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Residents, summer cottagers and day visitors embrace the shoreline activities the warm, clean water and beautiful coastline here offers us. Like all of the Bruce Peninsula, the unique environment here speaks to those who love and appreciate Ontario’s natural retreat.
The Bruce Peninsula’s Western Shoreline
The Oliphant coastline is complex of bays and a series of islands, known as The Fishing Islands. The islands and reefs protect the bays from intense wave energy. Due to this reduced wave action, the bays of the shoreline are fringed with coastal meadow marshes, or coastal fens, and narrow low sand beaches. The coastal fens here are considered globally rare and imperiled communities.
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. These ships carried lumber, barrels of fish and supplies.
Bruce Peninsula Boat Tours provides guided passenger boat tours aboard comfortable pontoon boats in sheltered waters of Lake Huron. The area we navigate is an archipelago of 70+ islands known locally as “The Fishing Islands”. Learn about the history, geography and incredibly beautiful natural environment in this part of South Bruce Peninsula.