Idyllic Luxury Boat & Wine Charters

Along the Burgundy Canal
For up to 6 guests with 3 crew members

Join us for a voyage along the unspoilt waterways of Burgundy in the peace and tranquility of the countryside near Dijon and Beaune.

Our private charter cruises offer total relaxation and comfort with luxuriously appointed accommodation, sundeck, jacuzzi, air-conditioning and central heating.

Punctuate calm canal and river cruising with custom wine tastings, vineyard tours, gourmet meals and visits to local villages, markets and other attractions.
We are Max and Bea, owners of Wine & Water. We have more than 30 years’ experience of hotel barging and know this region of France intimately. We will be your hosts to ensure that you gain an exclusive insight into the pleasures of Burgundy and take home memories of a unique holiday that will last a lifetime.

Our most heartiest congratulations to you both on Wine and Water ! May she sail well and safe for many years . Perhaps, if we can afford it and our health holds, we’ll come and see. We Remember you and talk about you often and Max’s exceptional table !!! Everything of the best and plain sailing from South Africa !
September 2012
Thomas and Yvonne
Thank you so very much for our wonderful vacation! It was better than imagined. We loved every moment and will absolutely recommend you and Wine and Water to all of our friends. We’ll send you some photos shortly. Meanwhile, should you ever find yourself in our part of the world, please reach out. We’d love to show you some of our favourite places. And of course, we hope you have a great spa vacation.
Edna and Jim
Just wanted to thank you and Max for an amazing trip. We had a fabulous time.
We will be back.
We are going to post a review on Trip Advisor and will send you a copy for your website.
We also looked at the apartment website and it is beautifully done. Nice job.
Cheers, Mark and Cathy.
USA September 2014
Mark and Cathy

We offer a choice of two cruises in the heart of the French wine country, with durations of either four or six nights. Whichever you choose, you will be embarking on a voyage of discovery whilst every comfort is taken care of, down to the smallest detail.

“I especially loved the main suite bathroom which was most attractively appointed with luxurious robes, towels and shampoo and gels, all most discretely replaced and changed daily.”

Days are planned with a half-day of cruising and a half-day of excursions. Whilst voyaging through this ever-changing landscape, you can hop off for a spot of cycling or walk alongside the canal. Whilst moored, you can explore the many ruins, castles and other fascinating sites; enjoy some morning golf with three excellent courses to play; or let your worries drift away in a hot air balloon. With private wine tastings in world famous cellars forming part of your cruise, you can gain an exceptional insight into the diversity of Burgundian wines.

“If you love wine, you’ll enjoy the fact that Max has developed great relationships with many winemakers so you have access to very special wine tasting experiences in private tasting rooms…”

Hi Bea and Max
I just wanted to write and thank you for an amazing experience on Wine & Water recently. It was the highlight of our trip to France and we had an amazing amazing time.
Bea, your food and hosting was impeccable. Thank you! Max, thank you for your wine, the day trips and all the knowledge sharing you did. We felt like welcome guests in your home and appreciate the personal attention.
Also, Sebastian would like to thank you for everything you did to accommodate him specifically. We really appreciate it.
He promptly started crawling on Monday after we got back from France. Perfect timing I would say.
Thank you again, and we hope to see you again. This is a trip I definitely want to repeat again!
Love, Yolande, Christo and Sebastian.
South Africa 2015
Yolande, Christo & Sebastian.
Hi Bea

I loved hearing from you. Nancy and I talked this morning and the barge trip came up in our conversation, as it does nearly every time we visit. It was an unforgettable trip. You and Max made it so enjoyable. Whenever Ross talks about the trip, he says “you have to go with Bea and Max. They are the best”. If you ever do another route, please let us know. If we can do anything to help you with bookings, we would be very happy to share our wonderful experience. You can give potential customers my phone number…

Judy Wilcox USA

Relax on your lounger on the sundeck whilst the vista dreamily unfolds. Below deck, you will find a comfortably furnished saloon with large windows from which the panorama can be enjoyed, accompanied by, should you wish, a choice of music and DVDs.

“All facilities were 1st class and only exceeded by the quality of service provided.”

Our deluxe hotel barge offers accommodation for two to six passengers, with three individual suites.

Determined by your choice of cruise, other highlights include a tour of a fromagerie, at which you will discover local cheese specialities forming an integral part of the heritage of Burgundy; a trip to the historic city of Dijon and an evening dinner in a fairy tale chateau
You will have plenty of time to explore this wonderful region of France with the benefit of on-board experts to help you to discover its delights.

“Max had an incredible knowledge of his surroundings and history of the region which he enjoyed sharing with us.”

Overall, your voyage will be one of gastronomic delights!

“Bea’s hospitality and talents in the kitchen along with Max’s knowledge of wine and history of the region plus his sense of humour turned our barge journey into the trip of a lifetime.”

Captain Max and Bea