Corona measures

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General information 

During the “Gentse feesten “  (19/07/2024-28/07/2024)  it is forbidden for all boat rental companies to navigate in the center of Ghent. The Leie remains navigable.

On 16/09/2023, the OdeGand organisation will not allow boating in the city centre from 18h00 to 00h00.

Birthday Party

Do you want to celebrate your birthday and do something fun and original? Then book a nice boat trip on the River Leie at Minerva Boat Company in Ghent. We’ll help you make it an unforgettable birthday party!

Celebrate your birthday on the water

If you love nature, then a boat trip on your birthday is a super fun activity to do. The picturesque backdrop of the River Leie in and around Ghent is the perfect setting to enjoy and have fun with your friends.

Hire a boat or sloop from Minerva Ghent

At Minerva Boat Company you can hire boats and luxury sloops for 4 to 12 people. You take the helm yourself. You are also welcome to decorate the boat. Be careful not to use any decoration that gives off colour in contact with water, such as coloured paper and coloured roses.

To keep our boats and luxury sloops in perfect condition, we do ask you to respect a number of minimum agreements. For example, we do not allow pets or drunken captains or passengers. Swimming is also prohibited.

Of course it’s allowed to bring food and drinks (in moderation) with you on the boats and luxury sloops. Please do not bring along any oil-containing products.

The combination of a boat trip with a visit to one of the wonderful restaurants along the route is also an option. Feel free to contact us about the possibilities regarding catering for your birthday party.

Book your boat trip now!

Minerva has a fleet of dozens of boats and luxury sloops. Due to the crowds, we advise you to book in time. This way you can be sure that there are enough boats available for all your friends.

Book your boat now!