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Free National Park Pass
Your boat comes with a pass to the 1000 Island National Park, giving you docking or mooring privileges to the 23 park islands in this famous region. The park has a number of summer activities, especially for children. For more information, visit their website.
Easy to operate
Each boat is equipped with a 60 hp outboard motor which provides plenty of power to take you on your trip but not too much power. We'll show you how everything works and we'll then take you out for a drive and make sure you're comfortable before we send you off on your adventure.
Quiet. No generators.
Your boat is powered entirely from propane and electric supplied by batteries so there is no need for a generator. This means quiet nights and no noise pollution. Many of the Park islands now prohibit the use of generators. So instead, you get to hear the natural sounds of nocturnal life on the river. Watch Neil's briefing video and see how easy our boats are to operate.
Forty years of river fun
We have been providing Gananoque houseboat rentals in the 1000 islands for over forty years, helping families and friends enjoy the 1000 island vacation of a lifetime. Think of Houseboat Holidays as your floating 1000 Island cottage. There is no better way to enjoy all the Thousand Islands has to offer.
Family owned & operated
Houseboat Holidays remains a Gananoque family-run business and maintains a focus on providing exceptional customer service and worry-free, fun-packed Ontario houseboat rentals. We’re your river guides. We know the nooks and crannies, the bays and routes and secrets of the St. Lawrence River and the 1000 Islands.
Download your Free Guide toHouseboating in the 1000 Islands.
Nothing speaks louder about the appeal of our Gananoque houseboat rentals and charters than the number of return customers. Almost half the people who come to us for houseboat rentals come back again. And again. And again. We see them coming back from as far away as Asia and Europe. Your first time renting from us? Odds are it won't be the last. Call now to book your boat! Start planning the Thousand Island vacation you and your family will never forget.
All rentals require a deposit of $400, refundable on your return less any incurred costs such as gas. Deposits are either through eTransfer or cheque. Note we do not accept credit cards. All deposits are subject to our kind cancellation policy.
Add a Kayak to your rental! Just $90 for a three day rental, $120 for a four day rental and $150 for a week's rental. Paddle boards are also available.
Note: All rates are quoted in Canadian funds. The cost of renting a houseboat does not include taxes or the deposit or the cost of gas.
Form of Payment: E-Transfer, Cash, Money Order and Personal Check. (Sorry, no credit cards.)
All bookings are made by phone and a deposit is required to secure your reservation.