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Georgian Bay Islands National Park


Boat Trips to Georgian Bay Islands National Park

Daytripper Boat Service
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All aboard the DayTripper for an invigorating cruise over sparkling water to Beausoleil Island in Georgian Bay Islands National Park! Enjoy the scenic 15-minute boat ride to begin your adventure, whether you’re staying over in a cabin, oTENTik or making a day visit to hike, bike, swim and picnic.

Go South or North... Which is best for you?

Family on the Stone Chair
The Stone Chair
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Cedar Spring
(South end of Beausoleil Island)

The Cedar Spring area is the hub of activity for the Georgian Bay Islands National Park. Here, you’ll find waterfront cabin rentals, shoreline campsites, mountain bike rentals, a welcome centre, interpretive programs, picnic shelters, swimming beaches and easy trails for hiking and biking.

Chimney Bay
(North end of Beausoleil Island)

Dock at Chimney Bay
Chimney Bay
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The northern part of the island is more wild and rugged, boasting the best hiking trails and scenery in the park – with breathtaking views out over the islands of Georgian Bay! You’ll see the granite bedrock, clear blue water and windswept white pines that inspired the famous Group of Seven artists. There are plenty of spots to stop for a scenic picnic or dip in the bay.

DayTripper Reservations: Call 705-526-8907 for reservations (strongly recommended) or more information. Please note that pets are not permitted on the DayTripper.


Visitor Schedule 2016

Summer (June 17 – September 5)
Open daily.

Spring (May 20 – June 16) and Fall (September 6 – October 10)
Open 5 days per week (closed on Wednesday and Thursday).

Day Visitors to Cedar Spring
 Depart from Honey Harbour  Return boat leaves Cedar Spring
 10:30 am  2:30 pm 
 12:00 pm  4:30 pm
 1:00 pm  5:30 pm

 Day Visitors to Chimney Bay (north end of Beausoleil Island)
Depart from Honey Harbour Return boat from Chimney Bay
 1:00 pm  5:30 pm

oTENTik Guests (Cedar Spring campground)
Arrival Day:
Depart from Honey Harbour
Departure Day:
Return boat from Cedar Spring
 2:00 pm  12:30 pm

Cabin Guests
Arrival Day:
Depart from Honey Harbour
Departure Day:
Return boat from Cedar Spring
 3:00 pm  11:00 am 

Campers - How to get to the park?
Access to the park is by boat only. Due to the limited capacity of our DayTripper shuttle boat service, Georgian Bay Islands National Park is not able to transport tent campers to Beausoleil Island. The following private businesses offer water taxi services for campers. Please contact them for details:

CNC Marina: 705-794-5059
Georgian Bay Solutions: 705-627-2664
Georgian Bay Water Services: 705-627-3062
Honey Harbour Boat Club: 705-756-2411