You’ve got the sun, stunning vineyard views, and more than 130 kilometres of warm, pristine water at your feet. When you’re on vacation in Kelowna, it doesn’t get much better than renting a boat and spending the day cruising Lake Okanagan with your friends and family.
How can you make the most of your day and your boat rental budget? Our Kelowna boat rentals team has compiled a list of tips to help ensure you and your crew have a safe, fun day on the water and save a few pennies.
Dad hits the throttle, water mists your faces as you bounce over waves, and in twenty minutes, the marina’s long out of view as you stop to take in the beautiful scenery. This is when many families realize they’ve forgotten something—the sunscreen, the sandwiches, or the water.
You wouldn’t want to waste your precious time on the water driving back to the parking lot to retrieve the towels, so make a list of everything you’ll need for those few hours on the water. Towels, food, water, sunscreen, sweaters for morning or evening cruises, and your camera are all must-haves to bring on board when you launch from our Kelowna marina.
Even if you do forget something, the Downtown Marina Kelowna has a shop for the bare boating necessities.
Tigé - Big groups and big waves for wakeboarding
When you and your crew are ready to hit the water for some serious wakeboarding or wakesurfing, choose a boat that features a surf or pro-level ballast package—underwater tanks that hurl huge waves for you to surf. With seating for 17 and tower speakers, we recommend Tigé boat rentals for groups who want hours of epic waves for the whole crew.
Chaparral – Small groups, big scenery
Enjoy the sun, the scenery and the hours of cruising you can do across Okanagan Lake in the Chaparral, a great boat for the non-wakeboarders among us. The Chapparal SSi 206 features more than 20 feet of space for up to 10 people to relax on the water and soak up the views of vineyards, celebrity summer homes, or a little piece of heaven in a bay.
The Sea-Doo – Simple. Soaked. See it all.
Sea-doo rentals give you a chance to put the water at your feet and put the pedal to the metal. This small watercraft has room for three and simple controls. Enjoy easy access into the nooks and crannies of the lake, and close-up views of the beaches. Race down the lake and see the underside of Bennett Bridge, or crash into the waves set by the big boats.
No matter which Kelowna boat rental you choose or the size of your budget, you're sure to have loads of fun!
by Natalie Appleton