A warm, friendly welcome awaits you.
Gather your family and friends to relax, unwind and get into a nautical state of mind with Happy Days Houseboats. Get on board and enjoy some of the world’s best recreational boating on the pristine and spectacular Trent Severn Waterway.
A Second Generation Family Business
Jill, Frank, and the Happy Days Crew welcome you to Happy Days Houseboats. Our Marina located on the west shore of Pigeon Lake, 8 km south of Bobcaygeon. Happy Days Houseboats began in 1978 and is a second-generation family business. It was Frank’s father, Ziggy, who started the business. He was the visionary who built over 40 houseboats in his lifetime. Each houseboat in the rental fleet has been custom built in Canada for the uniqueness of the Kawarthas and we offer seven different models to choose from.
For over 31 years, Frank was a firefighter with the City of Toronto and retired as a Captain. With his professional background, he has made safety on board and on the water an integral part of every guest experience. He enthusiastically shares his knowledge of the waterway and passion for houseboating. His motto is “any boat ride is a good boat ride”. He’s always outside, overseeing the day to day operations of the marina.
For the past 20 years, Jill has been in the office, administering the day to day and long term planning and has enjoyed every aspect of it. Her favourite part of Happy Days is you. The world is a beautiful place and there are many magical destinations. So it is humbling and a true honour to be entrusted with your leisure time.
Experienced, Professional Service
The Crew at Happy Days Houseboats are experts with extensive knowledge and ability based on their experience and training. Everyone is a boater themselves because of their love of being on the water. Competent and capable, they will ensure that each houseboat experience is ideal. From your initial contact with a Reservation Specialist to boarding on to an exceptionally clean boat that is mechanically well maintained and serviced.
Happy Days Houseboats is a Mercury® Dealer and each houseboat is powered by a MerCruiser® engine. Mercury® is world-renowned for creating innovations that provide boaters with the best experiences on the water. This affiliation provides great confidence that each boater will enjoy their time on the water because Mercury® is “#1 on the water”.
Happy Days Houseboats is a proud member of Boating Ontario and the Clean Marine Program and has received the highest honours for dedication to eco-efficiency and environmental conservation. The Robert Eaton Environmental Award recognizes environmental responsibility and stewardship and the contribution of time and resources to advancing the efforts in the Clean Marine Program.
Industry recognition for Business Leader of the Year, Outstanding Business Achievement, and Marketing Achievement has been bestowed. The pinnacle of awards has been the shared belief from our business community that our Crew are “Employees of the Year”. Three years in a row, our Crew has been recognized as”Employee of the Year”.
Hurry up and slow down as you get on board to enjoy some of the world’s best recreational boating. The pristine and spectacular Trent Severn Waterway awaits.