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Fires in and around Kelowna

Thank you to everyone writing us and all the kind thoughts during this challenging time for us and our community. While we understand that many news broadcasters are working diligently to provide accurate information, it's important to note that some news outlets tend to exaggerate certain issues. For instance, there has been misinformation regarding boating on Lake Okanagan. The lake, spanning over 100 kilometers in length with more than half of it under clear skies, remains a safe place for recreational activities such as boating. It is entirely possible to enjoy a leisurely afternoon on the lake without interfering with the planes and helicopters engaged in firefighting efforts. Most of these operations take place in the northern part of the lake. We mention this to clarify the situation, as inaccuracies have led to an unfortunate increase in cancellations, which is a cause for concern. As we navigate not only the challenges posed by the fires but also the survival of our business, we genuinely appreciate your understanding of the circumstances. We want all our guests to feel completely secure during their holiday experience. If you are considering canceling your reservation, please know that we are more than willing to issue a full refund to the original payment method used for the booking. However, as an option for a refund, we would like to extend a special offer to you and all our valued customers who are facing similar concerns. We would like to provide you with a Gift Card for the value of your purchased tour PLUS an additional one hour added on that comes with no expiration date. This additional hour, valued at over $350.00, can also be shared with others as a thoughtful present. Rest assured that the process is simple: within 24 hours of accepting our offer, you will receive the gift card via email. This versatile card can be applied to any of our products or tours and can be used across multiple transactions until its value is depleted. Using the gift card is a breeze. Just visit our website, select the tour of your choice, input the gift card code, and you're all set. Of course, if you need any assistance or would like us to manage the booking for you, our team is readily available to help. We appreciate your consideration of this offer and look forward to the possibility of welcoming you back soon. The situation can evolve significantly within a week, and we remain hopeful for positive changes.

Why you want to book your next event on an Okanagan Boat Tour with us

Looking for a great way to get on the water with your friends or business peeps? Luxury Lake Tours is the best option for a great time on the water. A boat tour for 12 on the pontoon, just cruising with your office people. Staggetes and stags are a great way to get on the water and have an amazing time. You can even combine the tours and get two boats. One for the girls and one for the boys. Want to host a staff party or go out for a dinner? Luxury Lake tour can take your group to a number of different waterfront restaurants. Peachland offers a few great spots including the Blind Angler and Gausthas restaurants. We can take you from a number of different pick up locations and tour you and your corporation or friends.  

What type of Boat Tour is right for me?

Luxury Lake Tours offers a wide variety of options to get on the lake. Do you like to fish and relax? Our 25 foot Harris pontoon boat is rigged perfectly for a great morning fishing the waters of Okanagan Lake. There are down riggers to take the lures to the depths of the water and we also have surface gear to find the fish hunting the shallows. Fishing not your cup of tea? Looking for luxury and comfort? We have the right boat for you as well. Our 24 foot Campion Biltmore is geared for the adventurous person who also enjoys all the comforts. Equipped with a real flush toilet and full bathroom the Biltmore, Serendipity one and two can take you in style on any type of boat tour. Want to go out and seek a thrill ride? Our Campion Biltmore with a 300hp outboard has the power to pull any size group around the lake. Tubing is the thrill of a lifetime and many people keep coming back for more. Power and comfort is the trademark of the Biltmore and Luxury Lake Tours has it all. Want to bring the kids along? The Serendipity 2 has a rear gate for security and the power to tow a tube full of the rug rats. We also can take just the adults around for a day of fun on the water. No matter what you are looking for Luxury Lake Tours can show you the time of your life.  

What to expect on your Private Boat Tour

Your private boat tour of Okanagan Lake begins here.
Luxury Lake Tours will take you and your people on the water to explore all the lake has to offer. We give exclusive boat tours, for up to twelve people.  Our boat tours vary from as little as one hour to up to an eight-hour all-day excursion. And for those who are really adventurous, we offer a boat tour that can include a drop off one day and pick up the next.
Bring your own food and drinks and we will provide the excitement. Our boat tour offers the ability to do a wide variety of activities including tubing, fishing, wakeboarding, water skiing or just cruising the water.
In early spring many people like to go on the pontoon boat and cruise in the comfort of our enclosed cabin. Trolling the lake in search of an elusive giant Rainbow Trout is a fantastic way to pass the afternoon.
During the hot months, many people love to take a boat tour and go for a refreshing dip in Okanagan Lake. Others search for the thrill of riding on a tube or learning to wakeboard.
No matter the season Luxury Lake Tours can take you for a fantastic boat tour on Okanagan Lake.
 

July 11, 2021 Connection in paradise

Barrman stood at the helm of his pontoon boat and soaked in the warm air of the Okanagan Valley. It has been a hectic couple of weeks touring people on the shimmering waters of paradise. He had mixed emotions about how so many others have discovered the Okanagan paradise. He grinned widely at his fortune, he hurt an ankle in the boat launch when he stepped into a gap in the concrete. Luckily it was only a flesh wound on the outside of his left ankle. It was sore and swollen but at least he didn't break it. An extra fortune was the parking spot he found. Parking at the Westbank Yacht club boat launch is terrible on most days, on a Saturday morning it can be next to impossible. Except when someone leaves their spot in the main parking lot right at the launch. Barrman pumped his fist, pulled into the newly open parking spot, and limped to his Harris fourteen-passenger pontoon boat that sat tied to the dock. Summer in the Okanagan Valley has been getting busier for the last fifteen years Barrman has called West Kelowna home. When covid struck in March 2020 things slowed to a halt. Traffic was negligible and tourism dried up. The fifty-year-old former window cleaner had started his boat tour business four years prior and was worried about what this new world was going to bring. He never thought that things would explode as much as they would. 2021 came and there was a vaccine to fight off the dreaded covid, things looked to be opening up. On July 1, 2021, the province of BC and much of Canada eased the restrictions of travel and gathering. That is when things went crazy. The Okanagan has boomed in these strange times and tourism from within Canada has gone off the charts. For Barrman life the past few weeks has been a blur of long days in the sun. He has the worst of first-world problems, taking people on the water in a heatwave. The only problem was he didn't want to become so busy he couldn't relax and enjoy the waters of his beloved lake. A first-world problem indeed. The boat captain pulled away from the dock and set out to pick up his group at the city docks in downtown Kelowna. It was a twenty-minute cruise and the warm air caressed his face as he throttled up and watched the lake go by. In a short time, he idled up to the floating docks across from the city park and tied off. He had to put up the roof for some much-needed shade and await the arrival of the four tourists from Alberta. As he was struggling to lift the top on the pontoon some random stranger came up and offered to help. Barrman grinned widely and accepted the man's assistance. Life is so much better with the kindness of strangers. He saw the four girls approach the dock and knew right away they were his crew for the next four hours. There was positive energy of excitement around them and he had a very good feeling about the tour. He had a choice the night before to take this foursome or a group of six girls booked for a bachelorette party. When the captain spoke to the two groups he knew who he wanted on his vessel for the tour. It wasn't the bachelorette party. Let Captain Rob take the girls out on the Campion Biltmore. Barrman had a good feeling from the group of Albertans who said they didn't need a bathroom on a boat. They pushed off from the dock and Barrman gave the usual safety spiel. At the end of his speach he always says his most important rule is to have fun. Have fun they did. Krista was the leader of the four fourty-some-year-old ladies and she exuded an energy that connected with Barrman in a way that doesn't occur very often. Maybe it was because she shared first names with Barrmans wife, but more likely it was just a natural connection that occurs sometimes between random strangers. The rest of the group was very enthusiastic and they happily shared laughs and stories as they cruised the fresh waters of the Okanagan. Four hours passed in a blur and Barrman pulled back to the dock. The girls had so much fun they threatened to stay on the boat and come join Barrman and his wife and friends to just hang out all evening. A laugh and a group hug sent the ladies off to their next adventure. It was a rare moment of connection and joy after the last year of fear and hesitation. All four had been double vaccinated and a group hug with strangers felt good. It felt safe, it felt normal. Barrman watched the ladies walk back up the dock and laughed to himself. "That's why I love this job."

Luxury Lake Tours ...In The Wake Of Luxury
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