Rent a 32 ft Canal Boat in Canal du Midi, France
Wander through Canal du Midi by Boat! Charter the 32 feet Tamaris Canal Boat that can easily carry up to 6 persons. Rental rate of $882 USD per night (minimum of 7 nights). Rates: • $882 USD per night (7 nights minimum) Rates Inclusion: • 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 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: When it comes to barging in the South of France, the scenic Canal du Midi is a must. Cruising this 300 years old waterway, you will savor the slow easy pace of travel past lush vineyards in the heart of the Languedoc wine region. Passing through historic water locks you will discover charming medieval villages and ancient fortress cities. Sightseeing, wine tasting, and sun-kissed cycle rides await, all the way from bustling Toulouse to the golden sands of the Mediterranean sea. 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. Port Cassafières return via Narbonne... Clear blue skies, balmy sunshine, gentle breezes, the shimmering blue of the Mediterranean kissing golden sands, it all strikes you as a foray into paradise as your Canal du Midi cruise takes you into the edge of the Camargue to Roman Narbonne. It’s a journey of contrasts, inviting you to experience busy Béziers and quiet Le Somail. • 27hr(s) of cruising • 128.00km • 44 locks • 7 nights Waterways • 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. • 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. • 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. • 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. • 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. • 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. • 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. What to Expect Onboard: With two separate staterooms and additional sleeping accommodations in the saloon, the Tamaris is laid out with parties of six in mind. The luxury of a Tamaris boat rent is evident in the skipper’s stateroom in the rear with an en-suite bathroom and large double bed. A nice choice for a 32-foot canal boat! Interior and Saloon • The large central saloon is a focal point of the boat, with a spacious dining area with plenty of seating. The roof slides open to enhance your enjoyment of the exquisite natural surroundings. • You can sleep two more in the saloon, which has a convertible double or two single berths. • The saloon has an inside steering station with good visibility. • The kitchen/galley has a stove, sink, and an electric refrigerator. Cabins and Bathrooms • The private forward cabin has two single beds (V-berths) that easily convert to a double bed (not in Alsace and Burgundy). • The aft stateroom boasts a comfortable double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet Sundeck and Exterior • An upper sundeck is an awesome place to relax and watch the scenery slide by • The skipper will love the second steering station, which offers superb visibility • The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power • The Tamaris is equipped with an efficient and reliable diesel engine Kitchen Features • Fridge (64 - 90 L) • Oven / Grill • Hob Audio / Visual • CD / Radio player Heating/Cooling system • Heater • Fans Electricity • Cigar Lighter Plug (12V) • Shore Power (220V on dock) Navigation • Internal Steering Position • External Steering Position Exterior • Sundeck Technical • Water Tank: 680 L • Draft: 2.3 ft. • Max. Headroom: 6 ft. • Length: 32 ft. • Fuel Tank: 230 L • Engine Type: Diesel • Width: 11.8 ft. • Height above waterline: 9.2 ft. Other Features • Manual 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 colourful 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.
- 6 guests
- Houseboats & Sleepaboards
- Canal Boat
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Wheel steering
- CD Player
- 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.