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Lake of Bays Marine Museum and Navigation Society

1091 Main Street, Dorset, Lake of Bays, Ontario P0A 1E0, Canada
+1 844-424-4946
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A good stop in Dorset

I did not go in the marine museum but was at the docks and got to view the SS Bigwin and the Lake... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chaitanya S
Whitby, Canada
On the wharf by the bridge.

Buy your tickets for the SS Bigwin, and look at a few historic displays. A few souvenirs for sale... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Toronto, Canada
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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 beautiful Lake of Bays as the world's elite did in the early 1900's. Be sure to bring a camera to capture the splendour. Arrive early so you can tour our Marine Museum and get checked in! Interested in reserving the entire ship for a special occasion or at a special time of day? The SS Bigwin is the perfect venue for your celebration! Private cruises can be booked for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, and corporate functions. Contact us today for more information.
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1091 Main Street, Dorset, Lake of Bays, Ontario P0A 1E0, Canada
+1 844-424-4946
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 11 October 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 17 August 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 13 February 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 18 September 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 1 September 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 29 August 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 7 June 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
Reviewed 26 June 2015

When I booked this cruise I thought it would be like others I have been on--a bunch of people sitting on hard seats with a narration that had been done hundreds of times; I was so wrong. Bigwin is a beautifully restored 66 foot boat...More

1  Thank susie f
Reviewed 11 October 2014

The boys on board the boat made the best of the more miserable weather, and kept everyone warm and entertained on our cruise. The Captain and deckhands were full of history of the boat, the restoration process, and Bigwin Island, and lots of general information...More

Thank rileyandwhatnot
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