I don't currently sale
on Georgian Bay, but many moons ago I worked at the SAR base in Meaford and know the Bay well. For your first season or two, just get to know the southern half of the Bay, it's much more user friendly.
Thornbury, and Meaford have very pretty harbours with good dining and good services. Collingwood has golf and lots of activities, Owen Sound has a great nautical history
and is easier to get into.
When you're ready for a more challenging port, try Lions Head, it's gorgeous and if it's too much for you, back track to Owen Sound.
As you gain experience, Tobermory and Flower Pot Island are must sees. Parry Sound to Britt has magnificent scenery but very challenging navigation
The North Channel offers top shelf protected cruising, so it's a favourite. That's the North side of Manitoulin, the South side is rather treacherous.
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