Terms & Conditions

Minimum Age

The captain(s) must be a minimum of 25 years old and must be deemed reasonable and responsible by happy Days Houseboats.

Reservation Deposit

A $500 deposit is required at the time of booking. 50% of the balance owing is due 60 days prior to arrival and the remaining balance is due upon arrival.


All Happy Days Houseboats are insured.

Security Deposit

It is required that a security deposit be provided by the Charterer. Certified cheque, cash, or pre-authorization on a major credit card in the amount of $4000 will be applied to any outstanding charges including lost or damaged items, late returns, excessively unclean boats, or damage resulting from negligent operation or activity on the boat.

The amount can be reduced to $1500 at a cost of $25/ day plus HST. This buy-down option is not available on the Luxury model.

Cancellation policy

The reservation deposit is non-refundable. There is no refund for inclement weather.

Proof of Competency

Happy Days Houseboats will issue Proof of Competency-based on proven ability. Proof of Competency must be demonstrated prior to departure after completing a safety briefing, a rental boat safety check, and onboard training with a Happy Days representative. A Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC) is NOT required but is appreciated. A valid driver’s license or passport is required.


The occupancy cannot exceed the maximum allowable for the specified boat model. Children and infants are considered occupants.


Fuel costs are paid at the completion of the rental.

Pet Policy

Dogs are allowed with prior approval from Happy Days Houseboats (All models except the Luxury). The fee to bring a dog aboard is $25/day and additional cleaning fees may apply.


The interior of all houseboats is non-smoking.

Rental Period
Rental Length in Days
4 Days (Mid-Week) Tuesday 9 a.m. through Friday at 2 p.m. Pre-board on Monday by 7 p.m.
3 Day Weekend Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Pre-board Friday night by 7 p.m.
7 Day Week Saturday 9 a.m. through till Friday at 2 p.m. or Tuesday at 9 a.m. through till Monday at 2 p.m. Pre-board the night prior by 7 p.m.

The Charterer can check-in at 7 pm on the evening before. Happy Days Houseboats provides free pre-boarding.

Free Pre-boarding

The Free Pre Board is an opportunity for you to enjoy an extra night on the houseboat and get settled and comfortable onboard prior to your departure. Should you arrive earlier than 7 pm and if the houseboat you are renting has been mechanically serviced, cleaned and had its final inspection, you may board early. If you are unable to arrive for the free pre-board by 10 pm, we ask that you plan to arrive the next morning, when the rental commences.

Check out

Check out is 2 pm on the return date.

Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)

In Ontario, HST is 13% and is not included in the rental rate.

Lock Fees

Fees are set by Parks Canada annually and are not included in the rental rate. Visit Parks Canada for up to date fees and to purchase passes.