The Canalous Bases
We offer you excellent service...
It doesn’t matter if you arrive by train, in your car, or if you take the airplane, our bases are ready to welcome you. We can provide you with all the important information for your trip and give you access maps to help guide you on your voyage.
Upon your arrival at the port, the manager of the base and his team will welcome you and provide you with the best service possible. There is some paperwork to be complete on arrival before you will be able to board the boat (temporary boat licence, inventory etc.). The paperwork, instruction and demonstration on how to steer and control the boat will take about 2hours in total.
Try to arrive an hour before the time of departure as this will provide you with the time necessary to purchase your supplies for the trip from the local stores. Given the boat that you are going to rent will have most likely only been returned that morning, it is not necessary to arrive too early as your boat will in all probability not yet be ready for you to board.
The Schedule:For a week or longer:
Depending on the bases, the departure days are fixed, either Monday, Friday or Saturday. If you can, choose to leave during the week as this means the base staff will often have more time to instruct you. You can arrive at 3pm or after, for organisational reasons we cannot receive you before 3pm. You may board the boat between 4pm and 7pm. The boat must be returned by 9am on the last day of the cruise.
For 2 day weekends :
Check in at 10am Saturday morning (there is the possibility of boarding the boat on Friday night at 4pm depending on the route plan. This possibility must be confirmed at least one week in advance). Departure is on Saturday morning between 10am and 11am. The boat must be returned Monday morning at 9am.
For a mini-week :
Check in on Monday afternoon at 3pm. Departure is between 4pm and 6pm on Monday afternoon. The boat must be returned Friday afternoon at 2pm.