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Peterborough Base Information

At the Base

Base Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9.00 to 17.30
Tuesday and Thursday: Closed

Late Arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or the general sales office where you booked.

When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open for you to stay on board that night, but cruising will not be permitted. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

When To Arrive

Your boat will be ready to depart for 15:00 - 17:00. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions.

If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base from 11:00.

Upon Arrival

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive our base staff will:

  • Give you a welcome booklet which contains important safety advice and contact numbers.
  • Ask you to sign documentation to show that certain information has been read and unserstood.
  • Take a Damage Deposit and Engine Hours Deposit.
  • Let you know what time to expect your pre-departure briefing.

Hotels and Restaurants


Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront, 50 George St North - Tel: +1 705-743-1144
Hampton Inn by Hilton Peterborough, 3900 Fisher Dr - Tel: +1 705-270-6280
Best Western Plus Otonabee Inn, 84 Lansdowne St East - Tel: +1 705-742-3454


Kelsey's Original Roadhouse, 1209 Lansdowne St West - Tel: +1 705-749-1367
One Fine Food Italian, 800 Erskine Ave - Tel: +1 705-742-6200
Queensway Restaurant, 685 The Queensway - Tel: +1 705-748-5544

Extra Information


Parking available onsite (pre-bookable, maximum of 2 spaces per booking)

Tourist Information

Peterborough & The Kawarthas Tourism - Visitor Centre, 270 George St North, Suite 101 - Tel: +1 705-742-2201

Transport Information

By Road

Be Prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them.


From Toronto Pearson International Airport: 6301 Silver Dart Dr, Mississauga, ON L5P 1B2, Canada Continue to ON-409 E - 1 min (1.1 km) Follow ON-407 E and ON-115 N to Airport Rd/County Rd 11 in Fraserville. Take the County Road 11/Airport Road exit from ON-115 N - 1 hr 13 min (135 km) Take Beardsmore Rd and Johnston Dr to your destination - 2 min (1.9 km) Arrive at Horseshoe Bay Marina

Car Rental

Hertz Car Rental - Toronto Pearson International Airport, Tel: +1 416-674-2020
Avis Car Rental - Mississauga, Tel: +1 905-676-1100

By Air:

Toronto: 125 km

By Rail

Cobourg: 48.3 km