Keen for an adventure by boat this summer? Boats are the coolest place to be when the sun is out, offering unique perspectives of your surroundings, wind in your hair and proximity to the water. Ontario’s Great Lakes are not only beautiful but offer you the chance to get on the boat for an awesome adventure. Below are five options for a high-speed cruise!
I. Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
With guests raving about Whirlpool Jet Boat tours such as, “This ride is awesome, you have to do it. And it isn’t just for the young, it’s for the young at heart!” Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours is a must do. The tour is an exciting trip on Niagara River -including into the famous whirlpool – but be prepared to get soaking wet! The trip lasts around 45 minutes, with only a small group of 40 people per tour. It’s a beautiful way to get acquainted with the falls!
Cost: Adult $73.95, Child (6-12) $44.95
Address: 55 River Frontage Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
1. Tobermory Wave Adventures
Get ready for the trip of your lifetime with Wave Adventures. At Wave Adventure, they are all about options! That’s why they offer a fleet of vessels catered specifically to your interests and wants, ranging from high-speed catamarans to large, relaxing vessels. The tour focuses on magnificent Flowerpot Island with its interesting caves, rock pillars and wildlife and the Grotto of beautiful Lake Huron. The tours are small groups, but you can opt for a private tour too! This allows for more customization, including destinations and activities of your choice!
AND there is no need to book a parking ticket or brave the crowds to get to the Grotto at Ontario’s busiest National park.
Cost: Adult $55/Child $48/Senior $50
Address: 1 Bay St, Tobermory
2. Tobermory Flash Tours – Tobermory Cruise Line
Don’t forget your (waterproof!) cameras as you take shoot across the water on an open jet boat taking in Fathom Five National Marine Park, Flowerpot Island, Big Tub, Cove Island Lighthouses, the Niagara Escarpment and The Grott of Bruce Peninsula National Park.
Cost: Adults (Age 18 to 64) – $39.95 + HST
Youths (Age 4 to 17) – $32.95 + HST
Seniors (Age 65 and over) – $37.95 + HST
Address: 53 Bay Street South, Tobermory
3. Tobermory Crusader – The Bruce Anchor
Experience the magic of the Fathom Five National Marine Park, a National Marine Conservation Area in the Georgian Bay part of the pristine Lake Huron on Tobemory Crusader. The Bruce Anchors boat, interestingly, is all glass bottomed, which means aboard you can get unique views of the deep blue below. The tours take you to visit two very visible shipwrecks, lighthouse, around Flowerpot Island and optionally, to Beachy Cove, where guests are allowed to disembark for their own adventure!
Cost: 2021 TBA
Address: 61 Front Street, Tobermory
III. Wildcat Cruises – 1000 Islands and Seaway Cruises
Feeling wild?! Wildcat Cruises help you experience the 1,000 Island area like never before, aboard their high-speed catamaran “The Wildcat,” which will take you soaring at up to 70km/hour. The views are outstanding and can even be heightened by a treat or two from the on-boat beverage and snack bar! Another wonderful feature is that you’ll learn about the surrounding area from your knowledgeable guide, who provides quick whited, information about the surrounding areas. Choose your adventure, which is good fun for the whole family, of either one hour or two.
Address: 30 Block House Island Pkwy. Brockville
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