Egan Houseboat Rentals
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Egan Houseboat Rentals

Kawarthas/Trent-Severn Waterway
Omemee, Ontario
Egan Houseboat Rentals

Egan Houseboat Rentals has been a family run business for over 50 years, in 2022, the Kent Family purchased the business and is still family run today. From the moment you arrive you will experience friendly staff that make you feel very welcome. Operating from their own marina, Egan Houseboat Rentals has the largest fleet of houseboats for the local waters. Egan Houseboat Rentals is located 20 min south of Bobcaygeon, the houseboating capital of Ontario at the bottom of Pigeon Lake a short drive from Toronto.

You will be able to enjoy the relaxing waters and scenery while you cruise through the Kawarthas and Trent-Severn Waterway. The Kawartha Lakes consists of over 250 lakes and winding rivers that provide year-long recreational activities. Houseboating in the Kawarthas provides the opportunity to discover at your own pace secluded bays and relaxation. highly recommends Egan Houseboat Rentals.


Egan Houseboat Rentals offers 4 different size vessels to accommodate different sized groups and budgets.  They include:

56’ (15 adults max)
42’ (10 adults max)
40’ (6-8 Adults +2 children max)
32’ boat (4 adults +2 children max)

Each houseboat includes:

·       Fully-equipped kitchen that includes a stove, oven, refrigerator, utensils, dishes, glassware, pots & pans and a coffee pot

  • Bathroom with toilet, shower and sink
  • Furnace
  • Dining area
  • AM/FM/CD player
  • BBQ
  • Deck chairs
  • Shore power
  • Slides*
  • Hot tub*
  • Fireplace*
  • Generator*
  • Safety equipment

*Select Vessels

Rental Periods:
  • 3 day Weekend
  • 4 day mid-week
  • 7 day weekly

Experience Required:

Previous experience is not required. You will be provided a comprehensive audio visual training program, available on-line, that fully explains everything you need to know. Minimum age of 25 with a valid Driver’s License to rent a houseboat


You do not require a boating license (Pleasure Craft Operator Card) to rent a houseboat. Prior to departure you will be provided a safety checklist for review. Be sure to ask any questions if you are not sure. Once completed you will be issued a temporary license that is good for your trip. You will need to keep this document readily available if request by officials.

If you wish to obtain your Pleasure Craft Operator Card you can do so on line. For more details:

Pleasure Craft Licence

Electrical Outlets:

As with many houseboats there are minimal electrical outlets available for small appliances. If you need to charge any devices a cigarette lighter device is available. You will need to bring your own inverters. Once the shore power is connected you will have access to electricity.

What to Bring:

For a complete list of suggested items to bring check out the checklist.


What to Bring



Linens are not provided however available for rent. Linen rental for $50 + tax per bed (2 people per bed includes 2 sheets, 1 comforter, 2 pillows, 2 pillow cases, 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, 2 face cloths) (1 person per bed includes 2 sheets, 1 comforter, 1 pillow, 1 pillow case, 1 bath towel, 1 hand towel, 1 face cloth)


Pets are allowed, for a $75 cleaning fee.

Additional Costs:

There are a number of additional costs that you should budget for during your vacation and will depend on the duration of your trip and the distance traveled. Each operator has different policies and should be discussed directly with them. Some costs will or may include:

  • Fuel
  • Propane (Included in rental)
  • Lock fees (Included in rental)
  • Dockage
  • Pump-out (Included in rental)
  • Damage deposit


Other Rental Items Available:
  • Generators, $100 per rental

Area Activities:
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Golfing

Contact Information:

Egan Houseboat Rentals
Box 160
23 Lila Ct,
Omemee, Ontario
K0L 2W0

Location Address:
Egan Houseboat Rentals
23 Lila Ct,,
Omemee, Ontario
K0L 2W0

Driving Distances/Time From:

Toronto: 136 km / 84 miles – 2 h
Montreal: 489 km / 304 miles – 5 h
Ottawa: 300 km / 186 miles 3 h 40 min
Boston: 869 km / 557 miles – 8 h 57 min
New York City: 811 km / 504 miles- 8 h 19 min