Port Perry is considered a pretty small community located in Scugog Township in southern Ontario. Among the most visual points of attraction is the man-made Lake Scugog, which is pretty well known with anglers or boaters. Another great method to enjoy Lake Scugog is by simply taking a cruise. Scugog Island Cruises is the only cruise line providing boat trips from Port Perry. Guests may take a public cruise or charter the ship, called “The Woodman,” for their special occasion.
Scugog Island Cruises will provide sightseeing, brunch, sunset or dinner cruise trips which will last for about 2 to 3 hours. Sightseeing cruise trips will include story telling about the creation and history of the lake, watching wildlife and bird species as the ship will drift by Birdseye Park and checking out the marine life. Dinner or dancing cruises will sail each Friday or Saturday night and generally have a theme like British Invasion, Breach Surf`n`Turf, Gal`s Night Out. Scugog Island Cruises normally provides 2 to 3 cruises per day. Guests should make their bookings in advanced.
Scugog Island Cruises will provide private charters for corporate, wedding ceremonies or special events. Cruises may be taken with meals included or without. “The Woodman`s” staff may help in selecting food, music, decorations or other aspects related to their entertainment. Scugog Island Cruises will also include a ship captain who will be able to perform wedding ceremonies as well. Couples may be married while the boat is docked or after the ship cruises into Lake Scugog`s center and drops anchor.
Menu items may vary quite a lot depending on which cruise trip will be taken. Sandwiches, salad or soups may be served aboard the Lite Luch cruise, and the Delightful Lunch cruise will include hot foods like rosemary Italian chicken or seasoned vegetables. Dinner cruise trips may include hot or cold dishes like seared tilapia, lemon rice pilaf, beef bourguignon, garden salad or fresh fruit.
“The Woodman” sails along Lake Scugog from early May through early October. Named for an nineteenth century era steamship which also sailed Lake Scugog, this vessel includes two distinct decks, a lower enclosed one and an upper covered one. The vessel is able to carry one hundred guests and has a license of serving alcohol.
Because the ship`s decks are covered, sailings continue during rain or shine weather conditions. In case of bad weather, guests are encouraged to take an umbrella or raincoat to use if needed to wait for the cruise. Guests could bring sunscreen as well, but also shoes which will not slip on deck or some additional money for snacks or beverages if they should choose a cruise which doesn`t include a meal. Other items guests should take into consideration taking with them are binoculars or a camera.