Boat Tours

Let us recommend a pontoon boat rental – details below

Cruising on the water is a lovely tradition along the Rideau Canal. 

While we no longer offer scheduled boat tours, we do recommend a pontoon boat rental from Brown’s Marina located right at Chaffey’s Lock. The pontoons have covers to protect from the sun or light rain and come equiped with ifejackets and all safety equipment provided as per Transport Canada safety regulations.

Charters with a Captain can be arranged by calling all Rideau Tours at 613-583-4783 for more details.

Rideau Boat Tours – Suggested cruising routes


Nature & Heritage Discovery of Chaffey’s, Davis Lock & Jones Falls

We recommend a full day for this route which can includes a 1 hour stop-over at Jones Falls to explore this spectacular lockstation featuring the “Whispering Wall” Stone Arch dam, Blacksmith Shop, Sweeney House Museum and visitor centre. Please note that Jones Falls is challenging for guests with mobility issues as the terrain is steep & uneven.      



Indian Lake, Clear Lake & Newboro Lake

Explore these three lakes and visit the Newboro Lockstation. If weather permits you can stop for a swim at the sandbar on Clear Lake. We will be pleased to show you where this is located on the chart (map).

FALL COLOURS of the Rideau  

Pontoon boat rentals are also avalable in the Fall. Come explore the Rideau in the Fall when the lake are a little quieter but featuring an added touch of colour. The locks operate until Canadian Thanksgiving. 



Rideau Tours 
Anne-Marie | 613-583-4783 | [email protected]
1671 Chaffey's Lock Rd, Rideau Lakes, Elgin, ON

Located at / Situé à Chaffey's Lock
90 minutes from/de Ottawa | 45 minutes from/de Kingston

Rentals - in 2024    
Season/saison: May 24 - Oct 15 
Open daily Wed to Sunday 9am - 5pm                               Ouvert chaque jour du mercredi au dimanche 9h a 17h

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