Ontario Wilderness Houseboat Rentals
Ontario Wilderness Houseboats is located only 60 kilometers (35 miles) north of the US border on Hanson Bay on the beautiful Lake of the Woods. Lake of Woods is surrounded by Ontario, Manitoba and the U.S. state of Minnesota. Known for its pristine deep clear water and rugged landscape Lake of Woods is ideal for recreation and most of all fantastic fishing and hunting. With the shorelines and islands largely undeveloped you will enjoy peace and relaxation while taking in the beauty of the picturesque lakes.
Ontario Wilderness Houseboats is well known for their customer service and care for their clients. There are many extras included and available that sets this company apart from others. To ensure you have the best hassle free vacation they will even do a midweek run to your boat to pick up garbage and resupply if required. Ontario Wilderness Houseboats has an excellent and informative website to answer most of your questions.
Ontario Wilderness Houseboats are available in eight models to choose from. Each houseboat includes:
- Fully-equipped kitchen that includes a stove, oven*, refrigerator, microwave, utensils, dishes, glassware, pots & pans and a coffee maker.
- Bathroom with toilet, shower and sink
- Dining area
- Wall heaters
- TV/VCR or DVD
- Deck chairs
- Waterslide, except 53’ model
- Full size freezers on 54’ and 64’ models
- Safety equipment
- …… and much more!
* No oven on 44’ model
- 3 Nights
- 4 Nights
- 7 Nights
Angler Package Ontario Wilderness Houseboats offer an amazing Angler Package that offers hassle free planning allowing you a 3 night stay to enjoy fantastic fishing. Contact Ontario Wilderness Houseboats for full details. Family Fun Package What could be more fun than exploring swimming and enjoying the great outdoors and someone else doing most of the planning. The Family Fun Package is enjoyed on a houseboat with a waterslide and many water toys such as paddle board, paddle boat and snorkels. Along with many extras be sure to contact Ontario Wilderness Houseboats for details. Skin & Fin Package Want to enjoy golf and fishing? Check out the Skin & Fin Package also available. Contact Ontario Wilderness Houseboats for full details.
Previous experience is not required. You will be provided detailed orientation on operating the houseboat, safety requirements, how to read maps, buoys and channel markets. You will be accompanied until your first stop to help you get tied up for the evening to ensure you are comfortable with the 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
There are 1000 watt generators that provides electricity for small appliances.
What to Bring:
For a complete list of recommended items to bring check out the checklist.
What to Bring
Linens are not provided. A bedding package is available that includes sheets, blankets, pillows and towels at a cost of $25 per person.
Yes, there is a $50 fee per pet. For those bringing pets into Canada, they must have a valid rabies vaccination certificate, signed and dated by a veterinarian issued within the preceding 36 months. The certificate must provide a sufficient description and detail in order to identify the 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 to will or may include:
- Fuel (budget $100 - $175 per week)
Other Rental Items Available:
- Fishing equipment
- Fishing licenses
- Small boats / motors
- Paddle boards
- Paddle boats
- Water tube
- Fish/Depth finder
- Fishing guide services
- Fishing, lots of it!
Ontario Wilderness Houseboat Rentals
Canadian Mail Address
US Mail Address
Toll Free: 1-800-359-6199
Gill's Morson Marina
Driving Distances/Time From:
Winnipeg: 305 km / 190 miles – 3 h 43 min
Thunder Bay: 453 km / 281 miles – 4 h 55 min
Minneapolis: 533 km / 331 miles – 5 h 45 min
Grand Forks: 324 km / 201 miles- 3 h 36 min
Chicago: 1,131 km / 703 miles 10 h 54 min