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Take a Cruise on Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching or Georgian Bay

Whether you prefer to cruise the picturesque waters of Georgian Bay and Lake Couchiching, experience the rich history of the Trent Severn Waterway, or experience the rush of going full-throttle across Lake Simcoe, with so many lakes and shorelines to explore, Simcoe County delivers an unforgettable adventure for every water lover.

New to boating? Or exploring with a rental boat for the day? Perfect! Well, we have some great suggestions on where you should go to anchor, swim, and soak up all the feels that Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe have to offer.

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Lake Simcoe to Georgian Bay, we have an adventure for you!

Here is a Snapshot of Our Favourites Anchorages on Southern Georgian Bay & Lake Simcoe:

Beausoleil Island (aka. Georgian Bay Islands National Park) is one of the most accessible islands and places to anchor and hang out. Located in Honey Harbour, it is a popular destination for locals, cottagers, and boaters out of Midland and Penetanguishene harbours. Now, this island is BIG, so follow the markers in and around to help navigate through the channels, as you enter the home of Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands. Our favourite places to anchor at Beausoleil Island are: Frying Pan Bay, Lost Bay, and Ojibway Bay.
Hope & Beckwith Islands are also amazing boating destinations. Beckwith Island has a pure white sand beach and is a great place for families with young children, because the waters are very shallow and also have a pure sand bottom. Hope Island is best for explorers, as there is a huge ship wreck on the north-west side of the island that is fairly close to the waters surface (perfect for snorkelling) – but BE CAREFUL! It also is surrounded by huge boulders and is not properly marked, so enter with caution.

As for Lake Simcoe, Big Chief Island is the place to be. Boats lined up, anchored together for a non-stop party on the water. Subwoofers blaring, and floaties everywhere, this is a fun place to be. But if you’re looking for peace and quiet, we suggest you find another spot to park it for the day. Happy Boating Everyone!

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