Hire a boat on the Göta Canal and the Kinda Kanal – what´s good to know

Booking

You can book directly on this website by clicking here or by calling +46 70 54 69 169.

When you book a boat you sign an agreement with us. 30% of the agreed rental amount is paid in conjunction with the booking. The remainder is paid no later than 40 days before the rental period begins. There are also rules for what happens when you book an agreed rental. Complete rental terms can be found here.

Rental period

Unless otherwise stated, the rental of boats Saturday to Saturday. The times for the out and home in Söderköping is morning and Sjötorp eftermiddag.Vill to know more by making contact with us, call or email boka@kanalcharter.se.

Confirmation

After booking, guests will receive a booking confirmation to the e-mail address you have specified, and information about the payment of the registration fee.

Always make sure that you get a booking confirmation and to match your preferences. If you have not received a booking confirmation to your email within 24 hours, please contact us!

Gota Kanal Charter has the ambition to make you trip on the canal and Kinda canal to a fantastic and memorable experience!

Options

Your trip on the Göta Canal is coming closer. It´s time to order option/extra.

Please fill in the form either you want any options or not. All prices includes VAT. Click here to choose options.

Click for the option list in pdf format.

Payment

When you book, you pay 30% of the rental amount including channel fee, but excluding any option. The easiest way for you is to pay by credit card by clicking on the payment link you receive in your confirmation and later in connection with the final payment.

Find us

Söderköping

Kanalhamnen

Sjötorp

Slussvägen, near by “Sjötorps Upplevelsecenter”

Motala

Motala hamn

Parking, car transport

For those who arrive by car and have booked a return trip we will appoint parking. If you wish to get the car moved from one place to another we will arrange that for a fee. You order the car along with other possible options. Click here to go to the page for options.

Airports, trains and buses

Recent airports are Landvetter (Gothenburg), Stockholm Skavsta (Nyköping), Stockholm Arlanda and Linköping Airport (KLM from Shiphol, Amsterdam).

Transfer

We can for remuneration arrange transfer from a number of rail and bus stations.

See our options.

General conditions

Click here for complete rental terms in pdf format.

After booking, a booking confirmation will be sent to the registered e-mail address. Make sure that the booking confirmation is in accordance with your wishes. If you have not received a booking confirmation within 4 hours of booking, contact us!

Payment

Application fee of 30% of the total amount shall be Göta Channel Charter available within 7 days from the booking date. The booking is binding only when the registration fee is paid.

Final payment, ie. remaining 70% and possibly non-repayable reduction of redemption, Göta Kanal Charter will be issued no later than 40 days prior to the rental period start. When choosing a refundable security deposit, this will be paid on arrival, in cash or via Swish.

In case of late payment, a late payment fee of 200 SEK will be charged. If no final payment has been received 30 days prior to the first rental date, no late payment is shown as cancellation and the boat is released to another tenant. The registration fee is credited to Göta Channel Charter.

When booking closer to less than 40 days, the entire amount must be Göta Kanal Charter within 3 days from the booking date.

Cancellation Terms

Cancellation of booked boat must be done in writing by e-mail to bok@kanalcharter.se. Always check that you receive a confirmation of your cancellation within 48 hours.

Until the registration fee is paid, there is free cancellation, ie. No charge is charged if you choose to cancel a booked boat.

If canceled earlier than 30 days before the first rental date, the paid-in fee will be lost but no other charges will be charged.

Experience, deposit and insurance

The only thing you can’t get away from when you hire a boat is the responsibility. You are the one that has responsibility for seeing to it that the boat is handled safely and with good seamanship. You have responsibility for your passengers’ safety. Responsibility for ensuring that the boat you steer and other boats around you are not damaged. Experience and competence For this reason we require that you can show that you have some kind of nautical competence and experience, where documented or proven experience counts more than a piece of paper that shows you have taken part in a course. The requirements can differ from boat to boat and also vary depending on which water the sailing trip takes place on.

Deposit

As well as the hire sum, the hire boat owner also requires that you pay a deposit in the form of cash or that the sum is paid into the appropriate bank account before the hiring period commences. The size of the deposit varies from boat to boat and is roughly equivalent to the insurance excess in the event of damage. The deposit can be forfeited, partly or completely, by you if damage occurs. If there is a lot of damage the deposit is used to pay the insurance excess. For less damage to the hull, fittings, equipment etc the damage is valued in accordance with a template or a ‘price list’ drawn up in advance and the equivalent sum is deducted from the deposit before it is paid back.

Safety

Our boats are equipped with lifejackets in size L (if you need other sizes contact us, we have a small number of uneven lifejackets, otherwise we recommend you to bring it by your self) we have first aid kit onboard. The boats have navigation equipment as GPS plotter and al necessary charts for traveling the canal.

The most common rout is Sjötorp- Söderköping or reverse in 7 or 14 days. You have enough time for wait one or two days if its bad weather, most of all when you cross the lake Vättern which is the most critical on your rout. If you feel insecure don’t hesitate to contact us, we find a solution.

Most important of all is your safety. Nothing is more important than your safety.

Routes

Göta kanal sträcker sig mellan den klassiska varvsorten Sjötorp vid sjön Vänern och byn Mem vid en av den svenska ostkustens innersta utposter i östersjöviken Slätbaken.Vättern Kanal Charter erbjuder med egna familjebåtar en eller flera veckors upplevelserik semester i hyrd båt. Kraven vi ställer är att du har lägst förarintyg och/eller omvittnad vana av båtliv och navigation. Dels krävs kunskap i manövrering i hamnar och trånga passager, dels kräver sjöarna Roxen, Boren, Vättern och Viken som ingår i kanalen en hel del navigationsvana.

Den vanligaste turen är hela kanalen enkel resa Sjötorp-Söderköping, eller omvänt – hela kanalen.

Klicka här för att ladda hem ruttplan.

Resan omfattar 185 km och 52 slussar. En vecka är fullt tillräckligt och medger en eller ett par dagars utrymme för längre stopp eller avstickare i Vättern eller in i Kinda kanal. Många väljer dock 14 dagar för att hinna se och uppleva allt intressant längs kanalen i lugn och ro. För din bekvämlighet kan vi mot tillägg ordna bilflytt så att du slipper tänka på att planera din återresa på annat sätt. Bytesdagar under högsäsong (V 24-34) är lördagar, under för- och eftersäsong sker byten på söndagar.

Naturskön, lättnavigerad och avkopplande betecknar vi t o r-resan. Sjötorp-Karlsborg-Sjötorp – västra rutten.
Dels behöver du inte tänka på biltransport, dels avgör du med hjälp av väderprognosen om din resa ska omfatta även en tur på Vättern. Lämplig tid är en vecka då du hinner bekanta dig med platser som Lyrestad, Töreboda, Vassbacken, den vackra sjön Viken och Forsvik med sina unika industriminnen.

Den östra delen av Göta kanal, Söderköping – Motala-Söderköping – östra rutten
– är också den mest händelserika delen. Här finns dessutom möjligheten att bekanta sig med den vackra, spännande och historiskt intressanta Kinda kanal. Du kan välja mellan olika kombinationer beroende på båttyp: Söderköping-Linköping-Söderköping; Söderköping – Motala- Söderköping. För att göra det lättare för dig att välja en resa som passar just dig rekommenderar vi att du också läser den information som finns från Göta kanal respektive Kinda kanal. (notera att start och slutdestination är beroende av var båten är stationerad vid just ditt datum, hör med oss)  Du kan rekvirera broschyrer direkt från oss, eller beställa/ladda hem på: www.gotakanal.se och www.kindakanal.se

Locking

We’ve collected information on lockage here. Read our about lockage or see a video on how our locks work.

And don’t worry – of course you can ask our lock keepers for instructions on site!

Skippers Guide

Göta Canal map