Day Trips: Fenelon Falls ‘Kawartha Spirit’ Boat Cruise

Fenelon Falls Boat Cruise
Kawartha Spirit Boat Cruise in Fenelon Falls
Fenelon Falls Boat Cruise
Kawartha Spirit Boat Cruise in Fenelon Falls

By Lori Bosworth

To make the most of the summer, try and get away on a few day trips on weekends. The trick is not having to drive too far. Fenelon Falls, which is about an hour and a half’s drive northeast of Toronto, is a lakeside resort town where you can enjoy a summer escape on the Kawartha Spirit boat, which docks at Lock 34 in downtown Fenelon Falls.

The two-hour Kawartha Spirit boat cruise is a bargain at $23 for adults and $12 for children (5-12), with children under 5 free. You can soak up the sun while enjoying a cocktail on the upper deck and cruising along Sturgeon Lake and Fenelon River. You’ll even go through a  lock on the lower Trent-Severn Waterway. After the cruise, you can wander through the shops of Fenelon Falls and  at the Boathouse Restaurant overlooking Cameron Lake or the family-oriented Falls Views Restaurant beside Fenelon Falls.

The Kawartha Spirit is offering six-hour fall colour cruises up to Thanksgiving that board at Lock 34 (Water Street public dock) in Fenelon Falls weekdays at 9 a.m. and weekends at 10:30 a.m. Call 705-887-9313 to confirm.

Fenelon Falls Lock on Trent-Severn Waterway
Going Through the Lock at Fenelon Falls


  1. I would like to know if the cruise is running now (OCTOBER) ? IF SO, PLEASE GIVE DAYS AND TIMES OF CRUISE.
    Thankyou Katherine N Greenan.

    • Hi Katherine, I will update the article, but yes, the cruise is running this weekend, October 8 and 9, 2011 boarding at 10:30 a.m. at the Water Street public dock in Fenelon Falls for a six hour cruise. Price is $60 per person. Lori

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