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Private cruise with caterer on the Canal du Midi

Activity - Holidays & weekends in Capestang

Private cruise with caterer on the Canal du Midi - Activity - Holidays & weekends in Capestang
Nature and the great outdoors

Quai Elie Amouroux - Capestang

There are 4 cruises available - a 3.5hr lunch cruise and a 6hr (11h departure) cruise, which leave from Capestang, and a 4hr (10.30 departure) lunch cruise plus a 6hr (10h departure) cruise which leave from near Relais de la Pigasse, 4 km from Capestang. After boarding, we glide gently down this amazing unesco world Heritage Site, the Canal du Midi, taking in the stunning scenery and beautiful villages along the way. You will enjoy aperatives followed by a delicious homemade 3 course lunch, which you choose from a short menu beforehand, with drinks onboard, prepared for you by your hostess, Kate. She will also give you some history of this amazing Canal, one of the oldest still in operation in Europe. For the first one, we travel downstream through the beautiful village of Poilhes, then the famous Malpas Tunnel before turning and returning to Capestang, then the 6hr continues to the 9 Fonserannes locks at Beziers where we stop and watch other boats negotiate these fabulous locks, before returning to Capestang. On the other 6hr cruise we travel upstream through the beautiful Le Somail and Ventenac, passing over some impressive aquaducts, and turn at Paraza. The 4hr cruise goes to Le Somail and back. We take single groups of 2-6 guests, so you can move around as you please, sunbathe, or relax in the comfortable reclining chairs at the front which gives you the best view.

In the summer dinner cruises are also available for the 2 short cruises for 10 € pp extra.


Private cruise with caterer on the Canal du Midi
A day - 1 person
180 €
3h30 - 1 person
140 €
4h00 - 1 person
155 €


+33 6 98 71 00 88
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Practical information

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In detail

Children under 12 are not recommended on the longer cruises, unless they are very calm due to the size of the boat and risks involved.

Establishment policy

RatesDiscounted rates on a sliding scale
Security depositSecurity deposit of 50% of the total service price
PaymentBank transfer, cash
50% deposit on booking, balance on the day. 4 or 5 guests 20% discount, 6 guests 25% discount. Lower price for low season (April - May and October). The 3.5hr cruise is best for young children (under 12) who are half price, but it depends on the child. Under 4 free. Free cancelation 2 weeks or more before cruise. Less than 2 weeks the deposit is withheld. If the weather is not suitable we will try and rearrange the day. If not possible then you will be fully refunded.

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Customer reviews

Value for money
Los Angeles, United States
May 2022
A lovely outing
We spent a lovely half day with Ferdie and Kate on their small boat. Everything was perfect. We rescheduled due to weather, no problem. Their stories were delightful and the meal superb. Just enough food. Merci for a beautiful experience on the very peaceful Canal du MIdi.
September 2021
Perfect day on the canal
Kate and Ferdie made our first trip on the Canal du Midi a truly memorable one. We did the 5.5-hour lunch trip, and let me just say that the food was amazing—and all homemade! (And by homemade I mean they smoked their own salmon and duck for the salmon and duck salads that we had…delicious.) The entire trip felt like we were spending the day with family or great friends, while at the same time being somewhat pampered. They are both full of entertaining stories and are very knowledgeable of the history of the canal and surrounding areas. I highly recommend going on one of their cruises…or two or three. A canal cruise with Kate and Ferdie will be a must for any of our visitors, and I'll be joining them each time.
Manager's reply
Thanks Janina! We really enjoyed our trip with you and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Puurs-Sint-Amands, Belgium
September 2021
A perfect day …
We had a fantastic day out on the Canal du Midi on board the Sianga on a 5-hour trip down to the 9 Locks of Fonseranes. Kate and Ferdi are excellent hosts ! We had a delicious 3-course lunch on board, drinks included. We had a perfect, relaxing day … Kate and Ferdi, we'll be back … and that's a promise : -) ! Erik & Carine, Dominic & Anja.
Manager's reply
Thanks Anja! We look forward to seeing you again sometime
Stone, United Kingdom
September 2021
Canal du Midi cruise with Kate & Ferdie
We spent a very enjoyable day on the Canal du Midi, being looked after by Kate & Ferdie, on their boat 'Sianga'. It was an idyllic & extremely relaxed way to eat lunch. The food was excellent, & Kate & Ferdie were great company. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
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Lymm, United Kingdom
August 2021
A perfect day cruising along the canal du midi
We went on this trip as a family with 2 teenage boys and we all thoroughly enjoyed the day. The hosts were very hospitable and the food was so delicious and was all cooked by Kate. It was such a perfect day. We wouldn't hesitate to do the trip again if we were back in that beautiful part of France..
Manager's reply
Thank you! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family

Places of interest nearby

Tourist Office of Capestang (30 m)
Castle of the Archevêques de Narbonne (280 m)
Collegiate Church Saint-Étienne (390 m)
Castle of the Terral (5.6 km)
The Oppidum of Ensérune (6.1 km)
Tower of Montady (6.1 km)
Church Sainte-Marie (6.9 km)
Castle of Maureilhan (7 km)
Train station of Nissan-lez-Enserune (7.2 km)
Church Saint-Jean-l'Évangéliste (7.6 km)

Restaurants nearby

Last nameStyleRateCity
Château Les Carrasses
European49 € Quarante (2.1 km)
La Tour Sarrasine
French cuisine37 € Poilhes (3.9 km)
O 33
French cuisine32 € Nissan-lez-Enserune (8.2 km)
Au Caz Ou
French cuisine36 € Cazouls-lès-Béziers (8.4 km)
Restaurant Les Jumelles
French cuisine26 € Coursan (11.4 km)
L'Ô à la Bouche
French cuisine39 € Ginestas (13.4 km)

Outings nearby

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Vineyards and Heritage
HikeIntermediate4h40Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit (18.8 km)
Lake Jouarres
HikeEasy1h30Olonzac (28 km)
The sanctuary of Notre-Dame-de-Capimont
HikeEasy3h00Lamalou-les-Bains (30 km)
In the Sigean scrubland
HikeEasy2h00Sigean (34 km)
Sainte-Lucie Island
HikeEasy4h00Port-la-Nouvelle (34 km)
Crests Vissou
HikeIntermediate4h00Péret (37 km)

Accommodation nearby

Last nameAccommodation typeRateCity
Bed & breakfast110 € to 195 € per double roomCapestang
Beautiful home in Capestang with Outdoor swimming pool, Private swimming pool and 4 Bedrooms
Château Les Carrasses
Nice home in Puisserguier with Outdoor swimming pool and 2 Bedrooms
HotelPuisserguier (3.5 km)
Hotel112 € to 163 € per nightPoilhes (3.9 km)
Stunning home in Puisserguier w/ Outdoor swimming pool, WiFi and Outdoor swimming pool
HotelPuisserguier (4 km)
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