Do I need a license?

You do not need to have a licence to charter one of our boats.

On your arrival you will be given full instruction on the operation of your boat. We will then take you on an introductory cruise and ensure that you can happily control the boat. During this cruise we will also provide detailed information on passing through a lock. Once this demonstration is complete you will be issued with a “permis de plaisance” which is valid for the duration of your cruise.

Please remember that a basic level of agility and physical ability is required on a boating holiday. It is not always easy to get on and off the boat and all the boats have steps. There is also a certain amount of rope work in the locks, and whilst the engine can be used, a little strength is required when using the ropes to control the boat.