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Cruise Tickets for Christmas!

Tickets for the April 30th, Chi-Cheemaun 2015 Spring Cruise to Tobermory are available at the Owen Sound Transportation Company office in Springmount, in time for Christmas gift giving.
$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.

Vendor Prequalification for Chi-Cheemaun Washroom Renovation

The Owen Sound Transportation Company is soliciting bidders to pre-qualify for the following project on the passenger/vehicle ferry MS Chi-Cheemaun:

Washroom Renovations
Cafeteria deck – Men’s washroom (1 of) and women’s washroom (1 of)
Lounge deck – Men’s washroom (1 of), women’s washroom (1 of) and accessible washroom (1 of)

Work includes:
Remove existing decking, bulkhead and deckhead materials and all fixtures.
Supply and install new decking, bulkhead and deckhead materials and all fixtures.

Vessel Location: Owen Sound ON
Project Completion Date: 25 March 2015

Pre-qualification package must be requested and applications will be accepted until 4pm on Friday, December 5, 2014. All inquiries and questions are to be directed to:
Stephen Shaw, VP – Operations
Tel. 519-376-8740 ext. 224
Cell 519-379-0303

Friday Oct 3, 2014 Dining & Entertainment Cruise CANCELLED

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
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.

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.