Join us for a fully private voyage through Collingwood’s Maritime History

Discover how Collingwood was once considered “The Chicago of the North” and the rich maritime history that has shaped our identity in the past and for the future. With our smaller private tour sizes, your group get the most personable experience on the water learning and exploring the sites and places that grew into our town of Collingwood!

Our 2 hour Private Charter Lighthouse & Collingwood Heritage Tour includes visits to

  1. Collingwood Harbour - featuring the grain terminals and the shipyards dry docks

  2. Nottawasaga Island and Collingwood’s lighthouse

And includes

  1. 180 degree views of the Niagara Escarpment - a World BIOsphere

  2. Sightseeing of rare bird species at a wildlife sanctuary

  3. Crystal clear water and spectacular views

The Imperial tower on Nottawasaga Island is one of six throughout Lake Huron. Built between 1855-59 they lit the way and warned of the marine dangers that lurked beneath the water for generations. They were once a critical part of maritime navigation and now stand as reminders of our history and just how far we have come. At each location you will learn from your guide the stories about the men and women who helped shaped Collingwood and the Nottawasaga Bay’s history. Discover the glacial remains that shaped the land as you see it today, and see evidence of its place over Georgian Bay.

The Original

Lighthouse & Collingwood Heritage Tour

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  1. -Comfortable footwear

  2. -Clothing that is appropriate for the weather

Please use your own discretion when selecting clothing to participate in our tour. On cooler days in the spring and fall, you may want to bring

a light jacket or sweater. Dress in layers for the best comfort.

We do not allow smoking once you are aboard the vessel.

What to wear

Our priority is to provide each guest with a safe and enjoyable experience. Our vessel operators are trained to the highest standards and to follow

all safety procedures. All personal protection equipment is inspected daily as well as our vessels. For more information ask your Captain!


Tours will run in most weather conditions. In the case of a thunderstorm, high winds or heavy rain, we may be forced to cancel a tour.

If we decide to cancel, any deposits made for that tour will be reimbursed.

Water Conditions

Tours will run in most water conditions. In the case of larger swells beyond reasonable safety for passengers, the tour may be altered or cancelled

entirely. If we decide to cancel, any deposits made for that tour will be reimbursed.

Ultimately the Vessel Operator has the final say, using their own discretion and judgement when making these decisions.


Tour Details

Length: 2.0 Hours

$250 flat rate

2-8 passengers

private group tour

Departs daily


Reservations are required


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