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    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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    Boat Details

    Boat Operator: LeBoat
    Boat Size: 37.7 x 13.9 ft
    Number of Cabins: 2
    Fuel on board: 79.3 gal
    Water on board: 158.5 gal
    Engine Type: Diesel

    Cabin Information

    2 cabins with 2 singles or 1 double bed
    Electric Toilets

    Exterior Amenities

    Alfresco dining
    Ambient lighting
    Deck shower
    Fridge on sundeck
    Portable cool box


    Cigarette lighter plug (12V)
    12/220V converter
    Shore power (220V dock hookup)
    220V on cruise

    Audio / Visual Amenities

    CD / Radio
    MP3 / USB hookup
    DVD player

    Navigation Amenities

    Internal steering position
    External steering position
    Bow thrusters

    Other Features

    Safety Box

    Kitchen Amenities

    Premium utensils

    Heating / Cooling Amenities

    Cabin air conditioning



    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.

    Cruising 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


    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

    Grocery Pack


    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

    Car Transfer


    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

    Angling Pack


    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