What to Bring

Our houseboats are fully equipped for safety and comfort, however, there are a few things you should bring along to truly have all the comforts of home.

What is onboard every Houseboat?


  • Propane, carbon monoxide, and smoke detectors.
  • All required Canadian Coast Guard safety equipment


  • A Lowrance GPS/Depth Finder & complete hydrographic charts for the Trent Severn Waterway.
  • Upper and lower helm rear camera at the lower helm
  • A Ports Cruising Guide and binoculars

The Galley

  • A Propane barbeque on the front deck
  • 3 Burner stovetop in the galley
  • Cookware & dishware for a maximum occupancy of the boat. See the full list here.
  • An RV sized Fridge & Freezer
  • Pantry Space

The Engine

  • 3.0L Mercruiser stern drive engine with two driving stations
  • A full tank of gas (it is your responsibility to top-up on return)

Things You Should Bring

  • Children’s life jacket for passengers weighing under 90lb
  • Lounger (plastic deck chairs are provided)
  • Flashlight
  • Matches and/or BBQ lighter
  • Cell phone, charger & Aux. chord for user devices
  • Towels, kitchen linens, bedding & pillows (Bedding packages are available upon request for $100/package)
  • Personal hygiene products including biodegradable shampoo & soaps
  • 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

Your Comfort Checklist

Download your own comprehensive “What to Bring” checklist by clicking on the icon to the right.

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Forgot something? Bobcaygeon Has You Covered

Visit Bobcaygeon to stock up on provisions for your adventure. Located just 8km (5 miles) from Happy Days Houseboats, it is home to many quaint shops, two laundromats, CIBC, Bank of Montreal, a hardware store, public library (Free Wifi), bait shop, LCBO, Beer Store, butcher, two grocery stores, and several restaurants.

You will also find a lovely public beach, picnic and play area, and overnight accommodations available for before or after your adventure.