34ft Canal Boat for Rent in Brittany, France
Feel the beauty of Brittany, France as you enjoy the ride in a 34' Consul rental Canal Boat that has a carrying capacity of 4 adults. Rent only $932 USD per night (minimum of 10 nights). Rates: • $932 USD per night (10 nights minimum) Included in the Rate: • 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: Take a close look at a Brittany map and it’s obvious that this vast peninsula runs blue with rivers. Whilst many are called canals, they are simply tamed rivers with locks to better manage flooding and the big tides common on France’s northwest coast. Your Brittany boat rent in France focuses mainly on the lovely Canal de Nantes à Brest that twists and turns 360 kilometres (224 miles) from Nantes to Brest, covering the Aulne, Oust, Isac and Erdre rivers. Another series of waterways slices north-south. To the north, the little used Canal d’Illle-et-Rance hooks up with the beautiful Vilaine River at Rennes. Cruising north to Dinan puts you on the canal, and cruising south on the Vilaine takes you all the way to the sea at the commercial port of La Roche-Bernard. The Villaine is a total of 218 kilometres (135 miles), and it’s delightful. 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. Messac return via Rennes & Josselin... Rennes intrigued you, and now that you’re exploring the city’s historic sites you’re glad you came! Next you turn south to see the mediaeval towns and castles on the Canal de Nantes à Brest, a fabulous trip through rural lands. Extended French canal holidays have opened up time to see Redon, the Little Venice of Brittany, and for a jaunt to charming Josselin with its turreted castle! • 56hr(s) of cruising • 304.00km • 54 locks • 10 nights Waterways • Messac • Pont-Rean • Rennes • La Gacilly • Malestroit • Josselin Brittany, France is the perfect boating region for... History & Heritage You'll never tire of the châteaux in the Land of a Thousand Castles, as Brittany is called! Put the Château de Josselin high on your history vacation list! Discover the fascinating museums in Nantes! Gastronomy Seafood, especially Breton oysters, is a must on Boating Vacations in Brittany! Then indulge in a savoury galette or a sweet crêpe! The local cidar and Muscadet wine is delicious! Whilst you're in Suce-sur-Erdre, enjoy fine dining at elegant Le Clos St. Thomas! Family Four-footed friends await the kids at Dinan's La Bourbansais Zoo! Book your Brittany river cruise in August to coincide with the St. Laurent Festival in Blain. You'll love the jugglers! Enjoy the butterfly reserve in La Gacillly! The Water Museum in Malestroit enchants the little ones! Nature Lovers As you go cruising in Brittany, you may see herons, gannets and hawks! Deer and wild boar occasionally show themselves! The marshes and peaks of Aux Pies on the River Oust are excellent for trekking and observing nature! What to Expect On-board: Sundeck and Exterior • The spacious aft (rear) sundeck includes a second steering position and ample seating for relaxing • The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power. There's also 220-volt shore power • The Consul is equipped with an efficient and reliable diesel engine Interior and Saloon • The central saloon with steering position features a radio/CD player and MP3/USB connectivity • Large windows bathe the space in natural light • The kitchen/galley is equipped with an electric refrigerator, microwave, stove, and sink • And there's loads of storage! Cabins and Bathrooms • The forward cabin features a V-berth (two single beds) that can combine to make one double bed • There's an adjacent bathroom with shower, toilet, and sink. Cabin fans provide comfort in warm weather • The aft (rear) stateroom is quite large and is equipped with a double bed, and an en-suite toilet, sink, and shower Kitchen Features • Fridge: 55 L • Oven / Grill • Hob 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 • External Steering Position Exterior • Sundeck Technical • Water Tank: 450 L • Draft: 4.30 ft. • Max. Headroom: 6.20 ft. • Length: 34 ft • Fuel Tank: 270 L • Engine Type: Diesel • Width: 11 ft. • Height above waterline: 10.20 ft. Other Features • Electric Toilets Type Optional Vacation Extras: • 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. Please contact us for more details.
- Captain is not included.
- Trip may require hiring additional qualified personnel.
- 4 guests
- Houseboats & Sleepaboards
- Canal Boat
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Wheel steering
- Single Engine
- Fuel type: Diesel
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
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.