• imageAccommodations
  • imageAir Travel
  • imageAirport Parking
  • imageAttractions
  • imageAutomotive
  • imageBed & Breakfasts
  • imageBoat Rentals or Charters
  • imageBuses or Shuttles
  • imageCafe
  • imageCampgrounds
  • imageCasinos
  • imageCinema
  • imageCraft Beer - Winery
  • imageCurrency Exchange
  • imageEmergency
  • imageEntertainment
  • imageFarmers Market
  • imageFestivals
  • imageFire Hall
  • imageFirst Nation
  • imageFlea market
  • imageFree
  • imageGolf Course
  • imageGovernment
  • imageHistorical
  • imageHospital
  • imageHostel
  • imageHotels
  • imageKids Amusement
  • imageLimousines
  • imageLong Term Rental
  • imageMarijuana /CBD
  • imageMarinas
  • imageMuseum / Gallery
  • imagePark
  • imagePolice
  • imagePublic Transit
  • imageRental Car
  • imageRestaurant
  • imageRV Rental
  • imageShopping
  • imageShopping District
  • imageShopping mall
  • imageSki Resort
  • imageSpa
  • imageSports & Recreation
  • imageSports Team
  • imageTaxi
  • imageTheatre
  • imageTour
  • imageTourist Services
  • imageTours & Tour Guides
  • imageTrain
  • imageTransit Hub
  • imageTransportation
  • imageTravel
  • imageTravel Info/Office
  • imageVacation Rental
  • imageWilderness Lodge

South Baymouth, Ontario

This town is the point where South Bay joins Lake Huron, and is the departure point for the ferries to Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula. The town is a 65 km drive from Little Current at the top of Manitoulin Island. The original name for the town was Sagradawawong or “the outlet” based on its location at the mount of South Bay. In the 1880s the town became an important fishing station on the Great Lakes. The first public building was the church, built in 1890 to serve both Anglican and Presbyterian congregations. Some of the original homes built for the fishermen are still standing. In 1932, the first ferry service from Tobermory was begun, bringing tourists and their automobiles to the Island.

South Baymouth Attractions

Sightseeing Tours

South Baymouth ferry docks

Four hour bus tour of the island’s many points of interest including Bridal Veil Falls, Ten Mile Point scenic lookout, and Indian craft shops. Departs 1:15 p.m., Monday through Saturday in July & August.

MS Chi-Cheemaun and MS Nindawayma

South Baymouth ferry docks
Ontario Ferries

The “MS Chi-Cheemaun” ferry is named for the Ojibway word for “the Big Canoe” and makes four crossing a day in the summer, and three crossing a day in the spring and fall. The crossing time is 1-3/4 hours. Reservations can be made for some of the sailings (in the summer, only the first and last ferry of the day)

Blue Jay Fish Creek Culture Station

16 km northwest, near Tehkummah

This is a fish-breeding station used to raise various species of trout for the area’s lakes and rivers. Visitors can see fish from egg through adult stage. Open all year Monday to Friday, closed holidays.

Mounted Animal Nature Trail

Tehkummah, 12 km north of South Baymouth off Highway 6

Three walking trails through hardwood forests showcase various mounted (stuffed) animals in a wilderness setting. Open daily mid June to mid-August, except Saturday.

South Baymouth Fish Research Station

4 km north of South Baymouth, off Highway 6

Alongside South Bay, visitors can learn about many of the area’s fish species, and the role of fisheries research.

Little School House Museum


This museum displays artifacts from the community’s early fishing station days. The building was one of the Island’s original one-room schoolhouses, built in 1891, and remains on its original site.  May – October Daily 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

South Baymouth, Ontario Area Map