How many people fit on the pontoons?
8 people including children on each pontoon boat. Our Sea Doos fit 2 per Sea Doo.
Do I need a boater’s licence to rent a boat?
No! Your rental agreement works as a temporary boaters licence. Just make sure you have your driver’s licence with you in case you were to get stopped! We’ll give you a quick intro to the machines and the rules of the waterway!
Can I bring my animal with me?
No, due to Covid and other sanitary measures, we can not allow animals on the rentals at this time.
What precautions are you taking with Covid 19?
We are sanitizing the machines between customers. We also have our washrooms open and are cleaned periodically throughout the day.
How far can I go during my rental?
Our stretch of the Rideau is about 26 miles of lock free water. You can go fairly far on the tanks of gas, but we ask you keep an eye on your levels! We will provide you with a spare tank and if you still run out of gas, there will be a $250.00 charge applied on your credit card if we have to tow you back!!
Do you supply the gas?
We have you leave our marina with a full tank of gas, and expect a full tank upon return. We have fuel here and will fill it up for you when you return and you can pay for it at that time. There are also other spots for fuel along the water!
What’s there to see on the Rideau?
There is lots to see!! Around us we have the fabulous Kelly’s Landing restaurant where they serve the best stuff on their patio! They also have gas pumps for you to fill up. There’s Baxter conservation area which offers a nice sandy beach to pull the pontoon up to and go for a swim! There’s plenty of wide open water towards the 416, and great houses to wish for towards the scenic village of Manotick! If you drive slowly be sure to keep your eyes open for plenty of wildlife including lots of turtles, plenty different fish and the Osprey nests sprinkled throughout the Rideau. For more information on the Rideau river and what there is to see check out there website at https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/rideau.