Cruises and Boats
Whether you want to enjoy a luxury barge cruise, rent a self-drive boat or experience a mixture of comfort and exercise on a boat & bike tour, it is all possible while drifting through the beautiful landscape of Belgium.
Belgium's waterways offer the great advantage that the pleasure of enjoying a boat trip can be combined with sightseeing great historic cities, as well as exploring the rustic countryside. The Escaut River brings you to Tournai, Bossuit and Ghent or near the coast, the Meuse and Sambre in the south let you visit Namur and Liege and the Willebroek-Charleroi Canals let you experience the Boatlift (lock-gate) of Ronquière.
|Boat Trips & Rentals|
Various pleasant and affordable boat trips along Belgium's waterways are departing from easily accessible locations in several cities. Enjoy historic city sights; the countryside; combine a canal trip with a brewery visit or even experience going through a boat lift. If you are planning to visit one of the cities or regions below, a boat trip can certainly be part of your itinerary!
A boat carries a captive audience, one that is relaxed while enjoying the passing countryside of southern Belgium. From the discreet to the dazzling, the boats of Rivertours can be adapted to your requirements and your budget.
Dinant-Anseremme or Freyr: A cruise in the region of Haute-Meuse will be one of the best moments of your stay in Dinant. From April through October. In July and August, every Saturday: nocturnal cruises with animation and tasting sessions of local products. Learn more: Ansiaux Boats "Le Copere".
|Hainaut: Take a boat trip on the canal and experience the Hydraulic boat lift during this day program. Reservations are required. Learn more: Boat lift in Strépy-Thieu: Voies d'eau de Hainaut. All year except January Boat lift in Hoedeng-Gougnies: email. May through October. Boat lift in Ronquieres: email (guided tours of the site or a ride on the boat lift). April through October.|
Namur-Dinant-Liege: A different way to discover the area around the Meuse river. Various day trips available from Namur, Dinant and Liege. All year. Learn more: Compagnie des bateaux.
|Boat Rentals and General Information|
|WaterDreams.be: River boats, self-drive|
|Locaboat.com: River boats, self drive.|
|Naviclass.be: Yacht on the sea with skipper.|
|ChannelSailing.be: Sea boats, with or without skipper.|
|Sailaway.be: Sea boat with skipper.|
|CoolSailing.com: Sea boats Channel North Sea, self drive.|
|Map of Belgian Waterways (PDF)|
|General Information on Belgian Waterways and recreational boating.|