Three Buoys Houseboats is located in Temagami in the heart of the Nipissing District, one hour north of North Bay. The area is a well know tourist are known for cottages, canoes, and houseboating. Lake Temagami extends almost 50km (north/south) and approximately 35km (east/west) with over 1,200 islands. The area is ideal for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation exploring the spectacular wilderness and 4,800 km of shoreline.
Three Buoys Houseboats offer one model available for rent, 40’ Sportcruiser that sleeps 10. Each houseboat includes:
Previous experience is not required. You will be provided an orientation and a temporary boater’s card for the length of your trip. Minimum age of 21 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:
As with many houseboats there is no household-type electrical power 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.
For a complete list of suggested items to bring check out the checklist.
Linens are not provided.
No pets allowed due to health regulations.
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:
Three Buoys Houseboats / Lakeland Airways
P.O. Box 249
Toronto: 441 km / 274 miles – 4h 19m
Montreal: 651 km / 405 miles – 6 h 20m
Ottawa: 455 km / 283 miles - 4 h 30m
North Bay: 98 km / 61 miles - 1h