Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! Each boat is equipped with 6 adult life jackets. Kids will need to bring their own lifejackets appropriate for their weight and size.
Yes, well-behaved dogs are welcome, at the discretion of H2O Getaways. A couple things to note before you decide to bring your dog along. There will be an additional cleaning fee and Parks Canada requires all dogs to be on a leash. Dogs will also need to bring their own life jackets.

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.

Absolutely. Depending on where you stop there are many restaurants within walking distance. You will want to do your re-search first as not all locks are 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. We offer 20-40 gig wi-fi package at an additional cost. There are no TVs on board.
Smoking, of any kind, is NOT PERMITTED ANYWHERE on the boat. If this is not respected, cleaning fees will apply and be deducted from your security deposit.
No. You are more than welcome to store a kayak or paddle board on the boat but you will not be able to tow one.
This fleet is not wheelchair ac-cessible. We are building accessible houseboats that will be available for the 2022 sea-son. For other requirements, please give us a call, we are happy to look for solutions to fit the situation.
Our boats are designed to comfortably sleep 4 adults and 2 kids maximum. Parks Canada offers the opportunity to camp at the locks, if your friends wanted to stay the night.

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.

When you are travelling through the locks it is best to have comfortable shoes that have some traction. You want to be able to move quickly if necessary and not worry about slipping. Flip flops are not recommended when locking or docking.
180L 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). The travel range of a tank of fuel is approximately 12 – 20 hours.
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Boating terms

Toward the stern or rear of a vessel

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.

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