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Chantry Island Lighthouse Tour

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Amazing articulate in depth tour & tales of bravery!

For a $30 reservation, you will experience the dedicated knowledgeable volunteers' guided tours... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Oakville, Ontario
Enjoyable family trip

My family (including 3 teenagers) had a great time today. The trip was easy to schedule by calling... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Elizabeth D
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86 Saugeen St, Southampton, Ontario N0H 2L0, Canada
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

For a $30 reservation, you will experience the dedicated knowledgeable volunteers' guided tours- across the lake to the shores, interior walls of the restored house, the basement and cast iron turret 7 stories up where the actual light is located!

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

My family (including 3 teenagers) had a great time today. The trip was easy to schedule by calling the toll free number found on their website. We enjoyed the boat ride and the tour of both the lighthouse and cottage. All volunteers were pleasant, knowledgeable...More

3  Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this tour opportunity while at the dog beach. They were all booked up, but we left our name and number in case something opened up and they called us and fit us in. The boat ride out to the island only takes...More

3  Thank chriswillia37
Reviewed 20 March 2017

At $30 it seemed a bit expensive but we enjoyed the boat ride to the island. The Lighthouse and the owner's cottage are fully restored so it's just as it was in 1859. But the guides are prohibited from allowing you beyond the small part...More

2  Thank Peter_K_B_Toronto
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Those of you looking to visit Southampton, Ontario- are in for a real treat. Not only is this boat tour one that strives to please the bird watcher's (as it's a bird sanctuary), it allows the eyes to feast upon the picturesque view that is...More

2  Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our volunteer tour guide was most engaging. He really cared to answer questions and give us a complete picture of Southampton's past. The lake was quite choppy but our expert captain guided us to the island without issue. The lighthouse keeper's cottage was very nicely...More

1  Thank James B
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This tour has something for everyone... a short boat ride, a climb up 106 steps inside a lighthouse (not arduous because the guide stops at every level to tell a story at each window), lots of local history, engineering and technological details, a great view,...More

Thank JaneM1193
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I will say up front that I am a bit biased to this tour because my older brother is one of the guides. Now that I have owned that, I love this tour! You have to book your spot early for two reasons: one, they...More

Thank travelsabit123
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Can not say enough about how frustrating the lady was when I called . When I called at the beginning of the season she snapped at me about the water level being too high, and the boat not going out . How was I supposed...More

4  Thank ljrexplore
Reviewed 1 September 2015

While visiting Southampton, we booked a tour to nearby Chantry Island and its' lighthouse. There is a brief boat right from Southampton harbour over to the island. We booked the last tour of the day, and since no one had also booked this tour, we...More

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