We bring the boating experience

LODĚ-ČESKO is a rental of unique residential boats on the Vltava and Elbe rivers. You don't need any license to operate the boats.

On our boats, you can explore both of the largest Czech rivers - the Vltava and the Elbe. Choose where to start - South Bohemia from the ports of České Vrbné and Hluboká nad Vltavou or the beautiful Elbe and Vltava from the port of Mělník.

We'll properly instruct you, and then it's just a matter of setting out on a cruise along the beautiful rivers. You can visit cities and castles, swim, fish, or just relax.

The river will be yours :-)


reasons why sail with us

The fleet of motorboats and houseboats.

Boats YB35 (Awa, Adele, Charlotte, and Victoria) were built in the all-in-one concept, meaning everything on one deck. Imagine a first-class large houseboat that can sail, has a great engine, and can be controlled from the covered cabin or the roof. Enjoy a cruise on this almost 12m long houseboat with family or a group of up to 8 people without the need for a small vessel captain's license (VMP).

Houseboat YB27 Sarah is a smaller version of the YB35 boats. It is perfect for smaller groups of up to 5 people.

Fast boat Cantieri Capelli with an 80HP engine and Barracuda 585 with a 100HP engine - an excellent choice for lovers of fast rides and experienced crews with a VMP license.

!New for the 2022 season! Sun Camper SC35 - luxury motor yachts. These boats are the only ones on Czech rivers representing true first class, high standards on the water. Cruising on motor yachts Eva, Santia, and Margharita from the Polish shipyard BaltYacht will satisfy even very demanding customers accustomed to similarly equipped yachts from France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Cruising on the Vltava River will be a great experience for you.

Easily and safely.

For most of our boats, no license or authorization is required for navigation.

Charter BOATS-CZECHIA has a unique concept of its own vessels and new vessels meeting the latest standards for river navigation. The new SC35 yachts won the title Boat of the Year 2018 in a tough competition.

On our boats, you're not "sailing by the nose", but enjoying a full view and comfort and the company of friends all on one deck. All our vessels meet all the conditions for operating charter transport, including legal insurance, technical capability, etc. The boats undergo a complete service inspection and necessary repairs every winter season to always meet the highest safety standards.

You will start your original active vacation at the port, where we will train you in boat handling and explain how to navigate through the locks easily. We'll walk through the boat together, you'll try docking at the pier, you'll embark with your crew, and then just set sail!

The voyage of your life is about to begin.

The beautiful environment of the Vltava waterway.

Our home ports are Ochranný přístav České Vrbné and the Sportovní přístav in Hluboká nad Vltavou.

The port of České Vrbné is located on the outskirts of České Budějovice, adjacent to the Vodácký areál Lídy Polesné, and is only about 8 km away from Hluboká nad Vltavou. Here you will find social facilities and showers, including connections to electricity and water. Marina Hluboká nad Vltavou belongs to the most modern ports in the Czech Republic and provides all amenities including toilets, showers, electricity, and water for vessels, a sewage pumping station for waste water, and a refueling station for boats.

You can sail on the Vltava River from České Budějovice to the Orlík Dam. Discover beautiful places to anchor or moor your boat; we will give you tips for excursions. With the boat, you will receive our Guide to Sailing on the Vltava. We will assist you in planning your voyage so you can visit the most beautiful parts of South Bohemia.

Via ferratas, paddleboarding, a good dinner in Týn, grilling at Radava, a trip to Kamýk or Orlík?

Our Orlík boat rental is here for you!

Ahoy on the boat!

We sail ecologically

Our fleet sails with modern, fuel-efficient Mercury EFI 30 outboard engines, boasting a U.S. 3-STAR ULTRA LOW EMISSIONS rating. Just imagine - such an engine has 90% fewer emissions than engines of the same size from 1998. If you find a boat on the river that smokes and smells like gasoline, it certainly won't be yours :-) We harness solar energy from large solar panels on all our boats. We enhance the panel capacity to avoid the constant need to recharge the batteries, as is often the case with older boats in other rental services.

We save fuel and care for the environment. Maintenance and cleaning are carried out primarily with eco-friendly products.

The navigation season starts on May 1st and ends on September 30th every year. From April 15th to September 30th, we organize company events and group cruises. During this period, the number and availability of boats may be limited. In winter, our boats rest and prepare for another beautiful season for you.

Our boat rental is here for you!


Great service from Jiří Jakeš's team.

Our team is available to you even during the voyage. The boats are always fully fueled, perfectly cleaned, and ready to set sail upon handover.

You can order a variety of enjoyable extras for the boat. A grill, paddleboard, boat, baby cot, as well as a t-shirt or cap from us.

We look forward to seeing you in the 2024 season!

Jiří Jakeš, Manager of LODE-ČESKO rental

Who are you dating?

Jiří Jakeš

Charter manager, rezervace lodí - služby kapitána, kondiční plavby

Oleg Raff

Head Technician

Petr Volek

Managing Director of the Company, Corporate Events

,,In Hluboká, there's a fantastic team that understands boats and loves the river. You just have to come, see, experience it, and then you'll keep coming back like many others before you.,,