Small-Group Boat Tour Experiences
For locals and visitors who want to stay away from the crowds, chat with local guides and make more memories on the Bruce!
Reserve Tours in Advance
Bruce Peninsula Boat Tours can be booked online or by calling 519-372-6309. Please call for same day reservations.
Island Tours depart from Oliphant:
Oliphant Government Dock, 13 km north of Sauble Beach, 13 km west of Wiarton
River Tours depart from Sauble Beach:
Sauble River Boat Launch, 3.5 km north of downtown Sauble Beach, 20 km southwest of Wiarton
Bruce Peninsula Boat Tours provides guided passenger boat tours aboard comfortable pontoon boats in two locations. We tour in sheltered waters of Lake Huron, departing from Oliphant, ON, through a series of 70+ islands known locally as “The Fishing Islands”. We also tour in the Sauble River, in Sauble Beach, ON. Learn about the history, geography and incredibly beautiful natural environment in this part of South Bruce Peninsula.
There are 6000 shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, and 69 of them area around The Bruce Peninsula. 20 of these ships found their watery grave in rocky shoals and bays of The Fishing Islands. Bruce Peninsula Boat Tours visits two of these wrecks on our tours that depart from Oliphant. These ships carried lumber, barrels of fish and supplies.
The Bruce Peninsula’s Western Shoreline
From the magnificent sandy shores of Sauble Beach and the winding course of the Sauble River up, to the warm, shallow bays of Oliphant and The Fishing Islands, and across to the indigo blue waters of Wiarton’s Colpoy’s Bay and cliffs, the shores and waterways of South Bruce Peninsula possess their own kind of magic.
The west side of the Bruce Peninsula is much different that the east side. While the beautiful Niagara Escarpment dominates the east side, the gradual incline of bedrock that extends out under Lake Huron on the west side, has created a location with much shallower, warm water, sandy beaches, with some areas of exposed bedroom.
Residents, summer cottagers and day visitors embrace the shoreline activities the warm, clean water and beautiful coastline here offers us. From the soft coastal fens of Olphant, to the 11 km of sand on Sauble’s Beach’s shores, we offer many water-based activities, including swimming, sailing, boating, snorkelling, paddling and kitesurfiing. Like all of the Bruce Peninsula, the unique environment here speaks to those who love and appreciate Ontario’s natural retreat.
After Your Tour
Don’t know what to do after your tour? There are many activities and fun things for you to do in South Bruce Peninsula, after your tour to finish off your day.
Enjoy the shoreline and shops of Wiarton or Sauble Beach, or meander our backroads to find our hidden gems.