Kayaking & Canoeing

Kayaking and Canoeing Tobermory & The Saugeen Bruce Peninsula


Some locations to rent boats:

KNOW before you go

  • Come prepared. The water can be cold any time of year. It can also be very very dangerous. Always wear personal floatation devices at all times. If you have never paddled before we suggest you learn prior to paddling anywhere on the Great Lakes.
  • 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 experienced paddlers

Bruce Anchor Cruises

Tobermory, Tobermory


MS Chi-Cheemaun

Tobermory, Tobermory


Blue Heron Cruises

Tobermory, Tobermory


Fathom Five Fishing and Private Tours

Explore the waters of the beautiful Bruce Peninsula