Before there was even a Provincial Park at Sask Landing there was Anchor Marina *Edit: Now known as Sask Landing Marina!). Opening in 1984, and owned by Dale Hope and his family, it was one of the first places on the Lake to offer on-shore fuel, tackle, and bait and was a godsend to those boaters who previously had to bring it all with them. It also rented out fishing boats to aspiring fishermen and women.
Today Sask Landing Marina has gotten hip to the fun vibe that’s happening at Lake Diefenbaker and provides even those who don’t own their own watercrafts the chance to get out on the water for a little fun in the sun, and while they still offer fishing boat, for rent, they also offer a whole lot more!
Offering half day (4 hour) and full day (8 hour) boat rentals they’ve also got:
Two 20′ Pontoon Boats – we rented one of these for the day for my son’s birthday and it was an awesome way to spend a day booting around the lake, jumping off in the middle to go swimming and enjoying a picnic on board.
And with the sun shade up, and the cooler full, you’ll have a hard time when it comes to give it back.
Half day = 4 hours
Day = 8 hours
Water Skis, Kneeboard or Ski-tube
$15.00 per hr or $60.00 per day
$15.00 per day
$15.00 per hr or $60.00 per day
Stand-Up Paddle Boards
1 hour: $20.00
2 hours: $35.00
3 hours: $45.00
4 hours: $55.00
8 hours: $75.00
Fishing Boat Rental
16 ft. and 17 ft. each with 25 HP Evinrude E-TEC Outboard
$29.00 per hour (minimum 2 hours)
$150.00 per day (8 hours)
20′ Pontoon Boat Rental (two boats available)
Livewell, Ski Tow and 75 HP Evinrude E-TECs
$225.00 per half day (4 hours)
$315.00 per day (8 hours)
NEW 11 hours (9:00 am – 8:00 pm) $430.00
22’ Pontoon Boat Rental (two boats available)
Livewell, Ski Tow and 75 HP Evinrude E-TEC
$260.00 per half day (4 hours)
$345.00 per day (8 hours)
NEW 11 hours (9:00 am – 8:00 pm) $475.00
Fun Boat Rental
$100.00 per half day (4 hours)
$175.00 per day (8 hours)
(Fuel, Oil & GST Extra)
Fishing Boats: $500.00 credit card
Pontoon Boats: $500.00 credit card
For those who prefer to be on the water under their own steam, they also have kayaks and pedal boats that will let you enjoy the lake at your own speed!
Have your own boat, but not the fun toys that go with? No problem! Sask Landing Marina even offers toys for rent, including: Water Skis, Kneeboards or Ski-tubes (see above for rates).
If you’re looking for a little fun on the water this summer – why wait till you can afford your own? – Just rent it!
How to Get Here: Head from Swift Current down Hwy 4 to Sask Landing (about 50km away (30 min), and go through the park gates. Take the road turnout for the golf course, making your first left to park in the parking lot that lies in front of the mini golf! (Did we forget to mention the mini golf? That’s another blog for another time!). Follow this map if you’re unsure.
Gotta Go?: The bathrooms available for use are those newfangled chemical flush-type toilets, that use gravity and a manual foot-pedal pump, rather than electricity. Kind of an outhouse/indoor toilet hybrid. Park staff keep them cleaned regularly, and you’ll find them across the parking lot near the boat launch. (Right behind the fish cleaning shack).
Good to Know: You’ll need a credit card to rent the boats, even if you have cash in hand, as a security measure to protect the owners from the boats getting damaged, or going missing. There is also a Security Deposit that needs to be made before you can take any of the boats out. For Fishing Boats it’s $150.00 and for the Pontoon Boats you’ll need to have $500.00 free space on your credit card.
It’s also a good idea (possibly even mandatory) to get the Accidental Damage Insurance. For Fishing Boats it’s: $10.00/day ($250.00 deductible) and for Pontoon Boats it’s: $15.00/day ($1000.00 deductible). Definitely worth it – especially if you’re not particularly adept at parking them!
One final piece of Good to Know info: seeing as you will have to go through the Provincial Park Gates to get to the Marina, you’ll also have to pay the Park’s Fees: $8.00 for the day, $19.00 for a 3-day pass, $28.00 for a weekly pass, and $55.00 for a Transferable Annual Permit. So buddy up and share one with a friend! Or better yet, if you travel with a Saskatchewan resident 65 years or older, park entry is FREE!
For more info on Sask Landing Marina visit them at: www.sasklandingmarina.ca – where you will also see that they sell and service boats. (You know, just in case once you rent, you decide budget be damned, you want one of your very own!).