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Snorkel a Shipwreck

Tiny, Canada

Experience hosted by Patrick

5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

The shipwreck experience begins at Thunder Beach, it is here where we will meet you and board our jet boat from the beach. Once we have discussed safety instructions we will set off to the shipwreck.
We will be exploring the Mapledawn A three hundred and fifty foot (107 metre) shipwreck located off the shores of Christian Island. The Mapledawn freighter sunk November 30, 1924 in a snowstorm. Loss of visibility resulted in the mighty ship venturing to close to shore and hitting many shoals, ripping off a section of the stern with propeller and rudder the ship quickly sank thereafter.
Guests will have the opportunity to snorkel the wreck. The wreck is submerged and varies from being twelve to twenty feet in depth. The engine and huge double boilers are still upright and the wreck can be seen from the surface. However, after you put a face mask on the wreck becomes crystal clear! The engine and boilers are the closest part of the ship to the surface. The bow and its massive eyes are where the anchor chains were fed through. The hull was constructed of very thick Iron before modern steel had been invented. After an afternoon of fun we will head back to Thunder Beach.

Instagram: @snorkelashipwreck

Discounts automatically applied automatically for individual bookings of four or more.
Other things to note
Our trips require excellent weather conditions and small waves. We will be in contact with guests a few days before and the day of the experience to confirm it is still going ahead as scheduled. If the marine weather is not suitable, the experience will be rescheduled or cancelled
The shipwreck experience begins at Thunder Beach, it is here where we will meet you and board our jet boat from the beach. Once we have discussed safety instructions we will set off to the shipwreck.
We will be exploring the Mapledawn A three hundred and fifty foot (107 metre) shipwreck located off the shores of Christian Island. The Mapledawn freighter sunk November 30, 1924 in a snowstorm. Loss of visibility resulted in the mighty ship ve…

What's included

  • Food
    Sandwiches & assorted snacks
  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    Snorkels & life jackets

Meet your host, Patrick

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have boated for over four decades on Georgian Bay. I am absolutely passionate about Georgian Bay. I love to share my experiences and stories. My extensive experience on the water makes me a safe captain and my detailed knowledge of Georgian Bay allows me to provide incredible experiences, including bringing guests to many gem locations!
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From $289
/ person

Where you'll be

The boat departs at Thunder Beach.
We will boat to the Mappledawn shipwreck located off the West coast of Christian Island. The rest of the trip will be spent on the beach where guests can swim or relax time permitting. The trip begins and ends at Thunder Beach.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Bronwen
August 2020
Patrick's Snorkeling a Shipwreck was truly an unexpected, wonderful experience. Patrick and his daughter were extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful hosts. You can tell they're really passionate the history of the shipwreck and the surrounding area. They are also very conscious of the safety of the experience. They were very communicative and when they thought the water might be too rough for the experience, they messaged us right away to work something out. We ended up being able to go on the originally planned day but it was nice to know that if the weather wasn't on our side, they'd still help us get our experience. On top of our hosts being very friendly and communicative, the actual site of the shipwreck was totally amazing. It was much cooler than I expected, like taking a look back into history. It's something I'd never think to experience and likely won't get to experience again unless we decide to come back next year. 5 stars for sure.
Patrick's Snorkeling a Shipwreck was truly an unexpected, wonderful experience. Patrick and his daughter were extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful hosts. You can tell they're rea…
Paula
August 2020
A must do for snorkeling fans or beginners. So beautiful and incredible location. The boat was stunning, clean, and the hosts are delightful and knowledgeable. Just do it.
Breeann
August 2020
This was an amazing experience! We had such a lovely time, Patrick and Shannon were great hosts :) 10/10 would recommend

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 5 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

    What to bring

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