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Lake of Bays Marine Museum and Navigation Society

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Must-See Part of Town

Dorset is a tiny town, so more places to visit that outline its past are appreciated. We've been... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
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Cruise Into The Past...

It is quite astonishing how much volunteer time, boat restoring skill and funds have gone into... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
Mike B
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Sail across the smooth waters of beautiful Lake of Bays on a public cruise aboard the historical SS Bigwin. Departing from its dock in Dorset Ontario and cruising down majestic Trading Bay with its tall pines and towering cliffs, you'll love seeing...more
1091 Main Street, Dorset, Lake of Bays, Ontario P0A 1E0, Canada
+1 844-424-4946
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Dorset is a tiny town, so more places to visit that outline its past are appreciated. We've been visiting Dorset for 40 years and love to learn about the area's past. Our kids(adults) liked the museum's naval history and artifacts. We enjoyed visiting the restored...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2018

It is quite astonishing how much volunteer time, boat restoring skill and funds have gone into preserving this gem of the past. I can't think of a better way to explore the calming waters of this glorious Muskoka lake, rich with history. The charm of...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed October 16, 2017

I did not go in the marine museum but was at the docks and got to view the SS Bigwin and the Lake of Bays and the nice little relaxing and lounging area created in the town. A definite place to relax and see the...More

Thank Chaitanya S
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Buy your tickets for the SS Bigwin, and look at a few historic displays. A few souvenirs for sale like Tshirts and tote bags and a video of Bigwin Island nostalgia.

Thank Skip-and-Chip
Reviewed August 17, 2017

we went out not he day that a hurricane came through muskoka - we were bas fine on the boat as this was well before the storm however it did rain-- theres not a lot of outdoor or for that matter indoor seating so you...More

Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is where you book your cruises with the SS Bigwin. Browse through the museum for old photos of the original SS Bigwin and scenery of the Lake of Bays.

Thank Russ C
Reviewed September 18, 2016

A beautiful day , Captain and 1st Mate were very accommodating! Chuck, 1st Mate knew lots and was very informative with his talk! We would definitely be back and go again for the boat ride.

Thank DDianedrch
Reviewed September 1, 2016

A really nice small museum with lots of small goodies from the Bigwin boat and the Hotel. History shorts, artifacts, cute and small but nice to see. The Bigwin is parked beside it and it is really cool to see. The days of the steamship...More

Thank Rockiroads
Reviewed August 29, 2016

An absolutely charming and romantic boat cruise on the very picturesque Lake of Bays. You will also find the local Mercantile store Robinson's to be very charming.

Thank Christopher A
Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is part of the small shop where you get your tickets for the SS Bigwin. There are some interesting old photos and a few artifacts, but it is not really large or impressive. Perhaps more in the future planning as the attraction grows!

Thank Loves_Muskoka
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