Rent Spacious 43' "Calypso" Canal Boat with Free Bicycles in Canal du Midi, France
Range over Canal du Midi, France by Boat! Hire a 43 feet Calypso Canal Boat that can accommodate up to 8 people. Rates as low as $348 USD per day. "Exclusively to GetMyBoat, we are offering free bicycles for the duration of your trip on all bookings for you and your guests". Rates: Daily Rental ● From January 1, 2020: From $348 USD per day ● March 6, 2020 to March 31, 2020: From $232 USD to $464 USD per day ● April 1, 2020 to April 30, 2020: From $232 USD to $572 USD per day ● May 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020: From $332 USD to $808 USD per day ● June 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020: From $380 USD to $780 USD per day ● July 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020: From $384 USD to $924 USD per day ● August 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020: From $372 USD to $820 USD per day ● September 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020: From $224 USD to $632 USD per day ● October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020: From $224 USD to $448 USD per day ● November 1, 2020 to November 6, 2020: From $224 USD to $448 USD per dayy 7 Nights Charter ● From March 14, 2020: Starts at $2319 USD ● From April 11, 2020: Starts at $2559 USD ● From April 18, 2020: Starts at $2479 USD ● From April 25, 2020: Starts at $2859 USD ● From May 2, 2020: Starts at $3319 USD ● From May 9, 2020: Starts at $3339 USD ● From May 16, 2020: Starts at $4039 USD ● From May 23, 2020: Starts at $3879 USD ● From May 30, 2020: Starts at $3839 USD ● From June 6, 2020: Starts at $3799 USD ● From June 13, 2020: Starts at $3759 USD ● From June 20, 2020: Starts at $3719 USD ● From June 27, 2020: Starts at $3839 USD ● From July 4, 2020: Starts at $4039 USD ● From July 11, 2020: Starts at $4619 USD ● From July 18, 2020: Starts at $4159 USD ● From August 8, 2020: Starts at $3879 USD ● From August 22, 2020: Starts at $4099 USD ● From August 29, 2020: Starts at $3719 USD ● From September 5, 2020: Starts at $3159 USD ● From September 12, 2020: Starts at $2939 USD ● From September 19, 2020: Starts at $2739 USD ● From September 26, 2020: Starts at $2239 USD Rates may vary, depends on season booked. Inquire for exact rates. Rate include: • Rental of the boat and its on-board 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 Not Included in the Rate: • 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 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 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! Route suggestions To help you get an idea of how far you can travel in the time you have, here's a selection of routes to and from our bases in this region. You don’t have to stop at all the places listed or follow the route exactly. So long as you return your boat to your end base by the date you've booked - you're free to enjoy your cruise however you like. For a comfortable pace, allowing you time to regularly stop and explore, we'd recommend an average of 2 - 4 hours cruising each day. Homps to Trèbes, via Le Somai & Carcassonne You’ve chosen a boat hire on the Canal du Midi that combines the best of the region — wine towns like Homps and Trèbes, and two historic cities filled with history and charm. Carcassonne is a real highlight with its nearby leisure park (the kids will love it!). Summer festivals with jousting and more lure you! Narbonne on the Canal de la Robine is a great city to explore! • 29 hr(s) of cruising • 120.00km • 51 locks • 7 nights Waterways • Homps • Argens-Minervois • Roubia • Paraza • Ventenac • Le Somail • Sallèles d'Aude • Narbonne • Carcassonne • Trèbes Canal du Midi is the Perfect Boating Region For 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! What to Expect On-board: Calypso boat rentals were designed specifically for lovers of traditional river cruising. At 13.25-metres (43 feet), the boat is roomy and luxurious. Sundeck and Exterior • From the saloon you have direct access to the upper sundeck and second steering position. • Dine alfresco at the large outdoor table with molded love seats. • The front lounging deck with direct access to the saloon is a great feature. • Swimmers will love the full-width bathing platform at the rear of the boat with integral steps that make it easy to get on and off the boat at the dock. • A safe is aboard for your convenience and security. • Bow thrusters are a major attraction of this boat! Interior and Saloon • The boat's saloon is situated forward of the three sleeping cabins, giving it a fabulous location for viewing the surrounding countryside through expansive picture windows. • A door forward leads past the inside steering station onto a lovely lounging deck in the bow. • The boat has a sound system with a radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity. • Relaxing and dining on gourmet fare around the large L-shaped love seat and table is a delight. • Three separate lounging chairs across from the table provide extra seating options. The large love seat converts to one double bed. • The spacious kitchen/galley has a stove, sink, and a large electric refrigerator. There's plenty of storage and counter space. Cabins and Bathrooms • The boat's two rear cabins are adjacent to each other and have two single beds that convert to one double bed. Each has an en-suite bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet. • One central cabin has two single beds that convert to one double bed. • All beds are extra-long for added comfort. • Cabin fans throughout provide cooling breezes in warmer weather. Kitchen Features • Fridge: 128 L • Oven / Grill • Burner Audio/Visual • MP3/USB features • CD / Radio player Heating/Cooling system • Heater • Fans Electricity • Cigar Lighter Plug (12V) • 12/220V Converter • Shore Power (220V on dock) Navigation • Internal Steering Position • Bow Thrusters • External Steering Position Exterior • Alfresco dining • Ambient light • Sundeck Technical • Water Tank: 1000 L • Draft: 0.90 m • Max. Headroom: 1.95 m • Length: 43 ft • Fuel Tank: 220 L • Engine Type: Diesel • Width: 4.10 m • Height above waterline: 3.10 m Other Features • Electric Toilets Type • Safety Box Optional Additional Services: • Barbecues Add some extra sizzle to your summer boating vacation with a stainless steel gas barbecue which fits neatly onto the railings of your sundeck and is very easy to use. With lots of colorful food markets to visit, a barbecue is the perfect way to enjoy regional and local specialties, and alfresco dining on your sundeck. Please note: Available in one size only and is suitable for up to 8 people. Supplied with 2 gas bottles - each gas bottle capacity capable of fueling two barbecues a week. Additional gas bottles widely available for purchase from supermarkets, garages, shops and also from the bases (subject to availability). Additional gas bottles cost approx €8-€10, depending on where you buy them. Not available in England, Scotland or Italy. • Groceries To save you the hassle of shopping (or maybe the supermarkets are closed when you arrive), let us get some groceries for you! Sundowner Pack All the “essentials” you need for your first evening on board: 2 bottles of local wine, 1 bottle of coke, crisps, 6 cans of beer, 1 bottle of lemonade, aperitif biscuits, 6 bottles of water, 1 bottle of juice, peanuts. Starter Pack All you need for your first evening and first morning on board: olive oil, kitchen towels, aluminum foil, salt & pepper, fresh coffee, croissants (packet), butter, milk, sliced bread, sugar, jam, 1 packet of biscuits and everything that's in the Sundowner 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 From collecting your morning baguette to exploring more of your cruising area– the vast majority of our customers rent bikes to take on board with them. Flat tow paths make for easy cycling, while for the more adventurous, your new and changing surroundings are great for exploring on two wheels. As well as our adult bikes, we also have children's bikes, tag-along bikes and child seats available to rent from most bases. You can also buy helmets at most bases if you forget to bring your own. For added peace of mind you can also purchase bike theft insurance. • Early boarding and late checkout Why not get more time on the water and book an Early Boarding and/or a Late check-out service. 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 mattresses! • Ecological cleaning pack Help us preserve the waterways for future enjoyment by purchasing a pack of eco-friendly cleaning products which come in an 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. • 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 specialties. It will be waiting for you on board when you arrive. • 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. 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.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 8 guests
- Houseboats & Sleepaboards
- Canal Boat
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Wheel steering
- Bow Thrusters
- CD Player
- Single Engine
- Fuel type: Diesel
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
40% refund up to 30 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
If You Cancel Your Holiday Cancellation Terms: To cancel a reservation, the Renter should notify the Company in writing. Period before departure in which you notify the Company and Cancellation Penalty: More than 70 days prior to departure date: Deposit is non-refundable Between 70 and 43 days prior to departure date: 45% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 42 and 15 days prior to departure date: 60% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 14 days and departure date: 100% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable If You Change Your Booking If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date (in the same season only), destination or boat, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. The price of your holiday may increase or decrease to reflect the changes requested by you. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of US$140 (more than 70 days prior to departure) or US$250 (between 70 and 15 days prior to departure) per booking amendment and any further cost we incur in making this alteration and any increase in the cost of your trip. Please note that no changes or rescheduling are permitted less than 14 days prior to departure. Please check whether your holiday insurance will cover any changes or increased costs resulting from a change. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible.