Le Boat expands operation into Canada

Bookings now open for the 2024 booking season


Le Boat has unveiled plans to expand on the Trent Severn Waterway in Canada for 2024 and cruises are now on sale for the 2024 boating season.

Le Boat is Europe’s largest boat rental company and will be launching on the Trent Severn Waterway – off Lake Ontario in the Great Lakes – with a fleet of eight Horizon Cruisers, and will be located at Horseshoe Bay Marine.

Le Boat
Le Boat

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Lisa McLean, North American Marketing Manager and Head of Canada Development for Le Boat said: “Our customers have been asking when we will be offering luxury boat rental vacation on the Trent Severn Waterway and we are excited to give them what they have been waiting for.

“Our Le Boat customers will be in awe at the beautiful Ontario landscapes and pristine waterways as the experience the infamous Lift Locks in Peterborough and cruise Kawartha Lakes Region.”

Le Boat predicts its newest cruising ground will attract new customers from the Greater Toronto area, Quebec, the United States, as well as its current base of international travellers from German, France, UK, Ireland, Australia and South Africa.

Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge
Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge

Le Boat will operate eight premier Horizon Cruisers on the waterway in its first year of operation. Boats range in size from two- to four-bedrooms and will offer several suggested cruises routes from its based in Peterborough, Ontario.

Pricing starts at CA$2,800 for a week on a Horizon 1 Cruiser that sleeps up to 5 people.

Travellers can choose a three- to six-night short break or a seven- to 10+ night vacation where they will eat, sleep and live on board Le Boat’s luxury houseboat as they captain the boat themselves and cruise the waterways. No boat license or prior boating experience is required – the experienced Le Boat Base Team will teach clients everything they need to know to Captain the boat themselves.

Take advantage of Le Boat‘s 2024 Early Booking offers to book the Trent-Severn Waterway before 3 September 2023 to save up to 15% on a 2024 cruise, plus take advantage of Le Boat Boat’s Lowest Price Guarantee on all 2024 departures.

To help with trip planning, Le Boat provides its customers with sample cruising routes and recommendations, and key highlights of what they can see and do along the waterway.

Trent Severn Region
Trent Severn Region

Suggested itineraries would include a Cruise north towards Peterborough to Bobcaygeon

  • Check-in at the Le Boat base in Horseshoe Bay Marina and cruise towards Young’s Point and experience the Peterborough Lift Lock, a National Historic Site. This 120-year-old lift lock is the highest hydraulic lift lock in North America and stands 19.8 meters high.
  • Cruise picturesque lakes and rivers to its lush forests as you arrive in the charming town of Lakefield.
  • Enjoy the tall pines and granite shores of Stony Lake and continue your cruise towards beautiful Burleigh Falls.
  • Discover the beauty of Kawartha Lakes to Buckhorn, named for the collection of deer antlers which were displayed on the outside walls of the original sawmill in the area.
  • Continue cruising to Bobcaygeon, a charming village situated on the shores of Pigeon Lake. Dock at Bobcaygeon Harbour and explore the town, full of quaint and unique shops, eateries, and lots to see and do.
  • Visit the scenic town of Fenelon Falls, known as the ‘Jewel of the Kawarthas’ you will find an eclectic mix of antique stores, gift shops, coffee houses and of course Lock 34 – located on its own island.

A second option for Le Boat customers to do a return trip cruising south toward the historical town of Trenton.

  • Cruise south along the Otonabee River to Rice Lake, visit the small village of Hastings,
  • Cruise to Campbellford. Le Boaters will have time to explore this charming community, visit the iconic Millennium Trail Suspension Bridge or stop for a selfie at the World’s Biggest ‘Toonie’.
  • Just after Campbellford, boaters will get a chance to explore some truly beautiful natural scenery of the Trent-Severn Waterway and Parks Canada Oasis pods located between Locks 10 and 9.
  • Cruise to Trenton which is set along the Bay of Quintes and marks the entry point to Trent Severn Waterway (TSW) from Lake Ontario and the southern end of our cruising area. Known for its military ties, Trenton is also home to the National Air Force Museum of Canada exhibits over 30 aircraft and dedicated to preserving the history of the Royal Canadian Airforce.

For suggested itineraries and more information click here.

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