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MS Chi-Cheemaun

Address: 8 Eliza Street, Tobermory, Ontario NOH 2RO, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Tobermory
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Transportation
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Type: Ferries/ Boats, Transportation

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Whether you're traveling across Ontario or just want to view the sites from the observation deck this is the best way to enjoy a fun day in Tobermory. Vehicle loading is fast and it really is a relaxing way to avoid extra driving. There is breakfast onboard, and a gift shop. Also lots of history to read.

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This was my first trip on the Chi-Cheemaun for fun. It's always been a way to get from A to B without driving around Georgian Bay. This was the first time my car was racked in the elevated parking area. It was a bit freaky parking the car and being lifted into the air, but the crew has everything under... More 

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Bracebridge, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Well worth the trip across instead of driving all the way around if your going west or even just for a day trip. The scenery is great and usually smooth traveling. Its even a good place to go for the camping and a boat ride each way

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The ride was smooth, the view was amazing. The meals are delicious and surprisingly affordable. This was truly the best part of our stay in Tobermory.

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Bristol
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135 reviews 135 reviews
46 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is certainly less stressful and more pleasant way to get from Manitoulin Island to the mainland of Tobermory.It would otherwise have been a long drive. It was quite a windy day but the boat was stable and I did not feel ill (I get sea sick easily). We arrived about an hour before departure bought ticket and parked up... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The perfect way to travel and relax, rather than driving miles. Clean and on time this ferry travels through fabulous scenery.

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Waterloo, Canada
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37 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Chi-Cheemaun is expensive, but so very worth it. We spent 5 days on the Bruce Peninsula and made a day trip from Tobermory to Manitoulin Island. We took the 11:20am sailing from Tobermory, and returned on the 5:50pm sailing from South Baymouth. That left us a little more than 3 hours to explore Manitioulin Island. We drove up to... More 

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Massillon, Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Nothing beats a ride on the Chi-Cheemaun! This is a great ship that has been in service for 40 years but does not show signs of letting up anytime soon.

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Extremely well organized and efficient. Strongly recommend that you make reservations during peak season...it's a long wait between sailings. Food service on board is surprisingly good with a broad variety of hot and cold options. If you miss a meal on land, don't worry; the food is just as good on board.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Had a very bad crossing from Tobermory to Manitoulin. Bad weather and swells made the trip unpleasant enough ... and that's no one's fault. But the surly staff only added to the queasy feeling Shortly after launch a line began to form in the cafeteria for coffee and breakfast. And no one was being served. After a ten minute wait... More 

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