General information 

Boating season has begun! 

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.

If you wish to navigate, please make a reservation through the site. Due to weather conditions, we are not open every day.

Standard Boat (not possible in the centre of Ghent)

  • from     65,00 / 2 hour
  • April - November
  • 10 boats
  • Max pers.: 4 + 1 child (-12 year)
  • Min. age captain: 18+
  • Reservation required

You can sail daily from April 1 to November 1 from 10 am to 8 pm. During the July and August from 9 am to 9 pm. This period may vary depending on the weather conditions.

Maximum 4 people + a child – 12 years old. These boats have roof protection.

Only the cabrio boats and luxury sloops are suitable for sailing through the historic centre of Ghent.

The standard boats cannot pass under the low bridges!!

Hours Price
2 hour  65,00
3 hour  95,00
4 hour  120,00
5 hour  140,00
6 hour  165,00
7 hour  185,00
8 hour  205,00
9 hour  225,00
10 hour  245,00
11 hour  265,00
12 hour  285,00

This price per boat includes the rental of the boat, VAT, fuel and insurance.

On site it’s possible to pay by bank card/cash.

The discount per number of boats is only for the standard boats and does not apply for public holidays or Saturdays and Sundays during June, July and August.

You can also make a trip with one or more boats, moor on the way and we will come and collect the boats for you or deliver them to the location (additional charge).

It’s possible to bring your own picnic on board on all boats! Be careful not to bring any oil-containing products.

Soft drinks, beer, wines and cava are available on site.

We do limit the amount of drink that can be taken on board. To prevent problems and intoxication. There are also marine alcohol and drug controls.

The captains must be sober and not under the influence. If drunk or under the influence we will refuse rental. If several of the crew are in a drunken state or under the influence, we will also refuse rental. The advances already paid will therefore not be refunded.

Pets are not allowed on board.


  • Bancontact and cash payment
  • Fuel included
  • Insurance included (excl. € 200 franchise per boat or € 250 per luxury sloop)
  • VAT included
  • There is an additional charge for collecting the boat from or bringing to a mooring place
  • You can hire a captain for an additional € 30 / hour (request a minimum of 24 hours in advance)


  • No boating license required
  • Pets are not allowed
  • It’s possible to bring your own picnic on board on all boats

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!