France Passion Plaisance Canal Boat Hire in Ireland
2017 Hire Rates

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2017 Seasons
A
B C D E
11 Mar- 07 Apr
08 Apr - 28 Apr
16 Sep - 29 Oct
09 Sep - 15 Sep 29 Apr - 05 May 06 May - 12 May
02 Sep - 08 Sep
F
G
H
I
J
13 May - 19 May 20 May - 26 May 27 May - 02 Jun 03 Jun - 09 Jun
17 Jun - 30 Jun
10 Jun - 16 Jun
K
L
M
N
O
01 Jul - 07 Jul
08 Jul - 11 Aug
12 Aug - 18 Jul
19 Aug - 25 Aug
26 Aug - 01 Sep
Ireland 2017 Weekly Rates are in Euros
Budget
Class
Cat. Deposit   A B C D E F G H I
J
K
L
M
N
N
Carlow Class
2/4 berth (Budget)
3 850 Week 643 665 693 704 736 764 796 824 856
878
938
1020
970
906
846
Kilkenny Class
4/6 Berth (Classic)
3 1000 Week 1126 1161 1212 1232 1283 1339 1394 1445 1501
1536
1643
1785
1694
1588
1481
Waterford Class
6/8 berth (Classic)
4 1000 Week 1491 1539 1609 1633 1704 1775 1846 1916 1987
2034
2176
2365
2247
2105
1964
Minimum hire 3 nights
10 nights for the price of 7 for all reservations finishing before 6th May and before before 9th September
Mini Week : 4 nights for the price of 3
One way Cruise: EUR 80

Click here for Optional Extras information

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

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)

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

"A La Carte" Package:
Departure from 4pm and return at 9am: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday (hors periodes E et F) in each period. On certain bases and on certain boats only and on request.

  • Eight day package - 120 % of the weekly price
  • Nine day package - 140% of the weekly price*
  • Ten day package - 150% of the weekly price
  • Eleven day package - 160% of the weekly price**
  • Twelve day package - 170 % of the weekly price
  • Thirteen day package - 180 % of the weekly price

Security Deposit:

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.

One Way Cruises:

One-way : (extra charge for taking back the boat to another base, different from the start base The direction and the departure point of a one-way cruise are confirmed only 10 days before departure, because of many unpredictable events. One-way cruises are not available for a fleet of more than 2 boats at certain bases. Note: * Special prices in Pays de Loire : contact us

There is a fee charged on departure for one-way cruises :

One Way Charges
Boat Category
1 & 2
3
4 & 5
6
France
€ 70
€ 90
€ 110
€ 130
Germany & Italy
€ 100
€ 100
€ 100
€ 100

Base Schedules:

  • Departure for a week or more:
    Days of departure depending of the bases are Monday, Tuesday, Friday or Saturday.
    Welcome at 3pm. For organisation reasons, no welcome will be possible before this time. - Boarding from 4pm till 7pm. - Return at 9am
     
  • 2 Day Week Ends:
    Welcome on Saturday at 10am ( you can board on Friday evening at 6pm if available. This possibility can only be confirmed 1 week before departure). - Boarding Saturday from 10am till 11am. - Return Monday at 9am.
     
  • For Mini-Weeks:
    Welcome on Monday at 3pm. - Boarding from 4pm till 6pm. - Return on Friday at 2pm (except in Italy : 9am and Redon: 10am).


    Please Note: In Italy week-end and mini-week are confirmed 30 days before the departure

Car Transfers:
If you do a one-way trip, you can have your car transferred from the departure base to the arrival base. The cost depends on the distance (itineraries) : from EUR 54 to 100. It is better to book this service in advance. Transfer by bus, taxi or train can be planned. Please contact your agent for possibilities available.

Car Parking:
Public Car Parking is available around each base. Closed car parking is available at selected bases for between € 20 - € 46 per week. Or a Garage is available at selected bases for between € 35 - € 100 per week..

Extras and Services:

Item
Price in Euros & Includes VAT
Week-end / Mini-Week
Week
12V Converter
5.00
€10.00
BBQ (grill plate)
from €5.00 - €20.00
from €10.00 - €35.00
Adult Bike
from €18.00 - €29.00
from €28.00 - €46.00
Child Bike
€16.00
€26.00
Fishing Rod
€5.00
€8.00
Car Transer
from €55.00 - €150.00 according to Itineraries
Locked and closed car park but uncovered
from €21.00 - €35.00 per week
Garage
from €42.00 - €60.00 per week
FPP Food Hamper
€70.00
Pets
from €30.00 (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 week and €8.00 / week-end / mini-week. Free of charge on the Premium fleet
Stand Up Paddle
€70.00 per week with €500 Security Deposit
TV Antenna
€60.00 per week with €400 Security Deposit
Internet Access
€5.00 + price of the credit according to the numbers of hours wanted
Photo Album / Video
On Request
Simple or embroidered polo
€16 / polo - €5.00 / embroidery
Cap embroidery
€6.30
Sleeping kit (2 sheets + 2 pillow cases)
€7.00 per set included on the Premium fleet
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 - €210.00.00 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)

Inland
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:
Premium Fleet vessels have two steering positions (flying bridge) and have special services on board like: bike rack, flat screen TV and DVD player in the lounge, wooden deck furniture with integrated Plancha on the rear deck, complete linen set (two towels and one bath towel per person), kitchen cloths and a cleaning set (washing soap, toilet paper, two rubbish bags, one sponge, one soap and a box of matches).
Premium fleet vessels include:
Tarpon 49 Quattro Prestige  /  Tarpon 42 Trio Prestige  /  Tarpon 37 Duo Prestige

with other non premium fleet vessels, bedding is included (blanket, sheets, pillow case and pillow) but no towels and cleaning items are provided (Towel set can be hired at some departure bases - a cleaning set is also on sale at some bases)

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

Baby Equipment:
A Baby Equipment pack is available free of charge on request. This includes:
Baby Chair, Bath, Folding Bed, and Life Jacket. If you hire a bike you will also receive a baby seat. This must be pre-booked.

Fishing Licence:
A fishing permit (tax) is usually requested to fish in canals and rivers. You can get in some bases. Price : € 30. Do not forget to book it before departure

 
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.

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