By Boat

With more than 30,000 islands, Georgian Bay boasts the world’s largest freshwater archipelago and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2004. The region’s open water, secluded beach coves, and winding tributaries are a natural paradise for fishing, boating, swimming, water sports and stunning views.

Lodge guests will find canoes and kayaks at the dock and guided trips and kayak paddling programs may be booked with local instructors through the Front Desk. Fishing enthusiasts will enjoy a pure, healthy lake replete with an abundance of Bass, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Pickerel, and Perch, all of which the kitchen is pleased to cook for you.


Spanning 347,000 protected hectares from Port Severn to the French River, the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) is an international eco model of open water, sheltered bays, islands, coastal wetlands, bedrock shores, sand and cobble beaches, lush foliage and forests. Integrating protected areas (provincial and national parks) with surrounding buffer zones (Crown Lands) and communities that support sustainable development, the Biosphere is home to more than 1,000 distinct, often rare, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and plants including Eastern Wolves and Foxes, Snapping Turtles, Eagles, Warblers and Butterflies.


The natural beauty of Georgian Bay can be enjoyed from this somewhat touristy 550-passenger ship designed with a shallow draft that allows for navigating narrow channels and shallow island shorelines. Guided narration, comfortable indoor seating, panoramic viewing windows, al fresco observation decks, and an on-board café enhance the splendid views. June 1st to mid-October (Thanksgiving Monday).

➢ 2 hour Morning Inner Islands cruise I Adults $26 / Children $13
➢ 3 hour Afternoon Outer Islands cruise I Adults $36 / Children $18


Glenn Burney Lodge’s one to three hour boat excursions allow guests to explore the Bay’s picturesque Islands in private groups on smaller crafts that access areas larger cruise ships can’t navigate. Capped with lunch stops, or catered picnics, there is a four person minimum; meal costs not included.

Lake & Islands

Chart the nooks and crannies of the Inner and Outer Islands along with some open Big Water spots and the channels to the west of Parry Island.

➢ 3.5 hours I $60 per person.

Snug Harbour

Take a speedboat jaunt out to Snug Harbor, North of Parry Sound, where Gilly’s Restaurant specializes in local seafood.

➢ 3.5 hours I $55 per person.

Craganmor Point

Cruise through the South Channel before stopping for a bite to eat at Craganmor Point restaurant.

➢ 3 hours I $45 per person

Rose Island and Killbear Point

Spend the day at the beautiful beaches of Killbear Provincial Park.

➢ Full day I $30 per person

Henry’s World Famous Fish & Chips on Frying Pan Island

Tour the South Channel and stop at Henry’s for the best fish lunch on Georgian Bay.

➢ 3.5 hours I $60 per person.