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Since 1999, Crisboat has been offering you the possibility of renting livable boats from 2 to 12 people who do not require a specific permit. Called logically "no license boats" or "license-free barge", these boats are a great opportunity to discover France through its waterways.
Whether it's the Canal du Midi , the Burgundy, the Brittany, on the Lot, the Alsace, the Aquitaine, the Mayenne, the Ardennes, the Charente or the Belgium, we offer you the possibility of renting livable boats that can be driven without a license and born require no prior experience.
Since the beginning of the activity of Crisboat, it's more than 60,000 people, which were able to cover the fabulous French rivers and canals. We work in partnership with local rental companies to propose to our client is a very large choice of rental of river cruises to initiate river tourism.
A self drive river boat is characterized by different criteria. Indeed, it must measure less than 15 meters, There must be 2 people on board. Without a license, it is impossible to rent a boat for a single person.
Initial training must be provided to the tenant before departure. That's why, between the moment you arrive on the base and the actual time you can leave there is a gap of about 1h to 2h. The time to finalize the administrative documents, then the training for the start of the boat, during which you will learn to navigate, to maneuver and to pass the locks, as well as all the rules of navigation. This training lasts about 45 minutes.
If this is your first river cruise, visit our 1st Cruise page to get all the necessary information!
To find the rental that suits you, Crisboat offers a search engine that lists all the rental offers that may interest you.
For you to choose the destination that attracts you, select the number of people on board and indicate the desired length of stay.
Crisboat offers a variety of boat rental offers without permits. You can select the boat available for your cruise according to its number of cabins, its equipment on board or even its aesthetics if you are a lover of pretty boats!
Do not hesitate to consult all the self drive river boats available on the site!