How it works.


Canalfriends’ BoatStop enables participants to discover canal and river navigation by accompanying boat owners on their journeys.

If you are a boat owner, you may offer a BoatStop by completing the following steps:

  1. Join the site
  2. Make sure you have an insurance policy that allows you to offer a BoatStop
  3. Post your ad on the site by clicking on this link: BoatStop offer

BoatStop Offers

  1. Inform the passenger of the conditions, rules to abide by as well as the contribution requested in the listing and before they board the boat
  2. You can refuse access to your boat at any time, if you consider that this may endanger yourself, the passenger or your boat.
  3. The contribution must remain low to be consistent with the collaborative spirit of BoatStop: convivial meetings, sharing experiences and expenses. For example, a contribution to expenses may be a participation in meals, fuel costs, …
  4. Reply quickly to enquiries received by mail or phone
  5. Make sure that passengers are over 18 years.
  6. Send all the necessary details (place, date and exact time, type of clothing recommended, equipment allowed / bikes…)

You would like to discover sailing with BoatStop :

  1. Register on the site.
  2. Select the listing of your choice by clicking this link:
  3. Contact the boat owner directly and ask for further details.
  4. Agree to respect the owner’s terms and conditions for safety and conduct on board.
  5. Agree on the nature of your contribution and participation.
  6. Be on time at meeting point : BoatStop is not a cruise, therefore you must adapt to the boat owner’s itinerary, stops and timetables .
  7. Review: after the BoatStop, leave your review on