Trip Planner

The beauty of a bareboat charter is that YOU are in control.

You can choose your own route and what activities you want to do while visiting the Kawarthas. There are plenty of things to do in the Kawartha Lakes from experiencing our marvellous lift locks to exploring the local food and culture. Or just lay back and take in the breathtaking natural beauty. Our Reservation Specialists are happy to help and answer any questions you may have.

Quality Time

Your houseboat adventure offers you unparalleled freedom. Celebrate special occasions or nothing at all as you create beautiful and amazing memories on board with family and friends. Bring games, cards, or just reminisce over a hot BBQ grill or cold drinks as you make new memories in your houseboat. Take the opportunity to disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with family and friends. 


The Trent Severn Waterway is an engineering marvel and the ultimate aqueous highway. We are certain that when Samuel de Champlain first visited the Kawarthas in 1614 it was his favourite part of the historical 1500km route to explore. The Waterway winds through hundreds of lakes and communities, pristine waters and parks.

Culture & Arts

The Kawartha Lakes is home to many fantastic live theatre, free outdoor concerts, museums, and art galleries.

Local aboriginal bands are keen to preserve their cultural and artistic traditions and often invite visitors to join in. Local Artisans and musicians celebrate their art, history, and culture.

Local Eats & Drinks

The Kawartha Lakes offer many culinary experiences. Home to a great selection of restaurants, farmers’ markets, and unique experiences. Take time to visit family-owned Kawartha Dairy or one of the regions many craft breweries. The Kawarthas are home to many exciting and inviting waterfront patios.  There is a culinary experience for everyone.


Any angler will tell you, Kawartha Lakes is great for great fishing. From panfish to sport fish; large and smallmouth bass, pike, perch, rock bass, pickerel and muskie, Kawartha Lakes offers some of the best year-round freshwater fishing in the world. Whether you are a career angler or simply looking to plan an exciting day of fishing with the family, you will find endless opportunities here in Kawartha Lakes.

  • Walleye & Pickerel Season: 2nd Saturday in May – Nov. 15
  • Muskie Season: 1st Saturday in June – Dec. 15
  • Bass Season: 3rd Saturday in June – Dec. 15

The Kawartha Lakes is covered by Ontario Fishing Regulations Zone 17. In order to fish in Ontario, you will need to obtain an Outdoors Card and a Fishing License and must follow certain rules. For more information on fishing regulations please visit the Ontario Fish & Wildlife website.


Make sure to pack a comfortable pair of walking shoes because the Trans Canada Trail is easily accessible en route for hiking and biking enthusiasts. This stunning 24,000km trail crosses the entire country uninterrupted and passes through the Kawarthas. There are also a number of Provincial and National parks where you can hike and explore Canada’s pristine nature.


Shoes, boots, and bathing suits. The Kawartha Lakes are a great place to reinvent your wardrobe.  Dock your houseboat at the locks in one of the many quaint communities and go ashore to the many stores that are a short walk away. There are so many interesting items, you’ll be sure to go home with a special souvenir.