SAILING GEORGIAN BAY - LAKE HURON

Sailing Georgian BayGeorgian Bay is a large northeastern extension of Lake Huron separated from Lake Huron by Manitoulin Island and by the Bruce Peninsula and forms part of the old voyageur’s trading route from Montreal to the northwest. Georgian Bay is also home of the world renowned 30,000 Islands, which harbour unlimited possibilities for sailing Georgian Bay, overnight anchorages, stretching from Parry Sound to Midland, Ontario.

 
At the south end of the Bay, there are hundreds of great anchorages within close proximity from our Charter Base. Most notably, Beausoleil Island, a National Park of Canada, has many secluded anchorages with sandy beaches and many miles of hiking trails to explore the Island and its wildlife. These near-by anchorages are ideal for Full-day, Half-day, Weekend, and Overnight charters.

The well marked Small Craft Channel meanders all around Georgian Bay providing thousands of protected places to anchor along its route. As an alternative to traversing the Small Craft Channel, guests can enjoy sailing Georgian Bay on its open waters making it an exhilarating experience.

Did you know Georgian Bay....

  • Is truly a unique Canadian fresh water paradise often designated as the Sixth Great lake. It is the most pristine of all the Great Lakes and supports biodiversity and important wetland habitat.
  • Has two United Nations (UNESCO) designated Biosphere Reserves - the Bruce Peninsula and the 30,000 Islands which is the largest archipelago in the world.
  • Is Canada’s only Fresh Water ECO Museum (the Georgian Bay Eco Museum).
    Covers 15,000 sq. km. and is home to three Canadian National Parks and sixteen Ontario Provincial Parks.

NORTH CHANNEL (MANITOULIN ISLAND):

The North Channel of Lake Huron encompasses the northern shores of Manitoulin Island to the southern shores of the mainland. It is recognized as a boater paradise by many boating magazines and boating elite, with over thousands of islands and countless secluded coves, bays and inlets. Towns, marinas and resorts dot the vast stretches of wilderness shoreline in one of the top five freshwater sailing areas of the world. This trip introduces guests to North America’s only fjord, Baie Finn, a ten-mile long fjord surrounded by solid white quartzite of the Cloche Mountain range that is one of the oldest ranges on the planet. It extends from Mt. McBean in the West, to Killarney Provincial Park on the East.

Sailing Georgian BayThe Cloche Mountain range was once as high as the Rocky Mountains. Over millions of years of erosion, all the other rocks have weathered away thus exposing the solid white quartzite rock. One million years ago, the ice age, advancing and retreating four times over, scoured the quartzite peaks, stripping them of soil, grinding and scarring their surfaces, and leaving behind sand, gravel, and boulders.

The North Channel is also home of the world famous Benjamin Islands, where some of the oldest rocks on earth have been dated. The many islands of pink granite rocks combined with the luster of the white quartz mountain range makes for breathtaking landscapes that inspired the Group of Seven painters.
 
Guests would need to book a minimum of a one week charter in order have adequate time to sail to the North Channel from our Charter Base at the Bay Port Yachting Centre in Midland, Ontario.

Alternatively, COSMOS Yacht Charters can arrange for your charter to start and end in the North Channel (Killarney, Little Current, Gore Bay) depending on yacht availability. Advanced reservations are needed.

Please contact us at info@cosmosyachtcharters.com or telephone (905) 715-8795 for more information and/or a personalized quotation.

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