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MS Chi-Cheemaun

8 Eliza Street, Tobermory, Ontario NOH 2RO, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Tobermory
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other
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Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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136 reviews 136 reviews
46 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
35 helpful votes 35 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Ontario, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We did a day trip to Manitoulin Island with the car. It was a pleasantly warm, sunny day. In the off season, you don't need reservations. You pay your fee, line up your car in the line that they assign you and wait for vehicle loading. On this trip, we had to drive our car up a steep ramp to... More 

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