Welcome boaters!

South Georgian Bay is considered one of the best areas for summer cruising in the world. The rugged beauty invites a lingering cruise among it’s 30,000-island archipelago. This area is pristine and unspoiled. The granite rock formations and windswept eastern white pine are characteristic of the islands and much of the shoreline of the bay.

The bay has attracted recreational boaters since the 1850’s. Wealthy families from Toronto were among the first to understand the joy of summer cruising. Cruisers enjoyed the slow summer days, dining, and playing while gazing at the beautiful coastlines. Throughout the season, luxurious yachts could be seen running and tacking across the water.

Facilities and services

The bay is home to dozens of ports of call, private marinas, and public harbour services. You’ll be able to find a beautiful spot close to the best that our communities have to offer in dining, shopping, and convenience. The convenient locations and outstanding amenities make South Georgian Bay port and dock services a top destination of choice for boaters.

  • Dry boat storage
  • Fuel
  • Liveaboard
  • Haulout facilities
  • Oil recycling
  • Pump out stations
  • Repair services

South Georgian Bay Marinas

Boat ramps & launches

A local’s guide to anchorages

Beckwith Island is a wonderful spot for swimming with feature clear water and sand bottoms with good holding. The island is a pristine ecological model with sand beaches and over 800 acres to explore. It is undeveloped except for simple outhouses for picnickers, campers, and boaters. Overnight campers must obtain permission in advance from the Beausoleil First Nation on Christian Island. Map

Windfield Basin is located on the northeast corner of the Bruce Peninsula, in Cabot Head Provincial Park. The basin is a natural harbour with excellent protection from wind in all directions. The area is well-marked with navigation bouys. The bottom is mud and clay with very good holding and a minimum depth of 8-12′ on the west side of the basin. It’s an ideal refuge in heavy weather. Map

Big Tub Harbour is part of the village of Tobermory and within the Fathom Five National Marine Park. It has 40′ of water with a mud bottom. Day rates at the wharf make this a convenient and safe place to tie-up for shopping.

General rules for our waterways

  • Be environmentally responsible
  • Practice safe boating
  • Harbours and marinas are “no wake zones”
  • Do not discharge black water or bilge

Meaford Harbour and Marina

Sailing in Georgian Bay

We have listing with docks and small craft moorage. Contact us today for information.