Detroit to Sarnia 61.0 miles 1.10 hours Sarnia to Bayfield (120 km) 74.5 1.35 Bayfield to Port Elgin (110 km) 68.3 1.24 Port Elgin to Tobermory (129 km) 80.1 1.46
283.9 miles 5.15 hours Delay at Bridge and Customs (30 min) 0.5 Stops (2) (10 mins each) 0.3
283.9 miles 5.95 hours Ferry loading time 1.25 Ferry crossing time 1.75 Disembark ferry 0.25 So. Bay to L/C (51 km) 32.0 0.55
315.9 miles 9.75 hours
To Arrive Depart Should Arrive Tobermory Detroit Little Current at Prior to 6 a.m. prior to 11:45 p.m. 9:30 a.m. to hold reservation on 7 a.m. sailing Prior to 9 a.m. prior to 2:45 a.m. 1:55 p.m. to get aboard 11:20 a.m. sailing Prior to 1:30 prior to 7:30 a.m. 6:15 p.m. to get aboard 3:40 p.m. sailingNote that I allow more time for arriving before the 11:20 and 3:40 sailings; you must arrive a little earlier to be sure to find a place on the ferry. These sailings have a first-come, first-aboard policy.
Ontario Northland - Owen Sound 1-800-265-3163 Ferry Reservations
If you really plan your travel properly, you can get in line without a reservation, and end up being the last car loaded on the ferry, just as we were one year. That big smile on my wife's face conveys our happiness at not being left at the dock for a four hour wait until the next sailing!
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Last modified: October 21, 1996