Rent a boat on the Göta Canal

Söderköping, Mariestad

Göta Kanal Charter offer rental boats for 2 - 9 persons.

The routs you can choose of is one way rout Söderköping – Sjötorp or revers. You can also choose to go return trip from Söderköping or Sjötorp.  The most common is to rent the boats for one or two weeks.

When you rent the boats for one-way charter we can offer you good solutions for transport from start to end. Ether you like us to move your car or if you like to be transported from and to your destination.

The most common rout is one way rout

The long voyage through the heart of Sweden

Travel the length of the Göta Canal from Sjötorp-Söderköping, or vice versa – red route. The trip is 185 km and 52 locks long. A full week allows time for a longer stops lasting a day or two, or detours into Lake Vättern or the Kinda Canal. Many people make it a 14-day trip, to give them enough time to explore all the exciting attractions along the Canal. This alternative can also be booked as a return trip from Sjötorp-Sjötorp.
We recommend that you read the information provided by the operators of the Göta and Kinda Canals.

The countryside and heritage of the Västra Götaland region

Beautiful countryside, easy navigation and a relaxed atmosphere is what the Sjötorp-Karlsborg-Sjötorp return trip is all about – blue route. No need to bother about road transport, and you can let the weather decide whether your trip will take in a tour of Lake Vättern.
The full distance is 65 km, with 18 locks taking you 48 metres up from Lake Vänern to Lake Viken, the summit of the Canal.
You will have plenty of time to explore beautiful sight such as Lyrestad, Töreboda, Vassbacken, the breathtaking Lake Viken, Forsvik with its unique industrial heritage and the town of Karlsborg with its incredible castle which is a real family adventure.
The trip also includes a journey on Lake Vättern with visits to both the medieval town of Vadstena and Motala, the capital of the Göta Canal.

Östergötland with the Göta Canal and the Kinda Canal

The eastern section of the Göta Canal is full of visitor attractions and events. It is the ideal way to familiarise yourself with the beautiful, exciting and historic Kinda Canal. There are a wide variety of trips to choose from, depending on the type of boat involved, including Söderköping-Linköping-Berg-Söderköping; Söderköping-Kinda Canal (Hycklinge)-Söderköping and Söderköping-Motala/Vadstena-Söderköping.
The section has 37 locks and a difference in level of just over 80 metres.

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Contact information

Göta Kanal Charter
Råggatan 10
592 32 Söderköping
Phone: +46-705469169


Opening hours

Rental period: May 5 - September 27, 2015.

Price information

Prices are calculated in one-week charter, discount included. If you are interesting of book two weeks we give you a good discount for that, please check with us.

Prices do not include canal ticket, this is depending on boat size.

Right now we offer 30% discount in May and September:
Nano, Nimbus 26: 984 EUR
Delphia Escape:    1330 EUR
Pedro 32:               1192 EUR
Regina, Gabriella:  1803 EUR

Right now we offer 5% discount in June, July, August:
Nano, Nimbus 26:  1335 EUR
Delphia Escape:     1805 EUR
Pedro32:                 1618 EUR
Regina, Gabriella:   2446 EUR


We can offer motorboats as well as sailing boats. You will find more information on our boats on Here is some of our boats listed.

"Delphia Nano"

Our new build boat for 2015. It’s a great “small” boat with a lot of space for up to 4 persons. This is a high-class boat for a budget price. All necessary equipment is onboard for a longer stay on the canal.  

"Delphia Escape 800"

Those boats are from 2014 and become very fast popular. They have a great space in and out side with up to 6 sleeping places. The steering place both in and outside and bow thruster make the boats very easy to maneuver.


Our ”flagship” with space for 8 people. For people who demand comfort and don’t want the weather to disturb their holiday. Ideal for large families, or two families who want to enjoy a holiday together on the Göta Canal. The boat was designed by Pelle Pettersson with comfortable canal trips in mind, and offers spacious accommodation both on deck and below.

The Albin 25 will accommodate four people, and provides access to all the comfort and equipment necessary for an enjoyable canal trip.
Fore cabin with two full-length berths, galley and toilet. Wheelhouse with helm and dining table. After cabin with two berths.

From one of the most famous boatyards in the Netherlands, the Pedro 32 is built in steel with berths for up to seven people.
2 berths and a spacious wardrobe in the after cabin. Main cabin with helm position and L-shaped settee. Separate galley and dinette which is easily External helm and generous afterdeck.

HUSKY DANE 1000 ”M/Y Gabriella”, 8 berths
The boat with space for 6-8 people. For those who crave comfort and don't want to risk the weather spoiling the holiday.


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