Le Boat Launches Canadian Season for 2020

Get away from the city and crowds to the wide-open spaces of the UNESCO Rideau Canal

On the heels of the Government of Ontario’s announcement about on-water marinas, leaders in Canadian private canal boating adventures, Le Boat, is preparing to welcome guests this summer when Parks Canada opens the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal on June 1, 2020.


“Once it's safe to travel again, we believe that Le Boat is an ideal option for those looking to vacation closer to home this summer,” said Lisa Mclean, North American Marketing Manager for Le Boat. “Being on your own private cruiser allows you to sleep on board, set your own schedule, plan your own route and control your environment, determine where you stop and whom you interact with, while you explore the beautiful and historic Rideau waterway.”


Le Boat luxury houseboat rentals are built for the novice boater in mind. With no previous boating experience or boating license required, anyone can captain their own Le Boat.


“Le Boat makes it as easy for people to be able to get outdoors and have an amazing getaway,  all while exploring one of Ontario’s best keep secrets,” said Mclean. “If you can drive a car you can drive one of our boats, plus we provide you with suggested itineraries for a 3-5 night short break or 7-10+ night vacation. With a fleet of 24 premier Horizon Cruises you can pick a boat that fits your budget.”


The Rideau Canal is a specular waterway of private islands, sandy beaches, protected wetlands, peppered with small artisan villages along the way. The 202km of continuous waterway stretches from Kingston to Ottawa and is a vast network of pristine lakes, winding rivers and canals, all connected by a historical lock system.


“Boating the Rideau is the quintessential Canadian holiday,” said Mclean. “After this long period at home, this will allow people an opportunity to get away from it all – go off the beaten track with family without the worries of being in busy areas the whole time.


Le Boat thoroughly cleans each vessel at the end of each use. Additionally in preparation for when isolation restrictions are eased and for extra protection and the safety of customers and staff, they have introduced extra cleaning and social distancing measures. Le Boat has also stepped up in these uncertain times to offer booking terms that are as flexible as possible. You can book with confidence with Le Boat, knowing that you can cancel up to 48 hours prior to departure with theirGo Boating With Confidence policy.


Le Boat’s range of watercraft offers you everything you need for a comfortable stay on the water including a fully equipped kitchen, and private en-suite bathrooms with showers in every cabin. Spacious interior, top deck “fun deck” with sunshade and BBQ, making for the perfect setting to relax or stargaze with the family or group of friends.


A private houseboat vacation is ideal for outdoor activities. One can enjoy a BBQ & summer cocktail from the top deck at sunset, or enjoy fishing, kayaking, biking, swimming, or a hike on one of the many trails in the area.


“Sit back, relax, listen to the music and enjoy a fresh summer breeze from the comfort of the lounge chair, all while enjoying the breathtaking scenery as you go down the Rideau Canal,” says Mclean. “We expect that once some of the restrictions have been lifted, people will take advantage of a Le Boat boat rental to create their own unforgettable vacation that they will remember for a lifetime.”