About The Niagara Boat Club At St. Catharines Marina
Welcome to Carefree Niagara, nestled away in a tranquil and relaxing environment away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Cruise up and down the beautiful Niagara River just downstream of the iconic Niagara Falls, marvel at the Welland Canal System, or soak in the rich history of Fort George and our US neighbour Fort Niagara. There is no shortage of interesting and historic nearby destinations to keep you busy and wanting more! Come see what we are all about and you'll wonder why you didn't join earlier!
Carefree Boat Club at
St. Catharines Marina
St. Catharines Marina
200 Broadway Avenue St. Catharines
Ontario L2M 7W8
Fuel dock, transient dockage, retail store, pirates nook snackbar, showers, laundry, waterfront camping, and redline BBQ (catering truck that comes to marina weekly).... there are also some live bands that play at night on occasion.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is A Boat Club?
Carefree Boat Club is a private club. This means that our boats are only available to Members. We do not rent or charter our boats. Our members are the only ones with unlimited access to the fleet and they never pay a fee to use the boats.
Is It Truly "Unlimited?"
Yes! Members have true unlimited access to boats. Boat as much as you like.
Is It Worth The Price?
It really is. With membership as little as 1/3 cost of owning a boat, you can cross numerous expenses off your list such as: boat purchase, slip fee, insurance, maintenance, repairs, taxes, towing and winterization.
How Does The Training Work?
All members get as much training as they need on and off the water. "On The Water" training is done with a certified instructor. Training covers CBC processes, general navigation, docking and safety.
Are The Boats Well-Maintained?
Absolutely, in fact, all boats are inspected weekly by the CBC dock staff using a 50 point checklist of safety equipment, hull condition, electronics, and general mechanical items.
Enjoy Our Member-Only Boat Fleet
"Enjoy The Premier Boating Experience Without The Need Of Owning A Boat!"
"Ready… Set… Boat!"
Discover Why Others Are Trading In Their Boats For A Carefree Boat Club Membership... And Never Looking Back
"We are loving our membership at the club. Never imagined boating could be this simple. We love the staff and the whole concept. The club did not disappoint at all. Would recommend all day".
"Carefree is amazing! Staff, boats and the whole concept is just awesome! Rarely had a problem with any of our reservations! Can’t wait to get back out there this season!!"
"Carefree boat club is totally awesome all the staff and everybody involved is right on point .I tried to take out a boat every week and have never been turned down. This concept of renting a boat is a no-brainer."
"Fall In Love With The Premier Boating Lifestyle"
"I joined Carefree a little over a year ago. My experience has been nothing short of excellent. I have enjoyed boating for years but was never the captain. When some life circumstances changed, I thought I would have to give up this relaxing pleasure. I was not ready to do that, so boating without owning was the perfect solution for me. The Carefree Boat Club instructors were patient and made sure that I was completely comfortable before going out on my own. The price is reasonable, and the extras that come membership are great!"
"This is our 3rd year at the Carefree Boat Club and we continue to thoroughly enjoy the experience. The concept works well for us, just make a reservation on-line and show up at the dock. The boats are new or nearly new, are always clean and ready to go. The staff are terrific people, they run the club like family. Always friendly, courteous, and accommodating to most any situation. They encourage you to get out there, help make it happen, and make the club experience very enjoyable."