Photos by LeBoat
As I pondered my next small group experience to offer my clients, one of my favorite couples reached out with the idea of exploring with the company, Le Boat. I reached out immediately, learning that they are a willing partner and could arrange this small group adventure for me whenever I was ready to choose the destination they offer. I love it!
We have lots of ski and pontoon lake boating experience, this would be a really great way to travel with like-minded people. Casual, very affordable, and unique, so I think you might like the idea as well. If so, read on!
Le Boat has many different destinations and boats to choose from. You will be your own captain, so not a problem for my group at all. In fact, I expect we will be fighting over who will captain at times! Browse the website as soon as you can, so you can see for yourself. I am torn between Scotland and the Netherlands, for example. But planning Amsterdam area for 2020. You in?
Here are the inclusions
- Rental of the boat and its onboard equipment
- A fully equipped kitchen
- Towels and linen for all passengers
- A boat handling demonstration prior to departure
- Technical support
- On-board maps and visitor information
What’s NOT included in the price?
- Optional vacation extras
- Boat damage waiver
- Running costs (diesel, gas, engine wear and tear) – charged by the engine hour
- Passage through locks (small fee applies – payable locally)
- Travel to and from the base(s)
- Waterside services if you use them (i.e. moorings where a charge is applicable, pump-out if needed, water, etc)
- Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance
- Food and drink
I love the look and interior of the Classique. Giving you the link here so you can see what she’s like. And here is the Mystique, another wonderful choice if 6-8 passengers. We would captain our boat(s). Wouldn’t it be amazing to get a group of three boats and travel in a pack? Reach out to me ASAP if you want to be on this short list. I believe I have 6 passengers ready to go in May or June of 2020.
Below is a photo of one route option, but of course we would choose where and when we dock, and what kinds of activities we would like to do. I would love to bike in the area a few days, for example. Wine and chocolate tasting, to be sure. Food experiences. I hope to have at least a couple of great cooks with us, but we can all share our cooking skills, or plan to dine out every evening. think of the fresh seafood we will have!
Was that enough to whet your appetite? Below, from Le Boat website.
” We’re the No. 1 provider of boating vacations on the beautiful rivers, lakes and canals of Europe and Canada. We have the world’s largest fleet of self-drive boats and the widest choice of fabulous boating destinations to choose from!”
“With 50 years on the water we’ve been doing this for a long time, so you can rely on us to offer exceptional service and a wealth of helpful advice and knowledge to ensure you have the best time on the water.”
” Not many of our new customers have driven a boat before. However, they quickly realize how easy it is and soon become confident navigating the waterways. Our base teams will show you everything you need know!”
Don’t delay if you would like to cruise the canals of Amsterdam and beyond. We would love to have you join the fun!