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Peter and Donna Stewart Owners and Guides

Peter and Donna and their families, have a long history on the Bruce Peninsula. The descendants of lumbering pioneers, their roots run deep. They and their families tell tales that include the the land of the peninsula and their days spent enjoying the waters of Lake Huron, Georgian Bay and the Sauble River. Ask them sometime about their first few dates!

The Stewarts spent much of their youth and adult lives with their children enjoying the water from the family cottage and home in Oliphant, ON. Many years of experience in powerboats, sailing vessels and small craft, led Peter to began running tours of The Fishing Islands of Lake Huron in 2005. He thoroughly enjoyed sharing this beautiful place and our history, and could imagine nowhere else he would rather be in his retirement than on the water.

Peter and Donna love sharing stories of the past and fostering an appreciation for our local environment. They love being on the water, and helping others to safely and enjoyably experience it, too.

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Peter and Donna’s Marine Certifications:

PCOC (Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card)
MED (Marine Emergency Duties) A3
2 Day Marine First Aid + CPR
SVOP (Small Vessel Operator’s Proficiency)

Dylan Rea Guide

Dylan’s family have had a cottage on Lonely Island for generations, and are now permanent residents on our only island that is easily accessible year-round via a causeway. As a youth, Dylan spent his summers on the waters of Lake Huron swimming, sailing, boating and kitesurfing while he worked summer jobs in the tourism industry in Sauble Beach. He weaves the stories of his youth, his background here and his knowledge of the area into tours that are conducted safety and with enthusiasm!

Dylan is presently studying Creative Writing at the Master’s level at the University of Saskatchewan. We have a suspicion that his experiences on the water, have worked their way into his psyche and may ultimately appear in his future publications!

We can only imagine how much Dylan misses Lake Huron during the winter, and welcome him back to the area each spring to entertain our visitors.

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Marine Certifications:

PCOC (Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card)
MED (Marine Emergency Duties) A3
2 Day First Aid + CPR

Cole McKinnon Guide

Cole’s family have had cottages in The Fishing Islands for generations, and are also some of our few year-round residents that access the islands via argo and jet-boat when the ice is frozen. Cole and his extended family make up a number of our regular summer residents. He spent the summers of his youth operating a variety of watercraft, in a variety of conditions on Lake Huron.

Cole is presently studying Business at Langara College in British Columbia. We look forward to his return to the islands every summer, and know our guests enjoy his personality knowledge of the area and capable boating skills.

Tour_Guide_Cole_McKinnon

Marine Certifications:

PCOC (Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card)
MED (Marine Emergency Duties) A3
2 Day Marine First Aid + CPR

Michael McMillan Guide

Mike and his family have visited and lived in the Red Bay area of the Lake Huron shoreline, for years. As a teenager, Mike plied our local waters fishing, boating and sailing and and worked at a local resort we pass by on our tours. Ask him how the girls at Evergreen Resort enjoyed his Buddy Holly glasses and guitar strumming skills, many years ago! Mike’s years of experience on local waters, knowledge of area and wildlife here, and his great story-telling abilities makes him a very enjoyable and capable guide. You will be safety transported around the islands, while “Magic Mike” shares his knowledge of our area.

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Marine Certifications:

PCOC (Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card)
MED (Marine Emergency Duties) A3
2 Day Marine First Aid + CPR

Bruce Peninsula Boat Tours

18 Shoreline Ave.
South Bruce Peninsula
Ontario N0H 2T0

Email: TheStewarts@brucepeninsulaboattours.com
Phone: +1(519) 372-6309

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