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1090 Main Street, Dorset, Lake of Bays, Ontario P0A 1E0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

We absolutely LOVED our cruise of the Lake of Bays in the SS Bigwin - highly recommended - great for all ages! The staff is fantastic :)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JillandSean
Reviewed 25 August 2018

When I heard about this dinner cruise on Canoe F.M. I knew we had to take it. We booked online 10 days in advance for the Thursday (only) dinner cruise from Dorest. The SS Bigwin is a restored 32 passenger steam boat that has been...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GWToronto
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

My Mum and I decided to do this impromptu one Tuesday afternoon. Between us we’ve been cottages here for 126 years - you do the math. This a a glorious way to be introduced to the lake. The skipper knows his stuff - historical and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jkelsall2018
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The seating only accommodates 29 passengers so arrive early if you want a chair on the upper deck but even the 6 seats below in the aft allows for the same scenic views. The captains invite the passengers to take a photo op at the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This 100 yr old steam ship with rebuilt functioning steam engine actually uses an electric motor instead so it is a quiet trip. After a decade of restoring this old beauty, my family were happy to take a trip along familiar shores seated on the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Skip-and-Chip
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I don't really write reviews at all. Last Sunday me and my wife we decided to take this trip over the lake We couldn't ask for better weather and more enjoyable time this year. Bottom line I will encourage anyone to take this boat trip...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Piotrprofesor
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Bigwin is a lovely boat inside and out, great way to see the lake. Our tour guide was very interesting and kept our interest. It was a rainy day, but it not infer with the tour we still enjoyed it. It was very interesting...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Bangor1
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

My longing for a cruise on the S. S. Bigwin was finally realized this summer and it did not disappoint. I was impressed with how quietly the boat cruises due to the electric motor. Our guide was a very pleasant young man, raised in the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank curvyclassic
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I was pleased to hear that the steamship is electric and therefore green! As such it is low impact on the environment and thus an excellent form of ecotourism!

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Bigwin Island was a special summer get-a-way for the rich and famous in the 20s and 30s. It was an excellent summer work facility for university students, many of whom found their true love and are still together today. The Bigwin boat was an icon...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Ben H
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