Small Boat Island Adventures

From Parry Sound into the Georgian Bay Biosphere

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One small part of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve

Windswept and home to grasses, moss, and lichen.

Rocks - rock

Swirls, twirls and lichen create impossible designs

Wreck Island

Much more than rock and water, Wreck Island hosts its own unique ecosystem

The Beagle

Resting at Copegog Island

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Beyond the Big Sound
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See It

Cruising through Georgian Bay and its 30,000 islands provides a wonderful opportunity to hear, smell, and see what makes this world biosphere reserve so special. This is the rugged island landscape that inspired the paintings of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.

Touch It

Being on the water allows you to experience Georgian Bay using only a few of your senses. Getting onto the islands lets you get close enough to touch and feel the biosphere. You experience up close what you could only imagine from a distance.

Feel It

With all of your senses engaged you can feel what makes Georgian Bay so special and why it was selected as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. And with the perspective provided by your guides on the Biosphere's natural and human history you are better able to imagine its future.

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Summer is here and we have been out several times revisiting favourite places and finding new ones. The Massasauga Park adventure provides for a very pleasant four hour introduction to the Biosphere, not too rushed while visiting several different micro ecozones. This little guy was found in small hemlock grove that seemed to be home to several different mushroom species. The rain this Spring and Summer have made the Park and the islands a pleasure to visit with the plants and critters in great shape.

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Beagle tied up at Jones Island

Here we are tied to a rock face on Jones Island. A little creativity in finding reliable 'dockage' goes a long way in ensuring both our guests and the Beagle remain safe when visiting out of the way islands. Jones Island is home to one of the three lighthouses we visit on our all day Lighthouse Adventure.

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Red Rock ecoAdventures - Beyond the Big Sound

Our season began June 21st to coincide with the official start of Summer. Give us a call or send us an email to confirm schedule and availability.

Red Rock ecoAdventures - Beyond the Big Sound

Have you had the urge to get out and explore the scenery that inspired Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven? Have you enjoyed one of the big boat cruises operating out of Parry Sound and wished you could hop off and wander around on the rocks and dip your feet in the 'Bay?

Red Rock ecoAdventures (Red Rock Eco) offers you the opportunty to get out on the Bay, beyond the Big Sound, and explore the islands and islets that are part of the UNESCO Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve. We take you out to wander and wonder, and introduce you to the history, ecology and natural beauty of this unique ecosystem by letting you experience it first hand.

Taking no more than four guests, we head out twice a day for a four hour guided exploration of the Biosphere. We have two different trips, both taking you beyond the Big Sound, to experience the best the Biosphere has to offer.

We use a late model unsinkable 21-foot Scout, the "Beagle", for a quick ride out beyond the Big Sound. The Beagle, big enough to be comfortable and safe is still small enough to let us take you in close to the islands to hop off and experience the Biosphere directly.

Want to know a little more? Head over to the menu and click on Adventure Info to find out more about where you will be going and what you will experience. You can also find information on schedules and pricing.

Need a little more information about the Beagle, what the adventures involve, what you can expect of us, and what we expect of you? Click on FAQ.

Ready to learn a little more or have some one-on-one questions? Give us a call or drop us an email. We try to respond as quickly as possible, but we may be out helping our guests experience and understand the magic of Georgian Bay. Don't worry, we'll get back to you no later than the following day.

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