Welcome Aboard Vertrouwen

"Vertrouwen" is cruising the south of France this season. Widely considered among the most picturesque and famous canals of France, the Canal du Garonne in southern France offers sun, beautiful countryside, medieval fortress towns, stately castles, and fine wines and cuisine - but absent the traffic on the Canal du Midi.

You may help operate ancient locks and cruise through tree-lined canals that wend their way through rolling hills and quiet   pastures.

Your skipper introduces you to the cruising life, shows you where the village bargains are and points out intriguing bits of local lore. You take the helm as much as you like, or relax on deck as the countryside slowly slips by. You experience Europe in a way few people do, far from the tourist scene, in a totally fascinating and relaxed setting in your floating home as you discover a true slice of European life.

Accommodations: Vertrouwen sleeps 6 guests in three bedrooms (4th reserved for captain). Two heads and two showers. She can accomodate a 4th couple on special request ($200 extra).

Other Details: Fully equipped galley, generator, 165HP diesel engine, Austin Mini on deck, folding bicycles, garden set for dining outside as you cruise, air-conditioning, and electric toilets.

Charter Rates

$6300 per week for up to 6 people, no board. Includes skipper, fuel, mooring fees, bedding and towels, cruising permit, car and bicycles. First one up gets fresh baguettes for breakfast and lunch aboard. Fine galley for dinner aboard or you may dine at one of many fine French restaurants.

Receipt of 30% of the charter fee reserves the booking.  Balance is due 120 days prior to charter.