Experience hosted by Kate
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, French
What you'll do
After boarding the lovely Sianga at Capestang, we will cruise downstream past the stunning scenery of the UNESCO World Heritage site that is the Canal du Midi. I just host your group so the boat is all yours. We will pass through Poilhes, and on through the famous Malpas Tunnel. The Canal is one of the oldest still in operation in Europe, and I will talk about the awesome history. We then cruise through the town of Colombiers with a very low bridge to negotiate! There are comfortable chairs at the front of Sianga where you can relax, sunbath or just soak in the wonderful ambiance. After some snacks we arrive at the 9 Fonserannes Locks where you can disembark to watch the boats negotiating these famous locks. It can be quite amusing...We return upstream while you enjoy a delicious 3 course homemade lunch chosen from a small menu the day before, with drinks of your choice. You will leave feeling fully relaxed, in awe of this amazing piece of history and with new friends (I hope!).
After boarding the lovely Sianga at Capestang, we will cruise downstream past the stunning scenery of the UNESCO World Heritage site that is the Canal du Midi. I just host your group so the boat is all yours. We will pass through Poilhes, and on through the famous Malpas Tunnel. The Canal is one of the oldest still in operation in Europe, and I will talk about the awesome history. We then cruise through the town of Colombiers with a very low brid…
Kate's commitment to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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I have been a guide for 20 years mostly in Africa, and a boat owner and captain in France since 2018. I am also a very enthusiastic amateur cook and love creating delicious meals. I enjoy meeting people and get great satisfaction when my clients tell me their experience with me was fantastic.
Where you'll be
You will spend the tour aboard Sianga, a beautiful cabin cruiser with very comfortable chairs and 2 proper toilets. There are large cushions for really relaxing or sunbathing. The canal is very calm so no problem with seasickness. We stop at the Fonserannes Locks to stretch legs and watch the other boats, plus marvel at the engineering feat to create such amazing structures in the 17th Century.
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Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).
Things to know
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.
What to bring
Hats and suncream