Le Boat expanding further into Ottawa for 2023 season

Le Boat expanding further into Ottawa for 2023 season

SMITHS FALLS, ON — Le Boat plans to expand further into Ottawa for its 2023 season starting May 19, 2023.

The luxury houseboat rental company has long included Ottawa in its boating itineraries since launching on the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal in 2018.

It is now adding Ottawa’s Dows Lake Pavilion as a new satellite base. The new base is in response to demand generated by Le Boat’s guests to include more convenient one-way trips to Ottawa and is expected to bring more international travellers to Ottawa’s downtown.

“Today’s announcement reinforces Le Boat’s commitment to the Canadian market and the returning demand from our international guests to more easily connect to the Rideau Canal,” said Lisa McLean, Le Boat Marketing Manager.

The additional base helps position Le Boat for growth and will create new full-time and part-time jobs as it prepares for the return of international customers, she added.

Le Boat’s domestic and international guests will benefit from six new itineraries, including convenient one-way trips to Ottawa from its main base in Smiths Falls, ON, or vice versa.

Le Boat is working in partnership with the Ottawa Tourism, Parks Canada, the National Capital Commission, and the local marina operator to have four dedicated slips and a dedicated Le Boat reception booth at the Dows Lake Pavilion.

For the 2023 season, Le Boat will be accepting delivery of two new Horizon Plus Cruisers (Horizon 1 Plus and Horizon 4 Plus) from Delphia Yachts, bringing its fleet on the Rideau to 32 boats.

Boating season on the Rideau Canal starts on May 19, 2023 (Victoria Day long weekend) and ends on Oct 9, 2023 (Canadian Thanksgiving). Boaters will be able to cruise on the Horizon 1, Horizon 2 Plus, Horizon 3 Plus and Horizon 4 from Le Boat’s new base in Ottawa and will have the option of choosing 3-6-night short breaks, or 7-10-night one-way or roundtrip cruise options (starting in Ottawa or Smiths Falls).

Boat rental pricing starts at $1682 for a four-night cruise or from $3093 for a seven-night cruise.

More information is at www.leboat.ca/en. Clients who book before Jan. 31, 2023 can save up to 15% on a 2023 Le Boat cruise.