Boat Rentals

jet ski water activities
May27

Water activities in the Okanagan

You can’t go to Lake Okanagan in the summer without partaking in some fun activities – and it’s the ideal season for making memories out on the water!

Hydroflight sports are a category of sport in which you can fly in the sky with a water jet. Lift and movement are controlled by a person riding on a propulsion device. Hydrofly Kelowna has fun and athletic instructors. They’ll teach you how to flyboard safely – most people get the hang of it after just a few minutes. All you need is your bathing suit and a towel. They can accommodate large groups so bring your friends. They also have hydroflight LED shows at night, with LED suits and music, or daytime shows complete with costumed performers and tricks!

Kelowna Boat Rentals offers a mobile delivery service that makes renting a boat quick and easy. They simply meet your group at a boat launch, complete a rental agreement, make sure you are completely confident in operating, and send you off to enjoy the lake. Their boats are able to accommodate up to 9 people (based on weight of persons and gear). You do not require a Boating License to rent their boats. 

Sun Wave Boat Rentals is based in Kelowna and services the whole of Lake Okanagan. They deliver and launch the boat at your location of choice. All safety equipment is included in your rental and also a full introduction to the boat itself as well as a quick summary of safe boat operation. You can also rental a tube, banana or wakeboard. You do not require a Boating License to rent their boats.

Lake Okanagan Marina is conveniently located close to La Casa and offers a variety of equipment such as boat rentals, hydro bikes, water skis, tubes, knee boards, as well as paddle boards and kayaks. Their operating hours are as follows: May – 7 days a week: 10am – 4pm; June & September – 7 days a week: 10am – 6pm; July & August – 7 days a week: 9am – 8pm.

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Do you plan to visit Lake Okanagan this summer? Call our reservations line at 1-888-226-5566 or email rentals@lacasacottageresort.com to find your perfect cottage!

Okanagan Lake
Jul16

Boating on Okanagan Lake

 

Lake Okanagan is a very large lake at 135km long and 4-5km wide.

Vernon is at the North end, Penticton in the South, with Kelowna roughly in the middle to the West and the smaller Communities of West Kelowna, Peachland and Summerland along the way on the West side. The water starts warming up around the end of June and is just warm enough to jump in around the beginning of July to cool off. Isolated beaches, quiet bays, and sheltered coves are just a few things that you will find out enjoying the day on the boat. There are tons of rental companies, yacht clubs and marinas that you will find along the shorelines in both directions. At La Casa Cottage Resort, we sell boat slips for our guests to bring their own boats. We also have a marina and a boat launch for them to use.  More details on boat slips and boat rentals can be found on our Activities page.

La Casa Cottage Resort Beach

 

Whether it is windy and wavy, or calm and hot, you will always find many boaters out enjoying the water. Since this is such a big lake, and so many people like to enjoy it, you have to be aware of your surroundings and of other boaters. When you’re out boating, you never want to forget the necessities like food/water, lifejackets and most importantly sun screen. The Okanagan sun is very hot and if your not wearing sunscreen for the day out on the lake you will get burnt badly. Just like any lake, there are beaches that you can only get to by boat. You can find a couple of these along the West side of the lake near Kelowna and up towards Vernon. Being out on the boat and seeing all the wildlife in their natural habitat is truly beautiful. You may have the chance to see bears, deers, moose, and big horn sheep, to name a few.

Okanagan Lake is a boating and sailing paradise.

 

Written by Megan Harder