Boat Shuttles
A guide for the independent paddler.

Boat Shuttles

Boat shuttles allow paddlers to access some of Lake Superior’s most remote areas in a safe, time-effective manner. Popular destinations for sea kayakers include Michipicoten Island and the Slate Islands. Whitewater canoeists and kayakers frequently hire boat pick-ups at the mouth of the Pukaskwa and Dog rivers to eliminate the long flatwater journey back to civilization. Most backpackers in Pukaskwa National Park employ a boat shuttle to access the Coastal Trail’s remote southern trailhead.

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North Shore Adventures

(Heron Bay/Marathon, Ont.)
Contact: Doug Bourgeault, phone (807) 228-0709;  email; or Facebook.
Fees: please contact company at

Service area: North Shore Adventures operating in Marathon On provides you with 3 services: Fishing Charters, Coastal Tours and Pukaskwa shuttle service.
Vessel:  27ft  foot aluminum runabout Hewes Craft designed and built to Transport Canada and U.S. Coast Guard standards as a small passenger vessel.
Operating days: Monday – Sunday – contact company for available times
Capacity: up to 10 passengers or 6 passengers with canoes/kayak

Bluebird Charters

(Terrace Bay, Ont.)
Contact: Come & Kinda Castonguay, phone 807-824-3353; 
Service Area: Specializes in Slate Islands.
Capacity: Bluebird Charter Boat is equipped to carry 6 kayaks or 3 canoes and a total of 6 people with camping gear.

Northern Phin Charters

(Terrace Bay, Ont.)
Contact: Gary Salesse, phone (807) 825-9685 or (807) 823-0048
Service Area: Specializes in Slate Islands.
Vessel: 26-foot Seaswirl Offshore.
Capacity: Up to three sea kayaks or two canoes and paddlers