Whether you are on holiday in Nantes or live there all year round,
choose an original way of exploring this beautiful city by sailing on the River Erdre!

Discover Nantes by hire boat

Spending a few days in Nantes, for a weekend or a short stay? Living in Nantes and looking for something different to do? Why not surprise your partner or your friends and take them on a special boat trip?

Hire an electric boat and discover or re-discover Nantes away  from the busy streets and tourist sites. Admire the city’s many architectural gems from a completely different angle.

Cast off from our base on the Île de Versailles, and sail up the River Erdre to Sucé-sur-Erdre, north of the city, with a host of points of interest along the way! Only 15 minutes into your trip, you’ll be right out in the countryside. Majestic, century-old chateaux dot the banks of the river, which is also home to all kinds of birds!

See Nantes from a different perspective

Our electric boat hire base is right in the heart of the city, on the Ile de Versailles! Strategically located to plan your city tour.

Plan a unique day out in Nantes:

  • Start with the city center sights in the morning: the amazing Machines de l’Ile, the historic city center, the cathedral, and much more.
  • Then head off to the Ile de Versailles and enjoy a quiet rest in the Japanese Gardens before wandering over to our boat hire base.
  • And off you go! Spend the afternoon on the River Erdre on board one of our electric boats, taking in the chateaux and the rich variety of fauna and flora as you glide along the banks!

Ruban Vert even invites you to enjoy one of our tasty picnic hampers on board, and two of our boats, the “Sensas”, the “Set” and the “Most” are fitted with tables.


location de bateaux Nantes Ruban Vert île Versailles


Organizing your visit of Nantes by boat

For a perfect day in Nantes, make sure you plan well in advance. Decide on the number of people involved, the ideal date(s) and the route you want to follow.

Check out our different options: electric boats or kayak-canoes, half-day or full day trips, etc.

Still not sure? Why not contact us to talk about the options? We will be able to work out the best option for an unforgettable experience!

Reach us via our contact form! Or if you prefer the internet: You can also book on line!

Discover our 4 boat hire bases