Boating / Marina / Sailing


With the Flow


The coast of Georgian Bay is practically exotic with its giant rock walls and clear, turquoise water. The cliffs around Tobermory are not to be missed, even if you’re just passing through en route to Killarney, the North Channel or Manitoulin Island. You’ll also want to sail around the uninhabited islands of Fathom Five National Marine Park, look for shipwrecks, photograph Cove Island Lighthouse, and stop for a hike on Flowerpot Island.

On the Lake Huron side of the Bruce Peninsula the shoreline features an inviting succession of long beaches and quiet coves. No boat? No problem. Chartering is popular on the Bruce Peninsula.

Magical Moorings

Pull up, stay a while. Our marinas are not just well supplied and service oriented, they’re well placed ¬– many in the heart of communities. Here are some insights to favorite docks and coves:

•    On Lake Huron, near downtown Kincardine, the Kincardine Marina is steps from the French Bistro Fare at Harbour Street Brasserie.

•    Huge ice cream cones are served at the Port Elgin Marina. Also, the adjacent 10-km-long beach plays host to a flea market, penny carnival, and Sunday night band shell concert.

•    A short walk from Lion’s Head Marina is the Lion’s Head Inn with its English pub and beach view patio.

•    The Tobermory Marina lies in the heart of town amidst all the action. You can enjoy fine dining at the Grandview, catch live music at the Crow’s Nest, pick up hand-made fudge from the Sweet Shop and enjoy shopping among the many boutiques. Here also, the Big Tub Resort has their own marina, welcoming to all. Sit on the patio, order pizza and look down on the shipwrecks in the harbour.

•    At the Wiarton Marina there’s direct access onto the Bruce Trail, which leads to Spirit Rock, about 20 minutes north. The intriguing conservation area features stone ruins and a spiral staircase on the Niagara Escarpment. 

•    One of the most scenic moorings on the Georgian Bay coast is Sydney Bay, embraced by the Niagara Escarpment on both sides.

•    The serene shelter of Wingfield Basin at Cabot Head is a birding hotspot where you can also see the ruins of a 10-ton tow barge. A short path leads to the Cabot Head Lighthouse.

Bluewater Park Boat Launch

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519-534-1400

310 William St

Wiarton

By The Bay Resort

By The Bay Resort

519-793-3317

817 Pike Bay Rd

Pike Bay

Kincardine Marina

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519-396-4336

736 Huron Terrace

Kincardine

Lion's Head Marina

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519-793-4060

1 Dock St

Lion's Head

Little Red Bay Marina

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519-534-3306

155 Resort Rd

Red Bay

Little Tub Boat Launch

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519-596-2452

Little Tub harbour

Tobermory

Murdoch McKenzie Ltd

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519-534-1017

27 Oliphant Way

Wiarton

Peninsula Marine

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519-793-3122

158 Stokes Bay Rd

Lion's Head

Point Clark Boat Launch

Point Clark Boat Launch

519-395-3313

End of Lighthouse Road

Point Clark

Point Clark Marina

Point Clark Marina

519-395-2909

Point Clark

Port Elgin Harbour

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519-832-6535

100 Harbour St

Port Elgin

Sauble River Boat Launch

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519-422-1262

King Edward St

Sauble Beach

Sauble River Marina & Lodge Resort

Sauble River Marina & Lodge Resort

519-422-1762

18 Marina Avenue

Sauble Beach

Stokes Bay Boat Launch

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519-592-5648

260 Tamarac Rd

Stokes Bay

Tobermory Harbour Marina

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519-596-2731

33 Carlton St

Tobermory

Wiarton Marina

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519-534-1301

827 Bayview St

Wiarton