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Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island’s 8th Annual Best of Windsor Essex Awards

a woman standing next to a body of water

The Best of Windsor-Essex Awards is a prestigious event that recognizes the best businesses in the region. It’s an excellent opportunity for businesses to showcase their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the local community.

This year, Raw Watersports is nominated in two categories and would like to ask for your vote in “Best On the Water Activity” as well as “Best Tour Experience.”

RAW Watersports, pioneered personal watercraft rentals in Windsor/ Essex County in 1994 on the Belle River West Beach.

Our business Run-A-Wave Watersports, started with just one Yamaha Waverunner jet ski and grew into a thriving boat sales business that required our attention and thus we shelved RAW Watersports.

Today, back with a passion to make people smile we have a reimagined business model and all new watercraft that include; pontoon boats, personal watercraft and fishing boats.

We are excited to provide access to the water. Rent our Sea Doo jetski’s, Pontoon Boats or Fishing Boats on Lake St. Clair from Lakeshore or let us load them on a trailer for you to tow to your favourite Lake.

In 2022 RAW Watersports introduced many new boaters to the sport and you thanked us with perfect, 5-star reviews. Our goal is to provide the best possible experience for our customers, and we believe that our commitment to good, old-fashioned customer satisfaction, and community involvement sets us apart from others.

One of the things that sets us apart is our passion for what we do. Our team is made up of energetic young men and women (and a couple older folks) who really get boating and are super knowledgeable about the lake and how to ensure our guests are safe and have an EPIC day on the water. We are constantly seeking new ways to improve, and we invest in new boats, equipment, and training to ensure that we are providing the highest quality boating and jet ski experiences.

Another key aspect of our business is our customer service. It’s not rocket science. We understand that the key to success is happy customers, and we work tirelessly to ensure that everyone who walks through onto our docks feels valued and appreciated. Whether you’re visiting us for the first time or you’re a regular customer, you can expect to receive the same high level of service from our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

At RAW Watersports, we believe in transparency and honesty, and we are proud of the positive feedback that we receive from our customers. We are proud to have received perfect Google and Facebook reviews to date, and we believe that recognition from the Best of Windsor-Essex Awards would be the ultimate hometown recognition of our hard work and dedication.

We would like to thank you for considering RAW Watersports for the Best of Windsor-Essex Awards. We would be honoured to receive your vote. Whether you’re a customer, a colleague, a supplier, a friend of the family or just someone who cares about local, family-owned businesses, your vote would mean the world to us.

So, if you would be kind enough to recognize RAW Watersports as your choice in the categories; On the Water Activity, …and Tour Experiences, we would be grateful for your vote.

Simply visit, select RAW Watersports from the list of nominees, and cast your vote.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on the water!