What People are Saying About Egan Houseboat Rentals
Houseboats has the best outdoor vacation in Ontario,
top 5 in Canada." - CTV Canada AM/2010
Cruising with fine dining around the bend" -
"Having houseboated along Kentucky's Lake Cumberland,
I think I like Trent-Severn better. There's more here
than marinas. Houseboaters fill their days in myriad
ways; shopping, browsing art galleries, visiting Indian
reservations, enjoying summer theater, cruising or
just vegging out on the sundeck, anchored in the many-splendored
Kawartha Lakes region". - Rick Sylvain Travel
Editor, Detroit Free Press
on the Trent-Severn is one of the top 10 waterway trips
in the world. "Charming villages with a European
flavor, rocky gorges and sapphire-clear forest lined
lakes." "A journey of a lifetime" -
and I have just returned from our two week adventure
with Egan Houseboats and we wanted to say thank you
for a wonderful experience. We will be back!!! Our research
proved that we picked the right houseboat company."
- Gratefully, Elaine and Neil , June 2, 2012
a note to thank everyone at Egan Marine for giving my
family the best vacation we've ever had. We'll be back
again. We've found our holiday niche." - June/2012.
"Charming towns that are sleepy in winter, come
alive in summer and provide ample docking space for
boaters. Each Kawartha lake and river has its share
of communities filled with shops, galleries and restaurants".
- Forever Young
"If this isn't boathouse heaven, it's close.
The Trent-Severn is a 240 mile summer playground dotted
with islands and filled with woodlands, quiet coves
and pretty towns". - Detroit Free Press
gave our kids the choice of flying to Florida and
staying in Disney World at the resort for the week
or going back to your boats again for another week.
There was no question about it. They only wanted to
go with the boat." - Steve Procunier
"About half of Egan Houseboat Rentals' customers
are first-time sailors and Ron Egan puts each new recruit
through a comprehensive audio-visual training session
that explains every aspect of houseboat operation.
In addition, each boat has a reference manual that
contains arial photos of all the waterway, along with
a complete set of navigational charts.". - Leisure
on the Trent is one of the most unique vacation experiences
in North America - 250
miles of protected cruising. Your houseboat is a compact
floating home, complete with all the comforts". - Touring Routes
"The Kawarthas are also widely known for their
excellent warm water fishing and offer superb angling.
Walleye (yellow pickerel to Canadians), muskellunge,
smallmouth, largemouth bass and tasty yellow perch
are among the most sought after quarry. September is
muskie month, bass bite all summer and the sunnies
practically hop right up on the deck if you offer them
a worm". - Houseboat Magazine
"A Trent-Severn houseboating vacation offers
a broad range of activities. Some locks are in remote
sites and offer quiet, idyllic places to spend the
night. Others are located in the middle of towns and
provide easy access to marinas, golf courses, fast
food, fancy restaurants, art galleries, shopping and
sightseeing". - Pacific Yachting
"The sun had just set and a full moon was rising
over our houseboat on Pigeon Lake. A pair of loons
swam by, enthralling my husband and I with their haunting
calls. Then Heather, our nine year old niece who had
been fishing off the end of the dock, pulled in a fighting,
two pound large mouth. A beaver swam by, moonlight
illuminating its head. It was the perfect beginning
for our houseboat adventures". - Asbury Press
"A houseboat in Ontario's waterways is the perfect
vacation". - Hamilton Spectator
"I've been twice around the world and seen 70
countries, and I've never seen anything even remotely
like the Trent-Severn, either for esthetics or function".
- Canadian Geographic
"The Trent also comprises three of the most sensational
mega-toys that any child or adult could ever hope to
witness in action... Peterborough Liftlock, the world's
highest hydraulic boat lift (65 feet), Kirkfield Liftlock
and the Big Chute Marine Railway. The latter, a massive
wheeled carriage, transports boats up or down a 60
foot high slope of granite". - Canadian Geographic
"Tom Peters, the well known proponent of customer
service, would love this company". - Great Lakes
fantastic vacation - we are so impressed! This was the
first trip we've had as a family that made everyone
- C. Brubaker Beaverton, Michigan
"The houseboat was spotlessly clean and very
well laid out... remarkably easy, hassle-free, wonderful
vacation... all your staff were very pleasant and helpful".
- M. Ward Sarnia, Ontario
"Best vacation we have had in years. Our compliments
to all the staff responsible for providing and preparing
the boat (and for preparing the boaters), which gave
us a trouble-free and pleasant trip. Our thanks for
your patience with 'rookies'". - Peter Scott
"We were impressed with Egan Houseboat Rentals'
staff's professionalism... their desire to please their
customers, the value of customer relations, the courtesy
and fairness of this firm all became very evident.
Hats off to Egan Houseboat Rentals - they are a credit
to your area".
- Clement Charette
"Betty and I would like to express our thanks
to you, and all the great folks at Egan Houseboat Rentals,
for your help and hospitality on our recent cruise.
It is a pleasure to see such a well run operation and
such friendly people handling it all. You and your
crew, are to be congratulated for doing a great job
in every way". - Ted Brewer
"The best holiday I ever had - coming back next
time for two weeks. A week was too short".
"Do it again in a minute! The best family vacation". - Shawna Kamien