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Calling All Non-Profit Organizations
The Owen Sound Transportation Company is now accepting applications to receive sponsorship proceeds from the ticket sales for our 2015 Spring Cruise, scheduled for Thursday, April 30, 2015.

You must be a Non-Profit organization in the Grey-Bruce Region or on Manitoulin Island to qualify.

Entry form is being updated to reflect Spring 2015; entry forms completed before the update will be accepted!

Applications must be submitted no later than 12:00pm on Friday, Feb 27, 2015.

Please click here to complete the application form...
Employment Opportunities with OSTC in 2015:
OSTC is seeking qualified candidates for a Manager Customer Experience

Click here for more information and application requirements.

Marine Engineer Opportunities at Pelee Island Transportation:
OSTC is seeking qualified applicants for Marine Engineer Officer Positions at the Pelee Island Transportation Service on Lake Erie.

Click here for more information and application requirements.

2015 Spring Cruise Tickets available now for advance purchase

Tickets for the April 30th, Chi-Cheemaun 2015 Spring Cruise to Tobermory are available at the Owen Sound Transportation Company office in Springmount.
$49.75 per person for cruise & bus; $10.25 for on-board buffet. Call 1-800-265-3163 to reserve yours!

We also have tickets for the not-to-be-missed Scenic City Order of Good Cheer 4 hour Dinner Cruise w/Entertainment, sailing on Saturday, April 25th, 2015: $75.00/per person

And for the history buff in your family, pick up a copy of "The Motorist's Shortcut: 100 years of the Owen Sound Transportation Company", by local author Richard Thomas. $25.00 each.

Destination Manitoulin
OSTC and participating accommodations on Manitoulin Island have joined forces to provide travellers with a 10% discount on their ferry fare PLUS a $5.00 discount per accommodation reservation.

Reservations are required for both the ferry and the accommodation. Make your reservation at the accommodation first to receive your Tag#, and then call 1-800-265-3163 to book your vehicle space on the ferry. Make Manitoulin Island your destination this year!

Some restrictions do apply. See accommodations list for details.

Participating Accommodations list here....

For a map of accommodations click here....

Destination Manitoulin has branched out to include Island businesses! Identifiable by the Unique "Destination Manitoulin" sticker displayed on the door, and at the cash register, the following retail businesses and restaurants have joined the growing Island-wide discount program: .

Participating Retailers and Restaurants list here....

2015 Frequent Sailor Loyalty Cards
Frequent Sailor Loyalty Cards are transferrable between family members. Cards are colour coded according to the size of the vehicle, and can be used for up to 3 different vehicles of the same size, per family or business, exclusive of trailers.

BLUE: Vehicles less than 14'(length) and 5.5'(height)
RED: Vehicles between 14' and 20' (length) and 5.5'(height)
GREEN: Large Commercial vehicles

Request your card from the Terminal Ticket Booth Agent on your first crossing of the season. Take 9 one-way trips and the 10th trip is FREE. No carry-over to next season. Simple, right?
For more information, ask at the Ticket booth in Tobermory or South Baymouth, or call 1-800-265-3163.
Ontario Travellers Road Construction Maps
Please allow extra time to make your 1 hour prior to sailing arrival time for reservations. Click on the link below to find out construction areas and expected time delays. When the map comes up click the word Construction to the left hand of the map. Then click on the Working Person symbol in the area you will be travelling in to retrieve information.
Ministry of Transportation Traveller's Road information
Discount for Commercial Traffic
The M.S. Chi-Cheemaun Ferry offers a 25% discount for commercial traffic over 8.5 feet in height for our 8:15pm (Spring/Fall)and 10:00pm (Summer)sailings out of South Baymouth. This promotion will be in place again for the 2015 sailing schedule.

MacKenzie Blues Band to perform on board Spring 2015 - date TBD soon!

A Colorado low pressure system is headed our way, destined to arrive Friday afternoon/evening, Oct 3, bringing vicious, nasty SW winds and extreme wave conditions to the ferry route. These forecast conditions are NOT conducive to an enjoyable dining and entertainment cruise, and as such, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Dining and Entertainment portion of the ferry crossing scheduled for the 6:10pm round-trip sailing from Tobermory on Friday, Oct 3, 2014.

If you have a reservation for the Mackenzie Blues Band cruise, we are calling you now! We are also giving you the first opportunity to reserve for the 2015 evening with the MBBand (date to be determined) with fine food by the Chi-Cheemaun culinary crew & wines by Coffin Ridge Winery.

Last Dining & Entertainment Cruise of 2014 - SOLD OUT