Alcohol on a Boat?

     One of the great things about Chartering a boat is that if you want to have a few drinks at the sandbar and get home safe, your Captain is always your built in designated driver!…but, we still have to comply with the laws in Ontario, and very few people have it straight, so I’m gonna lay it out for you. 


     Nobody…on any boat…no matter what size or configuration, can drink while the vessel is moving unless it has a licensed bar on board.  And just like in your car, it’s needs to be stowed out of reach when underway.  In order to have open alcohol on board your boat or yacht needs 3 things.  1. A toilet with pump out holding tank.  2. A space designed to sleep in…and 3. A Permanently mounted means of cooking food.   Basically the ingredients needed to stay overnight.  And, if you have those 3 things, alcohol can only be accessed and consumed when anchored or tied to a dock. 


     So alcohol on a pontoon?  Forget about it….wake boat?  Nope. Most bowriders under 25ft?  Probably not.  Both of our boats?  Absolutely!  But when the Captain says it’s time to pull up the anchor…sorry….bottoms up, we have to put the drinks away. 

Matt Gordash

Your designated boat Captain is committed to ensuring a smooth voyage for you and has secured valid certificates from the following courses: Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (S.V.O.P) Small Passenger Vessel Safety/Marine Emergency Duties A2 (MED A2) Standard First Aid and...

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3 to 8 hours
Group Size
Up to 12

Luxury Private Boat Charter

Departures From - Barrie, Friday Harbour, Orillia, Severn, and Muskoka
Your perfect day for up to 12 passengers aboard this modern 25ft bowrider!

DocksNLocks invites you to enjoy an upscale voyage to see Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching, The Muskoka Lakes or the Severn Waterway.

There are so many amazing destinations in the area that are only accessible by boat, so why not experience the luxury of cruising on a private sport boat with an experienced and certified Captain.

After you book we will contact you to learn more about your preferences on what to do, and what activities you would like to have for a perfect day.

Some ideas for the activities
* See amazing homes and cottages from the water
* Anchor and swim in the most exclusive spots
* Have your very own "boat party"
* Evening and sunset cruises
* Historic Severn River cruise with locks and the
* Marine railway
* Celebrate Milestones
* Bachelor/ette Parties
* Corporate events

Set a course for a day on the water aboard our Luxurious and Modern 2018 Sea Ray SDX 250 Sport Deck Boat. We offer impressive seating capacity and a convertible layout that encourages socialization and relaxation. We will bring our huge 3m by 4m inflatable dock that gives you even more space when anchored and provides an amazing space to launch our also included SUP and floatie collection! Onboard washroom, integrated coolers, Bluetooth stereo system, and USB chargers throughout, are just some of the amenities you will enjoy.

Ask about Private Dock pickup and drop off!

3 to 6 hours
Group Size
Up to 12

Luxury Private Yacht Charter

Departures From Downtown Barrie and Friday Harbour
The Ultimate in Luxury For up to 12 Guests, This 35ft Bowrider has it all! This massive and modern Four Winns H350 has
everything you'd expect for a perfect day charter experience including:

* Expansive seating with 3 exterior "zones" for conversation.
* A wet bar with solid surface counters and SSfridge
* Hard top with huge sunroof and power rear shade
* Full stand up 2pc Washroom with porcelain flush toilet
* Crazy loud 18 speaker stereo system with BT
* LED interior lighting system including underwater lights
* SUP and floaties for in-water fun and relaxing

Let us take you out onto Lake Simcoe and Kempenfelt Bay for some sightseeing and find an exclusive spot to drop anchor and set up the ultimate yacht party made just for you. Perfect for any celebration including bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, corporate events, team building, customer appreciation, and more!