HOUSEBOAT ADVENTURES INC. CHARTER POLICIES 2020 revised.
2021 Policies to be updated and posted November 2020.
Our prices do include tax (HST 13% included) and insurance unless otherwise stated.
For reservation deposits and 2nd deposit (due for weekly rentals) we accept Interac e-Transfer (requires a Canadian Bank account), bank draft, personal or cheque cashier’s cheque. Personal cheque must be received a minimum of 60 days in advance of your arrival date. The reservation deposit(s) will be applied to the balance due.
Balance due is payable 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival date. Balance due is accepted in the form of a bank draft, cashier’s cheque, Interac e-Transfer (one transaction per rental and does require a Canadian Bank account). If balance due is not received at least 30 days in advance of your arrival date your reservation may be cancelled by Houseboat Adventures Inc. and all monies paid towards your rental including your deposit(s) will be forfeited.
CONFIRMATION OF RESERVATION
Your reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of deposit and or any payments due plus receipt of acceptance of Charter Policies / Rental Agreement. If your reservation is made within 30 days of your arrival date, full payment including balance due is required.
Prior to boarding your houseboat, we require a Security Deposit in the amount of $1500. We accept a Visa or MasterCard to process the Security Deposit / pre-authorization in the amount of $1500.00 to cover and or be applied to any possible damages; which is in addition to the $500.00 damage deposit as described below. We will process the credit card pre-authorization (with your signature) as a pre-authorization. The pre-authorization will be released upon the return of the houseboat and all contents and optional rental items in the original condition at the start of the houseboat rental and in an acceptable state of cleanliness. A cleaning charge will apply to excessively unclean houseboats or items.
A damage deposit of $500 is added to your invoice and is due and payable when balance due is payable. Damage deposit is retained until the end of the trip and will be refunded to the Charterer less any fuel and propane used, and, of course assuming no damages have occurred.
Due to the events of Covid-19, and for the remainder of our 2020 season, in the event of a cancellation for any reason, 100% of your deposit is non-refundable. To be clear, if reasons of cancellation are due to any reason including but not limited to provisions, terms or restrictions due to or as a result of Covid-19, 100% of deposit paid is non-refundable. Once booked and confirmed the houseboat you have reserved is removed from the rental market and any other booking requests will be declined. We are unable to monitor each Province or State guidelines regarding Covid-19 or for any other factor. We are guided by the Province of Ontario guidelines, rules and regulations.
Exception: If Houseboat Adventures Inc. is mandated to close partway through the 2020 season due to a Province of Ontario mandated closure or order, you have the option to reschedule for 2021 season if your scheduled rental arrival date has not begun. Your deposit less 40% (plus tax) will be credited to a 2021 rental and your 2021 reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of completed re-booking documents and full deposit payment. Any other funds paid towards your rental balance over and above the deposit will be credited to your 2021 reservation. 2021 Charter Policies and rental rates apply.
INSURANCE / DAMAGES
The Charterer and crew are responsible for the loss of any equipment and the full cost of any damage not covered by this policy. Any damages resulting from willful damage, negligence or illegal acts are not covered.
The Insurance policy included in the rental fee carries a $500.00 deductible per incident on the 44’ and 49’ and $1000.00 on the 58’ and 68’ houseboats and covers below water damage to the hull, propeller and lower unit of both the houseboat and fishing boats(s) caused by accidental collision with a submerged object such as a rock or reef. It does not cover above water damage to the houseboat and fishing boat(s) including, but not limited to: hull, cabin, handrails etc. or damage to equipment such as, but not limited to; the anchor, chairs, generator or the loss of any equipment that is included in the rental package, no matter how the damage occurs.
PROPELLER DAMAGE – You will be shown the propeller(s) prior to leaving our dock. Should any damage occur including nicks or dings the Charterer and crew are responsible for up to the deductible of $500.00 per incident on the 44’ and 49’ houseboats and $1000.00 on the 58’ and 68’ houseboats to repair any damage. This is discretionary to Houseboat Adventures Inc., as, even though there may seem to be minor propeller damage, we are unable to fully access the entire lower unit, which could suffer hidden damage and is not visibly noticeable. Minor propeller damage may be charged $150.00 – $250.00 depending on the extent of the damage. The charge for such damage is the discretion of Houseboat Adventures Inc.
Fuel and propane is the expense of the Charterer and must be paid at the end of the houseboat vacation (average $200/trip). All rentals include one 16′ Lund Fishing Boat (motor extra).
For safety reasons, we require that the fishing boat has a motor – 25HP minimum on 49′, 58′ and 68′ and 15HP minimum on 44′. The Charterer may bring his own or rent one from us. Charterer may also tow their own personal boat and motor, if they prefer. The reason for the extra boat is that in the event of an emergency the Charterer can act immediately. Having an extra boat along also makes exploring, fishing and touring more enjoyable.
A $500.00 damage deposit will be added to the houseboat rental. It is retained until the end of the trip and will be refunded to the Charterer less any fuel and propane used, and, of course assuming no damages have occurred.
Cleaning – All houseboats are supplied clean and must be returned clean. An extra charge will be applied for houseboats returned unclean. Cleaning charges:
44′ $200.00; 49′ $300.00; 58′ $375.00; 68′ $500.00.
Recycling and garbage if not separated $20 charge per garbage bag.
Smoking of any substance is not allowed inside houseboat or near open doors. Double cleaning charges apply for offenders.
Houseboat must be tied up at our dock by 8:30 AM on return day, which is when the rental ends. Charterer and crew returning houseboat late to our dock will be charged $100.00 per hour. Any return past noon is subject to loss of Security Deposit and or Damage Deposit.
Pets are not recommended on our houseboats. There will be a $75.00 surcharge per pet.
Due to the way sound travels on a lake, and out of respect to other users of the lake, no high-power speakers or amplified systems will be allowed on the houseboats. Systems such as portable sound docks are acceptable. Our dock is to be considered a quiet zone and no loud partying will be allowed.
Mosquito coils and candles cannot be used on our houseboats.
Full contact list of Charterer and Crew members 18 years of age and older is required.
Houseboat Adventures Inc.
Kenora, Ontario Canada
1 800-2KENORA or 1 800 253-6672