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An hours boating for 35 euros. Excellent.

Saw the hire boats chugging up and down the rance whilst sitting in a cafe next to the river and... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
Roy D
St Neots, United Kingdom
A gentle chug up the river.

We rented a boat for an hour and were given clear instructions on operating it, how far to go... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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21 rue du quai, 22100, Dinan, France
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We hired a little boat for two hours, and loved the freedom of puttering along the river. It gives a very different perspective of the area from the river, and the boat was exceedingly easy to drive. Excellent value for money, and the proprietors were...More

Thank Pennie T
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Having received thorough instruction before we set off, we made our way towards St Malo. The two hours rental we had gets you as far as you can go in a northerly direction to Lyvet. On a very sunny morning in July we were virtually...More

Thank Vinasol247
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We have over some years observed the various hire boats on the Rance and in common with many others thought it appeared fun, relaxing and a really pleasant way to explore the river. I checked out Tripadvisor for reviews (obviously) and the boat hire website...More

Thank rockyoreilly1
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We hired one of the little boats from the dock at the Port de Dinan, you just go onto the gangplank and you're good to go. The owners explain all the features and safety procedures clearly but the steering is really simple (like a car...More

1  Thank Chris J
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We are visiting Dinan every year, this was the third time we rented a boat. The couple running the business were extremely rude. If we hadn't promised the kids a trip we would have walked on by. They talked to the kids with arrogance and...More

2  Thank dubolais
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Saw the hire boats chugging up and down the rance whilst sitting in a cafe next to the river and thought we would like a go at that. The hire place was a minutes walk and easy to find. The man and woman running the...More

1  Thank Roy D
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We rented a boat for an hour and were given clear instructions on operating it, how far to go upstream and down. It was very peaceful and a pleasant way to pass the time if somewhat expensive. The boat is covered in case of rain...More

Thank laNyonsaise
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We have been to Dinan a few times and both walked the river bank and taken the big boat a few years ago which again was a good trip However we decided to take one of the little hire boats and I was glad we...More

1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

We have visited Dinan many times and have rented these boats a few times over the years. However today was the first time as a family with young children. The couple running the business were extremely unaccommodating and rude and if it hadn't been for...More

2  Thank rocqchick
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Third visit with kids now able to sit still on the boat and enjoy it. It's an hour on the river but you're never to far from the quay. Simple boats which are good enough for their purpose. Take it easy and enjoy the Rance.

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Stuart B
7 July 2015|
Response from Nicola T |
Loved this trip so much last year we are doing it again this year. It was a fantastic day with fantastic weather, a picnic a few glasses of wine and a surprise when we turned up at a marina. We took it in turns to sail the... More