Contrary to popular belief, boats are actually much safer than cars, which inexplicably sink every time you drive them on water. Take a proper water road ride with today’s Groupon to SummerBound, located in Collingwood. Choose from three options, beginning June 15:
- For $11, you get a one-hour Collingwood Harbour boat tour (a $22.60 value, including HST).
- For $17, you get a two-hour wine-tasting tour (a $33.90 value, including HST).
- For $11, you get a one-hour Wasaga Beach river cruise (a $22.60 value, including HST).
Summerbound leads tours over land and water, revealing the history and splendour of southern Georgian Bay, the Blue Mountains, and the Niagara Escarpment. The Collingwood Harbour boat tour embarks on a one-hour tour narrated by the owner's college-educated parrot as it roams waters that once launched 250-metre ships. Further marvels await inland on the one-hour Wasaga Beach river cruise, journeying into the Nottawasaga River toward significant sites in Canadian history such as the spot where the British schooner HMS Nancy sank during the War of 1812. Landlubbers can opt for the two-hour wine tasting and scenic tour, setting out at 11 a.m. Guests traipse toward Beaver Valley and the Georgian Hills Vineyard, where the local winery pours libations made from the area's finest free-range grapes alongside 10,000-square-kilometre views of Georgian Bay.
The Summerbound, Inc. tour company organizes a wide variety of trips to explore the Collingwood area. Beach and boat cruises visit the bays and waterways around Collingwood, with knowledgeable guides offering stories about the area’s role in Canada's history. Fishing trips in Southern Georgian Bay and on the Beatty Saugeen River search for bass, salmon, and rainbow trout. Other tours take advantage of the area’s natural ecosystem, from a trip to the apple orchards in the country to the rocky bluffs at Beaver Valley.
Conversely, the company’s Snowbound side takes advantage of winter’s snowfall with kicksledding, tobogganing, and snowshoeing excursions. Snowbound also supplies visitors with the tackle needed for successful ice-fishing trips.