We pride  ourselves with high quality  and well equipped Houseboats . PLEASE CLICK on each photo for detailed photos and imagine how delighted your group will be travelling this spectacular waterway on these well appointed House boats 


Well Equipped Boats

Our Houseboats  are extremely well equipped with lots of extras we offer at no extra charge 

Book Early!

Our boats book  out early  we  get 100% booked , so plan your Houseboat Vacation and book now! 


Several Models to Choose From

Contact us , our experts  will  help you Choose which of the Six Models  is most suitable for your houseboat Vacation 



#1 In The Industry

We have  a reputation for having high quality and  best equipped Houseboats 

A Houseboat  is your cottage & boat rental all in one, wake up to a different  magnificent view , a new spectacular waterway location ,  every day of your vacation” Come Explore and experience the Magic  of Rideau Lakes and Rideau Canal      “Beauty Beyond Imagination” 

Read what customers have to say on trip advisor about their wonderful experiences with Big Rideau Lake Boat Rentals  

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a boating license?

A license is required by law for houseboat & boat rental companies


Booking Information and what to bring

Food , all condiments ,  salt pepper  , Drinks ,  toilet  paper , paper towel ,  toiletries,  clothing ,   swim suits , towels, sunhats , sunscreen , binoculars, cell phones ,  smiles  etc.   Bring All bedding and linens , blankets ,  pillows ,  dish  dry towels ,  shampoo .    Once booked we will provide extensive information pages  to cover  your important questions  and details regarding your houseboat vacation , you are more than welcome to email contact us for any inquiries also at

Linens bedding  , pillow s can be rented at a cost of $50 per bed  

Propane $30 , Sewer Pump out $30 , Top off gas at the end of charter 

A  Dog is permitted under 80 lbs   Fee $40                                                                                    

A $2,500.00 damage deposit require upon arrival at Marina prior to embarking 

Our kitchens are extremely well  equipped (being  former restaurant owners ) we know how   important it is to have high quality and plenty of equipment including BBQ tools to cook up all gourmet meals .

 We Supply a  deck chair per person for your comfort,  Swim noodles ,  2 single kayaks with paddles .  All safety equipment supplied and adult Life Jackets , please bring childrens life jackets .  Send request if you do not have childrens Life Jackets , we can supply childrens but do have limited quantities . 

SUP  can be rented at $80 per week  

We ask for a $500 non refundable deposit to hold the booking 

Full Balance is due 90 days pior to departure 





Do I need boating experience to rent a boat?

Yes, Dirvers must have a  good amount of hands on motor boat driving experience, (with a stearing wheel and shifter)  in addition to requiring a valid boat license, A valid drivers license at time of charter and , must be over 25 years of age and must be proficient at driving a boat and be able to operate houseboat in a  safe and fully  controlled manner . Also must have Zero Blood Alcohol or Zero impairment  while operating houseboat. 


For Any Other Inquiries

If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.