Mission to Manitoulin

Course 2

Mission to Manitoulin

Owen Sound to Tobermory



Summer Voyages on TS Playfair and STV Pathfinder are the core of our program and provide an experience unlike any other. You will be an active member of the crew and live, eat and sleep onboard our Tall Ship. By the end of a voyage, you will know the fundamentals of how to sail a Tall Ship and be certified as a Brigs ‘Lead Hand’.

But it’s not all sailing! Activities during your voyage will include swimming, singing, campfires and exploring ports and anchorages throughout the Great Lakes.

Voyage Details


July 7 - July 15


Owen Sound, ON


Tobermory, ON


$1560.00 + HST

Trip Description

Set sail from Owen Sound to explore Georgian Bay and the North Channel’s hidden gems while learning how to sail and work with your new shipmates.

This area has some of the best sailing grounds in Ontario and destinations may include Lake Topaz or Bridal Veil Falls on Manitoulin Island, weather permitting.

By the end of this voyage, participants will have the skills to take on greater independence and responsibility in sailing the ships.


Join us as a Trainee 

As a Trainee, no previous experience is required - the youth officers of TS Playfair will teach you everything you need to know.

To join summer youth courses, trainees:

We also recommend all trainees and parents review the FAQs and the Pre-Voyage Training to prepare themselves with what to expect on their voyage! 

*This is one of our longest voyages, which can make it extra challenging! First-time trainees, or young trainees (eg. 13-14), may want to start with Race Up The Bruce(six nights), the 30,000 Island Tour (7 nights), or the Georgian Bay Express(2 nights). 

Please note the following:

Cost is per trainee in Canadian dollars ($CAD) and does not include HST. A $400 booking deposit is required at registration.

Course itineraries are approximate and subject to change according to schedule and weather conditions.

For all voyages, participants can either be dropped at the Hamilton office on the day of departure for a shuttle to the vessel or can be dropped directly at the departure port no later than 1pm. The fee to take the shuttle is $50 each way, and can be added during the booking process.

Brigs is committed to ensuring that all youth have equitable access to our sail training programs through our Pathfinder Access Fund. If you require financial assistance, please let us know when you register.

All bookings are subject to our refund and cancellation policy