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The North Channel - A Boater's Paradise

Imagine pink granite islands, millions of years old, covered with windswept pines and scattered throughout a 120 mile expanse of the bluest freshwater in the world. Dozens of untainted anchorages, secret gunkholes and quaint harbour towns make up this "Boater's Paradise". This supreme waterway offers breath-taking scenery and solitude yet is within close reach of services and all amenities.

The timeless and unique pink granite of the Benjamin Islands, the protected sailing of the Whalesback Channel and the white quartz cliffs lining the 8 mile fjord of Baie Finn, are but a small part of this world renowned cruising area known as the North Channel of Lake Huron. The North Channel spills into Georgian Bay and there are literally hundreds of beautiful anchorages to discover. Read More...


"Impeccably maintained and prepared.  Our people had a wonderful week and we thank you and your staff. "

- Jon S.


"We love the company as their boats are always squeaky-clean, fully functional and up to date with technology."

- Don P.


"To cruise the North Channel all you need is leave from the  ‘Gitchie Manitou’ and one of CYC’s yachts. I would never dream of chartering with anyone else."

- Peter K.


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Gore Bay, Ontario

Located on Manitoulin Island, CYC offers the finest selection of impeccably maintained modern yachts - sailboats, powerboats and catamarans. Our standard is second to none. CYC is located in the heart of the best freshwater cruising grounds in the world - "The North Channel".  Only 12 miles from the breathtaking Benjamin Islands.

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Gore Bay, Ontario
Benjamin Islands, North Channel

NEW CYA Certification - Basic, Intermediate & Advanced
Enjoy an adventurous week of sailing, anchoring, and swimming with family or friends or join a group and get certified during your North Channel "live aboard" adventure.

Fresh Fish & Smoked Fish
Whitefish, Pickerel and Rainbow Trout
Order ahead and we will vacuum pack it for your trip.

to take along on your holiday.
Single and Double Kayaks, Reserve Now!


Contact Us

Canadian Yacht Charters (CYC)
30 Water St
Gore Bay, Ontario P0P 1H0

Booking Line: 1-800-565-0022
Charter Base: 1-705-282-0185
Fax: 1-705-282-0443

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