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See the Sights! Rent a Boat from Downtown Marina Kelowna

April 11, 2015

View of the Kelowna marina docks from above

Hiring a boat from a Kelowna marina offers a unique perspective when it comes to sightseeing.

Allow us to introduce you to Downtown Marina, who we are excited to have share the following guest post on our website. We hope you find it informative and entertaining. Located in the heart of the city, Downtown Marina offers a variety of convenient rental services for boating enthusiasts who don’t have their own vessels.


It’s usually around this time of year that out-of-towners start putting their summer vacation planning for Okanagan destinations into high gear. If you’re fortunate enough, you’ve got friends or family in the area you can visit. Otherwise, there are plenty of quality Kelowna hotels to choose from. But when it comes time to head for some sightseeing, why not go an alternative route by touring in a boat from a Kelowna Marina?

Traveling by boat is a truly enjoyable experience in summer. And when it comes to Okanagan Lake, there’s just so much to see from the water. Here are a few reasons why you should make a Kelowna marina the starting point for your next sightseeing excursion:


New Perspective

If you’ve visited the Okanagan Valley before, you’ve probably seen many of the same landmarks and tourist destinations from previous outings. Why not experience a whole new side of the Okanagan lifestyle by taking to the water?


Real Estate

If you’re like most people, driving by the high-end houses and real estate around Kelowna’s upper-scale neighbourhoods is a pleasant distraction. To really understand why homeowners pay the big bucks for waterfront homes, you need to see them from the water. Sometimes it’s difficult to discern just how impressive some of these places are from the roadside—all you see is a driveway, garage and nondescript entrance. On the backside, however, you start to see the lavish amenities:

  • Custom outdoor kitchens
  • Professional landscaping
  • Full floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Kelowna marina-quality boat mooring
  • Private beaches
  • Swimming pools


Beat the Traffic

Even on weekends, Kelowna’s roads—especially Harvey Avenue and the downtown core—can be a little hectic when it comes driving and finding parking. Heck, even some rural roads receive their share of congestion. When you’re out sightseeing on the serene waters of Okanagan Lake, there’ll undoubtedly be other boats around you, yet it’s usually not a big deal. If you do happen upon a cluster of boat traffic, all you need to do it throttle up a little and head to open water. Otherwise, you can always return to a Kelowna marina and take advantage of a short-term tie-up service so you can head in for a meal at a downtown restaurant. You can always head back out on the water when things have calmed down.


For all of your boat and Sea-Doo rental needs, come visit us at Downtown Marina. We’re in the heart of the city and offer a convenient range of Kelowna marina services such as boat fuel, snack shop and temporary moorage.


At Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites, we want you to enjoy the Okanagan Valley as much as we do. Whether you’re here on business or pleasure, we hope you have a chance to get out and explore all of the wonderful activities and attractions the area has to offer. Best of all, once you return from your adventures, you can unwind in our pool and hot tub area, or book a massage treatment at The Wellness Spa, and pamper your palate with a meal right next door at The Italian Table.

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