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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 (11.00 departure) lunch cruise and a 6hr (10.00 departure) cruise, which leave from Capestang, and a 4hr (11.00 departure) lunch cruise plus a 6hr (10.00 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 aperitives 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.


Private cruise with caterer on the Canal du Midi
A day - 1 person
195 €
3:30 - 1 person
165 €
4:00 - 1 person
175 €


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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 25% discount, 6 guests 35% discount. The short cruises are 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
Bristol, United Kingdom
September 2023
Fantastic, a must do highlight !
This is a must do trip, the hosts are friendly, helpful and informative. The whole family from 10 years old to 95 year old enjoyed the day A 4 hr trip flew by and was a perfect amount of time for all of us too. The food served was fantastic, a good variety to suit everyone, great flavours and fresh. The care and attention was excellent. The Canal was beautiful. I highly recommend the hosts and boat. We will definitely do this again.
Manager's reply
Thanks Anastasia ! Lovely to meet you and your lovely family. Hope to see you again very soon. Kate and Ferdi
Elmira, Canada
June 2023
Amazing Private cruise with caterer
When visiting Carcassonne, France, I highly recommend adding a Private cruise on the Canal du Midi to your itinerary. Upon boarding the boat, we were warmly greeted by Kate & Ferdi who provided us with a rich history of the canal and the area. As we lounged in their comfortable chairs, Kate prepared the most delicious food, starting with drinks and appetizers, followed by a salmon dinner and fresh lemon dessert. They were very accommodating, and we enjoyed our time relaxing and taking in the beautiful scenery. Thank you Kate & Ferdi for making my 65th birthday extra special!
Manager's reply
Thanks Yvonne ! It was a pleasure to meet you all.
Kent, United Kingdom
September 2022
We had the most wonderful day out on Sirenga. Kate and Ferdy were perfect hosts and full of anecdotes and local info. Time flew… though it also kind of stood still. It was peaceful and the views are stunning. The food is also excellent! How they produce such food from a tiny galley I have no idea. Worth every centime. We loved it.
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!

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)

Access itinerary

The cruises towards Beziers depart from close to the Tourist Office in Capestang. The 2 cruises upstream depart from near Relais de Pigasse which is 4 km from Capestang along the D5 towards Carcassone. Turn onto the D184 signposted to Quarante, cross the bridge over the canal and turn left onto the gravel road next to the canal. We will meet you about 100 m down. You will board the boat via a gang plank and climb 3 narrow steps on the boat.

Restaurants nearby

Last nameStyleRateCity
M'Aqui Sushi
Asian10 € to 20 € Cazouls-lès-Béziers (8.2 km)
Le Quai
French cuisine19 € to 25 € Colombiers (8.3 km)
La Table des 3 Moulins
French cuisine19 € Nissan-lez-Enserune (8.6 km)
Restaurant le Vieux Puits
French cuisine2750 € to 39 € Maraussan (9.9 km)
Pique et Trinque
French cuisine5 € to 10 € Maraussan (10.1 km)
Restaurant de l'orb
French cuisine1950 € to 3350 € Cessenon-sur-Orb (13.1 km)

Outings nearby

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Vineyards and Heritage
HikeIntermediate4:40Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit (18.8 km)
The Goutine
HikeAthletic2:00Gruissan (24 km)
The Ghouls
HikeIntermediate1:30Gruissan (27 km)
Lake Jouarres
HikeEasy1:30Olonzac (28 km)
The sanctuary of Notre-Dame-de-Capimont
HikeEasy3:00Lamalou-les-Bains (30 km)
In the Sigean scrubland
HikeEasy2:00Sigean (34 km)

Accommodation nearby

Last nameAccommodation typeRateCity
Bed & breakfast110 € to 195 € per double roomCapestang
Château Les Carrasses
Bed & breakfast80 € to 90 € per double roomNissan-lez-Enserune (8 km)
Vacancéole - Le Domaine d'Enserune
Hotel29 € to 81 € per nightColombiers (8.1 km)
Logis Hôtel Restaurant Résidence
Hotel70 € to 123 € per nightNissan-lez-Enserune (8.2 km)
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