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MS Chi-Cheemaun

8 Eliza Street, Tobermory, Ontario NOH 2RO, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Tobermory
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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Burlington, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

All was good with the Chi-Cheemaun. Departed and arrived on time. Loading of vehicles was organized and quick. Going from Tobermory to South Baymouth there was "tour guide" available in the forward lounge, pointing out interesting aspects of the area and it's history. It was a very interesting option and we were happy to have caught it. Three trips so... More

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Toronto, Canada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
22 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you are going to be taking this ferry, I would suggest booking ahead. On the Manitoulin Island side I showed up an hour before the ferry departure time. However, I had no booking (reservation) and was placed on standby. Even with a motorcycle I didn't make it on to the ferry and was forced to wait over four hours... More

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Mississauga, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Take a sunset dinner cruise and right after your done on a clear night , head to the upper deck and watch the star illuminating the dark sky , it was marvelous i literally was lost and couldnt get my head off of the sky for a second , the milky way galaxy ,nebulas , stars constellation , Andormida Galaxy... More

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Barrie, Ontario
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36 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It was very interesting to watch the vehicles disembark the ferry and then see more vehicles load up again. It seems to be a fine-oiled operation with so much precision involved with several staff assisting. It fascinated me to see a large transport get on. When all the vehicles were done loading, the large "mouth" with hydraulics would close and... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you are coming or going to Manitoulin Island, this car ferry is the only way to go. But if you just want a fun day trip as pedestrians, this is a fun mini-adventure. A big, modern car ferry. Cafeteria, lounges, deck seating. Inexpensive tickets are always available for pedestrians.

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Meaford, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We recently traveled from Georgian Bay to northern Manitoba. We have never taken the ferry but were pleasantly surprised with the organization of the entire trip. It was suggested that you pre book your passage and you can do it either either by phone or internet. You must be there an hour in advance or your spot will not be... More

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Sarnia, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

there is a GREAT little cafeteria on board with lots of choice. Tip: Get in line immediately upon boarding or you will be in line for a looong time! Lots of opportunity for great photography during the journey; don't miss the Cove Island lighthouse!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A beautiful sunny morning for a cruise to Manitoulin Island. So much nicer than driving all that way.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
47 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went from South Baymouth to Tobermory. The ride was totally smooth, even though the water looked a little choppy at times. There are lots of seats inside and out. There was a Parks Canada guy on board who talked about some history, geography, and wildlife. Very interesting. The ride seemed shorter than 1 3/4 hours. We made our reservation... More

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I debated whether to add the downside of this trip as I so love the Bruce Peninsula, Tobermory and my trip on the Chi-Cheemaum every few years...... So what's with the crew! these wonderful Ambassadors to Canada!!! Man, if only I could work part of the year, in the outdoors, on the lake, meeting people from all over the country... More

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