6 Must-Try Boat Cruises for an Unforgettable Adventure

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6 Must-Try Boat Cruises for an Unforgettable Adventure

It’s Simply a Muskoka Must-Do! Explore Muskoka Boat Cruises in the Region

Everyone knows that cruising is a quintessential Muskoka experience. The serene beauty of the lakes, coupled with the charm of the historic vessels, makes for an unforgettable adventure on the water with a Muskoka Boat Cruise. 

To help you partake in this beloved tradition, here are 6 sensational cruises that will bring you the best of Muskoka’s scenic waterways. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely sightseeing tour, a romantic evening cruise, or a family-friendly adventure, these cruises offer a variety of experiences to suit every preference. Enjoy the stunning landscapes, learn about the region’s rich history, and soak in the good vibes as you glide through the sparkling waters of Muskoka. Each cruise promises a unique perspective of this beautiful region, making your time on the water truly special.

Sunset Cruises

Port Carling

Cruising with the Peerless II gives you an authentic and all-around awesome experience, which leaves its visitors with newfound knowledge and a renewed appreciation for Muskoka Lakes’ beauty.

Sunset Cruises is offering daily tours out of Port Carling , starting June 1 and running (or should we say sailing) until September 3. In September, they will switch over to their Fall schedule, which will run until October 8- offering you an ideal and unforgettable way to see Muskoka’s stunning Autumn foliage.

Recommended Tour: Millionaire Row Cruise – The Millionaire’s Row Cruise in Muskoka offers an exclusive glimpse into a historic side of Muskoka. This enchanting tour takes you past stunning, historic mansions and modern estates that line the shores of Lake Muskoka. You’ll hear fascinating stories about the area’s history and the wealthy families who have summered here for generations. The Millionaire’s Row Cruise is a must-do experience for anyone looking to explore the luxurious side of Muskoka. Click here for video

Muskoka Steamships


For an experience steeped in the heritage of the area, join Muskoka Steamships for one of their spectacular tours – ideal for seeing the small cottage islands and grand estates that attract visitors from around the world. Explore on either the R.M.S. Segwun (the oldest operating steamship in North America) or Wenonah II, a modern interpretation of a traditional steamship, is named in honour of Wenonah, the first steamship to sail Lake Muskoka. 

Recommended TourHigh Tea Cruise – experience a delightful mid-afternoon cruise as you take in high tea by booking in advance, available some weekdays during the summer and weekends until the fall.

Muskoka Cruises

Bracebridge & Port Carling

Experience the epitome of tranquility and natural beauty aboard the Lady Muskoka II, and the Lady Rosseau the latest addition to Muskoka Cruises. Sail along the majestic Muskoka River, bask in breathtaking vistas, and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance. Indulge in a calm and rejuvenating journey, where every moment is a picturesque escape from the ordinary.

Recommended TourMuskoka River Cruise – Enjoy the stunning views and picturesque landscape of the Muskoka River as it winds down to Lake Muskoka.

SS Bigwin


Join the company of Clark Gable and Louis Armstrong by touring the Lake of Bays aboard the historic S.S. Bigwin. At over 100-years-old, the Bigwin is a classic (and totally glamorous) way of enjoying Muskoka’s stunning scenery and mesmerizing waterways.

Recommended Tour: Explore breathtaking views of scenic islands, captivating forests and rugged cliffs on Lake of Bays, aboard the S.S. Bigwin. You’ll be fascinated by the captain’s lively commentary and you will hear whispers of Lake of Bays legends.

Island Queen Cruise

Parry Sound

Explore Georgian Bay’s rugged outer islands with the Island Queen Cruise, which gives guests a captain’s eye view as the ship meanders past granite shoals into narrow channels. Be sure to have your camera at the ready, as this cruise takes you to such remarkable sites as the Hole in the Wall, multiple Provincial Parks, the Rose Point Swing Bridge, and more.

Recommended Tour3-hour Afternoon Cruise – daily until thanksgiving – this non-stop three-hour tour follows in the wake of early explorers as the captains bring the ship surprisingly up-close to the rugged shoreline of Parry Island and the Bay’s remote outer islands.