New to boating, Discover Canal Boating and Barging
No licence required
Good surprise : there is no licence required ! You become
easily the captain of your boat ! The price includes the hiring price of
the boat, the canal tolls, technical support 7 days a week and also the
boat driving demonstration on the departure day.
Navigate without any experience
If you've never been cruising before, don't worry! All our boats are
very easy to drive and no licence is required. Every year hundreds of people
discover for the first time how it's really a child's play.
Only easy to manoeuvre and self drive boats
From 2 to 12 persons, all the boats are easy to drive and you do not need
any licence. At the departure base, the staff will be at your entire disposal
to explain you the functioning of the boat and will let you go only at
the time yout will be sure to be ready.
The locks ...
Going through lock is fun part of your holiday and give everyone a chance
to be involved. Once you've been through your first lock, you'll see they
are easy to do. Here, you can chat with other cruisers and exchange stories
about your holidays. Most locks are automatic and operated by a lock keeper,
many of whom keep their locks superbly tended with flowers and sell local
produce including wine, local cheeses, honey and bread.
Fitted canals and rivers
The european canals
and waterways that we propose are generally wide and non-tidal, meaning
that the gentle currents make them easy to navigate. Some cruising region
such as the Camargue are lock free, but for many people, going through the
locks is part of the fun of being on the water. Most locks are automatic
and virtually every lock has a lock keeper who oversees the day to day running
of the locks and can offer a helping hand if you need it.
Without constrains, you're the captain
A cruising holiday is meant to be a relaxing one, with 6 to 7 km/hr being
the recommended maximum speed. This means you can enjoy your surroundings
at a leisurely pace and more importantly, not cause any damage to the
natural habitats at the water's edge. Whenever you want to relax and unwind,
simply moor up in a pitturesque spot, pour a glass of wine and watch the
world go by. At night, choose to stop under the shade of a plane tree
or in a modern marina where modern facilities and shore power connections
are generally available for a small charge. The beauty of a cruising holiday
is you get to choose.
For every body
Cruising is perfect for everyone. Kids love the adventure and being first
mate while adults enjoy the freedom of taking each days as it comes, just
how holidays should be! For the young and the young at heart there is
plenty to discover, wherever you choose to cruise.