Photo of N OCTO

The Nicols N OCTO has a rating of Rating 4

Cruise file for the N OCTO


Boat size
Length 44′3″ ft (13.5 metres)
Width 12′6″ ft (3.8 metres)

Bow thruster

Dual steering

Shore power

220 Volts AC


Number of guests: 8

Convertible Twin/Double cabins: 4

Convertible sofa: 1

Bathrooms: 2


Electric WC

Radio/CD/MP3 player + DVD player

Bathing ladder + deck shower

Great boat for 2 couples with children; lots of space!

Introduced in 2010, the Octo offers a high level of comfort for up to 10 guests, but is ideally suited for 4 couples.
1. Four double cabins with spacious bed ( 140 x 190 or can be two singles per cabin)
Convertible double bed in saloon
2. Saloon with 360° panoramic view and steering position with double seat
3. Equipped kitchen( 220l fridge, freezer; 4 rings, oven, double sink)
4. 2 spacious shower-rooms with electric shower cubicle, electric toilets, washbasin and towel dryers
5. Dual steering position with fold away flying bridge
6. Forward and rear terrace; garden furniture and sun awning; bathing ladder, deck shower. Extra side gates for added security

The price includes:

  • The boat and its equipment
  • Kitchen utensils and bedding
  • Boat insurance
  • Technical assistance 7 days per week
  • Cooking gas
  • Captain’s manual

The price does not include:

  • Fuel

Optional extras

All-inclusive pack, for cruises of one-week or more: 630€
Includes 2 bikes, Waterways Guide, cleaning,  towel packs, dish cloth packs, and fuel 

Hotel pack, for cruises of one-week or more: 320€
Includes cleaning, towel pack and dish cloth packs

Safety deposit : 1500€ + 200€ cleaning deposit

Payment schedule : 40% at time of reservation; balance due 8 weeks prior to departure
All clients are strongly recommended to have adequate medical, transport and cancellation insurance.

N OCTO boat plan

Boat plan for N OCTO

Routes for the N OCTO

Click for more information about the possible routes & destinations with the N OCTO

Alsace Anjou Aquitaine Brittany The Burgundy Canal Saone Camargue Charente river The Midi Nivernais & the Loire Valley

Testimonials for the N OCTO

Leo Estal, River Baise; August 2016

We chose the Octo with a senior member of the party (87 years) in mind. Amongst other things, we liked the outdoor eating area which was all in a level with the bedrooms. (2nd cruise on this boat)
We rate the boat 8/10
We loved the Nature on the river Baise. The bird life and the scenery. Nerac was a beautiful town with riverside restaurants
I'm not sure how I heard about Hotels Afloat, could it be through a mention on Trip advisor
I rate you 10/ 10
Exceedingly prompt, excellent and will certainly book again
Hotels Afloat was extremely helpful in respect of so many things in arranging a floating holiday, eg choice of appropriate boat, information about availability and different cruises, lengths, numbers of locks, nearest airport and train station. It was so helpful to have a single person to be in touch with, and who provided clear answers to my queries in such a prompt manner. I would recommend to anyone wanting to book a floating holiday. Thank you!

Rates and departures : N OCTO

Available in Holland

2019 Per week
Period A From 23rd March to 3rd May; From 28th September to 3rd November 2314
Period B From 4th May to 28th June; From 31st August to 27th September 3247
Period C From 29th June to 5th July: From 24th August to 30th August 3653
Period D From 6th July to 23rd August 4059

Self-drive prices are per boat, per week and in Euro.
Special discounts: 2019
Early booking, per one-week cruise: 20%: valid until 30/09/2018 (15% short break)
17%: Valid from 01/10/2018 to 31/10/2018 (15% short break)
15%: Valid from 01/11/2018 to 31/11/2018
10%: Valid from 01/12/2018 to 31/12/2018

Permanent discounts: Long cruise: 10% off second week
Group discount: 5% for 2 boats; 7% for 3 boats; 10% for 4 boats
Family discount: 5% (1 child under 16); 10% (2+ children)
Senior discount: 5% if 1 person aboard is minimum 65 years old

Discounts can be combined:
Maximum discount: 10% for short breaks, 15% for one week and over

Read the reservation terms

Enquiry & availability

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After you have submitted your enquiry form, if you do not receive a reply by email within the next 24 hours then please call Emma +33 614 250 200 or email