Thunder Bay Harbour Tours

Enjoy a new perspective on the uniqueness of the harbour. Our knowledgeable captains and crew will bring you up close and personal with the true essence of the Port of Thunder Bay.

Sharing facts about the history of the region and stories of yesteryear, the 90 minute Harbour Tour shows sides of Thunder Bay rarely experienced.

  • Departures: 16h00, 18h00, 20h00
  • From $35- $69 + HST per person
  • Duration: 90 mins
  • Big Catamaran
    Capacity: Maximum 24 persons
  • Licensed: Local craft beer and select wines

    Available onboard for sale by cash or credit. 

What a great experience! From calling to ask about our options to showing up and being greeted with a smile, to the breathtaking tour and information that our captain told us about the area! It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Leanne was our captain and a fun and talented sailor. I would recommend this company to everyone.
Arlene, via TripAdvisor

Tour Highlights

  • The views are outstanding, and our onboard guides will entertain you with facts and history about the Thunder Bay harbour and Lake Superior. Massive grain elevators, miles of break-wall, lighthouses, seagoing vessels and of course the Sleeping Giant.

  • Local craft beer or fine wine is available from our liquor licensed vessels. An assortment of snacks are available, or preorder a cheese tray and it will be served during the tour. 

  • Enjoy our catamaran, the "Welcome", as you gain a fresh perspective of the City of Thunder Bay and Lake Superior.

Capacity and
Departure Times

  • Departure times: 16h00, 18h00, 20h00 
    Family pricing in effect for the 16h00 tour.

  • Maximum 24 persons

  • Availability: The 16h00 tour offers family pricing. As tours sell out, additional departure times will become available. 

  • Walk-on bookings: Walk-on passengers are welcome as long as capacity allows. Come down to the dock where a crew member will be happy to welcome you aboard! We encourage advance online bookings to ensure a spot onboard. 

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6PM and 8PM Pricing

  • $69 + HST per person (all passengers) no pets

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4PM Pricing + HST

  • $69 Adult
    $59 Senior (65+)
    $49 Youth (17 and under) 
    $35 Child (10 and under)
    Infant/under two are free with a paying passenger over the age of 15, 1:1 ratio.

  • $59 Students
    (any student: college uni or high school)

  • $177 Family special 
    Two adults, two youth or children. 

  • $88.50 Single + 1
    One adult and one person 17 or under

  • $5 Pet, collected cash at the dock.
    One very well behaved dog on a leash

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Amenities & Facilities

PROHIBITED: Smoking, e-cigarettes, vaping
PROHIBITED: Cannabis use
PROHIBITED: bring your own alcohol
PROHIBITED: high-heeled shoes
Non-Accessible
AVAILABLE: onboard washroom
AVAILABLE: Bilingual
AVAILABLE: All weather (rain or shine)
AVAILABLE: PFDs provided
AVAILABLE: Bicycle storage / parking
ALLOWED: Children
ALLOWED: Pets (dogs allowed with captain's consent)
  • Bicycle storage/parking
  • Sanitized Personal Floatation Devices 
  • Onboard Restrooms 
  • Bilingual Services (by request) 
  • Children
  • Personal Bluetooth speaker/music
  • Decorations
  • Dogs (with prior captain consent) 
  • Smoking of any kind
  • Vaping/ e-cigarettes 
  • Cannabis use 
  • Bringing your own alcohol
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are There Age Restrictions?

Sailing charters are an adventure for all; from the young to the young at heart. For anyone under 2 years of age we ask that you bring a PFD (personal flotation device) along and know that they’ll be seated with you for the duration of the tour. If you don’t have one, we will supply one upon arrival. Anyone 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult and will be supplied with a sanitized PFD upon arrival.

With private Zodiac tours, similar rules apply. Everyone is welcome with special considerations taken by the crew to maintain a safe, comfortable and exciting environment. Those under 2 will be asked to come with a properly fitted PFD while the rest of the group will be supplied with one upon arrival. The route and intensity of the ride will remain at the Captain’s discretion to ensure safety for all.

On mixed or non private Zodiac tours we do limit the age and size of children, and may even recommend some adults take a pass.  This is because the ride is advertised as a thrill speed ride and we will be heading out into the lake to meet any conditions that arise. Customers are expecting this and we cannot safety take small children into these conditions.

*Zodiac trips may not be suitable for pregnant women or those with serious neck or back pain. Let us know at the time of booking and we’ll help you find the perfect tour to experience this great lake! Trips up the Kaministiqua river are generally very relaxed and can be enjoyed by everyone.

What Happens If It Rains?

Part of the wonder of the Lake is its ever changing conditions; the weather is no exception. Unless there is substantial thunder and lightning just prior to the tour and a ‘Small Craft Advisory’ issued by Environment Canada, everything will remain as scheduled. Be sure to monitor the weather prior to the tour and bring appropriate attire to stay as comfortable as possible. Our captains have the final say and will reach out to you in the case of a postponed tour. 

 If it starts to rain mid tour, we have covered spaces to shelter you, come in and let the captain and crew brave the weather. Some of the best photographs and images are when the weather puts on a show.

Can I Smoke and/or Participate in Recreational Drugs on Tour?

To maintain the safety and awareness of everyone onboard, no smoking/vaping or recreational drug use of any kind is permitted when on the vessels, or on any of the adjacent docks or waiting areas. Failure to follow this rule will cause the immediate end of your tour and return to the dock. Any fares will be forfeit.

Booking Terms and Conditions

See our complete Booking and Refund Policy.

Activity Level Breakdown

Light

Characterized by travel mostly on hard-packed dirt trails or build boardwalks, these tours focus on elements of relaxation and leisure.  

Moderate

Incorporating elements of leisure and physical challenge, this activity level breakdown requires slightly above average physicality. Delivering intermittent challenge and welcomed retreat, these tours combine the best of both. 

Difficult

Delivering a challenge, this categorization is equivalent to a black diamond rating. Incorporating steep switch backs and significant variations in elevation, these hikes require advanced physical fitness. 

Very Difficult

For those adventurers seeking more of a challenge, these such tours demand extensive dedication and physical exertion. Leading to breathtaking views and soaring heights, the unforgiving terrain and winding trails confront even the most avid hikers. 

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