"Hike ‘n Sail: Sleeping Giant"
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  • Sleeping Giant's head looking across Sawyers bay. Sailboat Frodo anchored in the bay.
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  • Shrouded in fog, the head of the Sleeping Giant.
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Skill Level

Stamina to be sailing for up to 2.5 hours, possible waves in excess of 3 ft, for short periods. Moving in and around the sailboat. Disembarking into a dingy to get to shore. Hiking on moderate, advanced and expert trails.

Pricing

$995.00 per group of up to 6 persons.
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (9 hrs)
Park access fees included

*longer excursions see “Details”

Max 6 persons for day trips, 5 persons for overnight
(unless camping ashore)
13% HST not included

995.00

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Sailing around Lake Superior’s Canadian shores is an Ontario Signature Experience! Located about 13 Nautical Miles east of the city out across the Bay of Thunder Bay lies the Sleeping Giant, the large landmass at the end of the Sibley peninsula. The Sleeping Giant is an icon and mascot to Thunder Bay. It resembles an extraordinarily large person lying on their back, toes extended and arm folded across the chest. Known as Nanabijou to the local Anishinaabe, this giant was turned to stone when the secret location of the old silver mine now known as Silver Islet was disclosed to the white men. OR as another legend has it, was turned to stone in punishment for sinking the white men’s boat and drowning them to keep the silver mine safe. The Sibley Peninsula contains a unique red sandstone sedimentary rock formation that dates back 1.5 billion years. At Thunder Cape, the very tip of the Sibley Peninsula, there is a migratory bird observatory open to visitation. Trails up to the top of the Giant offer spectacular views of the surrounding area.

Experience the crystal clear waters and magnificent vistas of the world’s largest freshwater lake. Embark on a day adventure sailing trip out past the Welcome Islands to Sawyers Bay located behind the Giants head. Hike through the boreal forest stop atop the high cliffs, 1000 feet above the water, to view the expanse of Superior’s open water. The hike up the giant will take you about 60-90+ min each way at a non stop walking pace. The head trail is considered an extreme trail. (2.5 hrs return as tested by fit millennials) The chest moderate to a advanced. (3 hrs return, as tested by two 8 year olds and a mid 50 yr old captain) The views are magnificent. You may want a quick dip in the lake after finishing your hike. Each excursion is unique, as Lake Superior always has something to say about what you will see and which direction you will take. Always an abundance of wind for sailing but rarely the same direction or force.

Take an extended excursion with an overnight on the boat in Sawyers Bay at the base of the 1000ft Giant. Or book a two night trip that then moves on to Thompson Island the next day.

See extended trip prices under the “Detail” panel.

 

 

Details

Trail walking is self guided Expect a three hour return hike.
Water voyage guided by a seasoned captain. included
Generous provisions aboard. Upon request $30/person/day
Bit longer 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM $1095.00
Extended 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM $1195.00
Overnight 4:00 PM - 1:30 PM+1 $1495.00
Day and a Half 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM+1 $1795.00
Two Day 4:00 PM - 1:30 PM+2 $2495:00
Park access fees Included

Schedule

Monday Daily by request
Tuesday Daily by request
Wednesday Daily by request
Thursday Daily by request
Friday Daily by request
Saturday Daily by request
Sunday Daily by request

Policies

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