Trip Planning

When you rent with Ontario Wilderness Houseboat Rentals, you can rest assured that your Houseboat comes equipped with MORE than any other Houseboat operator in the area!

Here is what we include in every houseboat rental:

Necessary Equipment

  • Insurance
  • LP (propane)
  • 3000 watt inverter style Yamaha generator
  • Propane water heater and wall heaters
  • Mercruiser or OMC sterndrives on 52′ or larger boats
  • Mercury 115hp XS 4 stroke outboard on 49′ boat
  • Evinrude Etec 90hp outboard on 43′ & 44′ boat
  • Electrical outlets in each bedroom 
  • Fly swatter
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen Equipment

  • Propane stove/oven* (ONLY an air fryer oven on 44′ model)
  • Propane fridge/freezer
  • bottled drinking water (15-20 gallons)
  • coffee maker (bring basket filters)
  • cooking utensils/pots and pans
  • dishes/cutlery
  • cups/glasses
  • kitchen linen
  • dish soap & hand soap
  • garbage bags
  • microwave
  • toasters
  • full sized electric freezer on 64′ & 54′ models

Navigation Equipment

  • Humminbird Helix GPS with Lakemap for ease of navigation (mounted at helm)
  • maps showing fishing and parking spots
  • compass

Safety Equipment

  • marine band radio to communicate with base
  • fire extinguishers
  • anchor
  • carbon monoxide/smoke detectors
  • first aid kits

Bonus Equipment

  • secure vehicle parking at Gill’s Morson Marina
  • Weber gas grills (BBQ)
  • 100-165 quart cooler for ice and refreshment storage
  • picnic table on sundeck
  • waterslide (except 53′ model)
  • fish cleaning station
  • TV (bring DVD player/DVDS or other device and HDMI cord)
  • swim platforms 
  • screened in porch *44’ model ONLY
  • extra fuel tanks

That leaves just a few things not included in the price of your houseboat!

Not included but available at the Marina:

Fuel & Oil (Your Houseboat starts off full, you only pay for what you use
Fishing & hunting licenses, Outdoors Cards
Bait – minnows, nightcrawlers, leeches (availability depends on time of season)
Ice – blocks and cubes
Launching for own boats

Not included but available to add on to your trip:

Bed & Bath Linens
Fishing Boat and Motor
Check out the full list of Extra Rentals HERE!

FOR SAFETY REASONS we require the charter supply their own motor for the extra boat or rent one from us. The reason for an extra boat is that in event of an emergency, you have the ability to do something about it immediately.


Life Jackets

Check out our packing list, meal planning chart and shopping list to ensure you’ve got everything you need!