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Sleep on a boat and cruise the Rideau Canal

Bedrooms 2
Space 300 sq ft
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Rent a boat to cruise the Rideau Canal World Heritage site.

Early Birds is a 28 feet comfortable cruiser for weekend or weekly vacation rental. Run by an efficient economic engine giving her a range of approximately 300km on a full tank of 400 liters. She can cruise comfortably at 26mph. Cockpit canvas enclosure with mosquito screens and ice coolers allow for all weather entertaining. Sleeps 4 in Queen aft cabin and a forward double vberth at anchor or a rented dock. Cool vent hatches, airy port holes. Easy to handle anchoring, radio, chart plotter navigation and docking assist. Early Birds home is on her trailer in Ottawa. She can be delivered by her trailer anywhere along the Ottawa Montreal Kingston triangle subject to a transport charge. She is rented without fuel, captain, crew or docking fees. For those that can not cruise on their own, a boat operating course is available. Early birds can be rented from VRBO or its own Ottawa Private Yacht Rental site.

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Member since: 2018
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2018

About The Owner

Captain Moe has been navigating the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal for over 15 years. He has cruised from Ottawa to the Whale watching waters of Tadousac. He knows the fishing spots and all the safe navigation routes. He holds Charter Captain, Marine Medic Aid, Radio Comms and Coastal Navigation certifications from Transport Canada, CPS, CYA and ASA. Captain Moe is available for hire on any boat over 30'.

The Owner purchased this boat in 2013

Why The Owner chose Portland

The town sits on Big Rideau Lake. The Rideau Canal is one of the most beautiful boating routes for any sailor. With its 23 locks, the Rideau Canal runs for 202 km from Ottawa to Kingston. It changes from 50′ wide channels to lakes several miles wide. The views of unspoiled rugged nature are stunning, the water ways are home to one of the most diverse fish communities in Canada. The canal’s wetlands support over 42 rare plant species, birds and animals. The Rideau is dotted by quaint towns with welcoming communities that offer most services . Get the boat delivered by trailer to the town of your choice. Take her on your own for a multiple day vacation through the Rideau Canal including the 1000 Islands or simply dock in any town on the Canal,. This is your own on the water private hotel.

What makes this boat unique

Why stay in a hotel room ? You can rent your own private boat with first class accommodations and cruise wherever you like. A private boat vacation rental is an experience like no other. You can visit enchanting towns. Sleep when you want, wake up when you like. You can fish and BBQ what you catch. You can swim privately in crystal clear water. You can party with your friends or enjoy your special intimate company. Sleeping on water is a must have experience. Forget the Hotel, use one of the best sources for Ottawa Private Yacht rentals. You’ll have a lot to tell your friends.


Portland Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Frying, Food Odor or Smoking in Cabin
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom has hot and cold water and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The Queen aft cabin has a memory foam sleeper. The Forward V berth has a Foam Matress.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Extra charge boating course required for inexperienced users All renters must sign a liability waiver


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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Ottawa Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Smith Falls Highway 15
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Galley


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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