MEET YOUR NEEDS AT DOWN­TOWN MA­RINA

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Few ar­eas in the Okana­gan can of­fer the con­ve­nience of the Down­town Ma­rina. Based in the heart of the city’s down­town core along the scenic water­front of Okana­gan Lake, the Ma­rina is a boater’s num­ber one stop to re­fuel, re­stock on sup­plies, or sim­ply take a break from the wa­ter to ex­plore the many restau­rants, lo­cal busi­nesses and plethora of ser­vices that are never too far away.

Whether you’re stay­ing for a day en­joy­ing wa­ter­sports or stay­ing for a week moor­ing at the far reaches of Okana­gan

Lake, Down­town Ma­rina has ev­ery­thing you need to keep your on-wa­ter va­ca­tion thriv­ing. In fact, the Ma­rina of­fers 68 moor­age slips rang­ing from 6.7 m (22 ft) to up to a max­i­mum of 13 m (42 ft) with ad­di­tional ac­cess if you’re pick­ing up guests or just vis­it­ing Kelowna for a few hours.

Daily rates—start­ing from $5 for a half-hour, $10 for an hour and $5 per hour there­after—of­fer boaters flex­i­ble op­tions, no mat­ter how long or short the stay. Or, per­haps ex­tend your ma­rina ex­pe­ri­ence with nightly rates, which start at $3.10 per foot or ask about their weekly rates to get the best value. Re­mem­ber, it’s best to book well in ad­vance dur­ing the peak sum­mer sea­son.

Fur­ther con­ve­nience for boaters is the fact that the Ma­rina is open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., pro­vid­ing plenty of time dur­ing the morn­ing, day or evening to make the most of its ameni­ties. The Ma­rina of­fers 91 Oc­tane gas so you can re­fuel, and its store of­fers ice, ba­sic boat­ing es­sen­tials, snacks as well as cold bev­er­ages. Or, you can walk along the pier to­wards down­town Kelowna where din­ing and shop­ping await.

For those wish­ing to ex­plore the lake or spend the day on the wa­ter, Down­town Ma­rina of­fers ev­ery­thing you need for an Okana­gan ad­ven­ture. If you like wa­ter­sports, cur­rent tow­boats from Master­craft as well as kayaks and pad­dle boards are avail­able to rent. Yet, if re­lax­ing cruises are more your speed, opt for the avail­able mod­els from Cobalt, Cha­parral, Sea-Doo, Sweet­wa­ter and Ben­ning­ton. What­ever your needs, knowl­edge­able staff mem­bers are ready to as­sist and ad­dress any con­cerns about safety, run­ning op­er­a­tions, and boat­ing reg­u­la­tions.

One of the main con­ve­niences of the Ma­rina, how­ever, is ac­cess to the land from wa­ter – or vice versa – as the down­town area was re­vi­tal­ized to en­joy the best of both worlds. Its 350foot long float­ing pier with a seat­ing pavil­ion ex­tends out into Okana­gan Lake for un­beat­able views. With ex­pan­sive park grounds nearby, you can re­lax for an af­ter­noon to en­joy a pic­nic or meet up with friends and fam­ily. Add the fact that restau­rants are never too far away – mean­ing you can be seated at a ta­ble and en­joy­ing a cock­tail 10 min­utes af­ter moor­ing your boat – and your visit to the area can be en­joyed that much more by vis­it­ing Down­town Ma­rina.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to in­quire about moor­age and boat rental rates call (250) 763-5599 or visit www.down­town­ma­rina.ca For a list of ser­vices and restau­rants in Kelowna visit www.tourismkelowna.com.

Wide open cruis­ing can be en­joyed at its finest once you depart from the ma­rina.

One of the main con­ve­niences of the Down­town Ma­rina is ac­cess to the many ser­vices and at­trac­tions in Kelowna.

The Spirit of Sail land­mark, a 40foot sculp­ture in­stalled in 1978.

One of the many restau­rants found just min­utes from the slips.

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