With a houseboat hire, you’ll have the opportunity to visit new and unique places with a house on the water! Hiring a houseboat takes care of half of the stress of travelling as it fuses the best of both travel and accommodation into one perfect floating, villa.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and indulge in a tranquil holiday on calm waters. What are you waiting for? Hire a houseboat with Nautal.
If you’re looking to hire a boat for a longer period of time of a week or more, houseboats are a great option as they are comfortable and have most of the amenities you’ll find in your house such as a small kitchen, bathroom and living area as well as bedrooms. Another great feature of houseboats is that many of them have heating on board, making them the ideal choice when visiting colder destinations.
Houseboats are great for cruising along rivers or canals, and they are perfect for a family holiday. Whether or not you’ve got a full travel itinerary one thing is for sure: you’ll never be bored with a houseboat hire.
Hiring a houseboat has never been easier than with the Nautal platform. Go onto the Nautal website, put in your desired destination and the duration of your charter, and then filter by “houseboat” under “Type of Boat”. In order to filter your search even further, specify the price range, number of passengers and berths and choose the length of the vessel. You can also decide whether or not you want a houseboat hire with a skipper on board, but be aware that houseboat hires with a skipper are typically more expensive than ones without.
The cost of a houseboat hire depends on a variety of factors such as the time of year, the number of passengers sailing and the amenities included onboard the vessel. The destination also plays a big part in the cost of a houseboat, and the prices can vary considerably by country. Generally speaking, you can find houseboat hires starting from £70 per day or £400 per week. Of course, the more amenities you have on board, the more expensive your hire will be!
At Nautal, it is possible to hire a houseboat with or without a skipper. Many of the houseboats in our fleet include a skipper or crew on board for an additional price and sometimes, this service is included in the price of the hire. If you’re not comfortable navigating a houseboat or if you don’t have a license to sail and it is required in the region where you’re hiring, not to worry! We have a variety of options with a skipper so that you can cruise with peace of mind and enjoy a relaxing, worry-free houseboat holiday!
With Nautal, you’ve got the world at your fingertips and you can discover it by hiring a houseboat in top destinations. Some of the best places to hire a houseboat include locations in Germany such as Berlin or Muritz as well as Italy, Belgium and Finland. Other destinations include the quaint town of Smiths Falls along the Rideau Canal in Canada as well as the iconic canal systems in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. There is something for everyone and with a houseboat hire, you won’t be disappointed.
Houseboats are a wonderful choice for a family holiday or a getaway with friends. They are spacious and comfortable and typically include amenities on board that can accommodate basic needs like cooking and sleeping. It’s also possible to organise events like a team building with colleagues, birthday celebrations or a romantic escape with your loved one—- it’s entirely up to you! Possibilities are endless with a houseboat hire!
In the majority of our destinations, owners require a minimum of two passengers per houseboat hire and most of our fleet is able to accommodate up to twelve people on board. Owners usually expect renters to return their houseboat with a full fuel tank, so keep fuel costs in mind when planning your houseboat trip!
Whether or not you need a license to hire a houseboat varies by country. For example, in some countries such as France, they do not require official nautical licenses to hire a houseboat. In this case, you will receive a temporary nautical license that will be used as a provisional license throughout the duration of your charter.
However, in some countries such as the United Kingdom, they require you to have a nautical license. It’s important to research the country you’re visiting to know whether or not a license is required to navigate a houseboat. After your research, double-check with the boat owner to be sure you meet the necessary requirements before hiring.
Although it is possible to bring a dog or a pet on a houseboat hire, it is not very common and some additional fees may apply. As always, be sure to speak with the owner to confirm that pets are allowed onboard the vessel!