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Celebrate Special Days on the Lake with a Pontoon Boat

Kelowna Boat News and Tips
A pontoon boat is one of the best boats to rent for people who’d rather take things at a slower pace.

A pontoon boat is one of the best boats to rent for people who’d rather take things at a slower pace.

When it comes to spending a leisurely day on the lake, Okanagan residents know they can take things slow on a pontoon boat. It’s the perfect vessel for rounding up all of your friends and family and celebrating special occasions, such as: 

  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Mother’s Day and Father’s Day
  • Bachelor and bachelorette parties


We’ve even had a wedding proposal on one of our boats. To help the newly betrothed couple celebrate, we had a bottle of Champagne waiting when they got back to the marina.


Of all the boats to rent, pontoons are among the simplest to operate. You’ll be surprised by how easy and fun it is to get out on the water. It’s like having your very own floating patio! When you need to cool off, just jump off the side. There’s also plenty of storage space for your food, refreshments and boating accessories.


Rent a Boat on Your Schedule

Whether you want to spend a full day, half day, or just a few hours on the water, you can arrange a pontoon boat rental that works with your schedule and budget. If you’re looking for rentals in downtown Kelowna, Downtown Marina is a convenient choice.


During the peak summer season, we’re open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, and during the shoulder season, we’re open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please note that rentals start an hour after opening, and they must be returned an hour before closing.


You can even book online, at any hour, from anywhere. This allows you to review the performance specs of our entire boat fleet and choose the one that best suits your needs. This is particularly helpful if you’re visiting from out of town, as you’ll know exactly what you’re getting ahead of time.


Private Pool Party

Kelowna certainly has its share of fantastic beaches, but during the busy summer months, they can sometimes get quite crowded. As a way to avoid the masses and still enjoy the lake, Okanagan residents will take to the water in a boat. It’s kind of like having your own private swimming pool, except Okanagan Lake is 135km long!


Explore Okanagan Lake

Pontoon boats aren’t as fast as tournament boats or bowriders, but they have more than enough oomph to help you get out and explore the lake. Some of the popular destinations that are within easy reach of Kelowna include:

  • Rattlesnake Island
  • The Cove
  • The Eldorado


For more on these boating hotspots, read our post: Kelowna Boat Rentals on Okanagan Lake—Popular Destinations.


If you’re looking to spend a relaxing day on the lake, Okanagan residents will tell you a pontoon boat is the way to go. Downtown Marina has a selection of boat rentals for you to choose. Call us at 250-763-5599.