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42' Canal Boat for 10 Person in Camargue, France | The Flamingo Cruise

Canal Boat
42 ft
10 Guests

About This Boat

Enjoy a fantastic vacation in Camargue, France! Book "The Flamingo Cruise" onboard the 42' Canal Boat for up to 10 people. For around $990 per night and preferred minimum booking of 3-nights you can have a great time!

Rates:

• $990 USD per night (3-nights minimum)

What's included in the price?

• Renting the boat and its equipment
• A galley (kitchen) with all the utensils and appliances you would expect
• Towels and linen for all passengers
• A boat handling demo
• Technical support
• On-board cruising information 

What's not included in the price?

• Any additional extras & services
• Boat damage waiver, Fuel cost & deposits
• Travel from/to the base(s)
• Mooring fees
• Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance

What You Can Expect:

See clouds of pink flamingos and other wildlife, and become enchanted with art galleries at Aigues-Mortes.

The Flamingo Cruise

Clouds of pink flamingos swirl across brilliant blue skies, creating a sight you’ll long remember on the beautiful Canal du Rhône à Sète. You gaze at the beauty around you, and you look forward to a delicious seafood dinner in la Grande-Motte. Along the way, you go swimming, windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving, and horseback riding, enjoying a blissful canal vacation in France.

Waterways:

• Canal du Midi
• Etang de Thau
• Canal du Rhône à Sète

Main Activities Along the Way

Observe intriguing wildlife - See wild bulls, horses, deer, beavers, eagles, flamingos, and other cool creatures from your sundeck!

Savor delightful muscat - Muscat de Frontignan is a savory local aperitif wine. Visit the Caves BALTA in Frontignan and buy some!

Angle on the pond - The quiet etang de Thau is home to a variety of fish.

Visit a Benedictine abbey - In St. Gilles, the impressive abbey dates back to the 12th century. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Beautiful horses are awaiting you - Take a ride in one of the traditional Horse-herds (Manades) near Franqueveaux or Grau du Roi!

Relax on the beach - Walk along the beautiful and long beaches near palavas, Carnon and La Grande Motte. Marvel at the sunset in this great place to stop.

Jump into watersports - Palavas-les-Flots has all kinds of watersports, a casino, restaurants, and miles of white-sand beaches.

Explore an amazing abbey - Check out the picturesque Abbaye de Maguelone on an island near the resort of Palavas-les-Flots.
Explore a medieval city - Delight in the trendy art galleries in the 13th-century city of Aigues Mortes! Have a great dinner too!

Praise panoramic vistas - Mount St. Clair in beautiful Sète presents stunning views of the Mediterranean and Etang de Thau.

View amazing dinosaurs - Etang de Thau hosts the Mèze Dinosaur Museum Park, with its skeletons of prehistoric creatures.

Taste underwater treasures - Delight the tasty oysters of the etang de Thau, and its numerous seafood dishes!

Tour famous salt fields - See the Les Salins du Midi in Aigues Mortes, which produces 250,000 tons of salt per year.

Key Towns And Villages On Your Cruise

Saint-Gilles

The city owes its name to the famous Father Gilles Hermit. It was one of the most important places for Christian pilgrimage in the twelfth century. Visit Saint-gilles and its exceptional heritage, like the abbey of the twelfth century, the old crypt, and the Romanesque museum.

Gallician

Gallician is a quiet and peaceful rural village. Take the opportunity to walk the winding streets, and visit the little 18th century church. On the outskirts of the village lies the real treasure of Gallician: vast vineyards that are a must see!

Aigues-Mortes

Welcome to Aigues-Mortes, a fortified town that once specialised in salt production. The huge tower, built in the centre of the town, used to guide in the fishermen when the city was still swampland.

Le Grau du Roi

What a pretty place to stop! In Le Grau-du-Roi, you will enjoy viewing the harbour and the old lighthouse. There are long and beautiful shores for you to walk along and downtown, you will discover interesting buildings, like the Villa Paris, or the old house from the 19th century.

La Grande Motte

La Grande-Motte is a bustling seaside resort, home to some ususal architecture. It has buildings designed by the architect Jean Balladur to look like the precolumbian pyramids known as the Ziggourats. If you are a gamer, you can try your luck at the Casino; or maybe you will prefer a relaxing round of golf on the local golf course.

Carnon

Carnon is a seaside resort. The harbor is a beautiful and quiet place to have a drink, or a meal in one of the numerous restaurants, followed by a gentle stroll along the coast.

Palavas les Flots

Once simply a fishing village, today Palavas-les-flots is a thriving seaside city with a long and peaceful beach. Downtown, you will find a dynamic city with sights to explore, like the Jeanne d'Arc foutain. And if you have time at night, the casino will probably be open!

Abbaye de Maguelone

Along the shore, among green and lush vegetation, stands the impressive Abbey of Maguelone. A romanesque monument, it has been the seat of the bishop for a millenium. Visit it, and soak up its unique atmosphere.

Frontignan

Frontignan is a beautiful town, home to the pretty romanesque church of Saint-Paul. Enjoy a walk here, and don't forget to taste the delightful muscat.

Sète

Often called the Mediterranean Venice due to its numerous canals along the city, Sète is a wonderful and shining town that you will love exploring. Take a walk along the charming Promenade de la corniche, and discover the numerous monuments and churches downtown.

Bouzigues

Bouzigues is a charming little seaside town with a number of things to see. Spend time walking along the shore, guided by the fresh ocean wind, or maybe along the docks during sunset... the scenery here is just wonderful.

Mèze

Like many seaside cities in the area, Mèze was historically a trade center. In this wonderful town, you will have the chance to discover the old village with its winding streets, and also the Chapelle des pénitents. Take in the beautiful scenery with a walk along the shore.

Marseillan

Welcome to Marseillan, a welcoming and shining town famous for its vineyards and its know-how in shellfish farming. You will enjoy walking downtown and immersing yourself in local history. The shore is also beautiful to walk along, especially during sunset.

Agde

'The City of a Thousand Wonders', Agde is a very famous place in France, known for its sunshine and for its numerous activities and treasures to discover. Take time to discover this little paradise.

Port Cassafieres

Port-Cassafières is a pleasant and peaceful harbor to stop, complete with cycling paths. Its proximity to Spain gives it some interesting flourishes in cuisine, architecture and culture and as a result it is a truly cosmopolitan spot to explore. 

What To Expect Onboard:

Elegant, spacious and functional, our Classique Star boat rent packs plenty of amenities into a package of just 42 feet.

Canal boat vacations aboard our Classique Star boat rent are second to none! The boat sleeps a maximum of ten, and the two rear private cabins with en-suite baths provide hotel-style living space. Tasteful décor and abundant light from the big picture windows make the boat’s interior warm and inviting.

• Boat Size: 12.80 m x 4.10 m
• 2 cabins with convertible twin/double beds
• 1 cabin with bunk beds1 forward cabin with double bed
• 3 bathrooms

Interior & Saloon

• The Classique Star's saloon is situated in the center of the boat, making it a natural gathering place for dining and entertaining.
• The sound system consists of a radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity.
• The large table and love seat in the saloon convert to a very comfortable double bed.
• Two other features of the saloon are the inside steering station with good visibility and easy access to the side decks.
• The kitchen/galley is spacious, allowing for ease in preparing gourmet meals. The stove, sink, and electric refrigerator provide all the conveniences of home.

Cabins & Bathrooms

• The two rear cabins are fitted with two single beds that convert to double beds. En-suite bathrooms with shower, new electric-flush toilet, and sink add a touch of luxury and class to these private staterooms.
• Forward is a private cabin in the bow with a double bed and adequate storage. Two crossover single bunk beds are in a cabin directly aft of the double. The bunks are wonderful for children.
• The third bathroom is located across from the two forward cabins and has a shower, new electric-flush toilet, and sink.

Sundeck & Features

• Boat cruises in Europe wouldn't be complete without vacation boat rentals featuring big sundecks! Aboard the Classique Star, you'll find plenty of room to enjoy the outdoors.
• The second steering position offers superb visibility for the skipper.
• A safe is aboard for your convenience and security.
• The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power and 220-volt shore power.
• The Classique Star is equipped with an efficient and reliable diesel engine.

Additional Services:

Options and Extras

To enhance your experience, you can add extras & services to your vacation. The availabilities and prices of the extras will be confirmed at start of your booking.

Bicycles

To explore the countryside or just get to the boulangerie.

• Standard: $60 per week
• Child / Tag-along: $46 per week
*Availability of bike type depends on base

Lantern

For alfresco dining on the sundeck of your boat.

• Lantern: $14 per week

Parking

• Open-air locked parking: From $53 USD per car/day
• Garage: From $70 USD per car/day
*Availability of parking type depends on base.

Car Transfer

• $175 - $420 depending on the route

Top Deck Cushions

Enjoy extra comfort with top deck cushions, perfect for sitting and sunbathing on!

• Pack of 2: $7 per week

Pets

Take the whole family with you! Two pets allowed per boat.

• $55 per animal per week

Cleaning

• Eco-Pack: $15
• Cleaning Service: $110 to $210 (depending on boat model)

Early Check-in & Late Check-out

• Early Check-in: $125 (subject to availability)
• Late Check-out: $125 (subject to availability)

Special Occasion Gift Basket

Order a special occasion gift basket full of local delicacies and regional specialities, this is a great mark to celebrate a birthday or a special occasion.

• Gift Basket: $100

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi service provided for up to 5 devices per boat.

• $63 per week in France

Standard start/end cruise:

Your boat will be available between 3pm & 5.30pm on your departure day and must be returned at 9am on your final day. Notes: Early check-in and late check-out can be booked as extra (depends on availability)

If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer. 

Details

  • Type: Canal Boat
  • Capacity: 10 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 42 ft

Rental Requirements

Cancellation Terms

To cancel a reservation, the Renter should notify the Company in writing. If the Cancellation is received by the Company ninety (90) days or more prior to departure, either (i) a Four Hundred Dollar ($400 USD) penalty shall be assessed or (ii) the charter dates may be rescheduled for an administration fee. If the Cancellation is received by the Company between eighty-nine (89) and sixty-one (61) days prior to departure, either (i) the Deposit shall be forfeited or (ii) the charter dates may be rescheduled and a Three Hundred Dollar ($300 USD) penalty shall be assessed. If the Cancellation is received by the Company sixty (60) days or less prior to departure, there shall be no refund of the Deposit. If any scheduled payment by Renter has not been received by the Due Date, the Company reserves the right to cancel a charter and retain all Deposits and fees paid to date, all changes to bookings after confirmation, including but not limited to date or type of boat (hereinafter “Changes”) will be subject to an administration fee of a minimum of One Hundred Dollars ($100 USD) with a major change fee of Five Hundred Dollars ($500 USD). The Company reserves the right to treat Changes as Cancellations in accordance with the terms of this Paragraph 3.

Delivery

The Company will deliver the boat to the start port on the specified start date in full commission and ready for service. Should the specified boat not be available, the Company reserves the right to substitute a similar boat of similar capacity and standard, or another alternative acceptable to the Renter. The Renter must examine the boat prior to departure to determine whether the boat is in good working order, is properly outfitted with all standard safety equipment, accessories, and utensils, as well as any other requested items (the “Inventory”). acceptance by the Renter certifies that the obligations of the Company for delivery have been fulfilled. If the Company is unable to deliver the boat or a substitute within 24 hours of the delivery time specified, the Renter may cancel this agreement and the total fee will be refunded. The Renter shall be entitled to a pro rata portion of the fees covering periods of delay in delivery of the boat. Should the Renter not be present or not ready to accept delivery of the boat for whatever reason at the specified time and place, the Company reserves the right to reset the time of delivery within a 24 hour period thereafter.

Availability of the Boat

If due to circumstances beyond its control, the Company is unable to provide the Renter with a boat of the type booked or a boat of similar capacity and standard, or another alternative acceptable to the Renter, the Company will refund rent charges paid by the Renter, in which case the Renter will have no further claim against the Company.

Boat Damage Protection

For all charters featured by us, you will be required to provide cover against accidental damage or loss to the vessel and ancillary equipment and either purchase our Collision Damage Waiver upfront or pay a higher Security Deposit at the base as further detailed below.

In the event you or your party cause damage or loss to the vessel (howsoever caused) or to property belonging to a third party you will be liable for the damage up to the value of the Security Deposit paid at the Base, except in the case of gross

Negligence as defined below.

If you or your party cause damage or loss to the vessel, any ancillary equipment or to property belonging to a third party and such damage or loss is caused as a result of your gross negligence or reckless conduct you will be liable for the full extent of the loss suffered and our right to claim against you will not be limited or waived in any way by the payment of the security deposit or purchase of our Collision Damage Waiver. Acts that will be considered as gross negligence or reckless conduct will include, without limitation, cruising under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, not having sufficient crew in charge of the vessel at all times, having a person less than 16 years of age driving the boat not being in control of the vessel by means within the control of the Skipper, non-respect of local navigation rules and navigation limits.

During the booking process you will be provided with the option of either purchasing our Collision Damage Waiver or paying a higher Security Deposit at the base as set out below. You will not be able to proceed with your booking unless you agree to one of the options and by asking us to confirm your booking you are agreeing to comply with the content of this section and make any required payment.

Option 1: Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)

If you choose to purchase the Collision Damage Waiver this will be added to your booking. You will be provided with the cost of purchasing the Collision Damage Waiver during the booking process which will be added to your overall holiday cost. In addition, you will be expected to pay a sum starting at $1,110 CAD ($836 USD), depending on the size of your boat, as damage deposit upon arrival at the Base. The damage deposit will be taken, in local currency, prior to embarkation and if you do not pay we reserve the right to cancel your booking without further liability and without any right to a refund and you will not be entitled to continue with the charter.

Option 2: Security Deposit

If you choose to pay a Security Deposit only you will be asked to pay a sum starting at $4,805 CAD ($3615 USD) depending on the size of your boat, as Security Deposit upon arrival at our Base. The Security Deposit will be taken, in local currency, prior to embarkation and if you do not pay we reserve the right to cancel your booking without further liability and without any right to a refund and you will not be entitled to continue with the charter.

You will be asked to sign a form before embarkation confirming that you fully understand your obligations in the event of any loss or damage to the vessel, ancillary equipment or third party property. On return of the boat to the base following the charter period and following inspection of the boat by our base staff, in the event that we are satisfied that there is no apparent damage to the boat on its return from you, our base staff shall, where applicable, refund the relevant Security Deposit paid by you to you as soon as reasonably possible. Please note that the Collision Damage Waiver monies pre-paid under Option 1 are a non-refundable sum to reduce your Security Deposit and in no circumstances whatsoever is such monies refundable.

In the event that we determine that accidental damage or loss was caused to the boat and/or its contents during the period of your arrangements, you will be liable to us for all losses and damages incurred by us as a result up to the value of the Security Deposit left at the base. In the event that we determine that damage or loss was caused to the boat and/or its contents during the period of your arrangements as a result of your gross negligence or reckless conduct, you will be liable to us for all losses and damages incurred by us as a result. In both instances, we reserve the right to retain, where applicable, part or all of the relevant Security Deposit paid by you. We may use all or part of the Security Deposit paid by you to repair any damage caused to the boat or its contents during the period of your arrangements, including without limitation the costs involved in lifting the boat for a full inspection to assess the damage to the boat. Retention of the Security Deposit will not in any way limit or prejudice any claim which we may have over and above the sum of the Security Deposit where the loss or damage was caused or contributed to by any actions prohibited in these terms and conditions and/or any act by you, or your party, of gross negligence where the value of the damage is over and above the Security Deposit paid. In the event that the losses or damages suffered by us as a result of any breach by you of these booking conditions and any damage caused to the boat or its contents during the period of your arrangements is less than the relevant damage deposit/Security Deposit paid by you, we shall refund, as relevant, part of the Security Deposit paid by you to you as soon as reasonably possible after the damage has been repaired or the repair costs have been ascertained. In the event of any disagreement over damage or loss, we shall retain the relevant Security Deposit paid by you until the matter is resolved.

Insurance

The Company is responsible for the insurance of the boat and its equipment and the insurance of the Renter’s third party liability as Renter of the boat. The Company’s insurance does not cover the Renter’s personal belongings and the Company accepts no responsibility in the event of loss or damage to the Renters personal belongings, either on the boat or on the Company’s premises.

Unsuitable Renters

The Company reserves the right to refuse to hand over a boat to any Renter who, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Company, is not suitable to take charge. In such case, the Company will refund all rent charges and its liability to the Renter will thereupon cease. The Company’s decision not to exercise its rights in accordance with this Paragraph 12 shall in no way be construed as an acknowledgment or determination of the suitability of the Renter or the assumption of any liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of Renter’s (or his or her party’s) actions, for which the Renter assumes sole responsibility. The Company reserves the right to repossess a boat from the Renter who in the opinion of the Company is not suitable to continue his or her cruise. all Renters must participate in safety, technical and navigation briefings as determined by the base prior to departure.

Termination of Vacation and indemnity

The Renter accepts responsibility for the proper conduct of themselves and their party. The Company reserves the right in its absolute discretion to terminate, without further notice, the vacation arrangements for any Renter who refuses to comply with the instructions or orders of the Company and whose behavior or competence in the Company’s opinion is likely to cause distress, damage, danger or annoyance to other customers, staff, any third party or to the property. Upon such termination the Company’s responsibility for the Renter’s vacation ceases and shall not be liable for any costs incurred by the Renter.

Boat Descriptions

Boat layout plans, specifications and illustrations in the listings are for general guidance. Some boats within classes have minor variations.

Navigation Limits

Boats must cruise within the limits indicated in the documentation supplied to the Renter and should at all times comply with the waterways regulations. If advised of an infringement of this condition the Company may repossess the boat and the Renter will be responsible for all expenses incurred even in excess of the amount of the Security Deposit. The Company reserves the right to restrict cruising areas if unusual or hazardous conditions prevail.

Technical Assistance and Boat Delays

The Company undertakes to maintain a breakdown service during normal working hours every day of the week during the season and to attend to any breakdown or other technical incidents rapidly within the context of available material and personnel. Outside normal working hours, an emergency service operates. a. every boat is checked before the start of each rent cruise and the Company takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the boat will not suffer a mechanical breakdown. If a breakdown of any kind should occur, the Renter must report it to the base immediately so that steps can be taken to make repairs and enable the cruise to be resumed. b. The Renter shall have no claim against the Company as a result of any grounding or breakdown or failure of the boat’s engine or equipment. When such breakdown or failure is due to the negligence of the Renter, the Company will have the right to recover from the Renter the expenses incurred in rectifying the matter.

Return of the Boat

The boat must be returned to the Company at the end of the cruise and vacated at the agreed time and place as shown on the Booking Confirmation. The Company reserves the right to recover from the Renter any expenses, which it incurs as a result of late return or non-return of the Boat at the agreed time and place, including the abandonment fee of £700 (in UK) / €1,000 (in the rest of Europe) and CA$1,500 (in Canada) for any Boat not returned to the stated place of disembarkation. All customers must return the boat in a reasonably clean state with the following completed: i) all trash neatly bagged up; ii) all crockery and utensils cleaned and re-stored; iii) beds stripped; iv) decks mopped iiv) Bathrooms and toilets cleaned. If the boat is left in an unsatisfactory condition, the boat’s cleaning fee will be charged to the customer.

Cleaning service: You may pay an additional cleaning fee of US$110 - US$210 dependant on the size of the boat and we will take care of the final cleaning of your boat. In this case all you are asked to do is to bag up your trash & all crockery and utensils cleaned and re-stored.

To allow for additional cleaning, a US$60 supplement per pet is charged to take a maximum of two pets on board our boats. You are required to bring a basket/blanket for pets to sleep on and to refrain from letting pets lie on bedding or settees. Please do not leave pets unattended on your boat. If despite paying the pet cleaning supplement the base manager feels extra cleaning is required on the return of your boat, you will be asked to pay an additional boat cleaning fee.

Fuel Charges & Fuel Deposits

Fuel is charged according to market rates and is subject to fluctuations in diesel prices. At the time of going to press, the hourly fuel charge is £4-£10 (in UK) / €5-€15 (rest of Europe) / $7 – $10 CAD (in Canada) depending on boat type and usage, but could have since changed. Fuel is payable in local currency. In all regions, Our company charges for fuel according to the amount of hours the engine has been running. At the start of your cruise, you will be informed how much the hourly charge will be and the current engine hours on your boat will be agreed and recorded with you.

At the start of your cruise, your boat will have a full tank of fuel. Before departing the base you will be required to leave a Fuel Deposit, payable locally in local currency. At the end of your holiday, you will either pay an additional fuel cost to cover the amount of fuel actually used, or you will be due a refund if your fuel consumption is less than the deposit paid.

Restricted or Interrupted Cruising

The Company accepts no liability and shall not be bound to make any refund in the event of cruising waters being restricted or the cruise being interrupted as a result of closing waterways for repairs or because of drought or flooding or any other cause beyond the Company’s control.

Force Majeure

We regret we cannot accept responsibility or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contract with you is prevented or affected by reason of circumstances amounting to “force majeure.” For purposes of this section, circumstances amounting to force majeure include any event that the Company could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid, including, but not limited to, the destruction or damage of the boat through fire, flood, explosion, storm or weather damage, accident, break-in criminal damage or any other cause outside our control.

Assignment

The Renter shall not assign this agreement or sub-charter the boat without the prior written consent of the Company. The Company may assign its rights to payments under the charter.

Short Comings, Problems or Deficiencies

You must notify the Company prior to embarking on your cruise of any visible damage to the boat. There is responsible for the cost to repair any such visible damage to the boat of which he or she failed to notify the Company. The Renter must notify the Company immediately of any shortcomings, problems or deficiencies with your boat so that remedial action, if appropriate, can be taken. The Company cannot accept any liability in relation to any short comings, problems, deficiencies or claim of whatever nature if you fail to notify the Company of any complaint or claim during your vacation and write to the Company within 14 days of the end of your vacation.

Complaint Process/Limitation of Remedies

If the Renter has cause for complaint you must in the first instance inform the office at the base from where you started your vacation who will endeavor the problem to your satisfaction. If your complaint cannot be resolved locally, please make note of your points and when you return home write to the appropriate booking office. Complaints not made within 28 days at the end of your vacation will not be entertained. Under no circumstances will the level compensation exceed the number of monies paid to our company.

Specs

  • Wi-Fi
  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bow Thrusters
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Single Engine
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Head

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  • 2 Quai du Canal
  • Saint-Gilles, Occitanie 30800,
  • France

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