If you are looking for a great and relaxing vacation in one of the most beautiful parts of North America you need to experience Houseboat Adventures on Lake of Woods, Kenora, Ontario. With over 14,000 islands and beautiful beaches you will be able to experience paradise. Enjoy swimming, hiking, amazing fishing or just enjoy the sun and relax. Houseboat Adventures has an excellent website to answer your questions and based on experience very prompt and quick replies to questions e-mailed.
Houseboat Adventures offer a number of different houseboats for your pleasure. There are 44', 49', 58' and 68' boats available to ensure you enjoy your vacation and come fully equipped sleeping anywhere from 8 to 16 people. All houseboats include:
- Swim platform / ladder
- Upper sun decks
- Deck chairs
- 3000W / 120V generator
- Large ice coolers
- Range/oven (size varies by model)
- Refrigerator (size varies by model)
- Coffee pot
- Linens (sheets, blankets, pillows, towels)
- Forced air furnace
- Flat screen TV on the 68' model
There are a number of flexible rental periods available.
- Weekly 7 days / 7 nights
- Weekend 3 days / 3 nights
- Long weekend 4 days / 4 nights
- Midweek 4 days / 4 nights
Previous experience is not required. You will be provided full instruction on operating the houseboat, safety requirements, how to read maps, buoys and channel markets. For the first few miles someone will join you to ensure you are comfortable with the houseboat. The designated captain must be 21 years of age or older and hold a valid driver’s license.
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
110V electrical system
What to Bring:
For a complete list of recommended items to bring check out the checklist.
What to Bring
Linens (sheets, blankets, pillows, towels) are provided. It is recommended to bring your own beach towels.
Pets are allowed at a cost of $75 per pet.
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:
Other Rental Items Available:
Additional rentals are available such as 16' Lund boat, motors, portable depth/fish finder, etc. Consult the Houseboat Adventures website for full details and pricing.
Enjoy swimming, hiking and amazing fishing
Site 1 Box 20 RR# 1
318 Main St S
Driving Distances/Time From:
Winnipeg: 211 km / 131 miles – 2 h 15 min
Thunder Bay: 489 km / 304 miles – 5 h
Grand Forks: 413 km / 257 miles – 4 h
Minneapolis: 690 km / 429 miles – 6 h 51 min