Enjoy Oudenaarde, Flanders by 98' Canal Boat Charter
Enjoy Oudenaarde, Flanders by boat! The barge De 4 Vaargetijden started its career in 1924 as a barge for freight. For more than 50 years it was used mainly for transporting sand and gravel. Taking 184 tons of freight per trip, the ship’s owning family earned good money. Since 1998: after complete renovation, main purpose of the ship is to carry passengers. The metamorphosis of the cargo space resulted in 4 comfortable cabins each fully equipped and with private facilities. Combined with a cosy dining and living room the ship offers all modern comfort for up to 8 passengers. Boat Specifications: - Name: De 4 Vaargetijden - Built in: 1924 - Motor: DAF 140 pk - Renovated as hotelbarge: 1998 - Lenght over all: 30 meters - Width over all: 5 meters - Max. passengers: 8 Accommodation: • Lower-deck: This is where the four cabins are located, each one fully equipped with two spacious beds and large stowing area. A bathroom integrated with every cabin offers private shower, washing table and toilet. For your comfort the room is equipped with continental quilts and soft sheets on the beds, fresh towels, warm and cold tap water, electricity (220 V and 24 V) and central heating. In the living room a large dining table offers space for guests and their ship hosts to enjoy the daily meals. Our guests better bring good appetite! Belgian cuisine is renowned, and offers lots of pleasant surprises. Comfortable sofas invite you to relax. The ships services include a library, television, music, board games, as well as a mini bar on “honour” basis. A large stairway connects the living room with the “steering house” on the upper deck. A second stairway in the cabin area offers direct access to the outside deck. • Upper-deck: The steering house is the heart of “de 4 Vaargetijden”. Not only this is the spot to watch the ship manoeuvring through canals and locks, the large windows also offer a magnificent view on the passing countryside. Thanks to the ships central heating, this is the place to enjoy the trip Four Sailing Seasons long! A few steps near the front of the ship lead to a cosy bench. This really is the first-row to experience both sides of the canal. Also perfectly suited for a barbecue on a hot summer night. Bikes, fishing gear and some open-air games make your vacation complete. • Cabins: The four cabins are fully equipped with two spacious beds and large stowing area. A bathroom integrated with every cabin offers private shower, washing table and toilet. For your comfort the room is equipped with continental quilts and soft sheets on the beds, fresh towels, warm and cold tap water, electricity (220 V and 24 V) and central heating. Enjoy that special atmosphere while discovering the rivers and canals, combined with the charm of a cosy hotel with their friendly and attentive hosts. Prices For Charter: Per 5 day midweek: Group rates (per person) - 8 person group: €495 EUR for half board & €575 EUR for full board - 7 person group: €550 EUR for half board & €630 EUR for full board - 6 person group: €625 EUR for half board & €710 EUR for full board - 5 person group: €730 EUR for half board & €815 EUR for full board Per 3 day weekend: Group rates (per person) - 8 person group: €580 EUR for half board & €670 EUR for full board - 7 person group: €645 EUR for half board & €740 EUR for full board - 6 person group: €735 EUR for half board & €825 EUR for full board - 5 person group: €855 EUR for half board & €950 EUR for full board Per 8 day week: Group rates (per person) - 8 person group: €820 EUR for half board & €960 EUR for full board - 7 person group: €915 EUR for half board & €1,050 EUR for full board - 6 person group: €1,040 EUR for half board & €1,180 EUR for full board - 5 person group: €1,215 EUR for full board & €1,355 EUR for full board Prices Include: - Meals - Crew: your all-round hosts/captains/cooks/guides - Canal- Bridge- and harbor fees for the barge. - Fuel ( for five travelling hours per day). - Bed linen, towels. - Use of the ships Bicycles. - Divers playthings for your entertainment. Deposit: First payment 30%
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 8 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
- Canal Boat
Explore Belgium with us on our boat Cruises. We both sailed more than 15 years sea going vessels en since 1999 we sail with guests from all over the world over the inshore waterways ,showing them the beautiful country side, culture and the ships elevators of Belgium
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Inboard Engine
- CD Player
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
0% refund up to 30 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Payment & cancellation: - 30% first payment by booking - balance due 6 weeks before departure - Cancellation more than 90 days before departure cancellation fee is 30% - cancellation less than 90 days before departure: the total sum remains due Additional Fees: - Your personal expenses and trips. - Transportation to and from the starting harbour. - Drinks from the honour bar. - Your travel and cancellation insurance. - Additional insurance can also be purchased from GetMyBoat. Frequently Asked Questions: • Who can join the tours? Barging is a vacation for all ages: Children as well as adults will find plenty of ways to make this their ideal journey. Simply relax on board, or combine the barging with activities like city tours, biking, walking, swimming, fishing, or … Since the landscape is never the same, our trips are perfectly suited for the seniors. Children are warmly welcomed on board. • Does the tour leave time for local visits? The barge will travel approximately 5 hours per day. Every night the ship will be moored in the center of a historical city or in a nice natural surrounding. This means there is plenty of time for your mainland activities, be it visiting a city, a walk through nature or a bike ride. • What about safety? The ship is approved for passenger transportation and has full safety equipment including life vest for everyone. Even for Dief, our ship’s dog! For children that cannot swim we have suitable life vests on board. For smokers among our passengers: due to safety regulations smoking is only allowed on deck or in the steering house. Smoking is not permitted on the lower deck or in the cabins. • What language should we speak? Both Olga and Maurits are licensed captains and look back on many years on board of various ships. They are experienced to be in touch with passengers. Apart from the Dutch language, both are reasonably fluent in English, German and French language. They will definitely do their very best to give you an unforgettable stay on board. • Does the barge immediately leave port on the first day? No, we welcome our passengers on the first day around 7 PM. You will have plenty of time to unpack, get to know your colleague passengers and familiarize yourself with the ship. We will at the same time inform you about our safety rules. The barge “De 4 Vaargetijden” will leave port on the next day after breakfast. Must I wash the dishes? Luckily no! We take care of all housekeeping services during the trip. Our guests are only responsible for their own cabin. • Can I bring my favourite beverages? A full selection of beverages and snacks is available from the honour bar in the living room. Of course we have a nice selection of Belgian beers and chocolates. Strong alcoholic drinks and special wines are missing, so feel free to bring your favourite brand. • Can I bring my own bicycle? Our guests dispose freely of our 8 bicycles we carry on board. Those who really prefer their own gear can of course bring it with them. • How should I dress? There is no need for formal clothing. Leisurewear is probably the most comfortable clothing for the journey. Do not forget well-worn shoes for your mainland activities. Since temperature might change from day to day we recommend our guests to bring clothing that can be worn in multiple layers. That way clothing can easily adapt to the weather conditions. A light water/wind tight coat is necessary. But, most importantly, bring your sunglasses!