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What Type of Boat Should You Choose?

Kelowna Boat News and Tips
Zip along Okanagan Lake aboard your very own Kelowna boat or Seadoo rental.

Zip along Okanagan Lake aboard your very own Kelowna boat or Seadoo rental.

Sunny days are here again and there is no better way to experience Okanagan Lake than renting a boat in Kelowna. Watercraft come in all shapes, sizes, and speeds, with some featuring more bells and whistles than others. Whether hitting the water with friends or with family, there are several choices when looking at how many people can be accommodated aboard your boat rental, and what type of boating experience you wish to have. See what works best for your needs and get ready to feel the wind on your face by seeing the Okanagan from the best possible vantage point — on the water.


A Boat for all Reasons

Looking to cruise the lake in style? See the sights along with the blue of Okanagan Lake aboard the Cobalt 200S. With its sleek design and ease of control, it is the perfect solution when looking for a spacious bowrider boat with comfortable front, central and back seating for up to 11 people. It also has a swim platform for safe exit and entry.

For a slightly larger vessel, the Cobalt R5 features luxury wraparound seating for up to 14 passengers, with a shade tower for those hot Okanagan days.


Surf the Wake

Watersports fans will love the Mastercraft XT22. At 22 ft., this boat is perfect for a family or a group of friends of up to 16 who want to try their hand at wakeboarding, waterskiing, and wake-surfing. Downtown Marina also offers wakeboard, waterski, and tube rentals.


An Easy Rider 

Spend quality time with the people that matter the most. The Chaparral H20 19’ Sport is the best option for a family or group of up to eight people who are looking for a fun ride along the lake. Easy to handle, the Chaparral H20 features a Bimini Top above the cockpit for shade or shelter and even comes with a wakeboard option for those who want to surf along. 


Float Your Boat 

Book your birthday or work party on your very own floating party barge, Pontoon boats are a great watercraft for hosting events and also for cruising the shore and getting to places you can’t get to by car. The South Bay 525E Pontoon is the best thing on two floats, as it offers seating for up to 14 as well as a bar. You can even use it as an on-water dance floor. 


A Speedy Little Number

Another great way to enjoy the water is to rent a personal watercraft (PWC), such as a jetski. Take over the driver’s seat and bring a passenger along for the ride aboard a Seadoo GTI 90 that has an easy-to-control throttle for a fun zip around the bay. Looking for sleek and powerful PWC? Like the Yamaha WaveRunner, the VX Deluxe has a high output marine engine and precise controls that will have you and your passenger smiling from ear to ear.


In the Still Water

Who says you need a motor to get out on the water? An inexpensive alternative, explore the shore and enjoy nature’s bounty with a kayak or SUP (stand-up paddleboard) rental.


For more boat rental tips, read Boat Safety: What To Do When the Weather Turns South.


Have fun on the water. Contact Downtown Marina for stand-up paddleboard and kayak rentals, pontoon boats, bowrider, wakesurf and wakeboard boats, personal watercraft such as Seadoos, and other boats to rent in Kelowna. We offer affordable hourly, daily, and weekly rentals along with all safety gear as well as accessories to make your visit to Okanagan Lake one to remember.