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Port’s of Call Series: Renting a Boat or Jet Ski to explore Lake Erie

Jan 29 | 10 min Lake Erie’s north shore is a picturesque and bustling area located in the northern part of the lake, stretching from Fort Erie in the west to Amherstburg in the east. It is a popular destination for boaters, tourists, and outdoor enthusiasts, offering a variety of attractions and activities for visitors…

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January 29, 2023

Why in the world are boat shows in the winter?

Jan 21 | 6 min It’s January and while it’s been a mild winter here in Southwestern Ontario, boating season seems so far away. But fear not, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of boat shows to help you avoid cabin fever and before you know it spring launch will be here. When looking at our…

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January 21, 2023

Take your family boating by Renting, instead of buying a boat. Tips for boating with kids.

Aug 30 | 3 min Whether you want to send off summer with a bang and or celebrate a fantastic start to the school year and reward your kids for a smooth back-to-school season, you can have a fantastic day on the after with your family on board one of our rental boats hill the…

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August 30, 2022

Rent a boat this Labour Day Weekend

Aug 6 | 1 min Labour Day is a popular vacation time. It is often considered the symbolic end of summer and this holiday ushers in fall and the beginning of a new school year. While there’s plenty of great boating to follow, this holiday is one best spent on the water and we expect…

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August 6, 2022

Do I need an Ontario Boating Licence to Rent a Boat or Jet Ski in Canada?

Jul 17 | 1 min Our most asked question. So, we decided to write a post about it. Well the short answer is NO. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need to prove your competency. Although it is strongly recommended that you take an Online Boating Course before you go boating, Transport Canada does not…

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July 17, 2022

Boating Made Easy & Affordable

May 30 | 2 min Finally! The hot weather has arrived and if these sunny days have you dreaming of time on the water then we have just what you need. Our Armada ECO 167 is the perfect boat for new boaters and pros alike. Its light and nimble and very easy to handle. First…

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May 30, 2022

It’s Sea Doo Season!

May 13 | 2 min read The warm weather has finally arrived and the Sea Doo rentals have started! Yesterday our first Sea Doo rentals of the season went out and the customers had a blast on the warmest day of the year yet. They booked online a week ago when they saw the warm…

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May 13, 2022

Take Mom Boating this Mother’s Day

Apr 30 | 2 min read Today we took delivery of our New Godfrey Sweetwater Pontoon and we think it’s the perfect platform for an unbeatable Mother’s Day. The fine folks at Walker Marine made our purchase oh so easy. We first visited them just over a month ago and let me tell you, the…

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April 30, 2022

Craftsmanship is alive and well in Ontario…For Now!

Apr 15 | 3 min This holiday weekend while many were hunting for eggs and eating fish for Good Friday, we were driving around Ontario as we prepare for boating season in Southwestern Ontario and the re-launch of our decades old RAW Watersports. Our first stop was to visit Brant Grozelle, owner of TW-N-One Trailers…

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April 15, 2022

Boating is for Everyone!

Apr 9 | 2 min At RAW Watersports, we are passionate about our mission to MAKE BOATING MORE ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE! As outdoor activities, and boating specifically, have expanded it’s become evident that there just is not enough access to the water and it isn’t improving any time soon for the following reasons. LIMITED WATERFRONT…

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April 9, 2022

Check out our 2022 Boat Rental Fleet Commercial

Apr 3 | 1 min read At RAW Watersports, we are passionate about our mission to make boating more accessible to everyone. From fishing boats, to jet ski’s to pontoon boats we have something for everyone. Check out our pre-season promo video and imagine yourself on one of our boats.

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April 3, 2022

Ready to fish or play? Our Smokercraft 13 Alaskan Fishing Boat has arrived

Apr 2 | 2 min read This morning we were up early and headed to Grand Bend to pick up our new Smokercraft Fishing Boat at Southwest Marine + Powersports. Glenn and his team were super helpful and gave us a tour of their new showroom, service centre and storage building that is being built…

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April 2, 2022