Yacht Charter Canal du Midi, France & Boat Rental

Rent a boat with or without skipper in Canal du Midi, France

with SamBoat. Choose from a wide selection of sailboats, motor boats, RIBs, catamarans, yachts and canal boats. We offer a huge range of boats to hire from 50€/day. With the best offers, SamBoat helps you to find the ideal yacht charter for the perfect vacation.

Overview of the Canal du Midi 


The Canal du Midi is a key destination for rediscovering France from the inside. It is possible to rent boats without a licence to sail peacefully on board comfortable houseboats. From Toulouse to Sète, the canal is the best way to discover exceptional villages in Languedoc-Roussillon: Bram, Négra, Villepinte,, Carcassonne, Homps, Narbonne, Colombiers Trèbes, Bèziers, sète. With its many locks, the canal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a day or a week, you can be sure to enjoy a river cruise in complete peace of mind. The speed on the canal cannot exceed 12 km/hour, which allows safe navigation and easy passage through the locks. SamBoat's professional partners will provide you with training to operate its boats. 


Enjoy a sunny cruise from the many bases along the Canal boat rental. Linking the Garonne to the Mediterranean, this canal, with more than 241 kilometres of waterways, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 


A true invitation to a journey through history, most of the double locks you will encounter during your river navigation date back to the 17th century. 


Rent a boat on the Canal du Midi


For the rental of a houseboat on the Canal du Midi, it will cost on average 170€ per day. Your river cruise can of course last only one day or several days to discover this historic canal. 


Do you need a license?


It is not necessary to have a permit to rent certain houseboats along the canal. In the event that a houseboat requires a licence but you do not have one, it is not necessary to say goodbye to your cruise in the south of France. Indeed, some professionals and individuals offer you the boat licence for your cruise. 


Must see sites on the Canal du Midi


The Canal du midi has many tourist attractions to see during a river cruise. 

  • The Port of Somail, the historic hamlet that was an important stopover

  • The 9 locks of Fonsérannes
  • The city of Minerva, a Cathar medieval city
  • The city of Castelnaudary, famous for its famous cassoulet
  • The city of Carcassone, a medieval city classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997
  • The city of Capestang and its famous castle and its old village
  • Narbonne 
  • The ancient city of Agde

Idyllic landscapes, gastronomic treasures, architectural wonders and historic sites await you throughout your cruise on the Canal du Midi. 

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