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A Downtown Marina Kelowna Guide for Vacationers

Kelowna Boat News and Tips
Kelowna boat rentals are a great option for vacationers to get out and enjoy Okanagan Lake in summer.

Kelowna boat rentals are a great option for vacationers to get out and enjoy Okanagan Lake in summer.

In a few short months, Okanagan Lake will come alive as vacationers flock to the area to hit the water and soak up the sun. If you’re venturing out this way and don’t have a boat (or can’t be bothered to haul your own watercraft, are a convenient alternative. 

We understand that you want to squeeze every ounce of enjoyment out of your summer holiday. If you’re spending time on the water, we’ve compiled this handy guide to help you get right down the business of having fun.


Choosing the Right Boat

Want to crash and splash around on your own personal water rocket? A Jet-Ski is what you need. Dying to play on the wake and try new tricks with your friends? A MasterCraft XT23 is right up your alley.

For every activity on Okanagan Lake, there are boat rentals in Kelowna that will help you experience them to the fullest. Some of the options include:

  • Jet-Ski's: Perfect for getting up close and personal with the water
  • Performance wakeboard boats: The vessel of choice for towed water sports
  • Pontoon boats: For fishing or cruising, this is the ultimate pleasure craft
  • Bowriders: If fuel economy and maneuverability are a concern, bowriders are ideal

 You’ll also need to consider how many people are coming out with you. If it’s just you and a friend, there’s plenty of fun to be had on a Jet-Ski. Some tow boats can accommodate up to 14 passengers.


How Long Do You Want to Play?

One of the great things about Kelowna boat rentals is the flexibility. Whether you want to head out for an hour or keep the boat for a week, there are rates to suit your timeline and budget.


See the Sights

Okanagan Lake is massive. Stretching from Vernon to Penticton, it offers 135km of pristine waters for you and your group to enjoy. Many times people, who use the boat rentals Kelowna locals recommend, choose to stay close to the city. Others prefer to venture further afield.

If you’re up for a little sightseeing on your boat, you don’t have to head very far.

Some of the popular nearby destinations accessible by boat include:

You and your group can drop in for a meal and a drink at any of these places. Once you’re topped up, you can head back out to play and explore.

If you’re willing to travel a little further, Rattlesnake Island and the Summerland Yacht Club—both located south of Kelowna—are worth checking out.


To learn more about these exciting destinations, check out our post: Kelowna Boat Rentals on Okanagan Lake: Popular Destinations.


If you’re looking for Kelowna boat rentals to get out and enjoy Okanagan Lake, Downtown Marina is an ideal choice. Call us to learn about our rates.