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“A very pleasant last cruise of the season”
Review of Muskoka Steamships

Muskoka Steamships
Ranked #2 of 32 things to do in Gravenhurst
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Nothing says Muskoka like discovery. Hop aboard the amazing Royal Mail Ship Segwun, North America’s oldest operating steamship, or take a trip on Wenonah II with all its modern conveniences. Celebrate your wedding, birthday, anniversary, or any other special event with us with the beautiful backdrop of the Muskoka Lakes. It’s the one-of-a-kind way to experience Muskoka!
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78 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A very pleasant last cruise of the season”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had intended to try one of the cruises during the summer, but wound up waiting until the last cruise of the season on October 20. The weather ws cool, but the sun broke through and we took the one hour cruise through the narrows and into the main lake and return. We had a good, informative greeter/narrator who pointed out the sights along the way. The lake was dead calm and the fall colours were still excellent. We really enjoyed our brief cruise.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lunch on the Lake”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Excellent commentary. Elegant dining room. Charming staff and wholesome hot lunch. Pristine loos! Fabulous island views despite choosing a dull and drizzly day.

Visited October 2013
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A "COOL" Trip”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Had a very interesting trip up Lake Muskoka on the Segwin, a coal fired steamship originally built 125 years ago. Fascinating trip, history and geography of the lakes of Muskoka. The meal provided was a major dinner of Turkey and all the fixings. Dress armly if you take this cruise. It is very cool with the wind chill factor caused by the speed of the boat and temperature of the water.
Cottages are really huge and expensive. How the other 5 % really live.
Visit the Heritage Centre as well to see some excellent wooden boats including Miss Canada IV.

Visited October 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Oldest and only Steamship still running and doing it in style.”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

A very neat trip into the past on an old time steamship named Segwun. We had lunch and enjoyed the tour narrated by a charming and knowledgable person. Fall colours on the tour are awesome.

Visited October 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Muskoka Steamships -- beauty and history rolled into one”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

There is no better way to see the lakes of Muskoka than on one of the two steamships that call Gravenhurst homeport. The Segwun is the original steampowered mail ship that has been fully restored. You can see the engines working in a trip to the engine room, listen to a commentary from Richard Tatley, steamship and Muskoka Lakes historian and author of many books, pay a visit to the captain, and on certain sailings -- enjoy fine dining in the beautiful intimate dining room on board. It is a truly wonderful experience no matter how often you try it. The Wenonah is a replica ship that supplies all of the experience and all of the beautiful scenery you could ever hope for. Don't miss a chance to take either of these ships into a by-gone era -- and team it up with a trip to the Grace and Speed Museum on the shore for an amazing look at life on ships and at lodges in days gone by.

Visited June 2013
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