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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
- 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
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
Boat DetailsBoat Operator: LeBoat
Boat Size: 48 x 13.6 ft
Number of Cabins: 5
Fuel on board: 93 gal
Water on board: 400 gal
Engine Type: Diesel
Cabin Information1 cabin with 2 singles or 1 double bed
1 cabin with 1 double bed
2 cabins with bunk beds
2 convertible berths
Exterior AmenitiesAlfresco dining
ElectricityCigarette lighter plug (12V)
Shore power (220V dock hookup)
Audio / Visual AmenitiesCD / Radio
MP3 / USB hookup
Flat Screen TV
Navigation AmenitiesInternal steering position
External steering position
Other FeaturesSafety Box
Heating / Cooling AmenitiesHeater
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
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.
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
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
For alfresco dining on the sundeck of your boat
BBQ + Lantern : $13.50 / day
*Not available in Scotland & Thames
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
Take the whole family with you! Our boats can carry up to 2 pets.
$55 per animal per week
Top Deck Cushions
Enjoy the added comfort of deck cushions!
Pack of 2: $10 per week
*Not available in Scotland
Ecological Cleaning Pack
Help us preserve the waterways for future enjoyment by buying our Eco-pack of cleaning products and toileteries.
$15 / pack
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
Order a gift basket filled with local delicacies and regional specialties--the perfect gift for a birthday or anniversary!
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
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
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
Alsace123 | Brittany126 | Burgundy: Franche-Comte125 | Burgundy: Nivernais Loire127 | Camargue128 | Canal du Midi129 | Charante131 | Lot133
Alfresco dining | Ambient lighting | Sundeck