Diving & Snorkeling

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Tobermory & The Bruce Peninsula

Lime stone cliffs towering just above the shoreline of Georgian Bay, sandy beaches, Islands, and protected harbours along Lake Huron shores. You will never run out of adventure on the Bruce Peninsula, inland lakes, rivers, and waterfalls will make your outdoor paddling adventure a lasting memory when you return back to reality.

There are several rental locations that will be able to outfit you with all the necessary gear for your paddle. The Bruce Peninsula also has a few businesses that can provide a guided tour.

An experienced guide can provide you with a trip based on your desires. They can also ensure you have been properly outfitted, and they will be able to ascertain developing weather patterns. 

The cliff and cove shoreline of the Niagara Escarpment around Tobermory and the Bruce Peninsula National Park offer a gorgeous paddle - but this is for more experienced paddlers.  Lake Huron can be a little more hospitable for the kayak paddlers, and even for the canoe if you stay close to shore. Venturing out into more open water, however, is recommended only for an experienced paddler. The waters around the peninsula can be unpredictable. Please make sure you check the local marine forecasts. 

River paddling is also a great sport on the Bruce Peninsula. The Rankin River route begins at Sky Lake on Red Bay Road and ends 18 km beyond at Sauble Falls. This is historical paddle.


Some locations to rent boats:

  • Summer House Park  - Miller Lake
  • On The Water Kayaks - Tobermory
  • Suntrail Source for Adventure - (519) 935-2478
  • Bruce Outfitters - (416) 830-4715
  • Cedar Grove Cottage - (519) 596-2267 - Cameron Lake
  • Thorncrest Outfitters-(519) 596-8908 - Tobermory
  • Sauble Falls Provincial Park - (519) 422-1952



KNOW before you go

  • Come prepared. The water can be cold any time of year.
  • If you are snorkeling, wear a swim shirt - it is cold, and the sun can be strong!
  • Respect the local rules. 
  • Take nothing with you but memories and photos
  • The wrecks in Big Tub Harbour are frequented by the tour boats. Please respect them and move out of their way. 
  • If you are bringing your own kayaks/canoes - please use one of the public access points located here. You will likely need to drive to a parking spot after, as parking is limited in many locations. 

Suggested Beginners Routes

Rankin River Route 
Sauble River

Suggested Intermediate Route

Suggested Expert Route

  • Bruce Peninsula National Park
  • Lion’s Head 
  • Paddle to Flowerpot Island
  • Dyer's Bay - Wingfield Basin

These last routes are on Georgian Bay - care MUST be taken. These paddles are suggested only for very eperoienced paddlers. 

Divers Den Snorkeling Tours and Private charters

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Bruce Anchor Cruises

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Blue Heron Cruises

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MS Chi-Cheemaun

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