Le Boat has announced plans to expand on Canada’s Trent Severn Waterway for 2024 with a fleet of eight luxury Horizon Cruisers. Bookings are currently open for next year’s season.
The luxury houseboat rental company’s fleet of eight Horizon Cruisers range in size from two to four bedrooms and will offer several suggested itineraries from its new base located at Horseshoe Bay Marina, located in Peterborough, Ontario. Travelers looking for a short break can opt for itineraries spanning three to six nights. They can also opt for a vacation spanning seven to 10-plus nights wherein they will eat, sleep and live onboard the luxury houseboat as they captain the boat themselves and cruise the waterways. No boat license or prior boating experience is required; Le Boat’s team teaches them everything they need to know to captain the boat on their own.
To help with trip planning, Le Boat provides travelers with sample cruising routes, recommendations and key highlights along the waterway.
Among the suggested itineraries is a cruise north towards Peterborough to Bobcaygeon:
- Check in at the Le Boat base in Horseshoe Bay Marina and cruise towards Young’s Point and experience the Peterborough Lift Lock, a National Historic Site; this 120-year-old lift lock is the highest hydraulic lift lock in North America and stands 65 feet high
- Cruise lakes and rivers as you arrive in the town of Lakefield
- Marvel at the tall pines and granite shores of Stony Lake and continue the cruise towards Burleigh Falls
- Discover the beauty of Kawartha Lakes to Buckhorn, named for the collection of deer antlers which were displayed on the outer walls of the original sawmill in the area
- Continue the cruise to Bobcaygeon, a village situated on the shores of Pigeon Lake; dock at Bobcaygeon Harbour and explore the town, full of unique shops and eateries
- Visit the town of Fenelon Falls with its antique stores, gift shops, coffee houses and Lock 34, located on its own island
A second option for Le Boat customers includes a return trip cruising south toward the historical town of Trenton:
- Cruise south along the Otonabee River to Rice Lake, visit the village of Hastings
- Cruise to Campbellford, visit the iconic Millennium Trail Suspension Bridge or stop for a selfie at the giant “Toonie”
- Explore the scenery of the Trent-Severn Waterway and Parks Canada Oasis pods located between Locks 10 and 9
- Cruise to Trenton, which is set along the Bay of Quintes and marks the entry point to Trent Severn Waterway from Lake Ontario and the southern end of Le Boat’s cruising area; known for its military ties, Trenton is also home to the National Air Force Museum of Canada with its exhibits of more than 30 aircraft
Tip: Those booking cruises on the Trent-Severn waterway before September 3, 2023 can avail of the “Early Booking” offer and save up to 15 percent on their 2024 cruise.
For more information, visit www.leboat.com.