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Chi-Cheemaun Fall Cruise - Monday, October 20, 2014
Tickets are now available for the Chi-Cheemaun's annual end-of-season fall cruise from Tobermory to Owen Sound.

Persons holding tickets for the 2014 Spring Cruise cancelled due to ice conditions, MUST exchange the Spring Cruise Ticket for a Fall Cruise ticket no later than Monday, October 13. Please call 800-265-3163 for information on the Cruise, or to exchange or purchase tickets.

Request for Proposals - Pelee Island Winter Air Service 2014/15 and 2015/16
Scheduled Air Service - Windsor/Pelee Island

The Owen Sound Transportation Company requests proposals from licensed air carriers for scheduled air service between Pelee Island and Windsor Airport for the winter periods from December 2014 to March 2015 and December 2015 to March 2016.

Interested and qualified carriers must be able to provide aircraft with de-icing equipment and instrument flight capability. Proposals must be received no later than 1:30pm Friday, October 17, 2014.

For a detailed bidder's package please contact Owen Sound Transportation Company at 1.800.265.3163 or via email at

It's Chi-Cheemaun's 40th Birthday!
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....

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
UPDATE: 2014 Frequent Sailor Loyalty Cards
New for 2014:

Cards are now transferrable between family members. 2013 cards were assigned to a specific vehicle by license plate number. No more! 2014 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

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.
Discount for Commercial Traffic
The M.S. Chi-Cheemaun Ferry is now offering a 25% discount for commercial traffic over 8.5 feet in height for our 8:15pm sailing and the 10:00pm sailing out of South Baymouth. This promotion will be in place for the 2014 sailing schedule.

2014 Fall Cruise Sponsorship
Owen Sound Transportation Company Limited (OSTC) is pleased to announce that the sponsor of the 2014 Fall Cruise is the Grey Bruce Sauble Sno-Riders.

Grey Sauble Sno-Riders were scheduled to be the sponsor of the 2014 Spring Cruise which had to be cancelled due to ice conditions.

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.

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

Please click here to complete the application form...