Hire Self Drive Barges, Boat Holidays in France and Europe

Fully Equipped

All of our boats come with the necessities you'd expect from a comfortable Boating Vacation.

With a fully equipped kitchen to cook and dine onboard and prepared cabins with pillows and towels, just think of your boat as a floating villa!

If you have any specific questions about your boat, please call us: 1-888-550-8580

Arrival and Departure

Pick Up Time: 4:00 PM

Drop Off Time: 9:00 AM

Included in Price

  • Full equipped kitchen with utensils and appliances 
  • Bed linens, duvet & pillow
  • Bathroom facilities with hot showers
  • Fridge and gas oven
  • Heating
  • Fans (A/C available on some select models)
  • Cushions and curtains
  • Security safety equipment including life jackets
  • Power supply, radio and cd player
  • Captain's manual
  • On board cruising maps and  documentation 
  • Boat handling demo upon arrival
  • 24/7 Technical Support 
  • Lock Fees (except Ireland & Holland)
  • All Taxes 

Not Included in Price

  • Fuel consumption cost (link to fuel sheet)
  • Boat damage waiver
  • Travel cancellation insurance
  • One way supplement
  • Any optional extras

Cruise Schedule

One of the best things about a self drive vacation is that you can create your own schedule! As Captain and crew you decide how far you travel in a day and just plan to be at the base to hand over your vessel at the correct date and time. Cruise for as long as you like every day, explore at your leisure. You are at the helm!

How to book

Step 1: Choose cruising area

Step 2: Select a boat to suit the number of passengers traveling and budget

Step 3: Select departure date 

Step 4: Contact Barge Connection to check availability 

Step 5: Confirm your booking with 35% deposit and completed booking form, final payment due 60 days prior to departure

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At 36 feet, our Clipper boat rentals pack plenty of luxury into a mid-size package, including an elevated sundeck with molded love seat!

A Clipper canal boat can accommodate parties of six. The cabins are at the bow and stern for enhanced privacy, and they have en-suite bathrooms. The saloon has a radio/CD player and MP3/USB connectivity. Ample windows keep the interior bright and cheery! Some models of this boat are equipped with bow thrusters.

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Boat Details

Boat Operator: LeBoat
Boat Size: 36 x 13 ft
Number of Cabins: 2
Fuel on board: 93 gal
Water on board: 211 gal
Engine Type: Diesel

Cabin Information

1 cabin with 1 double bed
2 convertible berths
Electric Toilets

Exterior Amenities

Alfresco dining
Sundeck

Electricity

Cigarette lighter plug (12V)
Shore power (220V dock hookup)

Audio / Visual Amenities

CD / Radio
MP3 / USB hookup
Flat Screen TV
DVD player

Navigation Amenities

Internal steering position
External steering position

Other Features

Safety Box

Kitchen Amenities

Burner
Oven
Grill

Heating / Cooling Amenities

Heater
Fans

Bicycles

Bicycle

To explore the countryside or just get to the boulangerie

Standard: $8.50 / day
Adult Cross Country: $10.50 / day
Child / Tag-along: $6 / day
Bike Child Seat: $2.50 / day

*Availabilities of boat's type depends on base & could be found under cruise details & on booking process.

Early Checkin / Late Checkout

Checkin

Enjoy more cruising time by collecting your boat early on the first day (12.00) and/or returning it later on your last day (12.00)

Early Check-in: $125 (subject to availability)
Late Check-out: $125  (subject to availability)

*Not available at the bases of Jabel, Cherstey & Lutzelbourg.

Cruising Assistant

Assistant

Discover the pleasure of boating step by step with a cruising assistant. Available as long as you want, he will help you during the first maneuvers, or more if you want.

Day Service - $210 per day, subject to availability.

*Notes : Only available in France - If the cruising assistant is booked more than one day, customer must let him a cabin on the boat and should provide food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Parking and Garage

Parking

Have us look after your car while you're away.

Open-air locked parking : $8 per car / day
Garage : $10.50 per car / day

*Availabilities of parking's type depends on base & could be found under cruise details & on booking process. No parking available at Lutzelbourg.

BBQ and lantern

Bbq

For alfresco dining on the sundeck of your boat

BBQ + Lantern : $13.50 / day

*Not available in Scotland & Thames

Grocery Pack

Grocery

Take the stress out of arriving feeling hungry and enjoy a basket of provisions on your arrival

Sundowner pack: $55 - $65
Starter pack: $85 - $100

*Prices depends on departure base. Not available at our bases in Italy, Thames & Scotland

Pets

Pets

Take the whole family with you! Our boats can carry up to 2 pets.

$55 per animal per week

Top Deck Cushions

Cushions

Enjoy the added comfort of deck cushions!

Pack of 2: $10 per week

*Not available in Scotland

Ecological Cleaning Pack

Cleaning

Help us preserve the waterways for future enjoyment by buying our Eco-pack of cleaning products and toileteries.

$15 / pack

Car Transfer

Car

We can organize the transfer of your vehicle while you are cruising.

$175 - $420 depending on the route

(Please note that we cannot transfer rental cars, trucks or camper vehicles. Please verify that this kind of transfer is covered by your insurance.

*NOT available in Belgium, Germany, Holland, Lot, Charente & Scotland

Special Occasion Gift Basket

Basket

Order a gift basket filled with local delicacies and regional specialties--the perfect gift for a birthday or anniversary! 

$100

WIFI

Wifi

Wifi service in select locations (access for up to 5 devices per boat).

$8 / day - subject to availability

*Only available in France, Italy & Poland

Stand up Paddle Board

Paddle

Enjoy our new stand up paddle boards! Perfect for the calm waters of canals.

$130 per board per week 

*Only available at Douelle, Jarnac, Marina Wolfsbruch, Port Cassafières, Saint-Jean-de-Losne, Casale & Precenicco

Angling Pack

Angling

Enjoy great fishing party !

Angling Dinghy : $100 per week
Outboard Motor : $100 per week

*Only available in the Lot, Ireland, Germany, Holland & at Branges, Nieuwpoort

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