A houseboat is a floating home to take you to unusual, out-of-the-way locations on calm waters. It gives you the feeling of an escape while taking all the luxuries of home with you. It is like a two-storey luxury hotel suite on water.
On the main floor, the combined living room and kitchen offer you breathtaking view through panoramic windows, providing you choose your route carefully.
On the second floor a bedroom, the washroom and balcony complete the amenities of the houseboat.
You can but a houseboat anywhere from $ 15,000.00 to 50,000.00 but renting is better way. The cost of renting (for four people and three days) ranges from
$ 400.00 to 1,000.00 (2011 Ontario prices).
Ontario offers some of the best, if the best, freshwater cruising anywhere. This province’s lakes are the envy of the world. They are pristine, sparsely populated, and offer beautiful vistas.
Of course, you can fish and catch your dinner if you are so inclined, but you can also moor and go to a restaurant.
The Trent Severn Waterway from Kingston to the Georgian Bay is easily accessible from Toronto.
Several specialized companies offer a wide choice of houseboats.
They will even provide a short lesson on navigation, but if you take a short course I advance, you will be well prepared, and enjoy the experience more.
This route allows you to explore provincial parks, provincial locks, and lift locks.
1000 Islands region along the St. Lawrence River water highway allows you to visit Fort Henry, the waterfronts of Kingston and Gananoque.
If you are looking for wilderness, Temagami north of North Bay is a place to go.
Houseboats are equipped with dishes and cutlery, even a BQQ fuelled with propane.
For those interested in exciting vacations, house boating offers an opportunity other modes of transportation cannot equal, but you have to be prepared to pay for comfort, convenience it affords.
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