SAILING GEORGIAN BAY - LAKE HURON
Georgian 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,
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
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.
The 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 7 to 10 day crewed charter in
order to cover the time it takes 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 crewed
charter to start and end in the North Channel (Killarney, Little Current, Gore Bay) depending on yacht
availability. Advanced reservations are needed.
For our bareboat clients who want their charter to start and end in the North Channel, a yacht repositioning fee
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
telephone (905) 715-8795 for more information and/or a personalized quotation.
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