1. A Wonderful 44' Canal Boat for 7 Person in Canal du Midi, France
  2. A Wonderful 44' Canal Boat for 7 Person in Canal du Midi, France
  3. A Wonderful 44' Canal Boat for 7 Person in Canal du Midi, France

A Wonderful 44' Canal Boat for 7 Person in Canal du Midi, France

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Experience a fun day along the South of France waterways by boat! Book the "Port Cassafieres to Homps Cruise" aboard 44' Canal Boat for up to 7 people. Rates as low as $985 USD per night and preferred minimum booking of 7-nights. Rates: Port Cassafières to Homps Cruise • 7 Nights: $985 per night What is included in the rates? • 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 • Passage through locks What is not included in the rates? • Optional vacation extras • Boat damage waiver • Running costs (diesel, gas, engine wear and tear) - charged by the engine hour • Travel to and from the base(s) • Waterside serevices 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 What You Can Expect: Truly an outstanding feat of engineering when completed in 1694, the main course of the Canal du Midi runs 240 kilometres (150 miles). Its very name is imbued with resonance—the canal of two seas—since its network of waterways connects the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and once served as a major trade route. Its designer, Pierre-Paul Riquet, created a work of art with aqueducts, bridges, 91 locks and a tunnel. More than 42,000 plane trees line its often-shaded banks! Canal du Midi Boating Vacations present an opportunity to experience this fabulous waterway firsthand with your family and friends, inviting you to travel at a pace that lets you get to meet the people and relax amidst stunning natural beauty. Canal du Midi vacations are amongst our most popular offerings, and with so many bases to choose from there’s a perfect cruise for you! The Perfect Boating Region Wine Tasting Nestled in the Languedoc wine region, the Canal du Midi is an ideal locale for wine tasting vacations. Tour vineyards, visit wine caves and taste free samples. Trèbes, Homps, Ventenac, Paraza, Marseillette and Capestang offer much for wine connoisseurs! History & Heritage The Canal du Midi is steeped in history and heritage. You'll see stunning cathedrals, grand châteaux, ancient ruins and mediaeval cities. Carcassonne is a real gem. Museum fans will love Castelnaudary, Béziers, Narbonne and Toulouse! Gastronomy Friendly cafés and gourmet restaurants abound on the Canal du Midi! Try La Raffinerie in Béziers, Carcassonne's La Marquiere and L'Arbousier in Homps. Don't miss the slow-cooked bean and meat cassoulet (casserole), a French gastronomy specialty of Castelnaudary. Family There's something for the entire family on the Canal du Midi - amusements and rides at Luna Park in Le Cap d' Adge and the Raymond Chésa Leisure Park near Carcassonne. The kids will love watersports at Lac de Jouarres in Homps and Toulouse's Cité de L'Espace! The Cruise Port Cassafières to Homps The waterways in the South of France paint bands of blue across green vineyards and front colourful towns, merging to create a path to utter relaxation as you stop to savour picturesque Ventanac, Le Somail, Homps and Trèbes. Your Canal du Midi cruise spans the Languedoc and the Camargue, two of the most sumptuous places in the entire world! • 13hr(s) of cruising • 77.00km • 18 locks • 7 nights Route • Port Cassafières • Béziers • Fonseranes • Colombiers • Capestang • Le Somail • Ventenac • Paraza • Roubia • Argens-Minervois • Homps Must See in Canal du Midi Waterways Toulouse Toulouse, also known as the "Ville rose" due to its pink bricks, is one of the biggest cities in France. Discover its culture and visit the Place du Capitole, the symbol of the city. Take time to explore the city, see Alsace-Lorraine street, and check out the beautiful Place de la Trinité. Chill out along the Garonne. Do not forget your camera. Montgiscard Montgiscard is a pretty town where you will enjoy taking a peaceful walk downtown and viewing the old houses. Discover the old church with its wall bell, which is characteristic of the area. Gardouch Gardouch is an typical village of the area. Moor here to enjoy a peaceful walk downtown. Visit the village's beautiful church and eat in one of the excellent restaurants. Avignonet-Lauragais Avignonet-Lauragais, with its imposing tower, is a town with history. Come here and discover the church Notre Dame, where an old picture of the 17th century explains what happened here during the difficult period of the Inquisition. Port-Lauragais Although it is near the freeway, Port-Lauragais is a nice place to rest. There are cycle paths all around, leading to Toulouse. You can also moor here if you need something. Castelnaudary Castelnaudary is known as the Capital of the Cassoulet (a local specialty). Discover the beautiful Grand Bassin, built in the 17th century and have a walk around it, seeing ducks, swans, and the beautiful Church on the horizon. Downtown, there are also some really good restaurants to enjoy. Villepinte Villepinte is a small charming village. Visit the church built in the 14th century, or just hang out downtown in one of the good restaurants. You can use your bike to ride along the banks of the canal. Bram Bram is an attractive town in the countryside, surrounded by a vineyard. Built in a circular style, with the houses arranged in a concentric circle around the church, Bram is in the heart of Cathar country, and the ruins of many castles can be spotted on the hilltops close to the town. Villesèquelande Although the parish abbey is classified as a historic monument and deserves to be seen, what is symbolic and unique in Villesèquelande is the tree planted in front of the church. The big, old elm is one of the last in France. Carcassonne Discover the biggest and most beautiful medieval construction in all of Europe: the huge stronghold of Carcassonne, built in the 13th century. Explore it and learn its history. Stand on the huge fortified walls to admire the gorgeous views over the valley. Trèbes Along the Canal du Midi, there is a pretty and welcoming town called Trèbes. Moor here to eat downtown in one of the good restaurants, or visit the church Saint-Etienne, built in the 14th century. Marseillette Marseillette is a welcoming and peaceful village surrounded by lush, green countryside. Walk among the vineyards and discover the beautiful scenery. Puicheric Surrounded by verdant vegetation, Puicheric is a charming village with a beautiful historic church to visit. La Redorte La Redorte is a beautiful and leafy town along the canal. Moor here and take a walk on one of the numerous walking trails around town, or maybe you will prefer sampling the local cuisine in one of the good restaurants. Homps Homps is a verdant and often sunny town. Moor here and take a walk downtown to discover the flower-lined streets and the old romanesque chapel built in the 11th century. Argens-Minervois Argens-Minervois is a beautiful little town, typical to the Minervois region. The village is clustered around a 14th century château and overlooks the canal and the river Aude. Roubia Roubia is a charming little village with a beautiful parish church that is worth a visit. If you moor here, you might enjoy getting close to nature with a walk in the woods. Paraza Paraza is a wonderful and typical town with colorful houses along the bank. If you walk around the village, you will most likely encounter the old abandoned windmill of Cantaranne. Ventenac As you approach Ventenac, you will be struck by the site of the city's majestic Castle. Along the banks of the canal, you can taste wine, or even buy some. Ventenac is a picture-perfect canalside city to visit. Le Somail Le Somail is a beautiful hamlet where you'll appreciate the beautiful old houses covered in ivy. It's a wonderful place to relax and take it all in. Capestang A lovely village full of resplendent medieval architecture, built around the imposing 14th Century Collegiale Church and around the Castle, which was once the second residence of the Archbishop of Narbonne. Colombiers In Colombiers, visit the Saint-Sylvestre church, which is full of history. At night, the rectory's gardens are lit up and are perfect for a charming walk. Fonseranes Built with all the genius of Pierre-Paul Riquet in the 17th century, Fonsérannes has the greatest staircase of locks on the Canal du Midi. Here you'll ascend or descend the canal by an amazing 25 meters. Béziers Béziers is an enchanting city, and the second most important on the Canal du Midi. Here, you will have the chance to discover the beautiful architecture, in particular the stunning Saint-Nazaire cathedral which is just splendid. Downtown, there are magical places to take a walk, like the Plateau des Poëtes. Port-Cassafières 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. 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. Sallèles d'Aude Surrounded by a verdant forest, Salleles d'Aude is a charming and welcoming town where you will have the occasion to cycle or walk along the numerous paths. Enjoy the green forested landscapes in a quiet atmosphere on the outskirts, or try a meal in one of the good restaurants downtown. Narbonne Once the most important city of Roman Gaul, Narbonne hosts many vestiges of the past and keeps them like treasures. Come here and visit the basilica Saint-Paul, the wonderful cathedral Saint-Just-et-Saint-Pasteur, and many others. Downtown, the old winding streets are just charming. Port-la-Nouvelle Port-la-Nouvelle, the last town on the Embranchment de la Nouvelle, is a bustling fishing port. On the seafront you'll find many restaurants and bars, and the beach is wide and sandy - perfect for sunbathing or a day of family fun. Don't forget to try the seafood, it is as fresh as it gets! What To Expect Onboard: The Horizon 3 is a bigger boat, allowing larger parties to holiday together. It sleeps up to 7 guests with one master cabin at the end of the boat and two smaller cabins, all with the privacy of their own en-suite bathrooms. It enjoys a spacious saloon and sundeck. • Boat Size: 13.5m x 4.35m • 1 large forward cabin with a convertible double bed • 2 side cabins with convertible double/twin bed(s) • All cabins have ensuite bathrooms • Large stateroom with convertible settee (sleeps 2) • Rear outside seating area and large sundeck Interior & Saloon • Roomy and comfortable interior with generous headroom throughout • Large sliding glass doors to outside seating area at the rear • One bright and spacious forward stateroom with convertible single bed • The full kitchen/galley includes an oven, stove, large electric refrigerator, microwave, and high-quality equipment and utensils • Air cooling in the saloon & cabins + USB port Cabins & Bathrooms • One bright and spacious forward stateroom with convertible double/single bed(s) • 2 side cabins with convertible double/twin bed(s). • All cabins with en-suite bathrooms & electric-flush toilet • Individually controlled air-cooling + USB ports in both cabins Sundeck & Exterior • Spacious 'fundeck' with sunbathing area, table, sink, ambient lights, BBQ hotplate and deck shower • Large removable bimini (Sun Shade) • 2 steering position inside and outside • Bow thruster for easier handling and easy access to all sides of the boat. • Aft cockpit with settees to be used as second outdoor space • MP3 entertainment system – waterproof speakers Other Features • Large border along the boat for easy & secured access to all sides of the boat during maneuvers • Large aft cockpit secured with a door, ideal for children • 2 steering position inside and outside • Bow thruster and stern thruster (NEW) for easier maneuvering • Rudder angle indicator and GPS Speed sensor for an ideal handling of the boat • Demister system for secured navigation from inside in case of rain Features • Microwave • Oven / Grill • Burner • MP3/USB features • Flat Screen DVD Player • CD / Radio player • Heater • Cabin air cooling • Cigar Lighter Plug (12V) • 12/220V Converter • 220V on cruise • Shore Power (220V on dock) • Internal Steering Position • Bow Thrusters • External Steering Position • Alfresco dining • Ambient light • Bimini (Sonnensegel) • Deck Shower • Fridge on sundeck • Fest installierter Gasgrill auf dem Sonnendeck • Portable cool box • Sundeck Technical • Water Tank: 600 L • Draft: 1 m • Max. Headroom: 2 m • Length: 13 m • Fuel Tank: 300 L • Engine Type: Diesel • Width: 4.3 m • Height above waterline: 2.9 m Vacation Extras We offer a range of optional extras to make your holiday more relaxing, comfortable and fun. You can add them to your initial booking, or you can add them on any time afterward. You can even purchase them at the base when you arrive. Extras Package - a bundle of our top extras Included: • Engine hours charge - which covers diesel to power the engine and onboard heating, gas for cooking and engine wear and tear. This is otherwise charged locally at the end of your vacation. • Non-refundable Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) - to significantly reduce the refundable damage deposit (and thus your liability) which is collected locally before your start your vacation. • Boat cleaning - so you don't have to spend your evening cleaning the boat. Just bag up your trash and wash the dishes. • Rental of one bike - ideal to collect your morning bread or for exploring the coutryside to discover the countryside Please note: The extras included in this package are also available to purchase seperately. You can add more bikes if you wish, but please make sure you don’t double book CDW and boat cleaning! Packages only available as pre-booked, for cruises in France, Belgium, Holland & Germany. Engine hours are covered up to a fixed amount, depending on the duration of your vacation as follows: 3 nights: 16hrs / 4 nights: 20hrs / 7 nights: 30hrs / 10 nights: 42hrs / 11 nights: 48hrs / 14 nights: 55hrs. Hours used in excess will be charged locally in local currency. Hour unused will not be refunded. Barbecues • Available in one size only and is suitable for up to 8 people. Groceries • Sundowner Pack • Starter Pack Please note: Grocery Packs must be ordered at least 7 days in advance of your departure date, otherwise availability cannot be guaranteed. Bike rental Please note: Bikes are not available to rent in Scotland, but our base team can put you in touch with local rental companies should you wish to explore the Highlands on two wheels. Early boarding and late check out Early Boarding enables you to collect your boat between 11am - 12pm, or from 2pm on the first day (instead of 4pm). Late Check-out means you can return your boat by 12pm on the last day (instead of 9am). Please note: Owing to operational constraints, it sometimes may not be possible to offer this service. Wifi A 3G Mini router, which uses SFR Mobile Broadband, provides internet access wherever there is a mobile phone signal. Each unit can have a maximum of five devices connected at any one time. Signal speeds can vary depending on location and local coverage. Download limit of 5GB (4000mb) per week. Deck cushions Why not rent a pack of deck cushions for extra comfort while you cruise? They also double up as sunbathing matresses! Ecological cleaning pack Help us preserve the waterways for future enjoyment by purchasing a pack of eco-friendly cleaning products which come in a ecological cotton bag. The pack includes: Ecological disinfectant spray, ecological kitchen spray, washing-up liquid, sponge, box of matches. Cleaning service After a relaxing vacation, you probably don’t want to spend your last evening cleaning the boat. So why not pre-book our cleaning service and let us take care of the final clean of your boat. Then all you have to do is wash the dishes and bag up your trash. For details about the condition your boat should be returned in, Special occasion gift basket If you are celebrating a special birthday or occasion, you can pre-order one of our beautifully presented gift baskets, full of local delicacies and regional specialities. It will be waiting for you on board when you arrive Stand-up paddle boards Provided in a bag, with everything you need, our new paddle boards are stable, inflatable and easy to use. You'll love spending some time traveling down the river under your own power. Bring your dog! A boating adventure is the perfect kind of vacation to take your four-legged friend on. A maximum of two dogs are welcome on board each boat. A pet cleaning supplement applies. Parking If you are traveling to your start base by car, you can add parking onto your booking as an optional extra. Most bases have on-site parking. Some offer parking in a secure compound and a few of our bases offer undercover parking too. Car transfers If you are doing a one-way cruise (i.e. returning your boat to a different base), we can transfer your car from your departure base to your end base. Please note: Car transfers are available for a charge, must be pre-booked before departure and are subject to availability Compulsory Costs • Engine Hours • Boat Damage Protection • Lock Fees • One-way supplement • Mooring fees

Captain is not included.
This vessel is rented without a captain. Customers can operate the vessel.
Capacity
8 guests
Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
Canal Boat
Laurie

Owner:Laurie

Features & Details

Length
44ft
  • Wi-Fi
  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bow Thrusters
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Berth
  • Head

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.

The boat's approximate location on a map

Cancellation Policy

0% refund up to 30 days prior.

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