Yoga Boat Tours Bruce Peninsula Boat Tours
WE HAVE A NEW BOAT!
Lots of Room for Your Family and Friends
When big families get together in the summer and want to go for a boat tour, our 6-passenger boats are often just not large enough. Therefore, Bruce Peninsula Boat Tours has purchased a 28′ Palm Beach Pontoon Boat for the 2017 season! Our new boat, Islander 2 carries 12 passengers and is very comfortable.
For groups larger than 12, group tours can always be arranged that make use of all three of our boats, to accommodate a maximum of 24 passengers. Just call us and we will help plan your special day on the water.
Our guided passenger tours depart 3X times daily from the Oliphant Dock, in South Bruce Peninsula.
Have a safe and happy summer!
BOOK ISLANDER II
Offshore Birding Excursion for Experienced Birders
Let your binoculars lead you, and we will safely facilitate your birding by boat experience.
The Bruce Peninsula is on a major North American bird migration corridor, known as the ‘Huron Fringe’. It is a must visit for birders.
We facilitate your on-water birding excursion to see nesting sites and rookeries offshore in the Fishing Islands of Lake Huron. A number of other species pass through this area. This opportunity is for experienced birders who are able to independently identify species they may encounter along with the typical heron, gull and egret found on these sites. Our operator/guides know the route and locations and can lead the way, but will not be providing birding expertise, on this particular excursion.
The area where we tour by boat includes coastal wetlands, island and mainland shoreline and nesting sites on the rocky reefs and shoals of the islands, in May and June. Some birds may remain on the nest into the first week or two of July, but there are many less birds on the nests by then.
The Huron Fringe Birding Festival which takes place at McGregor Point, just 45 km south of our departure location takes place in our region every May/June, is enjoyed by many. The 2017 festival bird count tallied 181 species. The Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory is located at Cabot Head on the Bruce Peninsula, just 60 km north. This station in North Bruce has a significant fall migration monitoring program. A total of 133 species of birds were detected in standard count area over the monitoring season.
Time: 7:00 AM (May and June)
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: Adults (16-64) – $49.50*, Seniors (65+) – $47.50*, Youth (6-15) – $39.50*
* plus HST
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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
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
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.
ZEN OUT ON LAKE HURON
“Zen Out on Lake Huron” has been a popular experience for our guests this summer! Our 1st three sessions sold out immediately, and there are only two spots left on Tuesday, Aug. 15th at 10:00 a.m.
We have added another date! Tuesday, September 5th. This boat takes 12 passengers. Again, expert instructor Elaine Tutte of Sauble Yoga will guide you through your Chair Yoga Session, aboard our boat.
This session involves motoring out to a calm, soothing location, experiencing a Chair Yoga session aboard our comfortable pontoon boats and returning to the dock. (Approximately 90 minutes.)
To book your seat on ‘Zen Out on Lake Huron’, please visit our Experiences Page to book, or call 519-372-6309.
SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2017
Autumn can provide us with some of our most beautiful days on the water. As well, our small shoreline community is quiet and peaceful… it might be just you, our boat, the water and the islands. We will continue to run well into October, weather permitting.
Consider us for your fall family get-together or corporate event, join us for some chair yoga on the boat the day the kids go back to school, or gift your significant other or parents with a gift certificate for their autumn wedding anniversary. We will continue to offer our regular tour schedule this fall, as well!
THIS SUNSET SHOT IS A 2017 FAV!
Greetings from the Bruce!
We’ve had a wonderful 2017 season… thank you for your patronage!
Islander II and Islander III have been put to bed…. Islander I gets to stay in the water a little longer.
It is hard to pick our best pictures of the year, but this sunset shot has to be one of our 2018 favourites! This was taken in Sandy Bay. (Truly… no filter, no boosting!) Besides, what a great way to show you the boat tour that could be on your 2018 gift-giving list!