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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, including of trailers. Please note that you will receive 2 stamps on your vehicle card if you are towing a trailer, regardless of trailer size, and the free crossing you earn may only be applied to the vehicle.

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 (for one vehicle) 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.
 
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.

 
Ferry Season 2015 to begin on Tuesday, May 5 due to ice on Georgian Bay
Due to ice conditions on Georgian Bay, The 2015 ferry season will begin on Tuesday, May 5, not Friday, May 1 as planned.

The delay also means that the Annual Spring Cruise between Owen Sound and Tobermory will take place on Monday, May 4. All customers who have pre-purchased tickets for the Cruise will be contacted.

OSTC apologizes for any inconvenience the change may cause for our customers.

Media Release - 2015 ferry start date
 
Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory wins Sponsoprship for 2015 Chi-Cheemaun Annual Spring Cruise
OSTC is pleased to announce that the Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory is the winner of the 2015 Spring Cruise, now scheduled to sail on Monday, May 4. The BPBO will be on board Chi-Cheemaun and will bring with them opportunities for passengers to learn more about the organization and the important role it plays in our region.

 
2015 Spring Cruise Tickets available for advance purchase

NEW DATE!! Tickets for the Monday, May 4, 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 NEW DATE!!! Saturday, May 2, 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....

 
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.

 
Market Feasibility and Chi-Cheemaun Benefits Case Available Online
The Owen Sound Transportation Company's Market Feasibility Study Report and Benefits Case Report are both available online.

Click here for a copy of the Feasibility Study Report....

Click here for a copy of the Benefits Case Report....