An Okanagan Boat Tour with a Vineyard Twist!
Visiting the Okanagan is arguably best done in a group. Family reunions, weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties; These are just a few of the group events that are celebrated here! Since La Casa Cottages can hold and host larger groups, we are a perfect destination for family events or other group trips. West Kelowna, Kelowna proper, and Vernon have much to offer visitors, but there are 2 stand-out options: Boat tours of Lake Okanagan, and wine tasting /vineyard tours.
Luckily for us, Sip Happens Wine Tours in partnership with Okanagan Boat Charters has come up with the perfect way to combine these 2 tour options into one amazing group experience! Get a private, captained boat for the day that will make 2 vineyard stops for wine tasting and lunch.
Why is it Perfect?
With the ability to seat 10 people this is a great option for group trips like family reunions, bachelorette parties, or other celebratory events. It’s all-ages-inclusive (though minors can’t partake in the wine tastings), making it the perfect group activity for the whole family. Even the young ones can enjoy cruising the lake and enjoying the sights at each stop.
Also, Okanagan Boat Charters gives you the option to be picked up from Fintry Provincial Park boat launch, which is a short 5 minute drive from the resort!
What is Involved?
You will be picked up by a luxury 22-foot pontoon boat from the shores just north of La Casa Cottages. Your friendly, certified captain will then welcome your group aboard. From there, you’ll sail past beautiful wine country scenery along Okanagan Lake on your way to a private vineyard dock; and from there, O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars vineyard.
At O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars you will enjoy a 2-hour lunch stop (though the cost of the lunch is extra) as well as complimentary wine tastings. O’Rourke’s is Lake Country’s newest winery and culinary destination. This 300-acre property also hosts the Garden Bistro, whose menu is supplied by a half-acre organic vegetable garden and two greenhouses onsite.
From there, you will re-board the boat and head to Intrigue Wines for a second wine tasting session. Established in 2008, Intrigue Wines is owned by two families who have been brewing award-winning wine together for over a decade. On the property, as well, is a boutique shop, so you will have a chance to browse and maybe pick up a souvenir.
Along the way, your private captain will pull the boat into private bays where you can relax and lounge. There is a cooler on board so you are free to pack all your favourite snacks and drinks. If it’s warm, go for a swim!
How to get Started?
Part one: Give us a call or email at La Casa Cottages to book your group into any number of our available cottages. Most cottages sleep 6 – 8 guests.
Part two: Reach out to Sip Happens Wine Tours and pick your wine tour dates. Or, contact us at La Casa and we will be happy to connect you