Luxury sloops 10/12 person -> we allow maximum 1O persons. Always welcome with your own social bubble! Click here to know what a social bubble is.

Due to the stricter measures, it is compulsory from today to wear mouth masks on the grounds and on the boat when you enter the center. It is currently not yet mandatory on the Leie. COVID 19 measures are described below:

– When arriving and leaving our location, please desinfect your hands by using our desinfection stand.
– Its obligated to wear your mouth mask at arrival. Once in the sloop you are allowed to take off the mask . When returning to the harbor and leaving the boat, please wear your mouth mask again.When entering the city please wear you mouth mask.
– Please bring your own mouth mask. It is possible to buy one at the reception desk at 1 Euro/piece.
– Maximum 2 persons are allowed to enter the reception desk, these two persons are pointed in advance as  the captains of the sloop.
– When possible we ask to pay by Bancontact (we provide cotton swabs).
– Allow a 1,5 meter distance in the queue.

– Bring your own pen to to fill in the forms.

Global measures:

– All boats are desinfected during the day
– At the reception desk plexiglass is provided
– Luxury sloops 10/12 person -> we allow maximum 10 persons

Thank you for your understanding. Desinfecting our equipment can take some time too.

For reservations and giftcards please use our website our call us at 09/233 79 17.

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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In de luxe sloepen 10/12 mogen maximum 10 personen per sloep!!!

Steeds welkom met jullie eigen sociale bubbel!

Door de verstrengde maatregelen is het vanaf vandaag verplicht om mondmaskers te dragen op het terrein en op de boot als jullie het centrum invaren. Op de Leie is het momenteel nog niet verplicht.

Hoe zit het nu juist in elkaar met de sociale bubbel.

een gezin mag afspreken met max. vijf andere mensen.

Dit zijn 5 mensen per gezin, niet per persoon, waar de veiligheidsafstand niet altijd kan gehouden worden.

Deze vijf mensen blijven vier weken lang dezelfde, zodat bij een besmetting er vlugger kan worden nagegaan met wie je contact had. Kinderen onder de 12 jaar tellen niet mee.

Het maximum aantal personen per bubbel is 10 personen. Bestaat je gezin uit 6 volwassenen, dan mag dat gezin nog max. 4 volwassenen (boven de 12 jaar ) toevoegen aan de bubbel.

Bestaat je gezin uit 4 volwassenen, dan mag je gezin max. 5 personen toevoegen aan zijn bubbel en is het totaal 9 personen in de bubbel.

Ga je varen? dan mag je maar met max 10 personen in de boot zitten, kinderen onder de 12 jaar niet inbegrepen.

Deze mensen behoren tot je sociale bubbel omdat je hier de afstand niet kan garanderen.

Daarnaast zijn samenscholingen van meer dan 10 personen, kinderen tot 12 jaar niet inbegrepen, verboden.

Onder samenscholingen worden ook privéfeesten meegeteld.

Houd steeds in je achterhoofd om zo weinig mogelijk mensen te zien en zo de verspreiding van het virus tegen te gaan.

Onze cijfers zijn momenteel goed. Laat het ons zo houden.

Het minerva Boat Company Team
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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.