The Rideau Canal is one of the most beautiful boating routes for any sailor. With its 23 locks, the Rideau Canal runs for 202 km from Ottawa to Kingston. It changes from 50' wide channels to lakes several miles wide. The views of unspoiled rugged nature are stunning, the water ways are home to one of the most diverse fish communities in Canada. The canal’s wetlands support over 42 rare plant species, birds and animals. The Rideau is dotted by quaint towns with welcoming communities that offer most services . Get the boat delivered by trailer to the town of your choice. Take her on your own for a multiple day vacation through the Rideau Canal including the 1000 Islands or simply dock her downtown Ottawa, or any town on the Canal, as your own on the water private hotel.
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Our Trip down the Rideau Canal with Dolce Vita
We rented this lovely Bayliner cabin cruiser to travel down the Rideau Canal for 10 days from Captain Moe in Ottawa. We started our journey in Merrickville where the owner of the boat graciously delivered the boat (with a fee) so we could set out on our journey through the Canal System. We had the best time and felt so safe and cosy on our little boat that had everything we needed. We drove the boat ourselves but for those who have less experience with boats, Captain Moe is also available to give tours in the Ottawa area. He has a wealth of knowledge about the best places to stay, fish and visit along the canal and was an excellent resource for our dream trip through this World Heritage Site. It really was a relaxing and enjoyable way to enjoy our vacation and we managed to pick the two weeks of the summer that were sunny!! Thanks Moe! [TripAdvisor.ca Ottawa Yacht Tour July 2014]
My husband and I rented one of the Dolce Vita for 8 days over the Canada 150 week. The boat was perfect for us, the bed was really comfortable, and the boat is very easy to pilot, we had such a great time. We moored the boat in downtown Ottawa and used it as a floating hotel room. We live in Ottawa and felt this was the perfect way to be a tourist in our own city during the celebrations for Canada week. I worked from the boat and my husband walked to his office from the boat. So convenient. We entertained business associates as well as friends and family. This boat is the perfect size for 2 people or a family of 5. Captain Moe and his crew made sure we had everything we needed and checked in with us to see how we were doing. They are a fantastic team. We will rent this boat again. A great time was had by all. Thanks again Captain Moe and crew. [ Tripadvisor.ca Ottawa Private Yacht Tours July 2017 ]