The current Corona measures from March 27 to April 24, 2021:

  1. under the same roof (domicile) max 12 people (sign a statement on location)
  2. not under the same roof & students: max 4 people (excluding children -12 years) with mouth masks (Leie + Ghent center): all not under the same roof: everyone one and a half meters away: boat of 10 people
  3. not under the same roof & students: max 4 people (excluding children -12 years) with mouth masks (Leie + Ghent center): Two couples (living together) at two different domiciles: couples must keep a distance of 1.5 meters, boat of 5, 6 or 10 persons
  4.  two persons (couple) can also rent a boat.

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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We openen op maandag 05/04/2021

De huidig Corona maatregelen van 27 maart tot 24 april 2021:

onder hetzelfde dak (domicilie) max 12 personen (ter plaatse een verklaring ondertekenen)

niet onder hetzelfde dak & studenten: max 4 personen (exclusief kinderen -12 jaar) met mondmaskers (Leie + Gent centrum): allemaal niet onder hetzelfde dak: iedereen anderhalve meter afstand: boot van 10 personen

niet onder hetzelfde dak & studenten: max 4 personen (exclusief kinderen -12 jaar) met mondmaskers (Leie + Gent centrum): Twee koppels (samenwonend) op twee verschillende domicilies: koppels moeten anderhalve meter afstand houden, boot van 5, 6 of 10 personen

een koppel alleen mag ook een boot huren.
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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.