Le Boat, the European selfdrive canal-boat charter company, is opening its first North American operation in 2018, with a base in Canada serving Ontario’s Rideau Canal. Reservations are now being taken for the season, which runs May through October. Opened in 1832, the canal is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. With 47 locks over a total 125 miles, it’s the oldest continuously operating canal in North America. It is also a Canadian National Historic Site and a Canadian Heritage River.
The charter platform is a fleet of 16 Le Boat Horizon cruisers. Equipped with bow and stern thrusters for easy maneuvering in and out of locks, the Horizon is also completely fendered for safety and has a capped speed just over 6 mph.
For details, contact Le Boat at www.leboat.com.