A Guide to Local Tours in South Georgian Bay!
It has been a long time coming for South Georgian Bay to finally be able to offer their unique tour experiences to the public again. We are thrilled to be able to share some of South Georgian Bay’s most popular tours with you that are fun, adventurous, and new and improved! Health and safety is of the utmost importance when it comes to our visitors and locals, so you can rest assured you will be in good hands. New protocols have been put in place for all tours to follow government guidelines and to ensure that our guests and staff can enjoy their time in a fun and safe way.
Blue Mountain & Collingwood Adventure Tours is a division of Ace Transportation Group, which has been providing year-round all-inclusive adult field trips in South Georgian Bay since 2017. Since then, the company has grown and so has its fleet of safe, reliable vehicles for various group sizes. The #1 goal at Blue Mountain & Collingwood Adventure Tours is to provide their guests with the best and safest experience possible. With this tour company, you get more than just a driver, you get a knowledgeable and experienced guide who is dedicated to giving you the best VIP experience possible. It is all about exploring, having fun, and learning with a healthy dose of locally made beverages. Blue Mountain & Collingwood Adventure Tours offers a variety of private tours as well as the opportunity to create your own custom tour. Don’t like to be told what to do? Tell them where you want to go! At Blue Mountain & Collingwood Adventure Tours they’ll work with you to curate a memorable experience for your group’s adult field trip. You can create your own mix of locations to visit to suit your taste, budget, and timeline. Choose from their list of awesome local venues and you’ll work together to arrange all the details, including transportation. Some of their private/ year round tours include:
Hops N’ Brew Tour:
A unique craft beer experience that will quench your thirst as well as give you some hops insight.
Waterfalls & Wine Tour:
Two Instagram-worthy waterfalls, an award-winning vineyard for a wine and cheese sampling, and sampling at a local cidery.
Guided Hiking Adventure:
If you enjoy nature, fresh air, stunning scenery and can appreciate not getting lost, this hike is for you.
Create Your Own Experience:
Tell us where to go and we’ll take you. Get some inspiration from our list of preferred vendors.
Cheese Please, Wine Too:
It’s always wine o’clock and perfectly paired cheeses makes this more delectable.
The professional staff at Blue Mountain & Collingwood Adventure Tours are dedicated to helping you create an unforgettable, and long-lasting memory that fits your group’s aspirations.
OSM Adventure Travel is a tour company operating out of Collingwood, that offers authentic outdoor adventure experiences that challenge aspiring adventurers to feel more confident with their time outside! See below for a list of their tours and experiences!
- Ontario Backcountry Skills clinic
- Bushcraft & Axe Skills
- Intro to Winter Camping & Pursuits
- Canoe & Paddling skills courses
- Backcountry Mentor Camping Experiences
- Guided Ice Fishing Experiences
- Gentle River Raft Paddle Tour
With the Niagara Escarpment in our very own backyard, OSM’s skill based clinics are not only custom tailored to the groups level of experience and enthusiasm – but always a lot of fun. Perfect for beginners and those that need a brush up on old skills! OSM Adventure Travel’s goal is not only to provide a memorable experience, but to inspire adventurers by providing skill based opportunities that build confidence to organize your own outdoor pursuits with the help of our expert guides and instructors. At OSM, they really try to enforce the need to protect our wild spaces for future generations and to sustainably conduct outdoor pursuits both ecologically and ethically – considering the risk management impact and accessibility of the outdoors. They want their guests to leave the experience thinking how they can make a small difference in our world by spending more time outside. OSM tours are a great way to relax with friends while doing something unique together. You can plan a backcountry trip, spend a day ice fishing, paddle a river raft while viewing wildlife and experience all that this area has to offer and more! Step out of your comfort zone this year, and learn some new skills, make some memories and share them with the expert, experienced guides with OSM Adventure Travel!
5 Star Fish & Cruise Charters has been bringing joy to family and friends since 2006 and is located along South Georgian Bay, before the Collingwood Terminals. 5 Star Fish & Cruise is run and guided by Captain Robert McDonald who holds his masters limited license, he will take your group out on a fully equipped commercially registered SeaRay 34′ which includes a fully covered top, to protect you from weather conditions and has a head (bathroom). All you need is your fishing license and a little luck! Captain Robert can’t wait to see you on board!
Collinwood & Thornbury Food Tours welcomes you to Indulge in a variety of flavors as you walk, sip and taste your way through some of the best eateries and shops in Collingwood and Thornbury. Collingwood is a world-class tourist destination with a large number of restaurants that boast progressive menus featuring local ingredients. Thornbury is a quaint, waterfront town known for its fine dining, charming shops and colorful galleries.
Each tour consists of 6 different locations and runs rain or shine-so please dress accordingly. Alcoholic pairings can be added for a minimal fee. Whether you are looking for a fun afternoon with friends or a tasty new way to explore Collingwood and Thornbury, the tours include great food, a touch of local history and of course, lots of laughter. Collingwood & Thornbury Food Tours would love to show you around town!
Stops in Collingwood:
Tours typically run from 1-4 pm (although they can also customize a time frame) and include up to a total of 6 venue stops. Some of the locations you will visit are: Collingwood Sweet Shoppe, Collingwood Olive Oil Company, The Huron Club, Creators Café, The Crow Bar and Variety, Cabin Bistro, Fish & Sips, 1858 Caesar Bar, The Maker’s Outpost, Leuk Café, PRESS Juice, Fig and Feta, Collingwood Olive Oil, Low Down, and Blue Mountain Tea Company.
Stops in Thornbury:
Join Collingwood Food Tours for an afternoon in Thornbury to explore some of its most popular sites and best eateries and venues in the town. The tour will take you on a 3 hour walking food tour that will visit 6 locations. You will begin the tour at Gather Grocery, and then visit Good Grief, The Cheese Gallery, Bread & Butter Co., Winifred’s and then we end our tour at Bruce Wine Bar. Tours run from 1-4 pm on Thursdays. They will also point out some historical features and stories along the way!
Departing from historic Collingwood Harbour from May to October, Collingwood Adventure Voyages offers personable boat tours, cruises and the areas #1 recommended fishing charter.
- Salmon & Trout Fishing Charters
- Original Lighthouse & Collingwood Heritage Tour
- Sunset Cruise
- Shipwreck Snorkeling
- Swim & BBQ Tour
Collingwood Adventure Voyages operates a 40’ steel hull vessel that is comfortable, spacious and complete with all the amenities – including an onboard washroom. It is always clean, maintained regularly and ready for you to enjoy the spectacular views of South Georgian Bay. Using this vessel they offer sight-seeing tours that highlight Collingwood’s maritime history, sunset cruises, and a swim & BBQ tour. All of there boat tours are conducted with a guide – to ensure a personable experience for the guests. They also offer the areas #1 recommended fishing charter & guide service – with all the latest equipment/tackle and the experience to help you land the big one. Collingwood Adventure Voyages offers different fishing experiences throughout the year and will help you choose the right one depending on the season. Perfect for the beginner or the veteran angler alike, you will be impressed stepping aboard!
Located in Collingwood and Wasaga Beach, Free Spirit Tours offers a range of tours and outside experiences for all ages! You are sure to find one that is best for you and we guarantee you’ll have a blast! Some of there tours/ experiences include:
- Paddling lessons/ Tours
- Hike & Wine Tours
- Paddle boarding Tour
- Wild Edibles Experience Tour ( Wild plants and how you can use them for cooking/ wellness & medicine)
- Forest Therapy Walking Tour
*Prices & Dates vary for each tour/ experience, please visit there website for more info*
Blue Mountain Resort offers two different unique and fun tours that are open for purchase all summer long! You can pick from either the private Segway Tour ( yup you heard that right SEGWAY) which is 18 plus and is led by a tour guide through the mountain top. The tour lasts about an hour and a half – 2 hours and costs around $66 per person. If you would rather something more laid back that is suitable for any age you may want to check out the private biking tours instead! You can choose from either the 1 hour ( $34) or the 2 hour ($64) tour that includes a gondola ride up to the top of the mountain where you will meet your guide and get suited with your bike/helmet. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and patient and are more than happy to customize your experience to your comfort level! The friendly tour staff at Blue Mountain Resort can’t wait to show you around!
Big Blue Air is a tour company based in the beautiful Blue Mountains region of Ontario. They specialize in private helicopter tours as well as creating unique, personalized experiences, tailored to your desires. You can choose from a variety of their select tours/ locations such as Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Creemore/Mad River, Beaver Valley Apple Country, Georgian Hills Winery, Fly & Dine at Cobble Beach, Fly and Golf at Cobble Beach, City getaway, Georgian Bay Fish n Chips, or create your own custom tour! Please visit their website for booking, pricing and availability.
Xtreme Adventure Tours is your one stop shop for all your thrill-seeking needs! They have two locations located at Blue Mountain Village and Living Waters Marina in Collingwood. Xtreme Adventure Tours offers Private hummer tours as well as Xtreme water sports rentals that include; Jet Ski Rentals, Boat Tours, Tubing, Wakeboarding, Wake surfing and Water Skiing. Please visit their website for prices and bookings. The Friendly staff at Xtreme Adventures can’t wait to welcome you aboard as you take the challenge and join the ride for an incredible thrilling experience you won’t forget!