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Okanagan Vacationers: Why a Watercraft Rental is a Must

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Rent a boat during your next trip to Kelowna and discover the Okanagan from a whole new viewpoint.

Rent a boat during your next trip to Kelowna and discover the Okanagan from a whole new viewpoint.

Your bags are packed, and you’re on your way to one of the sunniest places in BC: the Okanagan. When you booked your accommodations in Kelowna, did you book a speedboat rental too? Besides giving you the ability to live like a local while on vacation, you’ll also get the chance to explore the valley from a completely new vantage point.

If you didn’t line up a boat rental, here are all the reasons why you may want to reconsider.


Experience It All, and Then Some! 

Okanagan Lake stretches from the south end of Vernon all the way to the northern tip of Penticton. That’s 135 kilometres of lake perfect for exploring. You can cruise around looking for a spot to picnic, play, sightsee, or just float.

If you’ve never seen Kelowna by boat, you’re truly missing out. There are so many different places to explore that are easily accessible by boat. 

For more ideas on where to go and what to do, give our previous post a read: The Must-have Boater’s Guide to Touring Lake Okanagan.


Pick Your Ideal Watercraft Rental 

Picture yourself cruising along the Okanagan shoreline with the sun hot on your shoulders. Or imagine your kids squealing with delight from the tube attached to the back of the boat as you pull them around the lake. You may even see yourself skimming across the lake on your Sea-Doo rental, enjoying the cooling mist on your face.

The adventure options on the lake are absolutely endless, which is why there are so many different rental options to take advantage of. 

At Downtown Marina, our fleet consists of:

  • Wakeboard/wakesurf boats
  • Pontoon boats
  • Bowriders
  • Sea-Doos
  • Kayaks
  • Paddleboards, and more! 

Located in the heart of downtown, our marina is fully stocked with watercraft perfectly suited to whatever adventure you have planned.


Rent for an Hour or a Month

Depending on how long your vacation in the Okanagan is booked for, you can take advantage of an hourly, daily, or multi-day boat rental. This makes it really easy to find the perfect rental for your needs. Just keep in mind that the longer you rent a boat for, the bigger the discount.

If you’re looking for marina boat rentals that offer rentals for different lengths of time, Downtown Marina offers a wide variety of rental periods, including:

  • Hourly
  • Half-day
  • Full-day
  • Weekly
  • Monthly


Utilize Conveniently-located Moorage Options

If you’ve come to the Okanagan with your own boat and your vacation rental didn’t come with a place to keep it, don’t fret! There are plenty of moorage options available in Kelowna on Okanagan Lake.


For more on that, read: Fuel Up & Moor Downtown.



Are you heading to Kelowna on vacation this summer and want to rent a boat? Stop in or give us a call at Downtown Marina, located in the heart of Kelowna, right on Okanagan Lake. Besides offering a ton of different boat rentals, we also offer mooring, marine fuel, and an onsite convenience store.