Boofzheim Base Information

Boofzheim is a very beautiful village, full of half-timbered houses, which is typical for the Alsace region of France. The base itself is located in a rural and quiet area about 1.5 kms from the village, on the Canal du Rhone au Rhin.

Our base offers toilets, showers and free open air parking. If you are taking a one way cruise, it is possible for us to transfer your car from the departure base to the arrival base for a small fee.

At the Base

Base Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday: 8.30 to 12.30, and 14:00 to 18:00.
Sunday: Closed

Late Arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or the general sales office where you booked.

When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open with the lights on for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

When To Arrive:

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 18:00. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11am and 12pm or from 2pm.

Your Return

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 9am on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).

Upon Arrival:

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive our base staff will:

  • Take a fuel deposit to cover the fuel you use during your holiday. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used.
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit – if you have not purchased collision damage waiver. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your holiday
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop.
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc).
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians.

Hotels and Restaurants

De La Treille- Tel: 03 88 74 60 44
L’Auberge du Ried- Tel: 03 88 98 01 78
A L’Agneau- Tel: 03 88 98 02 12

Tourist Information

Mairie, 67230 Benfeld Tel. +33 (0) 388 740 402


Parking is bookable in advance.

  • Outdoor secured parking - £35 per week
  • Free unsecure street parking is also available.
Arzviller Boat Lift

Travel Information

By Road

Be prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them. Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you'll need, please visit

Directions from Strasbourg: Take A35, direction COLMAR Then N83 Exit BENFELD, RHINAU In Benfeld, take D5 direction Boofzheim.

Car Rentals

Europcar (Sarrebourg) - Tel: 03 87 23 22 23
Europcar (Strasbourg) - Tel: 03 88 15 55 66
Avis (Strasbourg) - Tel: 03 88 78 03 99
Europcar (Entzhein) - Tel: 03 88 68 95 55
Avis (Entzhein) - Tel: 03 88 68 82 53

By Air

Arrival airport is Strasbourg – Entzhein – Tel: Air France 0820 820 820

By Rail

Station at Sarrebourg and at Benfeld – Tel: 08 36 35 35 35