About Seeley's Bay

Owing to the operational challenges that coronavirus (Covid-19) has presented us with, we have made the decision not to open our base in Seeley's Bay for the 2020 season. We are pleased to offer return cruises from our Smiths Falls base for the 2020 boating season from June to October 2020.

Seeley’s Bay is located on the beautiful southern part of the Rideau Canal, surrounded by the expansive lakes and charming small towns that make this region unforgettable. If you head south from Seeley’s Bay you can visit the lively city of Kingston, Canada’s former capital, and where the Rideau Canal meets the majestic Lake Ontario (8.5hrs away). Alternatively, heading north, Jones Falls with its spectacular staircase of locks and impressive dam is a little over an hour away via the idyllic Whitefish Lake. While a one-way week’s cruise north will get you as far as our base in Smiths Falls at the heart of the Rideau.

From Seeley's Bay it is:

  • 17hrs (11 locks) to our base in Smiths Falls

What you get on the base

Facilities

  • Parking

Extras & options for your cruise

The following extras are available to prebook or purchase locally at this base. A reduced fee will apply to items that are prebooked. Please see 'Holiday Extras' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.

 

Practical extras

Early check-in & late check-out

Parking (see 'Travel info' tab)

Eco cleaning pack

Grocery packs

Fun extras

  • Bike hire
  • Special occasion gift baskets
  • Stand-up paddleboards
  • Kayaks

Opening hours

Open only for booked arrivals and returns

Address

Le Boat, Seeley's Bay Public Dock
130 Bay St
Seeley's Bay, ON K0H 2N0
Canada

Telephone

1-343-881-8800

Travel to Seeley's Bay

By train

Closest train station:

  • Smiths Falls: 60km
  • Gananoque: 22.5km
  • Kingston: 38km

By road

Be prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them.

 

Directions

From the North: Seeley’s bay can be reached from the north along ON-15 S passing past Smiths Falls, Lombardy, Portland and Elgin - when approaching Seeley’s Bay follow signs for Regional Road 47/Main Street/ Seeley’s Bay.

From the South-West: Seeley’s Bay can be reached by Hwy 401, before turning on to ON-15 N. Continue along ON-15 N, passing through the town of Brewer’s Mills before turning left following signs for Regional Road 47/Main Street/ Seeley’s Bay.

 

Parking

Pre-booked parking available

By air

Closest airports

  • Ottawa:127 km
  • Montréal: 245 km
  • Toronto: 300 km

To book a taxi to or from the base you can contact the number below.

 

Rideau Lakes Taxi (+1 613-929-6501)

Relief Transportation (+1 343-364-0177 | https://relieftransportation.business.site/)

 

  

Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

 

  • Ottawa Airport (YOW) CA$360
  • Smiths Falls CA$220

 

Arrival at Seeley's Bay

For more details about:

  • when to arrive at our bases
  • what to expect when you arrive 
  • how to prepare for check-in
  • what happens on your final day when you return your boat

visit our 'arrivals' page.

Local info

Payment Means

Please note that payment of fuel, deposit & any extras booked and paid locally are required in the local currency of the base. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express.

Hotels

Sunny Acres Resort & Marina, 119 Haskins Point Rd, +1 613-387-3379

Bay Motel, 299 ON-15, +1 613-387-3800

 

Restaurants

The Junction Restaurant, 295, Highway 15, +1 613-387-3232

Perry’s Place Bar & Grill, 132 Main St, +1 613-387-3003

 

Shops

SHaBean coffee roastery, 127 Haskins Point Road, +1 613-387-3707

Sweet's Freshmart, 144 Main Street, +1 613 387-3818

 

Fishing

Rideau breeze Marina, 143 Haskins Point Road, +1 613-387-3100