Sailing on the TS Playfair and STV Pathfinder with BRIGS is an experience like no other. From the moment you step onboard, you are a member of the crew. An active and thrilling experience from day one, from hauling on the lines, to steering the ship, you are vital. Onboard, you will learn that teamwork is an essential part of life, as every effort onboard the TS Playfair is a team effort.
A normal day onboard is more than just sailing! Activities during your voyage will include swimming, singing, campfires, and exploring ports and anchorages throughout Ontario
By the end of the voyage, you will know the fundamentals of how to sail a Tall Ship and be certified as a BRIGS "lead hand'.
Step up to the challenge and join our crew!
June 30 - July 9 Goderich - Tobermory $1485 + HST
Join the TS Playfair as she sets out into Lake Huron in the shadow of the largest underground salt mine in the world. Sailing up past our final destination, we'll make our way to Manitoulin to explore the islands and towns that are found within the rugged landscape. Enjoy campfires, sail under the stars and explore islands only accessible by boat.
July 10- July 17 Tobermory - Parry Sound $1155 +HST
As we leave the bustling tourist town of Tobermory, we’ll have the opportunity to explore some of the North Channel’s many secluded bays and inlets. Next, we’ll set sail and make our way south into Georgian Bay, stopping in at ports and anchorages along the coast, before finally arriving in beautiful Parry Sound.
July 19 - July 29 Parry Sound - Penetanguishene $1650 + HST
Heading up Georgian Bay we will take advantage of the many beautiful anchorages and blue waters that lie in wait. After that, the ship will travel down to the 30,000 Islands located along the coast. Exploration of these islands will uncover hidden pools of water to swim in and winding hikes through the mountainous terrain. The course will finish off in the town of Penetanguishene, where we'll visit Discovery Harbour's replica ships the H.M.S Bee and the H.M.S Tecumseth.
July 30 - August 5 Collingwood - Owen Sound $990 + HST
After leaving Penetanguishene, we’ll find ourselves in the Southern end of the 30,000 Islands that form the world's largest freshwater archipelago. With the islands as our backdrop, we’ll sail south, stopping to explore anchorages along the way. Passing the famous Islands of Beausoleil, Giant’s Tomb and Christian Island, we’ll enter Nottawasaga bay to reach our destination in Collingwood.
August 13 - August 19 Collingwood - Owen Sound $990 + HST
From Collingwood, Playfair sets sail into Georgian Bay, heading north towards Killbear Provincial Park. Spend your nights at anchor, around a campfire and sailing under the stars as we sail up Georgian bay. After 6 nights out in the most beautiful waters in Ontario, Playfair sets her course back south to Owen Sound, Ontario's smallest city
August 20 - September 27 Owen Sound - Kincardine $1155 + HST
As Playfair begins the return journey to her home in Lake Ontario, we’ll depart Owen Sound and head north along the East coast of the Bruce Peninsula. At the top of the peninsula, we’ll make our way through Fathom 5 Marine Park, passing the famous “Flowerpots”, before altering our course south as we enter Lake Huron. After a couple days of sailing, we’ll arrive at the sheltered harbour and sandy beaches of Kincardine.
August 29 - September 4 Kincardine - Windsor $1120 + HST
In the final weeks of the summer, we’ll enjoy some last days of sailing on the open waters of Lake Huron. Leaving from Kincardine, we’ll set sail to head south towards the mouth of the St. Clair river. After nearly a week out on the water, with a few stops at ports along the eastern coast, we’ll take on the St. Clair river. Learn to navigate the seaway as we pass below impressive illuminated bridges and salute the cargo ships that pass us by.