Thunder Bay Private Catamaran ADVENTURES

Rent the catamaran and enjoy a new perspective on the uniqueness of the harbour. Hire your own captain* or choose from a selection or approved knowledgeable captains and crew, they 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.

Trips of 4 to 6 hours are perfect for travelling out to and around the Welcome Islands, or up the shoreline towards Silver Harbour, Amethyst Harbour and Caribou Island.

Trips of or 9.5 hours are for groups of up to 16 person and can head out to the Sleeping Giant, or Spar Island for hiking, swimming exploring by shuttle RHIB, kayaks or SUPs. Ask Chef Jenn to  cater.

* Until full certification by Transport Canada the SV Welcome is considered a bareboat rental. This means it can only be used as a recreational vessel. In simple terms, alcohol can only be consumed while at the dock or at anchor, you charter and hire an insured approved captain, either with our suggestions or on your own.

  • Departures: All day from as early as 8:00 AM
  • Starting at $1295 for a 105 minute tour with up to 12 guests, then tiered pricing to 32 guests and as long as 9.5 hours
  • Duration: 90 mins to 9.5 hrs
  • Big Catamaran
    Capacity: Maximum 32 persons
  • Unlicensed: BYOB (Red wine prohibited).
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. (Welcome catamaran licensing in progress)

  • 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: 08h00 and on depending on your choice of tour.

  • To a maximum 32 persons, trip length and destination determines capacity. 

  • Walk-on bookings: NO. these tours must be prebooked.

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Ready to Book?

All bookings are private group only.

  • 105 MIN

    Up to 12 persons, $1295,
    Up to 18, $1545,
    Up to 24, $1845,
    Up to 32, $2245.


  • 2.5 Hours

    Up to 16 Persons, $1795,
    Up to 24, $2095,
    Up to 32, $2395.


  • 4 Hours

    Up to 16, $2795,
    Up to 24, $3195,
    Up to 32, $3395.


  • 6 Hours

    Up to 16, $3995,
    Up to 24, $4995,
    Up to 32, $5595.


  • 9.5 Hours

    9.5 Hours up to 16 persons, $5695.
    Take me to the dedicated booking page

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

Amenities & Facilities

PROHIBITED: Smoking, e-cigarettes, vaping
PROHIBITED: Cannabis use
PROHIBITED: bring your own alcohol
PROHIBITED: high-heeled shoes
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

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

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