy and a supermarket.


Thursday Morning

Tourist Information

Office de Tourisme

9 Rue du Château,

22100 Dinan

Tel – +33 (0) 296 87 69 76