Windsor is bringing back boat tours to Peche Island for the first time in 2 years

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The City of Windsor is bringing back boat tours of Peche Island. (Submitted by ERCA - image credit)
The City of Windsor is bringing back boat tours of Peche Island. (Submitted by ERCA - image credit)

The City of Windsor says boat tours to Peche Island will start sailing this month, after the pandemic paused the voyages for two years.

Boat tours will begin the week of July 18, bringing passengers from Lakeview Park Marina to the island.

Tours are scheduled Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays each week, depending on the weather, from this month until October. On those days, tours being at 10 a.m. with the last ride to the island at 2 p.m.

Six passengers can travel on each crossing. It costs $7.75 per person round trip and children under three ride for free.

The city recommends people sign up in advance for their trip, with registration opening Wednesday, July 13.

The city says prior to the pandemic in 2019, about 1,300 people took the boat trip to the island.

Those looking to book a trip can phone 519-255-1161.

Pets, bikes and other large equipment are not permitted on the boat due to safety concerns.

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