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Welcome to 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. The spectacular Benjamin Islands are only 12 miles away from our charter base and they were voted as one of "Cruising World's Top Ten Anchorages in the World!"

Canadian Yacht Charters is based in Gore Bay on the north side of Manitoulin Island - the largest freshwater island in the world. We are located right in the heart of the North Channel only a short cruise away from dozens of well-protected anchorages offering rugged beauty, crystal clear waters, great fishing and unlimited boating adventures. Gore Bay is the capital of Manitoulin Island and it offers an unsurpassed natural harbour with protective high bluffs and plenty of deep water. There are no currents, shallows or bridges to contend with here on your first day of chartering. CYC chose Gore Bay for its home base over 30 years ago because of all it has to offer charter clients: central location, protected & safe harbour plus all of the services and shopping to go with provisioning. Gore Bay Marina now has brand new docks and facilities after last year's expansion. Our charter clients can enjoy roomy slips that are 'state of the art' with spacious new washroom & shower facilities and internet available to harbour guests.

Canadian Yacht Charters has been a recognized and respected name in the industry for over 30 years. The CYC Fleet is the largest in Lake Huron (power and sail) and is impeccably maintained by highly skilled people who care. Our experienced and courteous staff has been providing professionally operated chartering holidays to boaters from all walks of life for decades. We want your boating vacation to be the best and that is why CYC has an over 80% repeat client rate. We're expanding our 'Charter Client Family' each year with our commitment to excellence in providing the "best yacht charter holiday ever"!

Canadian Yacht Charters has set the standard for excellence in yacht chartering in the North Channel. The North Channel is our home - we live here and we love it! We have cruised these waters extensively and we know each of our yachts first hand. We oversee our charter operations personally seven days a week. You can always reach us if you have a problem or just want to ask a question. The 'personal touch' is one factor in our success in the charter industry.

Whether your idea of a thrill is burying the rail at 8 knots or cruising comfortably into the next sunset, Lake Huron's waters are sure to please. Canadian Yacht Charters is committed to making your next vacation 'picture perfect'. With a new adventure just a close reach away let CYC help you to experience the North Channel.

Come Sailing with CYC and experience "The Best Charter Company in the Best Freshwater Cruising Area in the World"!

Canadian Yacht Charters
30 Water Street
Gore Bay, Ontario, Canada
P0P 1H0

Toll Free: 1 (800) 565-0022 (USA & Canada)

(705) 282-0185 (Local)

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