Watch Le Boat on PowerBoat Television on this February

PowerBoat TV Travels the Rideau Waterway Saturdays, February 2nd and 7th in two parts.

Le Boat is excited to announce that we will be featured on PowerBoat Television!  PowerBoat Television is a weekly, half-hour program focusing on the boating lifestyle and has been North America's premiere recreational boating show for 27 years!   From fishing boats to luxury cruisers, great destinations, and helpful DIY segments, it covers what’s of interest to boaters at large and has been doing so since 1990! 

The Le Boat Segment airs in two parts - Part one on Sat. Feb. 2 and part 2 the following Sat., Feb. 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. EST.

The full episodes can also be viewed online one week after it airs.    

Powerboat Television broadcasts in HD across Canada on Global Television Saturdays at 11:00 AM EST.   Check your local listings; you don't want to miss it! 

Watch the Preview


Filmed in Summer 2018

The show was filmed during Le Boat’s inaugural season last summer.   Le Boat is known as world leader in boat rentals and best known for their canal cruise vacations in 9 countries across Europe (with a fleet of 940 boats).

In May 2018, Le Boat expanded operations into the North America with the introduction of a fleet of 16 brand-new Horizon Cruisers onto the UNESCO Rideau Canal.  The Rideau waterway stretches 202km from Ottawa to Kingston.  It is considered to be one of greatest engineering feats of the 19th century and is the oldest continuously-operated canal system in North America.

Traveling this attractive waterway, Steve and his family headed south towards Seeley’s bay and were able to relax, unwind, fish, go kayaking and take in the spectacular nature, picturesque towns and lively cities of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.     

Their cruise adventure began in the Le Boat’s North American headquarters and base located in the charming town of Smiths Falls Ontario (located in the heart of the Rideau and about a 1 hour drive from Kingston or a 45 minute drive from Ottawa).  From there they travelled south on the canal to Big Rideau Lake, the Village of Westport, Chaffey’s Lock, Jones Falls and Seeley’s bay before returning to Smiths Falls . 

New Base Opening in Seeley's Bay for 2019 Season

In 2019, Le Boat will expand its fleet to 20 boats on the Rideau Canal at their bases in Smiths Falls and Seeley’ Bay

Since filming, Le Boat has announced that it will be expanding its Canadian fleet to 20 boats and opening a second base on the Rideau in the harbor at Seeley’s Bay, ready for its season opening on May 17, 2019!

The addition of this well-located base offers visitors the chance to discover even more of this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site since, previously, only return cruises from Smiths Falls were available. Now, holidaymakers will have the opportunity to venture on return trips from Seeley’s Bay or to enjoy a one-way route between the two Le Boat bases, exploring new terrains for the entire trip. 


Le Boat's Premier Horizon Cruisers

New for 2019, Le Boat is also welcoming four brand new Horizon Cruisers, including three of the Horizon 5 model designed for families and small groups. The Horizon 5 was introduced in Europe’s cruise market in 2018 and quickly became Le Boat’s most popular model.  Measuring 14.74m x 4.35m, this luxury cruiser features five bedrooms and five bathrooms and sleeps up to 12 people.  All Horizon models boast a spacious sundeck with a barbeque and sunbathing area. Their light and airy saloon and fully equipped kitchen has over-sized windows and opens up to a rear seating area through large sliding glass doors. 

Le Boat’s season in Canada starts the week of May 17th, and runs until October 14, 2019.   Renting a premier Horizon 1 Le Boat cruiser for a seven-night vacation in May 2019 is priced from US$2,225.65 (CA$3,386.50) for 7 nights Visit Le Boat’s Offers Page for current special offers or discounts or call 1-800- 734-5491    

Learn more about the Region with the Rideau Canal Guide Book