MONTREAL — Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) has added Le Boat to its partner portfolio, offering customers idyllic boating vacations on the Rideau Canal.
As the owner of the world’s largest fleet of luxury canal cruiser boats, available for rent in Canada and Europe, Le Boat boasts over 50 years of experience and a fleet of 950 boats worldwide. In Canada, it offers its most Premier class of boat, the luxury Horizon Cruiser, while in Europe there are four boat categories of boat classes to choose from (depending on budget and number of people) – Budget, Comfort, Comfort Plus and Premium.
Boats come equipped with full kitchens, bright cabins and private bathrooms with en-suite showers, as well as roomy top decks with BBQ hot plates, sunshade and plenty of space to lounge.
“Our fleet of boats are not like your idea of a ‘traditional houseboat’,” said Lisa McLean, Le Boat’s North American Marketing Manager. “They have been designed specifically for Le Boat with the non-boater in mind and have been compared to a floating cottage or condo and resemble a private yachting experience.”
On the addition of Le Boat to its portfolio, Louise Fecteau, General Manager, TDC, said: “Vacationers are always on the lookout for original and unique experiences while having the opportunity to change the scenery. Travelling on a modern houseboat offers just that.”
Fecteau added: “Because most agencies within our network specialize in leisure, travel professionals will be thrilled to add this option to their portfolio. I am sure many travellers are not aware that they have access to this type of experience in Canada, and that most importantly, you don’t need any boating licence or experience to enjoy it.”