Make a Getaway on the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry

Planning a cross-country RV or camping adventure in Ontario’s Owen Sound? The Chi-Cheemaun Ferry will help take you away to your desired destination.

MS Chi-Cheemaun is a name that comes from the Ojibwe word for “Big Canoe” and it has been a staple of the Georgian Bay for over 40 years.

This passenger and vehicle ferry crosses Georgian Bay between Tobermory and South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island, connecting two portions of Hwy 6.

Dazzling Tobermory

Tobermory is a secluded community on the Bruce Peninsula that boasts several amazing features, including massive cliffs, sunken ships and a host of animals living among its colourful wild orchids. At the mouth of Georgian Bay is Fathom Five, Canada’s first National Marine Conservation Area, home to 22 shipwrecks.

From it’s towering cliffs to its white sand beaches, Manitoulin Island’s rugged charm has stirred the souls of painters and backpackers alike. The people of Manitoulin Island passionately preserve its Aboriginal traditions as well as the beauty of its wilderness. No matter where you’re coming from, this place is a worthy destination for any traveller.

Crossing the Beautiful Bay

This 364-foot ferry is capable of transporting various sized campers; from humble 8-foot camper trailers to fabulous 50-foot RVs. Offering daily departures from Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula and South Baymouth, Manitoulin Island, the Chi-Cheemaun is your best solution from tireless highway driving, and lends you endless scenic views of Georgian Bay.

While onboard you can learn you can explore the gift shop and find unique pieces from local artisan and crafters or grab something tasty from our full menu service cafeteria – sure to have something suitable for everyone’s liking, or relax in the Fathom Five Lounge and sip one of the many local craft brews. Guests are also invited to join one of the Chi-Cheemaun’s scheduled onboard events, from Cultural Interpretation programs to Parks Canada Interpretation program or even some of our live musical entertainment, all offered to add to the 1h45m crossing experience.

The ferry service runs from mid-May to mid-October. To make a reservation visit our website

Visit untouched parts of Ontario by taking the road less traveled. Take the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry and Travel In Good Spirits.

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