16 April 2016

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Cruising Georgian Bay

Cruising :: Itineraries :: Sail Southern Georgian Bay

Sail Southern Georgian Bay (4 - 5 Days)

Day 1

Please note – for more information on marinas, please see the Ontario Marine Operators website The Ports Cruising Guide Georgian Bay edition is an invaluable resource while traveling by boat in the Georgian Bay region and can be purchased online or at Georgian Bay marinas.

Set out from Midland or Penetanguishene today.  Both communities offer several marinas for docking the night before your travels.  Make your way to Beausoleil Island today, home of the Georgian Bay Islands National Park.  This park is accessible by water only, and offers camping, hiking, swimming and park interpretation for overnighters as well as daytrippers.  Pick up a visitor’s guide at any of the docks within the park for all the information.  Beausoleil Island features several docks to choose from for the night.  Tie up and spend the rest of the day exploring.

Midland/Penetanguishene to Beausoleil Island (approximately 6 -10 nautical miles)

Day 2

Today set sail for Massassauga Provincial Park.  Another backcountry park popular with boaters, kayakers and campers, Massassauga offers many overnight bays, and shore access through use of mooring pins, buoys and gathering areas.  There are many excellent locations to choose from.  The park map (available from the park office at 705-378-0685) along with the nautical charts and the Ports Cruising Guide can help to guide your exploration. Once you’re settled, spend some time hiking in the park and taking in some of the interpretation offered.  Please note – usage fees apply depending on your overnight plans and shore access.

Beausoleil Island to Massassauga Provincial Park (approximately 25 nautical miles – depending on location in each area)

Day 3

Indian Harbour is your destination today.  Make your way behind Bands Island to this beautiful and popular anchorage.  Cottage owners in this area ask that you respect their privacy and do not go ashore for any reason.

Massassauga Provincial Park to Indian Harbour (approximately 12 nautical miles – dependant upon location)

Day 4

Make your way back to Penetanguishene or Midland today, being sure to spend some time in this historical community before heading back home.

Indian Harbour to Midland or Penetanguishene (approximately 22 nautical miles)

Accommodation Options:

  • Little Lake Inn B&B
    669 Yonge Street, Midland
    P. 1-888-297-6130
  • Knights Inn, Midland
    751 Yonge Street, Midland
    P. 1-888-891-1190
  • 1875 A Charter's Inn
    290 Second Street, Midland
    P. 1-800-724-2979
  • Diverse Rentals and Vacations Floatel
    708 Champlain Road, PO Box 5025, Penetanguishene
    P. 705-549-2991

Dining Options:

  • Cellerman's Ale House
    337 King Street,, Midland
    P. 705-526-8223
  • Dino's Fresh Food Deli
    319 King Street,, Midland
    P. 705-526-2431
  • Henry's
    3282 Ogdens Beach Rd,, Midland
    P. 705-528-1919
  • The Boathouse Eatery
    177 King Street,, Midland
    Directions: At the Town Dock
    P. 705-527-7480
  • The Library Restaurant
    526 Hugel Street, Midland
    P. 705-528-0100
  • The Olympia
    924 King Street, Midland
    P. 705-526-9307
  • Ciboulette et Cie
    248 King Street, Midland
    P. 705-245-0410
  • The Ladybug Café
    342 King St., Midland
    P. 705-526-4851
  • Lilly's Italian Eatery
    223 King Street , Midland
    P. 705-245-0909
  • Inn at Bay Moorings
    200 Fox Street,, Penetanguishene
    P. 705-549-5237
  • Blue Sky Family Restaurant & Tavern
    32 Main Street,, Penetanguishene
    P. 705-549-8611
  • World Famous Dock Lunch
    4 Main Street,, Penetanguishene
    Directions: Penetanguishene Town Dock
    P. 705-549-8111

Things to Do:

  • Discovery Harbour
    93 Jury Drive, Penetanguishene
    P. 705-549-8064
  • Kings Wharf Theatre - Drayton Entertainment
    Location: Jury Drive
    P. 705-549-5555 / P. 1-888-449-4463
  • Martyrs' Shrine
    PO Box 7, Midland
    Location: Hwy 12 East
    P. 705-526-3788
  • Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
    Hwy 12 East, Midland
    P. 705-526-7838

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