Monday, June 23, 2014
CRUISING BY PWC
Personal watercraft are a great way to see Georgian Bay. Increasingly we see large groups of jet skiers that tour together just the same way that motorcyclists tour the countryside in packs. Jet ski tourism is catching on. It has some real advantages. You can cover great distances in a hurry when you want to ... and you can also tuck into very shallow remote places to explore. Come night time the group can plan stopover points with accommodation or you can bring a waterproof pack and camp over if the group is so inclined. The advantage of travelling in group is there is safety in numbers and usually someone familiar with the cruising area will play mother goose and lead the pack. Because of the speed and unsinkable nature of PWC’s the group can get out to some very remote islands and pull ashore for a visit. Wetsuits are the normal comfortable attire for a day of jet skiing. For overnighters where only rock landings are available, it’s best to drop a small anchor in a sheltered area and let the jet skis rest in the shallow water. It’s also easy to stage a jet ski event so that every night there is a fuel and accommodation stop along the cruise if the pack want's all the creature comforts of home. Recently coming through Honey Harbour midweek we saw over twenty PWC’s in one group heading out for a cruise.