France Passion Plaisance Canal Boat Hire in France
2018 Hire Rates

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France Regions:
Big East: Alsace - Lorraine - Ardennes
South: Aquitaine - Camargue - Canal du Midi
Burgundy: Nivernais, Loire | Burgundy: Saone, Seilles, Doubs
Big West: Brittany - Charente - Lot-en-Quercy - Mayenne, Pays de la Loire

Early Booking Discount
5% Discount or bookings made more than 120 days before departure
Valid for booking of one week minimum
(Discounts cannot be combined together)

Click here for other All Year Discounts

2018 Seasons
A
B C D E
16 Mar- 12 Apr
28 Sep - 10 Nov
13 Apr - 03 May
14 Sep - 27 Sep
04 May - 28 Jun
31 Aug - 13 Sep
29 Jun - 12 Jul
17 Aug - 30 Aug
13 Jul - 16 Aug
France 2018 Weekly Rates are in Euros
Classic Class
Cat Dep   A B C
D
E
Triton 860
3/5 berth *
2 780 WE / MW
428
508
624
704
780
WEEK
749
889
1092
1232
1365
Triton 860 Fly
3/5 berth *
2 780 WE / MW
472
556
684
772
856
WEEK
826
973
1197
1351
1498
Triton 1050
6/8 berth
3 780 WE / MW
540
620
700
904
980
WEEK
945
1085
1225
1582
1715
Aurore 33
4/6 berth
3 780 WE / MW 580 684 840 948 1052
WEEK 1015 1197 1470 1659 1841
Nicols 900
4/7 berth *
3 780 WE / MW
592
648
864
968
1076
WEEK
1036
1134
1512
1694
1883
Espade Concept Fly
6/8 + 1 berth *
3 780 WE / MW
660
780
960
1080
1200
WEEK
1155
1365
1680
1890
2100
Nicols 1000
6/8 berth *
4 860 WE / MW
684
748
996
1120
1244
WEEK
1197
1309
1743
1960
2177
Linssen Vlet 1030
4/8 berth *
3 780 WE / MW
688
812
1000
1124
1248
WEEK
1204
1421
1750
1967
2184
Nicols 1160
8/10 berth
4 780 WE / MW 692 756 1008 1132 1260
WEEK 1211 1323 1764 1981 2205
Linssen Yacht 36
4/6 berth *
3 780 WE / MW
696
824
1012
1140
1268
WEEK
1218
1442
1771
1995
2219
Classic 1200
8/10 berth
3 780 WE / MW 696 824 1012 1140 1268
WEEK 1218 1442 1771 1995 2219
Penichette 1120 R
4/6 Berth *
4 860 WE / MW 804 876 992 1200 1320
WEEK 1407 1533 1736 2100 1320
Tarpon 32
4/6 + 2 berth *
3 780 WE / MW 792 936 1152 1296 1440
WEEK 1386 1638 2016 2268 2520
Haines Rive 34
4/6 +2 Berth *
3 780 WE / MW 792 936 1152 1296 1440
WEEK 1386 1638 2016 2268 2520
Vetus 1200
7/9 Berth **
5 960 WE / MW 903 994 1114 1246 1320
WEEK 1580 1740 1950 2180 2310
Nicols 1100
6/9 berth
4 860 WE / MW 780 852 1136 1280 1420
WEEK 1365 1491 1988 2240 2485
Nicols 1170
8/10 berth
5 960 WE / MW 800 872 1160 1304 1452
WEEK 1400 1526 2030 2282 2541
Penichette 1260R
6+10 Berth
4 860 WE / MW 1060 1104 1252 1532 1660
WEEK 1855 1932 2191 2681 2905
Tarpon 37
7/9 + 1berth **
4 860
WE / MW
876 1036 1276 1436 1596
WEEK
1533 1813 2233 2513 2793
Nicols 1300
10/12 berth *
5 960 WE / MW 936 1108 1364 1532 1704
WEEK
1638 1939 2387 2681 2982
Penichette 1165FB
6/7 Berth **
4 860
WE / MW
1060 1088 1236 1508 1644
WEEK
1855 1904 2163 2639 2877
Haines Rive 40CV
6/8 Berth
5 800
WE / MW
916 1084 1336 1500 1668
WEEK
1603 1897 2338 2625 2919
Tarpon 42
10/12 berth
5 960
WE / MW
1140 1348 1660 1868 2076
WEEK
1995 2359 2905 3269 3633
Nicols 1310
10/12 berth
5 960
WE / MW
988 1076 1436 1616 1796
WEEK
1729 1883 2531 2828 3143
Penichette 1400FB
10/12 Berth *
5 960
WE / MW
1320 1316 1492 1892 2040
WEEK
2310 2303 2611 3311 3570
Penichette 1500R
8/12+1 Berth *
6 1200
WE / MW
1172 1232 1396 1688 1840
WEEK
2051 2156 2443 2954 3220
Penichette 935 W
3/5 Berth *
2 780 WE / MW 448 524 592 772 856
WEEK 784 917 1036 1351 1498
3 1200 WE / MW 904 948 1076 1356 1504
WEEK 1582 1659 1883 2373 2632
La Peniche
12 Berth
6 1200 WE / MW 1376 1624 2000 2252 2500
WEEK 2408 2842 3500 3941 4375
Premium Class
Cat Dep   A B C D E
4 860
WE / MW
1068
1312
1596
1688
1876
WEEK
1869
2296
2793 2954 3283
5 960
WE / MW
1296
1592
1936
2048
2276
WEEK
2268
2786
3388
3584
3983
La Paniche P
4/6 + 1 berth**
6 1200 WE / MW 1424 1752 2124 2252 2500
WEEK 2492 3066 3717 3941 4375
6 1200
WE / MW
1584
1948
2364
2504
2780
WEEK
2772
3409
4137
4382
4865
Access Class
Cat Dep   A B C D E
3 780
WE / MW
520
600
680
884
960
WEEK
910
1050
1190
1547
1680
3 780
WE / MW
636
756
936
1056
1176
WEEK
1113
1323
1638
1848
2058

Click here for Optional Extras information

Click here for Base Schedules / Week Ends / Mini-Weeks information

* Price list printed the 1st of September 2017 with the French VAT which is 20% and which may be subject to variation. In case of overlap of two periods, the price will be calculated according to the number of days in each period.

From: Agde, Briare, Cahors, Carcassonne, Carnon, Cognac, Colombiers, Coulanges-sur-Yonne, Châtillon-en-Bazois, Chenillé-Changé,Daon, Digoin, Fourques-sur-Garonne, Homps, La Suze Sur Sarthe, Luzech, Languimberg, Louhans, Montreux Château, Pont-à-Bar, Pontailler-sur-Saône, Redon, Walthenheim-sur-Zorn.

** Boat with bow thruster included in the rental price.

Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted

Rates Include:

  • VAT and Navigation and Lock Tax
  • The hire of the boat
  • The hire of the boat
  • Its security equipment
  • Crockery
  • Linen: blankets or duvets, pillows and pillow cases (except on certain models in the budget fleet) - sheets are included on the Premium and Classic fleet only. On the Budget fleet, they are a option.
  • The navigation and lock tax
  • The insurance of the boat
  • A 13kg gas bottle
  • Demonstration of how to operate the boat on the day of departure
  • Demonstration of how to handle the boat and temporary licence on the day of departure
  • Technical assistance 7 days a week from 9am to 7pm

Premium Class Boats include:

  • Cleaning set
  • Tea Towel set
  • Towel set
  • Concierge Service
  • Hotel Service

Rates do NOT Include:

  • Cancellation insurance
  • Food supply
  • Personal insurance for the crew
  • One way fee
  • Car park or garage for a car
  • The waterway map which will be useful for preparing your cruise
  • Bikes
  • Sheets on certain models in the budget fleet
  • Cruise Plus Insurance (damage waiver)
  • The hourly navigation rate which includes gas oil and all technical supplies for the boat*
  • Cleaning of the inside and outside of the boat
  • Cleaning set
  • tea towel set
  • Towel set

* The price varies from € 5.19 to € 10.95 / navigation hour by category of boat (price may change with the price of fuel). Invoiced per litre on certain European bases.

** Some Pénichette® barges and some Tarpon boats in Germany are equipped with heating by oil instead of gas. The additional gas bottle is not supplied on board in this case. The fuel for this heating will be invoiced, the price can vary depending on the price of oil, please contact your agency.

Rental Duration:

  • One Week = 7 Nights.

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 7:00pm
Saturday / Sunday: 9:30am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 5:30pm

Short Breaks and Extended Cruises:

Short Breaks and extended cruises are available on request. departure from 4pm and return at 9am, Monday / Tuesday / Friday / Saturday or Sunday in each period for certain bases and on certain boats and on request basis.

These are calculated as follows:

  • 3 night weekend = 57% of the weekly rate
  • 4 night weekend = 70% of the weekly rate
  • 5 night weekend = 80% of the weekly rate
  • 8 day package = 120% of the weekly rate
  • 9 day package = 140% of the weekly rate
  • 10 day package = 150% of the weekly rate
  • 11 day package = 160% of the weekly rate
  • 12 day package = 170% of the weekly rate
  • 13 day package = 180% of the weekly rate

Insurance & Security Deposit:
Rates include damage insurance with an excess of between € 660 - € 1,200 (depending on boat). You are required to leave this excess amount as a security deposit at the time of pick up. This is refunded to you when the boat has been returned on time, clean and undamaged. Insurance Excess Amounts go by Boat Category (which can be found on the rate table next to the boat name). The amounts for each catergory are:

Cat.1
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat 4
Cat 5
Cat 6
660
780
780
860
960
1200

Cruise Plus Insurance:
You can take our the Croisiere Plus Insurance, which will reduce your excess to NIL (security deposit is still required as normal). The Cruise Plus Insurance is priced by Boat Category (which can be found on the rate table next to the boat name). The prices for each category are:

Cruise Plus Insurance Amounts are in Euros
 
Cat.1
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat. 4
Cat.5
Cat.6
Security Deposit
660
780
780
860
960
1200
Weekend 2 days
52.95
66.75
70.50
77.25
86.25
108
Mini-Week
67.15
75.65
79.50
87.55
97.75
122.40
Week
79
89
94
103
115
144
Additional Day
7.90
8.90
9.40
10.30
11.50
14.40


Hourly Navigation :

 
Cat.1
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat 4
Cat 5
Cat 6
Per motor hour
5.19
6.25
7.25
8.40
9.15
10.95

Cancellation Insurance:
Cancellation Insurance can be arranged - The amount of the cancellation insurance fee for the guarantee to cancel the cruise is 4% of the total rental price.

Base Schedules:

  • Week Days
    Day of Departure:
    Departure Day: every day of the week, depending on the base
    Ireland: departure every day except on Sunday
    Poland: boarding on Sunday
    The Netherlands : Friday to Friday or Saturday to Friday


    Arrival and Boarding:
    Arrival from 3 pm
    Boarding and explanation between 4 pm and 7 pm
    Poland: on Sundays at 12 noon
    The Netherlands : from 2pm on Friday or 9am on Saturday


    Returns:
    Return day+7 at 9 am
    Poland on Saturdays at 12 noon
    The Netherlands : return at 10 am or 3pm on Friday (for the weeks with departures on saturdays)

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  • Week End
    Day of Departure:
    Saturday morning (or Friday evening depending on availability,
    to be confirmed one week before departure)


    Arrival and Boarding:
    Arrival and boarding between 10 am and 11 am (Fridays between 4 pm and 7 pm)
    Redon, Friday at 3pm
    Italy, Friday at 3pm (on request)


    Returns:
    Return Monday morning at 9 am
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  • Mini Week
    Day of Departure:
    Departure on Monday

    Arrival and Boarding:
    Arrival from 3 pm
    Boarding and explanation between 4 pm and 6 pm
    Italy: between 3 pm and 6 pm (on request)


    Returns:
    Return on Friday at 9 am

Car Transfers:
In the case of a one-way cruise, you will be offered on certain bases, the transfer of your car from the departure base to the arrival base. Fee varies according to routes. It is best to book this service in advance. In some places, shuttle bus, taxi or train can be a possibility. Cost varies from € 55 to € 150.

Baby Set:
It includes a high chair, a bathtub, a folding cot and a life jacket and in the case of renting a bicycle, a child seat. Be careful: most of the time, the cot can only be installed in the lounge. This set will be at your disposal to make life onboard more pleasant for parents and baby. Do not forget to ask when booking. It is free wherever it is offered.

Concierge Service: (included on the Premium fleet)
Beneit from a personalized service with a bilingual agent at your service from Monday to Saturday, from 9:30am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm. He will follow up on your booking, book your transfers from the airport or the base, taxi, but also visits to the museum, restaurants, and even manage your particular demands (delivery of champagne...)

Hotel Service: (included on the Premium fleet)
Opt for the hotel service. When you arrive onboard, your beds will already be made, the towel set and the cleaning kit will be laid out in the boat.

Crew Uniforms:
On request, we can deliver on board your boat a captain’s peaked cap T shirts or striped long-sleeved T shirts, embroidered with each crewmember’s name.

Liberty Pack:
This pack includes
- the rental of 1 basic bicycle
- the cleaning service
- the cruise plus insurance
- the hourly navigation rate.

This allows you to settle everything before departure.

12V Converter:
With this converter, plug into the cigar lighter socket and charge up your low power devices such as your camera or your mobile phone (maximum power 300 Watts)

Renting a BBQ, Plancha (grill plate) or a Plancha Table:
What could be friendlier than to end a day of cruising around a barbeque (or a plancha). Be careful; if you rent a barbeque, do not forget your charcoal

Renting Bicycles:
To go shopping or take a nice stroll along the waterway, we offer adult and children bikes for hire.

Renting a Fishing Rod / Buying a Fishing Permit:
Message to all amateur ishermen: we provide a ishing rod with a new line and bait: ideal to catch whitebait! We remind you that a permit is generally compulsory to fish in a public domain. Some bases can provide them for you. Otherwise, the closest place to get one will be indicated.

Pet:
Your animal is welcome onboard, however, you will be responsible for its behaviour. Moreover, we ask you not to use the bedding or the kitchen utensils for it. In certain bases, an extra contribution will be requested.

Car Parking:
Free parking of your vehicle will be possible in many bases. It is often possible to get a locked but uncovered car park (an additional charge is requested).

Extras and Services:

Item
Price in Euros & Includes VAT
12V Converter
€10.00 per week (Free in some bases)
BBQ (grill plate)
from €10.00 - €20.00
(In Redon, gas barbecue - Canal du Midi: barbecue forbidden)
Bike
€6.00 per day
Fishing Rod
€10.00
Car Transer
from €55.00 - €150.00 according to Itineraries
Locked and closed car park but uncovered
from €21.00 - €40.00 per week
Garage
from €42.00 - €80.00 per week
Pets
from €30.00 to €35.00 (no extra charge on certain bases)
Waterway Map
€22.00
Fishing Licence
about €30.00 ( available on certain bases)
Green cleaning set
(washing up liquid, toilet paper, 2 bin bags, 2 sponges, 2 soaps, 1 box of matches)
€8.90 per set Free of charge on the Premium fleet
Tea towel set (set of 3 pieces)
€2.00 per set Free of charge on the Premium fleet
Towel set (1 bath towel+ 2 towels)
€6.00 per set Free of charge on the Premium fleet
Concierge service
quote for specific resuests. Included on the Premium fleet
Hotel Service
€10.00 per person Free of charge on the Premium fleet
Deck Chairs
€10.00 per person Free of charge on the Premium fleet
Internet Access
€5.00 + price of the credit according to the numbers of hours wanted
Photo Album / Video
Let us take care of your holiday memories;
we will create the album or video of your cruise - On Request
Simple or embroidered polo
€16 / polo - €5.00 / embroidery
Cap embroidery
6.30
Beds made at your arrival
€3,50 / bed. Included in the Premium fleet

Service of the Premium and Mediterranean Fleet:

  • Skipper - €230.00 per day He steers the boat, he shows you how to steer and how to handle the boat, he plans your stopovers
  • Hostess - €190.00 per day She manages the food supply, helps you to prepare the meals and can be your baby siter
  • Cook - €220.00.00 per day He cooks, goes shopping and prepares your cocktails.

Bow Propeller:
Some boats have a bow propeller. It is a small propeller in the stem of the boat which helps to steer the bow laterally, it makes operating easier. Nevertheless, you need to use it carefully mainly on canals (mud and stones along the canal sides may be sucked up into the bow propeller). In case of breakdown during the cruise, it is often impossible to repair (a crane is often necessary to fix it). In this case, the cruise will go on without bow propeller.

If the client requires a repairing during his cruise, this repairing will be charged to the client. Due to the risks of the navigation, the bow propeller of the equipped boat you booked for, may not be available on the day of your departure. In this case, the bow propeller will be deducted on the basis of a flatrate price. (according to the price-list, maximum refunding € 10 per day)

Beds:
- There is no standard length and width of berth for boats. The average length is 1.90m but in some cases may be limited to 1.83m.
- Double berths : they are on average 1.40m wide, but can be reduced to 1.15m
- Single berths : they are on average 0, 80m, but in some cases they can be reduced down to 0.65m.
- Coffin berth: berths named “coffin berth” have a low ceiling, with less than 1m between the mattress and the ceiling.
- Convertible seat in lounge or dinette.

Heating and Air Conditioning:
- All boats are equipped with forced air heating. This is an element of comfort to warm up the inside of the boat. However, it does not maintain a constant temperature.
- Air conditioning : This option, often limited to the lounge is an element of comfort that can cool the atmosphere by several degrees, 2 or 3 maximum, rather than maintain constant temperature, whatever the outside temperature.
- The Tarpon 49 Quattro Prestige, Tarpon 42 Trio Prestige and Tarpon 37 Duo Prestige have air conditioning in the lounge.

Inland Waterways Map:
There is a board book on every boat, which gives you information on navigation. However you can order an inland waterway map in advance (when you book the boat) if you wish to prepare your cruise. You can have a map for every waterway. Important : for some routes, you will need 2 maps. For example for the one-way trip Pontailler-sur-Saône/Digoin, 2 maps are necessary: the Centre Canal and the Saône river. Price: EUR 22

Premium Fleet:
distinguishes itself from all the others. You will find the most comfortable, elegant and spacious boats with special services such as : each cabin with shower and WC's, DTT and terrestrial TV with flat screen and DVD player in the lounge, freezer, hood , dish washer, coffee machine, toaster, electric juicer, air conditioning, bow thruster, 220V, double steering position, wooden deck furniture with integrated plancha (grill plate), full hotel service, towels, tea towels and green cleaning set.

NEW: concierge service: benefit now from a trilingual agent, at you service from Mondays to Saturdays from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm. This agent will follow-up on your booking, will book your transfers from the airport or from the train station to the base, but will also book your excursions, your restaurants and will take care of supplying your boat.

Classic Fleet:
This fleet includes all the boats typical of canal boating. Easy to handle and traditionally shaped, these are the perfect boats for family holidays. Linen is part of the rental (blanket, sheets, pillow cases and pillows). Towels and tea towels can be hired at the departure base. A cleaning set is also on sale at the base.

Low Cost Fleet:
This fleet allows you to discover canal boating thanks to its low price. The boats are often older with a more basic level of interior fittings. Bedding is not included ! Bedding, towels and tea towels can be hired at the departure base. A cleaning set is also on sale at the base.

Access Fleet:
This fleet is made of boats that have the certificate “Tourisme et Handicap” and are specially equipped to make them wheelchair accessible for one or two wheelchairs.

Cleaning Service:
to be paid before embarking (unless final cleaning or Liberty Cruise Pack have been purchased).

Cat.1
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat 4
Cat 5
Cat 6
Interior cleaning deposit
€ 40
€50
€80
€95
€110
€140
Exterior cleaning deposit
30
40
45
55
65
75
Interior & Exterior cleaning deposit
70
90
125
150
175
215
Final Interior & Exterior cleaning
60
€ 77
108
€ 129
€ 149
€ 183

Liberty Cruise Pack*:

 
Cat.1
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat 4
Cat 5
Cat 6
Week-End
178
212
254
290
325
395
Mini Week
222
264
314
359
401
486
Week
309
365
428
489
541
652
Additional Day
34
40
45
50
55
65

The price Include one bike of the basic range, the hourly navigation rate, the final cleaning and the cruise plus Insurance.  

Cancellation Conditions:
If it becomes necessary for you to cancel your booking, send a letter of explanation to the hirer as soon as possible. A cancellation fee according to the following scale will be charged.

More than 8 weeks prior to departure
€ 200 cancellation fee
Between 4 - 8 weeks prior to departure
60% of hiring fee
Less than 4 weeks prior to departure
100% of hiring fee
These fees can be refund in case the boat is rented once more. The cancellation fee (€ 150) are not refundable.

All Year Discounts

Long Term Discounts
8 to 14 Days - Receive a 5% Discount
15 to 21 Days
- Receive a 10% Discount
22 to 28 Days - Receive a 15% Discount

Couples Discount
Receive a 10% Discount - Available when there are only two persons onboard the following boats, for any period, any duration:

Flotilla (Boats) Discount
5% Discount - when 2 boats are cruising together.
10% Discount - when 3 or more boats are cruising together.
15% Discount - when 4 or more boats are cruising together.
For all bookings for minimum 1 week long

Family Discount
10% Discount when there are at least two children under 18 onboard on the day of departure (1)

Valid for any duration, all periods (1) A copy of the ID card or the family book will be requested while booking

Senior Discount
A 6% Discount when there is at least 1 person over 60 onboard. Valid for all types of booking (except period E and F) (in Redon: for minimum one week bookings only).

Except in: Pont à Bar.

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EASTER SPECIAL
- 4 night weekend : from Friday 30/03 (5 pm) to Monday 02/04 (3pm): 65% of the weekly price
- 5 night weekend : from Thursday 29/03 (5pm) to Monday 02/04 (3 pm): 75% of the weekly price

1st MAY
- 4 night weekend : from Friday 27/04 (5pm) to Wednesday 02/05 (9am): 75% of the weekly price

8th MAY
- 4 night weekend : from Friday 04/05 (5pm) to Wednesday 09/05 (9am): 75% of the weekly price

ASCENCION
- 5 night weekend : from Wednesday 09/05 (5pm) to Monday 14/05 (9am): 75% of the weekly price

PENTECOST
- 3 night weekend : from Friday 18/05 (5pm) to Monday 21/05 (3pm): 65% of the weekly price

CORPUS CHRISTI
- 5 night weekend : from Wednesday 30/05 (5pm) to Monday 21/05 (9am): 75% of the weekly price

Except in: Fourques sur Garonnes, Cahors, Redon Montreux-Chateau & Pont a Bar..

* All discount can be added up with discounts up to10%

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