It Never Gets Old

Our Houseboats...

Safety & Navigation

  • full onboard training and practice docking is provided by Happy Days to ensure the safety of every captain and crew member
  • are equipped to meet all government safety and pollution control standards
  • upper and lower helm rear camera at the lower helm
  • have a Lowrance GPS/Depth Finder, complete hydrographic charts for the Trent Severn Waterway, a Ports Cruising Guide and binoculars on board every boat
  • all houseboats are equipped with propane, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors

Comforts of Home

  • are the newest, most luxurious houseboats on the Trent Severn Waterway
  • feature private bedrooms with sleeping accomodation for up to 12 people
  • have a propane barbeque on the front deck and stovetop elements in the galley for cooking
  • feature an efficient heating system that will ensure your comfort spring and fall
  • include a spacious three piece bathroom with trouble free toilet system
  • includes all cookwear and dishwear for the maximum occupancy

What Sets Us Apart

  • are powered by a 3.0L Mercruiser
  • have a bimini top on every roof
  • feature a waterslide on all models (excluding Executive)
  • are provisioned with a starter kit that includes phosphate-free dish-soap, cleaning cloth, scrubbie, 1 roll of toilet paper, garbage bag and recycle bag
  • inverter system
  • 12v and 110v outlets

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The Trent Severn Waterway

A True Boaters Paradise

The Trent Severn Waterway is one of Canada's most spectacular waterways and is a national historic site that is operated and safeguarded by Parks Canada. It is a world famous tourist destination that is home to some of the best recreational boating in North America.

The waterway stretches 386 km (240 miles) from LakeOntario's Bay of Quinte to Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.

The World's two highest hydraulic lift locks are in Peterborough and Kirkfield.

Located in the beautiful village of Coboconk is Canada's Fresh Water Summit - The highest elevation of fresh water from which you can circumnavigate the globe. Samuel de Champlain travelled this route with native guides in 1615.

The Trent Severn Waterway is an engineering marvel, is historically relevant and geographically fascinating. A great experience to capture for the kids when they return to school and write about "What I Did This Summer".

For more information on the Trent Severn Waterway, visit the official site for Parks Canada.

Trip Planner

What to bring with you...

  • Lounger (plastic deck chairs are provided)
  • Flashlight
  • Matches and/or BBQ lighter
  • Children's life jacket for passengers weighing under 90lb
  • Cell phone, charger & Aux. chord for user devices
  • Towels, kitchen linens, bedding & pillows
  • Personal hygiene products including shampoo & soaps that are biodegradable
  • Toilet paper, cleaning aids & garbage bags
  • Camera, binoculars
  • Note & sketch pads Board games & cards
  • Fishing equipment
  • Water toys
  • Food & beverages
  • Cooler for extra beverages
  • First aid kit, bug repellent & sunscreen
  • Walking shoes
Additional rental items
RentalsMax OccupancyMotorDaily Rental RateDaily Rate with Houseboat Rental
Prices are subject to change.
Tandem Kayak/Canoe2Self Propelled$50$25
Single Kayak1Self Propelled$40$20
Stand Up Paddle Board1Self Propelled$50$25
Inflatable36hp Outboard$80$60
Addons With Boat Rental
Prices are subject to change.
Bedding PackageIncludes: Flat & Fitted sheets, double comforter, blanket, 2 pillows, beach/bath/hand/face towels, kitchen linens$100/package

Fishing Season Opens:

2nd Saturday in May - Nov. 15
Walleye / Pickerel
1st Saturday in June – Dec. 15
3rd Saturday in June – Dec. 15

* See Ontario Fishing Regulation Summary Zone 17 for slot size and limits.

Ports Cruising Guide
Available for $37.95 + S&H
Happy Days Houseboats Brochure
Download the brochure

The Marina

Clearn Marine

When you arrive at Happy Days Houseboats, you will be greeted by friendly and courteous staff.

  • Free pre-board at 7pm the night prior to your rental
  • Free parking on site for all types of vehicles
  • Free WiFi at the marina
  • Free use of water toys when available

When you arrive, please check in at the office to begin the necessary steps to board your house boat. This includes;

  • Completion of Demise (Bareboat) Charter Agreement
  • Balance of rental payment
  • Reading of the Training and Orientation Manual
  • Watching the Training Video

Once on board your houseboat, a representative from Happy Days Houseboats will come aboard to complete the safety equipment checklist and dock side check out.

Guaranteed departure from the dock happens when safe boating conditions are present. This means that the captain(s) and crew are properly trained and have proven competency, good weather conditions are present and there is sufficient daylight to reach your destination 30 minutes prior to dusk.

You are always welcome to return to Happy Days Houseboats where you can enjoy the marina facilities.

Marina facilities include:

  • Electrical hook up
  • Shower/washroom facilities
  • Potable water, ice and vending machines
  • Private boat launch
  • Garbage and recycling services
  • Kid zone with pirate ship play structure and zip line
  • Picnic area
  • Canoes, kayaks and paddle boards can be used at no cost on site when available.

Contact Us

Our helpful and courteous office staff are waiting to hear from you.

Happy Days Houseboats began in 1978 and is a second generation family business.

Jill and Frank Quast welcome you to Happy Days Marina; home to the largest mooring of houseboats in Ontario.

Call for reservations
1 (705) 738-2201
Toll free
1 (877) 475-2997
Happy Days Houseboat Rental ltd.
5 Colony Road,
Bobcaygeon, ON,
K0M 1A0,
Our GPS CoordinatesN 44 27.631 W 78 30.373