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Address: 8 Eliza Street, Tobermory, Ontario NOH 2RO, Canada
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My family owned land in Tobermory and I spend my summers there into my twenties. I loved this experience of the MS Chi-Cheemaun. I remember when they had the contest to name the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Asheville, NC
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Asheville, NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My family owned land in Tobermory and I spend my summers there into my twenties. I loved this experience of the MS Chi-Cheemaun. I remember when they had the contest to name the boat and enjoyed riding it several times throughout the summer. Taking in the beauty of the land and see before walking around Manitoulin Island is something I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have been using this extension of Hwy. 6 since 1969. The Norgoma and the Norisle were the first used by us back then and now the Chi-Cheemaun. We often travel to Northern Ontario and on the Chi-Cheemaun nearly every trip. We stay on the Bruce for the night then board the boat to have a break from driving for... More 

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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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18 helpful votes 18 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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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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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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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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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
55 helpful votes 55 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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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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