About Seeley's Bay

Seeley’s Bay is located on the beautiful southern part of the Rideau Canal, surrounded by the expansive lakes and charming small towns that make this region unforgettable. If you head south from Seeley’s Bay you can visit the lively city of Kingston, Canada’s former capital, and where the Rideau Canal meets the majestic Lake Ontario (8.5hrs away). Alternatively, heading north, Jones Falls with its spectacular staircase of locks and impressive dam is a little over an hour away via the idyllic Whitefish Lake. While a one-way week’s cruise north will get you as far as our base in Smiths Falls at the heart of the Rideau.

From Seeley's Bay it is:

  • 17hrs (11 locks) to our base in Smiths Falls

What you get on the base

Facilities

  • Parking

Extras & options for your cruise

The following extras are available to prebook or purchase locally at this base. A reduced fee will apply to items that are prebooked. Please see 'Prepare for your departure' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.

 

Practical extras

Early check-in & late check-out

Parking - (see 'Travel info' tab)

Car transfer (see 'Travel info' tab)

Eco cleaning pack

Grocery packs

Fun extras

  • Bike hire
  • Special occasion gift baskets
  • Stand-up paddleboards
  • Kayaks

Opening hours

Mon - Sun 9am - 5:30pm

Address

Le Boat, Seeley's Bay Public Dock
130 Bay St
Seeley's Bay, ON K0H 2N0
Canada

Telephone

+1 (0) 343 881 8800

Travel to Seeley's Bay

To book a taxi to or from the base you can contact the number below.

 

The Country Shuttle (+ 1-613-552-0432 | [email protected] | www.thecountryshuttle.com)

 

Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

 

  • Ottawa Airport (YOW) CA$360
  • Smiths Falls CA$220

 

If you are doing a one-way cruise (i.e. returning your boat to a different base), we can transfer your car from your departure base to your end base.

 

Our staff are insured to drive your vehicle on your behalf. Please bring with you your car registration document and car insurance certificate. Our base teams can transfer hire/lease cars, but you should check with your hire/leasing company first as the terms of your agreement may not permit this. If it is permitted, your hire/leasing company may charge you extra to add a member of our base team as a named driver. We may not know the name of the driver until the week of your departure, so you should check with the hire company to see if they will add an additional ‚un-named‛ driver to the hire agreement. All the cars can be transferred except: cars heavier than 3.5 tonnes, cars pulling trailers or caravans, trucks, bikes, motorbikes, camping cars and red license plates.

 

Car transfers are available for a charge, must be pre-booked before departure and are subject to availability. Please contact the sales team for more information and prices.

By road

Be prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them.

 

Directions

From the North: Seeley’s bay can be reached from the north along ON-15 S passing past Smiths Falls, Lombardy, Portland and Elgin - when approaching Seeley’s Bay follow signs for Regional Road 47/Main Street/ Seeley’s Bay.

From the South-West: Seeley’s Bay can be reached by Hwy 401, before turning on to ON-15 N. Continue along ON-15 N, passing through the town of Brewer’s Mills before turning left following signs for Regional Road 47/Main Street/ Seeley’s Bay.

 

Parking

Pre-booked parking available

By air

Closest airports

  • Ottawa:127 km
  • Montréal: 245 km
  • Toronto: 300 km

By train

Closest train station:

  • Smiths Falls: 60km
  • Gananoque: 22.5km
  • Kingston: 38km

Arrival at Seeley's Bay

When to arrive

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 18:00. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11:00 and 12:00 or from 14:00.

Late arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or our sales team. When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

Upon arrival

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and vacation as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive our base staff will:

  • Take a deposit to cover the fuel and gas you use during your vacation as well as engine wear and tear. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used.
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your vacation. The amount collected (and thus your liability) can be reduced by purchasing a Collision Damage Waiver in advance. Please contact our sales team for details.
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop.
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc.).
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians.

Your return

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 09:00 on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).

Local info

Payment Means

Please note that payment of fuel, deposit & any extras booked and paid locally are required in the local currency of the base. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express. 

 

Hotels

Sunny Acres Resort & Marina, 119 Haskins Point Rd, +1 613-387-3379

Bay Motel, 299 ON-15, +1 613-387-3800

 

Restaurants

The Junction Restaurant, 295, Highway 15, +1 613-387-3232

Perry’s Place Bar & Grill, 132 Main St, +1 613-387-3003

 

Shops

SHaBean coffee roastery, 127 Haskins Point Road, +1 613-387-3707

Sweet's Freshmart, 144 Main Street, +1 613 387-3818

 

Fishing

Rideau breeze Marina, 143 Haskins Point Road, +1 613-387-3100