RENT A BOAT OR LUXURY SLOOP AND TAKE THE HELM YOURSELF DISCOVER THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF GHENT AND THE BEAUTIFUL RIVER LEIE

Welcome at Minerva Boat Company

Extensive Fleet

A wide range of boats and luxury launches for 4 to 12 people

Opening Hours

You can sail daily from 1/4 to 1/11 from 10 am to 8 pm. In July and August from 9 am to 9 pm. This period may vary depending on the weather conditions

Various Themes

Ideal day trip or idea for a bachelor party or team building.

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Go boating in a Minerva boat

Go boating with your friends, colleagues or family for a few hours or a full day on the charming River Leie. You’ll peacefully pass beautiful gardens and the painters’ villages of St.-Martens-Latem and Deurle. Each day a few cabrio boats and luxury sloops can also explore the historical centre of Ghent. 

  • Standard boats/cabrio boats up to 4 people
  • Luxury sloops up to 5, 6, 10 and 12 people
  • Very simple to operate
  • No boating license or experience required (minimum age 18)
  • You won’t encounter any locks or swing bridges along the route
  • No pets are allowed on the boats
  • Expert staff are on hand to give you useful information, advice and directions
  • Hire a captain for €30/hour extra (request at least 24 hours in advance)
  • You can find us at the Minerva port, at the corner of Coupure and Lindenlei
  • Reservation required (check “Practical information”)
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New boats: even more choice and comfort

Since the beginning of 2017 we have several new types of boats and sloops.  If there are 5 of you, there’s the new Lago Amore 540. For groups of 6, there’s the Interboat 17. For groups of 10/12, we have the luxury sloop Waterspoor 630. All sloops and boats are comfortably equipped so that you can enjoy yourself to the full. We also have plenty to offer for larger groups, for example for team building or a bachelor party.

All boats now also have a round 12V socket (no USB connection) so that you can always charge a smartphone or plug in your electric cool box.

Take the helm yourself without a care

Go boating with your friends, colleagues or family for a few hours or a full day on the charming River Leie. You’ll peacefully pass beautiful gardens and the painters’ villages of St.-Martens-Latem and Deurle.

It is also possible to explore the historic centre of Ghent with the cabrio boats and luxury sloops (not with the ’standard boats’). Due to heavy boat traffic in the centre of Ghent sailing experience is recommended. That’s why everyone sails on the River Leie first and only then in the centre of Ghent.