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Why rent a boat with Barqo

Rent from a local owner

On our platform you can get in touch with local boat owners to rent their boats.

Find the best deals

Since boat owners are free to choose the price for their boats, you are sure to find the best deals here.

Book reliable and secure

Rent your boat safely through Barqo. Get on the water without worries with insurance from Centraal Beheer & Nationale Nederlanden.

How to Book a boat


Choose where you want to sail

Choose where you want to go! Whether this is the canals of Amsterdam or Leiden, or one of the many Frisian lakes, there is an offer everywhere.


Select your dates and times

Determine how long you want to sail. This can be a few hours, days or weeks, as you wish! Just select the dates and the boats available during that period will appear.


Filter your results

Choose how many people are going to sail with you, your preferred type of boat… Are you looking for something very specific? You can easily submit your wishes by setting the filters.


Choose a boat to request

Found your favourite? Request the chosen boat by clicking the green button 'Request availability' on the right side of your screen. Are you on phone / tablet? First click on 'Request' at the bottom of your screen and then click the green button 'Request availability'. No worries: requesting boats is completely free of obligation!


Talk to the boat owner

After you have made a request you can contact the boat owner through our chat system. Ask any questions you might have before you book it: can I bring my own drinks? Can I hire a skipper? Keep in mind that your reservation is not complete at this moment! Your booking has to be accepted by the boat owner first and is only confirmed after you pay.


Complete payment

If you’re ready to book your boat, you can proceed to payment! You can find a link to payment under ‘Trips’ on your dashboard. Once payment is complete, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the details of your trip. Deposit: some boat owners require a deposit in order to book their boat. You are fully refunded this amount within 48 hours after your trip. Note: it can take 1 to 2 days before it is in your account.


Discuss final details

Discuss the departure point, the key transfer and other important details with the boat owner. At this point, contact details such as telephone numbers will be visible through your dahsboard.


Sail away!

Everything ready to set sail! Get your group together, step aboard and enjoy!