This season has started early for us here at Kelowna Boat Rentals, on April 26th with 25-27 degrees we couldn’t say no to all the calls for boat rentals. This is our absolute favorite time of year in Kelowna! Nature is blooming, birds are singing and people are reminded that summer is just around the corner. We have to admit even though it shows 27 degrees, the water still may be a bit cold but that is not always is needed for a great day on the water. Water sports are not always necessary for a good time, sometimes cruising around on the water, listening to tunes, and just enjoying the fresh air and spectacular clear skies is enough.
Please don’t hesitate to give us a call about an potential future boat rental, we are more than happy to answer any questions you would have or just to simply book your day on the water.
We at kelowna boat boat rentals are so excited for spring and summer to arrive!!
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Meanwhile we are enjoying days like this with beautiful weather and the water looking magical .
This picture is taken at gellatly bay in West Kelowna- Gellatly bay is a popular drop of spot in west Kelowna for our boat renters.
To make sure you get the boat that you want for this summer at the time you need it please give us a call and book today. The most popular weekends and days get booked first.
We can be reached by phone at 250-300-8685 or by email at [email protected] and we are always happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have or just book you in for your special day on the water on one of our boats ☺️
Summertime is upon us in Kelowna and people will be coming from near and far to enjoy Lake Okangan in this beatiful valley. As people make pilgrimages to the water, many boaters are asking the question, “Where do I launch my boat?”. Luckily for them there are plenty options on both the East and Westside of Lake Okanagan. Below we are going to highlight the three most popular yet accommodating boat launches in Kelowna and West Kelowna.
Approaching the dock in Gellatly Road
Ready to launch in West Kelowna
West Kelowna is serviced by one Boat Launch located at the West Kelowna Yacht Club at 4111 Gellatly Road. The ramp has free parking, maintains a steady flow, and has numerous docks to tie your boat to while you park your truck and trailer. For overall satisfaction Kelowna Boat Rentals ranks this boat launch as the best place to get your boat in the water.
Ramp – With the recent addition of the fourth lane.
Vehicle Parking – If you are looking to park for free all day this is your best bet.
Flow – Logistically speaking, this launch has the largest staging area as well as a convenient exit which leaves the ramp clear most of the time.
Mooring Space – There are floating docks lining both sides of the launch which makes it extremely convenient for temporary moorage while parking trailers.
In Kelowna, the boat launch that serves the South Kelowna and Mission is the Cooke Road Boat Launch located at 500 Cooke Road, or adjacent to the Hotel Eldorado. This Boat launch has a reputation of being very busy with many boaters showing limited experience. Parking is available at the boat launch with daily parking for $5 per spot or $10 for truck and trailer. Mission Creek also reaches the water here and this past year silt deposits have narrowed the waterway seperating the launch from the Lake. This silt deposit has also taken the launches longest dock our of use leaving minimal point for boaters to moor their boats while parking trailers.
The Water Street Boat Launch is located at 1354 Water Street adjacent to the Delta Grand Hotel and the Kelowna Yacht Club. Parking can be difficult to find downtown on certain days, especially with a trailer, but this contributes to the smoothest flowing boat launches in Kelowna. This Launch is ideal for anyone staying in the downtown area and that is not concerned about finding parking. For the true Kelowna experience this is the Boat Launch to start your voyage.
This is an incredible place to visit! The lake is emerald green every summer and the reason for that is the limestone deposits left by the receding glaciers. When the lake warms up the limestone dissolves and and crystallize giving the lake a distinctive blue and green hue. The colour disappears when the lake cools down again. (For more info see my last post on facebook )
For a small delivery charge we offer a full day pontoon or glastron 20′ boat rental
I had to snap some pictures from tonight’s last pick up at gellatly bay boat launch in west kelowna. The colours was breath taking and the lightning started right after this picture was taken. We don’t like the lighting to much since it often leads to forest fires but I have to say it is fascinating to watch!
We are looking forward to another busy day tomorrow with boat rentals in busy kelowna – give us a call 250-300-8685 if you are looking for a boat to rent.