WELCOME ABOARD…

Welcome to Equinox Sailing. Together we will explore Georgian Bay aboard our flagship Hunter 39 Equinox. Offering a Sailing Experience that provides learning aboard while enjoying the channels, islands and harbours of one of the most picturesque cruising grounds in the world.

Sailing Opportunities

An Evening Sail:

Thursday’s, Friday’s, and Saturday’s: Departing at 6 PM, returning at 9:30 PM.

Itinerary:  Depart Midland  aboard the luxurious 39′ sloop Equinox, sail into Penetanguishene Bay to view Discovery Harbour and the historic ships that dock there.  Then, proceeding out into  ‘The Gap’  to the Gin Islands on the west side of Beausoleil Island.  After a quick anchor and possibly a swim, returning to Midland with a sunset over the aft.

Experience Learning: Basic Safety Aboard.

Cost: $139 pp including drinks and snacks.  max 8 p

Check our availability and book it ! :   See This Calendar

An Elegant Evening Sail:

Friday’s: Departing at 7 PM, returning at 10:00 PM.

Perfect for “date night”, a group of friends or to make new friends!

Details:  Depart Midland  aboard our luxurious 39′ sloop Equinox, to Penetanguishene Bay where we will drop anchor at Discovery Harbour and admire the historic ships that dock there.  You will be served fine wine and horderves while enjoying the peaceful views.   The return sail at sunset with brilliant views to the west over open water, then docking after dawn just as the cool evening air demands a light jacket and close company to keep warm.

Experience Learning: Basic Safety Aboard.

Cost: $179 pp –  including drinks and horderves.  max 6 p

Check our availability and book it ! :   See This Calendar

Let’s Go Island Exploring:

FULL DAY Saturday: Departing 9 AM, returning  before 5 PM.

Itinerary: Departing Midland  aboard the 39′ luxury sailing yacht Equinox, sailing into open Georgian Bay.   After enjoying some refreshingly fast sailing, returning inland to anchor in  Lost Bay, on the North side of Beausoleil Island.  There we will  begin exploring the rocky landscape by hiking trails on this water access only National Park Island to see picture perfect Fairy Lake.  Lunch will be served, and afterwards we will have a fresh sail back to Midland Bay.

Experience Learning: Basic Safety Aboard

Cost: $219 pp including lunch, drinks, and snacks.

Check our availability and book it ! :   See This Calendar

Uninhabited Island Beach Day:

FULL DAY Saturday: Departing 9 AM, returning  before 5 PM.

Itinerary: Departing Midland  aboard the 39′ luxury sailing yacht Equinox, sailing through ‘The Gap’ into open Georgian Bay.   Pushing through open water to arrive at Giants Tomb Island.  Anchoring, and swimming/snorkeling/relaxing at this vacant beach which is over 1.5 km of breathtaking white sand.    Lunch will be served, and afterwards we will have a fresh sail back to Midland Bay.

Experience Learning: Basic Safety Aboard

Cost: $219 pp including lunch, drinks, and snacks.

Check our availability and book it ! :   See This Calendar

Take a Sunday Stroll:

Sunday: Departing 1 PM, returning 3 PM or 4 PM returning at 6 PM.

Itinerary: Depart Midland, and sail on our luxurious 39’ sloop into Penetanguishene Bay to view Discovery Harbour and the historic ships that dock there.  Then, proceeding out into ‘The Gap’ for a bit of open water wind and waves before returning to Midland to disembark.  Guests will learn basic yachting skills, and are encouraged to participate as much or as little during the voyage as they wish.

Experience Learning: Basic Safety Aboard.

Cost: $100 pp including drinks and snacks.

Check our availability and book it ! :   See This Calendar

Choose Your Own Adventure:

Itinerary:  As you wish…. Assemble your crew and contact us to build some detailed plans.  Equinox is happy to sail you to your destinations, even for overnight adventures. We can accommodate up to 6 guests overnight and a maximum of 10 guests for day excursions.  A private leaning experience aboard gives you quality time with collegues for team building, family time to grow and learn together, or even private time for a special engagement proposal or romantic getaway.  We are glad to tailor your experience to meet your needs.

Experience Learning: Basic Safety Onboard.

Cost:  Contact us to discuss.

About Us

At it’s root, Equinox Sailing is a sail training provider, but our guests join us to enjoy a day on the water and explore with us the beautiful islands and coves of Southern Georgian Bay while they learn basic safety aboard and build comfort on a keel boat.

How to book an Experience:

Bookings are done through this website.  Availability for each outing is real-time so you can book with confidence.

Click HERE to go to the Equinox Experience Learning List, or  See the whole schedule

Or, if you wish to book directly, you can call or email us via our contact us page.

Who’s in Charge Here?

Your guide, teacher and yacht master aboard is Robert Tigwell.  As a child and youth, he lived aboard Sandy-L, a 30′ sloop where he and his family traveled annually from Lake Erie through Lake Huron to Georgian Bay and the North Channel and back each year.  Having over 35 years experience as the master of his own yacht, he has  35,000 nautical miles under his keel.  The majority of that in Southern Georgian Bay where he knows the islands, channels and harbours as intimately as the back of his hand.  His more distant experiences include crewing on The Spirit of Canada – an Open 60 ocean racer, and navigating the entire Lower and Upper St. Lawrence river going from Ontario to New Brunswick, PEI, and Nova Scotia.

Although he enjoys speed and performance, at heart he is a cruiser and explorer and is an advocate for experiencing all Canada has to offer from the water.

Contact Us

Send us an email at:  sailing@gatewaysoftware.ca

Call us at: 1 -705-999-5961

Or use this form to begin the conversation about how much you would enjoy sailing with us: