Self Skippered

Experience the calm of the countryside, at the pace you want to travel. Share special moments with the important people in your life. You can stop along the way wherever or whenever you want as you explore picturesque villages, visit ancient sites, bike and hike. Your boat is your home, a world apart.

It’s great for couples, families, or groups of friends. You can shop at local markets, preparing meals in your onboard galley, or try the local restaurants along the way.  And you need no experience or license to enjoy this unique vacation.

The Euro Escapes Difference

We have many years of experience cruising the canals and rivers of Europe, so we know what to look for in choosing an itinerary for self-skippering. We also regularly check out the fleets of the major companies who rent boats. Let us help you choose the region, route, and the style of boat that will help you realize your dreams.

French Canal Cruiser for Sale

An attractive and practical boat that is perfect for two people living aboard for the season and it accommodates guests well. Find Out More

Rob and I wanted to thank you for your excellent service of helping us choose the perfect boating experience on the Canal du Midi in the South of France. The boat you helped us select was absolutely perfect for our skill level and comfort. The boating company was easy to work with and supported us throughout the trip. We highly recommend this boating company and, most of all, the support you provided to help us select the right boat and trip plan to meet our needs.
— Rob and Helena, Portland