Canal Boat Hire with Nicols Octo

Boating and cruising canal holidays Burgundy-Nivernais, in France

Nicols Octo Fly C : until 10 persons
 New nice cruiser for 4 couples or 2 couples and 4 children
Price of rental for 1 week
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    14.95mx 3.85m
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The OCTO Fly C from the Estivale range of canal boats is the largest in the fleet at 15 metres long. It is the flagship boat produced by the Nicols boatyard and despite being the longest it is easy to drive thanks to bow thrusters.
This canal barge offers four cabins and four bathrooms at the very highest comfort standards available on a boating holiday. The OCTO Fly C is fully equipped with a large fridge/freezer, hob and oven, TV with satellite antenna, radio / CD / MP3 player, shore supply of 220 volts and a generator to allow 220 volts power even while cruising. What’s more the canal boat has air conditioning for additional comfort which is especially welcome in warmer regions such as the Canal du Midi.
The boat has a covered rear terrace with table and chairs and access to the upper deck. Here there is a small dining area and outdoor kitchen in the shade underneath an awning. The second steering position and two deck matresses for sunbathing can also be found here.
As with all boats in the Estivale range, there is a swim ladder for easy on/off access and a deck shower.
What are you waiting for - to travel in unique style get on board the OCTO Fly C. No previous boating experience or a licence is needed.


  • Week-End
    boarding : Friday 4PM
    landing : Monday 9AM or Sunday 5PM
  • Mini-Week
    boarding : Monday 2PM
    landing : Friday 9AM
  • Week
    boarding : Monday 4PM, Friday 4PM, Saturday 4PM
    landing : Monday 9AM, Friday 9AM, Saturday 9AM


    • Boat hire,
    • Boat equipment, crockery and linen for bed (sheets and duvets)
    • Boat insurance
    • Navigation Instruction
    • Technical help : available 7 days a week
    • The navigation toll due to the authorities in France. In other countries, money was provided for locks and bridges


    • Fuel, gas and other consumables will be charged to the hirer at the relevant hourly rate,
    • Personal Insurance
    • Fee for a cruise on the Lot River (Cahors) : 80 euros
    • Bike hire,
    • Garage or car park,
    • Insurance (form on request) :
    FORMULA 1 (5% amount of the no discounted hiring price) = cancellation of your stay (Minimum 50 Euros per cruise)
    FORMULA 2 (5% amount of the no discounted hiring price) = interruption of your cruise; waiver 1/2 boat deposit; individual accidents (Minimum 50 Euros per a boat <10m, 70€ for a boat between 10m and 13m, 90€ >13 m for a stay from 1 to 7 days)
    • Fluvial guide: 30 euros
    • Deposit for final cleaning (150 euros for the boats -10m; 200€ euros for the boats from 10m to 13m and 250 euros for the boats +13m 300 euros for Fly range boats),
    • Security deposit for the boat (1000€ euros for the boats -10m, 1500€ euros for the boats from 10m to 13m, 2000 euros for the boats +13m and 3000 euros for Fly range boats),
    • Extra charge for pets: 50 euros/pet
    Paying locks and bridges in some countries (free in France)
    • 50€ instruction (1 hour) in the Netherlands, to be paid on site


    •Optionnal extras payable on the spot:
    Final cleaning:
    for boats under 10m: 150 euros
    for 10m-13m boats : 200 euros
    for 13m boats and more : 250 euros
    for Fly range boats : 300 euros
    Bike rental for adult: 40 Euros/week
    Bike rental for child: 35 euros/week.
    Maxi 4 bicycles on board
    Baby seat rental : 10 euros
    • Car park: 40 Euros/week (private but not supervised) ; not available in Port Lauragais (Canal du Midi)
    Garage: 50 Euros/week (in some ports)
    • Bath towels kit: 12 Euros (1 glove, 1 towel, 1 bath towel)
    • Kitchen towels kit: 5 Euros (1 hand towel, 2 dishcloth)
    • Innkeeper KIT includes the cleaning service + Kitchen towels kit + Bathroom towels kit (1 kit/person) ; price: between 190€ and 320€ according the boat
    • Converter rental: 12v/220V: 10 Euros
    • Pets : 50 Euros/pet
    • wifi 10 Go : 50 euros (Except Lübz in Germany)
    • Gas barbecue : 50€/week
    • Deck matress: 12 euros
    • One-way supplement : one week = 200 Euros (obligatory) This does not include car or crew transfers
    • Car transfer or crew transfer in case of one way : from 100 Euros to 350 Euros
    • Early check-in or late check-out : 80 euros (on request and according to availabilities)
    • Fluvial guide-map : 30 euros (to be booked early in order to receive it before departure). Available only for the France Waterways, in French-English and German.
    • Pool rental (available only in France on some bases): from 189 euros to 328 euros / week depending on the season and the region. Adpatable on all models except Octo Fly and Octo Fly C, Primo, N800 and Riviera. Attention: for the pool on boats of 13 meters and more: compulsory license.


    Cleaning deposit : 150 euros for the boats -10m, 200 euros for the boats between 10m and 13m and 250 euros for the boat more than 13m and 300e for the Fly range.
    Deposit for boats -10 m : 1000 euros
    Deposit for boats between 10m and 13m : 1500 euros
    Deposit for boats more 13m : 2000 euros and 2500€ for the Fly range.
    It covers the insurance franchise, loss of hire and boat cleaning if this has not been done. This sum will be repaid to you at the end of your cruise if the boat and its equipment are brought back clean, in good
    condition and undamaged, at the time and place agreed on.
    Insurance is described more fully in our general rental conditions. Please ask for the application form.
    All the consumable (oils, diesel oil, gas...) used during your stay are included in this forfeit. When you set off the tank will have been filled, giving you selfsufficiency for 10 to 14 days (depending on the type of boat). All our cruisers are fitted with a meter which is read on your departure and on your return. The number of hours of engine fuel use will be invoiced according to the rate displayed at the base (More or less 40 to 100 Euros per day).

    ONE WAY CRUISES with 200€ added:
    Two way cruises offer you the chance to enjoy and experience a wide variety of landscapes from very different angles. However, we can offer you one-way cruises in certain regions. One-ways may be subject to unforeseen circumstances which can impede their operation. Considered as an additional service, a one way cruise as well as its direction are only confirmed 48 Hours before departure.


8+ 2
Height Boat
14.95mx 3.85m
Height Min/Max
1.87m / 1.92m
Height Cabine
1.91m / 1.87m
Height Saloon
Engine Type
Moteur diesel
Upper deck
Bow thruster
Height Min/Max
1.87m / 1.92m
land electricity supply
front Sundeck
Forward Sundeck
coating type
fixed double beds
single bed
double bed convertible into a single bed
sleeping child
couchette transformable
forward cabin
central cabin
aft cabin
lounge convertible
Cabin Air Cooling
Air freshener
Electrical Voltage
TV avec antenne satellite
Micro Wave
Water Capacity
Fuel Capacity
Fridge Type
Various equipment available for this boat can vary base of departure.


Economisez 10% sur la gamme Nicols Fly en été
Enjoy 10 % discount for booking your cruise departures are between 1/6 et le 31/8/2024

Offer valid for cruises confirmed before 30/06/2024.  Minimum duration 7nts unless. Are not retroactive. Offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.cannot be combined with other offers
Economisez 10% sur la gamme Nicols Fly en automne
Enjoy 10 % discount for booking your cruise departures are between 1/9 et le 31/10/2024

Offer valid for cruises confirmed before 30/06/2024.  Minimum duration 7nts unless. Are not retroactive. Offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.cannot be combined with other offers

Offers up to 10% for the short breaks and up to 15% for the one week journey or more.

Special discount for groups : -5% off for 2 boats or -7% for 3 boats and -10% for 4 boats.
For all dates of departure

Special Price for a long journey : -10% on the second week and the following weeks.

Special discount for couple : -10% for boats N900DP, N1000 or N1010 for only 2 people on board

Children discount:
-5% for one child -16 years
-10% for two children or more -16 years

Senior discount:
-5% for one person or more over 65 years for all boats and all durations

Discounts are combinable up to 15%


Table for region : Franche-Comte vosges, Charente, Brittany, Burgundy-Nivernais, Alsace-Lorraine,
Periode 2024Price for Week
A from 19/10 to 4/11
3,742 Euros
B from 28/9 to 18/10
4,989 Euros
C from 7/9 to 27/9
5,301 Euros
D from 24/8 to 6/9
5,799 Euros
E from 6/7 to 23/8
6,236 Euros
Table for region : Canal du midi, Camargue,
Periode 2024Price for Week
A from 19/10 to 4/11
3,891 Euros
B from 28/9 to 18/10
5,188 Euros
C from 7/9 to 27/9
5,512 Euros
D from 24/8 to 6/9
6,031 Euros
E from 6/7 to 23/8
6,485 Euros
Prices 2024.
If the cruise is on two periods, the calculation will be pro rata of the day in each period.