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.

Wedding photos

Are you getting married soon and looking for ideas and photogenic locations for your wedding photos? Then hiring a boat or luxury sloop from Minerva Boat Company in Ghent is a fantastic idea for the most beautiful wedding photos!

Locations for wedding photos

Your wedding day, a day to remember! Professional wedding photos should certainly not be missing. After all, you only get married once. That is why it deserves a lasting memory that you can be proud of for the rest of your life.

When choosing a location for your wedding photos, light is an important factor. After all, the most beautiful photos are made with natural daylight. Of course there are a number of tools to make a room lighter, but that soon results in flashback or red eye. You naturally want to avoid that.

Wedding photos at Minerva Boat Company

With a photo shoot on one of the boats or luxury sloops of Minerva Boat Company you get a beautiful natural light, and you benefit fully from the sun you get.

In addition to the light, the picturesque scenery of the River Leie region in and around Ghent provides a wonderful setting for the most beautiful wedding photos.

It is not uncommon for newlywed couples to switch to one of our boats for a photo shoot after the civil ceremony in the town hall of Ghent, with or without the immediate family.

Another option is to sail on with a Minerva boat or luxury sloop to one of the excellent restaurants along the route to start the actual wedding party there.

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

Rules & Catering

To keep our boats and luxury sloops in perfect condition, we only ask you to respect a number of minimum agreements: no pets and no drunken captains or passengers. Swimming is prohibited.

Of course it’s allowed to bring food and drinks (in moderation) with you on the boats and luxury sloops. Be careful not to bring 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.

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!