Be A Boater

Sailing and boating enthusiasts can find everything they need at the municipal Port Franks Marina, Grand Bend Harbour and Bayfield Marina, which are open from Victoria Day Weekend to Thanksgiving Weekend. Boaters can take the “Safe Boater Get Certified Test” at either the Grand Bend or Port Franks marina office. There are also a number of private marinas in the area.

Since 2009, Grand Bend, Port Franks and Bayfield marinas have boasted Blue Flag status. Blue Flag marinas adhere to a code of conduct concerning environmental responsibility, clean water and established and well-practiced marina management.

Blue Line Fishing Charters

Contact: Fred Wondergem
Location 9863 Leonard St Grand Bend ON N0M 1T0 CanadaPhone: 519-318-1102

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Grand Bend’s ONLY Full Time Fishing Charter ! I do 75-100 fishing charters per season and have over 35 years of fishing experience on Lake Huron.

We offer Lake Huron Fishing Charters out of Grand Bend and Port Franks from April to October. We also do Corporate outings and Burials at Sea. Tax receipts provided upon request. We also offer Gift Certificates which are great for birthday, Christmas, or anniversary gifts !

On Lake Huron we target King (Chinook) Salmon, Coho Salmon, Rainbow trout, Lake Trout, and Walleye (Pickerel).

Check us out on Facebook at Blue Line Fishing Charters in Grand Bend.

In 2017 we were featured on the Canadian Fishing Network. The video can be watched on our website from the “About Us” section

In 2019 we were also featured in an article in Outdoor Canada written by award winning writer Gord Pyzer. Check out his article “How To Win the Bluewater Anglers Salmon Derby“.

At Blue Line Fishing Charters, we are focused on providing a professional fishing guide with the highest levels of customer satisfaction and fishing talent – We will do everything we can to put you on top of the fish, where trophy sized catches are a hook set away.

Your Guide, Captain Fred Wondergem is fully certified by Transport Canada with Med A3 (Small non-Pleasure Vessel Basic Safety) and SVOP (Small Commercial Vessel Operator Training Course).  Captain Fred has worked and fished in the Grand Bend and Port Franks area for 30 years.

What to expect: I supply all the fishing gear.  I set all the fishing lines out and we troll for salmon, trout, and pickerel.  We may be a short distance from shore in the spring or 10 miles out in July and August.  Salmon like 47-53 degrees so I use a temperature probe to find the proper temperatures.  Sit back, relax and wait for the fish to strike !
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Local outfitters offer boat cruises on the lake including Blue Line Fishing Charters (519-318-1102), Copper Blues Fishing Charters (519-331-4144), Grand Bend Fishing Charters (519-852-3410), Maitland Valley Fishing Charters (519-319-3931), Port Franks Charters (519-521-8785), Sail Huron (519-878-4141), and Xtreme Water Sports (519-238-5816 / 519-319-4864). Pricing varies by the amount of time out on the lake, the size of your group, and the boat.

Rent single and tandem kayaks and stand-up paddleboards by the hour or up to two days from 360 Bikes ‘N Boards (519-524-7171) in Goderich. River Adventures Grand Bend (519-868-RAGB) rents electric and gas-powered inflatable dinghies, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and tandem kayaks by the hour. They also offer multiple, week-long, half-day camps for kids to learn about open water safety, navigating waterways using a variety of self-powered vessels (kayaks, canoes, paddleboards), and how to tie marine knots. Adult lessons include kayaking and paddleboarding. They even host a glow-in-the-dark group kayak along Parkhill Creek in Grand Bend. Westcoast Beach Store (416-836-8706) in Grand Bend offers daily standup paddleboard rentals and lessons. In Bayfield, head to the Marina Office (519-565-2233) beside the public washrooms, to rent a canoe or kayak. You can rent canoes, corcls (double-hulled, extremely buoyant, polyethylene boat), stand-up paddleboards, and single and double kayaks for use in Pinery Provincial Park (519-243-2220).

Grand Bend & Port Franks Fees

  • One-day launch pass: $25 per launch
  • Seasonal launch pass: $375
  • Seasonal Dockage (serviced; greater than or equal to 25 ft.): $79 per foot
  • Seasonal Dockage (serviced; less than 25 ft.): $1,896
  • Seasonal Dockage (unserviced): $1200
  • Transient Dockage (serviced): $2.30 per foot/day
  • Transient Dockage (unserviced): $1.90 per foot/day

Additional Dockage at Grand Bend Harbour

  • “Love Docks” Seasonal Dockage (serviced; greater than or equal to 25 ft.): $66 per foot
  • “Love Docks” Seasonal Dockage (serviced; less than 25 ft.): $1,680
  • Seasonal Dockage for Personal Water Craft: $600

Municipal MarinasGrand Bend
91 River Rd.,
May to Oct: 519-238-2000,
Oct to May: 519-243-1400 press 3,
grandbendmarina@lambtonshores.ca,
Port Franks
7574 Biddulph St.,
May to Oct: 519-243-2354,
Oct to May: 519-243-1400 press 3,
works@lambtonshores.ca,
Bayfield
OperationalApril - October
8am-8pm daily
April - October
8am-8pm daily
April - October
Coordinates43°18’83”N
81°46’09”W
43°14’75”N
81°55’59”W
43°34’53”N
81°42’16”W
Channel Depth6ft4 - 10ft8 - 10ft
Dock Depth6ft3 - 4ft9ft
VHF Channel686868
Seasonal Slips307060
Transient Slips35020
Gas & Diesel???
Washrooms / Showers???
Pump Out???
Electrical30 & 50 amp20, 30 & 50 amp
WiFi???
Public Boat Launch???
Laundry Facilities?
AmenitiesPicnic area, Oil, Marine toilet paper, AquaKemPavilion, Picnic area, Volleyball CourtPublic phone, Shuttle, Picnic area, Canoe & Kayak rentals
Ice???
Visa, M/C, Debit, Cash??

Private Marinas

Bayfield River Cottage Colony & Marina: 19 Fisherman's Rd. Wharf, Bayfield, 519-565-2632

Harbour Lights Marina: 27 Chart House Hill, Bayfield, 519-565-5150

R & R Marina: 9346 Lake Rd., Kettle Point, 519-786-5604

Seven Winds Marina: 10009 Superior St., Port Franks, 1-888-770-1009

Yacht Clubs

Bayfield Yacht Club: bayfieldyachtclub.com, 647-667-9056

Grand Bend Yacht Club: gbyc.ca, 519-238-6676

Port Franks Yacht Club: portfranksyachtclub.ca, 519-333-8673