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Explore the Shipwrecks

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 71 reviews.Tobermory, Canada

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Experience hosted by Thomas

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will show you the way to the wrecks from the shore. (you can see their location from the beach)
You will paddle or row to the shipwrecks in your own sanitized boat. From the beach dock, we will help you into a boat of your own choice (single or, double pedal boat, row boat or Stand Up Paddle board). then cross the short space to the famous shipwrecks. Then the spectacular hulk of the Sweepstakes comes into view and the wreckage of the City of Grand Rapids is close beside it. You will have a half hour to explore. Big Tub Harbour has lots of interesting things to see. There is a strict limit to how far from the dock participants may paddle. Exceeding these limits may end your experience early.
We will show you the way to the wrecks from the shore. (you can see their location from the beach)
You will paddle or row to the shipwrecks in your own sanitized boat. From the beach dock, we will help you into a boat of your own choice (single or, double pedal boat, row boat or Stand Up Paddle board). then cross the short space to the famous shipwrecks. Then the spectacular hulk of the Sweepstakes comes into view and the wreckage of the C…

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This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Lifejackets are mandatory and provided. The kayak (2 person), pedal boat an...
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Meet your host, Thomas

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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A Tobermory local who has a 30 years of experience in the local attractions. We are right in front of Canada's national treasures- the shipwrecks Sweepstakes and City of Grand Rapids.
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Where you'll be

The famous Sweepstakes and City of Grand Rapids lie at the end of Big Tub Harbour. These are Canada's national treasures and lie within Fathom Five National Marine Park. These popular sites are only accessible by boat. The area is sheltered by the surrounding escarpment and usually has calm water.

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 71 reviews.

Jenna
September 2020
Thomas and his wife were lovely experience hosts for our little boat trip to the shipwrecks. They were very friendly, knowledgeable and overall great. I recommend this to everyone visiting Tobermory to get a up close look at the shipwrecks :)
Thomas and his wife were lovely experience hosts for our little boat trip to the shipwrecks. They were very friendly, knowledgeable and overall great. I recommend this to everyone…
Alexa-Ray (Lexi)
September 2020
This was by far one of the best experiences my family and I had in Tobermory. This was majorly in part to the amazing hosts: Thomas, Cynthia and Colton who not only made us feel welcomed, but also shared a level of friendliness, accomodation and warmth that made the experience even better! I would recommend this activity and especially these hosts to anyone, any day and would definitely return to participate again! What an amazing family!
This was by far one of the best experiences my family and I had in Tobermory. This was majorly in part to the amazing hosts: Thomas, Cynthia and Colton who not only made us feel we…
Katlynn
August 2020
we enjoyed this experience a lot and the hosts were very good about pointing out the best spots to see the ships. thank you!
Natasha
August 2020
Thomas and his family were great. Very friendly and welcoming. I think we were expecting more of a guided tour around as opposed to kayaking in a small limited area but other than that it was still a good experience.
Gathy
August 2020
This was a great experience. It allows you to get up close and personal with the shipwrecks. Highly recommend. Thomas was able to help two idiots from the city (myself and my husband) learn to row in 5 mins and was very patient while we knocked into things. We now have a new skill!
This was a great experience. It allows you to get up close and personal with the shipwrecks. Highly recommend. Thomas was able to help two idiots from the city (myself and my husba…
Nicole
August 2020
We had a great time exploring the two shipwrecks in the area! Equipment was in great condition and cleaning/safety protocols spot-on. We would definitely book another experience with Thomas.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

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parking is provided for one car