Frequently Asked Questions
No. Your lock and mooring pass along the Trent-Severn Waterway is included with your reservation. Other stops may require additional costs.
Yes! We are located at Lock 1 in Trenton, a 5 minute drive from exit 525 onto County Road 33 toward Trenton. It is a 5 minute drive/20 minute walk to downtown Trenton where there is a Metro, LCBO & Shoppers Drug Mart all centrally located.
Cell phone service is fairly strong throughout the TSW, however there may be spots, depending on your carrier, where signal may be weaker. There are no TVs on board. We suggest that if you planning to stream movies from you phone that you contact your carrier in advance to ensure you have enough data to accommodate your requirements.
This fleet is not wheelchair accessible. We are building accessible houseboats that will be available for the 2024 season. For other requirements, please give us a call, we are happy to look for solutions to fit the situation.
All applicable laws for alcohol and cannabis apply to a house-boat. Before anyone opens any beer or liquor, the boat must be anchored or securely tied to the shoreline. It is against the law to operate a vessel while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs.
For the fuel section 550L of fuel will be onboard upon departure. You are responsible for the fuel you use (marine fuel is on average more expensive than fuel purchase on the highway).Depending in the driver and the weather conditions the average fuel usage is between 13 and 18 litres an hour.
– Anchor Hitch
– Bowline Knot
– Cleat Hitch (dock line)
– Clove Hitch (rope end)
How to tie these knots can be found here www.animatedknots.com/boating-knots
The compartment at the bottom of the hull of a ship or boat where water collects and must be pumped out of the vessel.
A pole with a blunt tip and a hook on the end. Typically used to assist in docking and undocking a boat, with its hook used to pull a boat towards a dock and the blunt end to push it away from a dock, as well as to reach into the water to help people catch buoys or other floating objects or to reach people in the water.
The front of a vessel.
A small propeller or water-jet at the bow, used for manoeuvring larger vessels at slow speed. May be mounted externally, or in a tunnel running through the bow from side to side.
A structure above the weather deck, extending the full width of the vessel, which houses a command centre, itself called by association the bridge.
Toggle ConAn electronic instrument that places the position of the ship (from a GPS receiver) onto a digital nautical chart displayed on a monitor, thereby replacing all manual navigation functions. Chartplotters also display information collected from all shipboard electronic. instruments and often directly control autopilotstent
The compartment of a ship where food is cooked or prepared; a ship’s kitchen.
A ship’s steering mechanism, such as a tiller or ship’s wheel.
The left side of a boat. Towards the left-hand side of the ship facing forward. Denoted with a red light at night.
The right side of a boat. Towards the right-hand side of a vessel facing forward. Denoted with a green light at night.
The rear part of a ship, technically defined as the area built up over the sternpost, extending upwards from the counter rail to the taffrail. Contrast bow.
H2O Getaway's boater reviews
A totally unique experience! This summer we rented Mr. Healey and Mr. Falls and travelled in tandem with family for 4 days from lock 2 to lock 11/12. It was a perfect getaway for quality family time for 3 generations! Jen & John are the most incredible hosts – the boats are very wellappointed with supplies and decor that they have clearly put a lot of care into selecting.
The layout is comfortable and spacious, and creatively decorated. It all truly added to our wonderful experience! Jen & John were so friendly and helpful right from the moment I found their company through to the very end of our trip.
We had one minor mechanical snag and John met up with us at our next lock, fixed us up and had us on our way within 15 minutes – we were so impressed! I 100% recommend booking an H2O Getaways getaway!
I recently escaped to the Miss Percy for a few quiet days away on the water. The boat was perfect – clean, spacious, and had everything I needed (and then some).
Jen and John took care of everything, including choosing the perfect spot for my solo getaway. Can’t wait to come back next summer!
“Our four day trip was an amazing time. We were a bit hesitant as we have booked houseboat trip six years ago that was not the best experience. Jen and John have outfitted the boats with everything you could need/want on a houseboat trip. The boats are very clean, nicely decorated and very comfortable. Jen and John are super friendly and accommodating and go out of their way to make your vacation spectacular! We will be booking another vacation with them next year for certain and recommended their boats to everyone in the 10 locks we went through. Don’t hesitate to book this very unique vacation!”
You won’t find two nicer people. You won’t find nicer boats. You will find a calm and peaceful week cruising the Trent-Severn. If we could give six stars we would.