Kawartha Spirit

It is with regret that the Captain & Crew of Stoney Lake Boat Cruises, inform you that the Kawartha Spirit will no longer be operating in the Kawartha Lakes region.

It is an unusual gift to be able to make your living doing something you truly love alongside your family and friends.

As Captain, with my wife Susanne, and my Crew – Capt. Denise, Sheena, and Sylvie, we have been lucky enough for that to be the case for more than 26 years. We have enjoyed being part of your weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, fundraisers, fall colour cruises, vacations, and special memories, and in doing so, you became part of our family.

As much as Susanne and I have loved the last 26 years, the time has come for us to close this chapter and start a new one and so it is with mixed emotions we announce that the Kawartha Spirit is ceasing operations effective immediately. Our ship will be relocating to the East Coast where she will continue to be a part of making memories.

To our passengers, we are grateful for your patronage. To those on Stoney Lake who welcomed us warmly and made the past two years so memorable, we really appreciate your kindness. To my Crew past and present, you are family to us. Capt. Denise, Sheena, and Sylvie you shared our passion to make things special for our passengers. You dedicated countless hours, long days and challenges to make the Kawartha Spirit special. Susanne and I cannot thank you enough.

Our immediate concern is to support those wedding parties that were looking forward to celebrating on our ship this year. We will be working with those families to help make alternate arrangements since the Kawartha Spirit will no longer be available. We have reached out to a number of local venues in an effort to assist these couples.

My family and I will remain in the Kawartha Lakes area and look forward to seeing you enjoying our beautiful region and all that it has to offer.

Gratefully yours,

Captain Randy Hinton