Welcome to Canada, a country with a vast territory that dazzles and disorients the tourist at the same time. Endless things to see, many stimuli and suggestions. The geographical features are particular and attractive; the possibilities of scouting desolate areas are varied. But Canada offers much more than natural beauty, the enchantment of relaxing rural areas, maple trees and Niagara Falls. Cruising the Rideau Canal, in the city of Ottawa, is a unique way to discover this place, amidst amazing natural wonders and a conspicuous cultural heritage. This tour will prove ideal for lovers of fishing, cycling, shopping and more; it is also ideal for families. If you love luxuriant nature, getting to know new cultures or just tasting local specialities, don't miss this opportunity! Discover this fantastic area by houseboat without the need for a skipper, the boat can be driven independently!

DEPARTURE BASE Smith Falls, Canada
Other departure base

Ottawa, Canada

DEPARTURE TIME Daily boarding from 09:30 to 18:30 - Choice of Saturday or Sunday

Included services

Travel assistance and registration fee
Practical trial of navigation
Bed linen and towels
Custom route
Technical support
Tourist tax

Not included services

Transfers to/from the Marina
Food and beverage
Harbour and buoy fees
Bevrages and meals
Final cleaning (from €130)
Fuel (approx. €150)
Travel insurance
Deposit insurance

From €2.591 per boat.
Ask for early booking, last minute discounts and a quote tailored to your needs.


Smiths Falls - Beveridge Locks - Smiths Falls
22 km, 6 locks, 6 hours, 3 nights

Ottawa - Manotick - Long Island - Burrits Rapids - Upper Nicholsons - Merrickville
139 km, 30 locks, 30 hours, 7 nights

Smiths Falls - Beveridge Locks - Rideau Ferry- Portland - Wesport - NewBoro - Chaffey's Lockstation - Jones Falls - Seeley's Bai 
126 km, 14 locks, 27 hours, 7 nights

Additional information

Language International crew and guests
Class Houseboat
Product ID 530
Canada: Ottawa ID 530

Canada: Ottawa ID 530 View MoreLess

Canada: Ottawa ID 530

This is an example itinerary suggested by the BeBlue skippers who are experts in the navigation area. The route can be planned on the needs of the group before departure or during navigation.

Day 1: Check-in

Check-in available in the afternoon at the Charter offices in the Embarkation Marina. After finishing the quick procedures of taking over the boat (technical check-in) and boarding the galley, you can enjoy an aperitif and dinner near the Marina or alternatively set sail immediately and enjoy the first sailing.

Day 2

On your second day you will reach Westport. The town offers many activities and is full of shops and services. Nature lovers will enjoy a walk (and a magnificent view of the bay) in the Foley Mountain conservation area. For something more relaxing, you can spend the afternoon on a Muskoka red chair, book a kayak and take a tour around the harbour or go cycling at the public beach in Westport.  You can also sample local craft beer and enjoy a wine tasting at the renowned Scheuermann Winery, just a 20-minute walk or 8-minute bike ride from the moorings.

Day 3

For the third day, we sail to Newboro, a small provincial town. There is not much to do here, but it is worth stopping even if only to visit the 1930s-style shopping mall called Kilborn's on the Rideau: a fantastic, unique and eclectic shopping experience located in the heart of Newboro's old town. You can easily spend a few hours browsing the shops - happy shopping!

Day 4

We set off from the Davis lock, where we recommend a tour of the museum, and drop anchor by early afternoon. A few steps from the anchorage, we come across a large dam called 'The Whispering Dam'. When you stand at a vantage point near the top, you can hear the voice of someone standing on a platform at the opposite end, about 100 metres away. The rest of the evening is spent visiting the Jones Falls locks, which are true gems that many consider the most beautiful series on the canal. It is a series of four historic locks, surrounded by beautiful hiking trails and parks. Visit the Lockmaster's House, which was designed to be defensible from attack and carefully restored in 19th century style. Then, head to the Lockmaster's Workshop, located on the banks of the basin between the first and second locks, where a blacksmith is often on duty and will be happy to answer questions and explain his trade to you.

Day 5

The morning is dedicated to a hike to Rock Dunder and, at discretion, a picnic surrounded by the natural beauty of the Reserve. Back at the boat, we resume our course towards Newboro.

Day 6

Shortly before lunch we arrive at Colonel By Island. Here is the ideal place to observe nature and enjoy the tranquillity of the great outdoors. The island is the largest in a series known as 'Long Island'. Here you will find a flat-roofed building called Wag's Lodge, built in the 1950s. Before lunch, walk along the 1 km nature trail and observe the incredible flora and fauna that the Rideau Canal has to offer.

Day 7

Visit the city of Perth, delve into its history by visiting the Perth Museum or enjoy a beer at the notorious Perth Brewery. In fact, the city was famous during the Prohibition era for its underground distillers who produced the sought-after 'moonshine', so you can be sure the locals know what they're doing!

Day 8: Check-out

Disembarkation is scheduled in the early morning after breakfast.

The itinerary may be subject to variations based on weather conditions, safety conditions and the technical assessments of the captain of the boat. This program is intended as indicative and not binding.


Double rooms and two rooms with single beds convertible in double. All beds are longer than 200cm and all mattresses have been improved in quality and thickness. USB and domestic electric plugs available at every time to recharge your devices or use a hairdryer. Three en suite bathrooms with electrical WC, water basin and shower.

Spacious living room with wide sofa easily convertible in double bed thanks to the gas pneumatic table legs. Improved visibility from the saloon due to new windows design, and easy access to Fly bridge due to a new stairs and layers design. The full kitchen/galley includes a large microwave, an electric kitchen, a domestic size refrigerator, and for the first time on board on our fleet, a huge washing machine and a kettle. Fly deck is wide and flat, with fix table and seats with led lights.

Technical sheet:

Type Houseboat
Model Magnifique
Length 14.50 m
Beam 4.10 m
Bow thruster Yes
Cabins 4 double + dinette
Berths 8 + 2 dinette
WC/Showers 3
Water tank 1.000 lt


This modern boat is ideal for 6 persons but thanks to the convertible dinette can comfortably take up to 8 persons on board. It’s a great boat with a lot of outstanding space to relax and take sun. There’s a fully equipped L-shaped kitchen, a gorgeous saloon with radio/CD player, and a huge elevated sundeck big enough for everyone aboard to relax. Available for wheelchairs (on request).

Technical sheet:

Type Houseboat
Model Minuetto 6+
Length 13.50 m
Beam 4.10 m
Bow thruster Yes
Cabins 3 double + dinette
Berths 6 + 2 dinette
WC/Showers 2
Water tank 920 lt
Extra Available for wheelchairs (on request)

BeBlue reserves the right to substitute the boat presented in the catalog ( or not included in the catalog ) with another boat of similar class and characteristics.