What makes the fall colours more beautiful? Add a shoreline and the sparkling fresh waters of Ontario nature and wilderness.
Look no further to find the best 4 boating fall colour experiences for those looking to view the fall colours by boat while leaving the cruising to the captain and crew.
When it comes to waterways, we suggest the most well known waters in the most iconic spots of cottage country and Ontario wilderness – Muskoka, Georgian Bay, Trent-Severn waterway and Algonquin Park.
While outings are very romantic, most are family and individual friendly too.
Sunset Cruises in Port Carling
Take a cruise aboard Peerless II and see what Muskoka is all about. A unique part of the”Muskoka Experience” must include a cruise on one or more of the three big Muskoka Lakes. Toss in the fall colour backdrop, this is a bucket list worthy experience for anyone.
Fall Schedule: September 4 -October 9, 2017 (departs from Port Carling)
For more information about special fall cruises, visit: Sunset Cruises Fall Specials
For more information about local tourism, visit: Muskoka Tourism Fall Touring
Big Chute Port Severn Cruises
Midland Tours Inc. offers 2 ½ hour fall colour tours on the Trent-Severn Waterway departing from Lock 45 in Port Severn, Ontario. The Serendipity Princess cruises to the Big Chute Marine Railway – the only marine railway of its kind in North America still in use.
The Serendipity Princess is a 265 passenger paddle-wheeler with triple decks featuring a patio on the upper level. The Serendipity Princess is wheelchair accessible and the lower decks are fully heated. The Serendipity Princess is licensed under the L.C.B.O. & has a snack bar onboard. Regular & wheelchair accessible washrooms are located on the main deck.
Fall Schedule: September 20 – October 8, 2017 (departs from Port Severn, Lock 45)
For more information about Fall Cruises visit: Big Chute / Port Severn Fall Cruises
Miss Midland 30,000 Islands Boat Cruise
Take a sightseeing cruise aboard the 300-passenger Miss Midland & experience the sparkling water, the windswept pines & rocky grandeur of Muskoka-Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands – the finest cruising area in the northern hemisphere. The Miss Midland departs from the Midland Town Dock.
Reservations are recommended for all sightseeing cruises & required for all meal cruises.
Fall Schedule: runs until October 15, 2017
*All regular cruises are subject to availability & a minimum of 30 passengers. Reservations are recommended for all sightseeing cruises & required for all meal cruises.
For more information about cruises visit: Miss Midland 30,000 Island Cruises
For more information about local tourism visit: Midland Tourism
Boat Ride & Dinner in Algonquin Park
Find out why a dinner at Bartlett Lodge is a not to be missed night out in Algonquin Park. A ride in our motorized freighter canoe begins an unforgettable evening. Bartlett Lodge also has a Solar Powered covered Pontoon Boat which is available to transport guests during inclement weather or for guests who would have difficulties boarding our Freighter Canoe.
Bartlett Lodge is open to the public for dinner (seatings at 6pm and 8pm), reservations required. Most weekends in the fall are already full, so if you want to experience this you will have to plan for midweek dinner. The last night for dinner is October 21.
For more information about Bartlett Lodge visit: Bartlett Lodge – Dining
Read the Muskoka Tourism blog about this dinner at: Bartlett Lodge Fall Dining blog
For more information about local tourism visit: Muskoka Tourism Fall Touring
You can follow the fall colour progression using our handy report: