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Private day cruise on Canal du Midi

Ouveillan, France

Experience hosted by Kate

6.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

After boarding we will cruise gently upstream taking in the stunning scenery and beautiful villages along the way. With only your group (maximum of 6) onboard, there is plenty of room to move around the boat and partake in a spot of sunbathing along the way, or just relax and enjoy the trip. Comfortable chairs at the front of the boat are the best way to enjoy the wonderful ambience. I will talk about the amazing history of this ancient UNESCO World Heritage site enroute. A delicious 3 course homemade lunch, chosen from a short menu the day before, will be served onboard, plus snacks and your choice of drinks. There will be very low bridges to negotiate, and possible wine tasting at the wine cave in Ventenac. At the end of the day you will leave feeling fully relaxed, in awe of the Canal and with new friends (hopefully!).
After boarding we will cruise gently upstream taking in the stunning scenery and beautiful villages along the way. With only your group (maximum of 6) onboard, there is plenty of room to move around the boat and partake in a spot of sunbathing along the way, or just relax and enjoy the trip. Comfortable chairs at the front of the boat are the best way to enjoy the wonderful ambience. I will talk about the amazing history of this ancient UNESCO Wo…

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What's included

  • Food
    3 course lunch which you can choose from a short menu. I will need to know...
  • Drinks
    Your choice of drinks available.
From £156
/ person

Meet your host, Kate

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I have been a hostess and tour guide for 20 years, mostly in Africa. I love meeting people and I am a very good home cook, so aim to provide delicious meals onboard. I am a qualified boat handler and have the CEVNI qualification for French waterways, and love boating.
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Where you'll be

The Canal du Midi is a beautiful UNESCO world heritage site. We pass through some lovely villages like La Someil and Ventenac. Gliding down the canal is a special and relaxing experience.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Sarah
July 2020
Nous avons passé une journée formidable. Tres bien organisé, convivial, le repas etait excellent. Kate et son epoux sont des personnes avec lesquelles nous avons passé un bon moment. Je vous recommande vivement cette experience !
Ann
October 2019
it was a fantastic trip. the weather was sunny and windy, so perfect for the trip. The host and hostess are so nice people. they love the canal so much and choosed a whole new live because they fell in love with that part of France. Dinner was very nice. It was a very nice day.
it was a fantastic trip. the weather was sunny and windy, so perfect for the trip. The host and hostess are so nice people. they love the canal so much and choosed a whole new live…
Ralph
September 2019
Not sure of the appropriate words to choose! Fantastic and amazing first that come to mind! More than enjoyable! Was like being on an event with new friends! Only wish we could have driven boat and let them chill! Company, food,drinks all top notch! Stories,jokes, and info gave us a new insight about lots of things! We asked questions and so did they? If like was only full of experiences like this we would be fulfilled! Thanks for the great time and we will try to enjoy rest of our trip! Merci!
Not sure of the appropriate words to choose! Fantastic and amazing first that come to mind! More than enjoyable! Was like being on an event with new friends! Only wish we could hav…
Fiona
August 2019
Fabulous hosts for a fabulous day in canal du midi! We really enjoyed our day with Kate & Ferdi. it was a great way to experience Canal du Midi aboard our own private boat! All the food was excellent - homemade by Kate herself - we not only enjoyed a great meal better than most restaurants - but Kate had prepared home made hummous with local olives as an aperitif - the wine was local, enjoyable and plentiful. After lunch we stopped for wine tasting before enjoying more wine on our return journey! I can’t recommend this day trip out enough!
Fabulous hosts for a fabulous day in canal du midi! We really enjoyed our day with Kate & Ferdi. it was a great way to experience Canal du Midi aboard our own private boat! All…
Stefan
August 2019
Wonderful and relaxing day cruise on the canal. Kate and Ferdi made us very welcome. Beautiful countryside, delicious food and most importantly Great conversation, really was a special day.
Nathan
July 2019
A great experience, with extremely nice hosts, doing everything to make you feel comfortable to enjoy this marvelous cruise and lunch. Highly recommended.

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    What to bring

    A hat and suncream.

    Comfortable shoes are recommended.