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self drive canal boats

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canal cruising in france

the 2019 season is open. Book now!

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magic atmosphere on French canals

I was the Captain of my own barge for 10 years before deciding to share my passion with you and create this website. I doubt you will find a better canal boat expert in Australia or New Zealand. I visited many boats during year. A couple of hotel barge owners have retired but some new ones joined us. We also opened a new section "Cruise Holidays in France" to cater for some great value passenger ships cruising in France. You have now the choice: convenient and fun self-drive canal boats, luxury crewed hotel barges, beautifully maintained vintage motor yachts and conventional passenger ships. Call now & let us know when you wish to go.


Cast off at the helm of your self drive canal boat and take a leisurely cruise at your own pace, along the canals and rivers, among the most beautiful in Europe or unwind and take a leisurely luxury hotel barge and meander the inland waterways of France. See life pass you by on canals, rivers and lakes. Life will unfold before you whilst you relax and the company of like-minded passengers. We look forward to welcoming you on board.


  • January special

    25% discount
    on canal du midi

    Offer valid from 18 January to 19 February 2019
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special offers

  • A unique opportunity to experience luxury hotel barging on the magnificent French waterways. Click here

river cruises

From 20 to 150 people

ships & barges

special offers

50% off for couples

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