Imagine a unique experience on the Meuse: a boat trip leaving from Dinant, where you are at the helm of a boat that does not require a licence. It’s a recipe for an unforgettable day.
“O Captain! My Captain!” Do these few words, written by the poet Walt Whitman, make you dream? If you have the soul of a captain but have never had the chance to take the helm, this is a unique opportunity to live out your dream, thanks to Dinant-Evasion. The company has launched a new offer, the only one of its kind in Belgium: renting and driving river boats without a licence! Without a licence, really? Yes, really! Maybe you're thinking, “That must be fun but also a little stressful”? Don’t worry, we’ve thought of everything. If the idea of captaining this mini-yacht on your own is sapping your enthusiasm somewhat, know that a two-hour training session is included with a real captain who will introduce you to leisure boating. You’ll see, steering a boat won't hold any secrets for you any more!
Without a licence, really?
Then, that long-awaited moment will come, when you will take the helm of your own, private boat. 3… 2… 1… and you’re off on an adventure. You are now officially the captain, steering your ship down the river to discover the marvellous landscapes along the Meuse. And to make your day even better, you will be given a Boat Book. What will you find in this little guide? Technical information relating to navigation (very useful!) but also places to visit and special deals (restaurants, tourist attractions, etc.). And speaking of special deals, how about popping open a nice bottle of bubbly to enjoy with your travel companions? That’s a little gift to you as an Ardennes-étape client. So treat yourself to a special moment among friends as part of an exceptional day.
Copyright photos: WBT - J.P. Remy / Dinant Evasion
Ardennes-étape customers receive an exclusive benefit with this experience:
As a Ardennes-étape guest, you will receive a bottle of bubbly
When you book a holiday home on our website, you have access to the Ardennes-étape Privilege programme that offers many lovely surprises with our local partners!
- Price: 600 euros per day for a boat (for seven or eleven people, depending on availability)
- Times: April to September, booking required and dependent upon the availability of the boats.
- Setting off from: Avenue Winston Churchill (just next to Dinant bridge).
- Parking: you can park at the SNCB car park, five minutes’ walk from the boarding point.
- The boats are not accessible to Persons with Reduced Mobility (PRM).
600 € per day