Recently, I visited Sea-Doo friendly Pleasant Cove Resort Pointe au Baril while exploring Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands (or at least a few of them) with friends for our Sea-Doo, Jet Ski and Waverunner adventures. Georgian Bay is a large body of water stretching all the way into Northern Ontario, so our first challenge was to find a good, PWC-friendly staging location for our jet ski tour. I can attest that none are better than Pleasant Cove Resort at Pointe au Baril.
Pleasant Cove Resort has everything a PWC rider needs.
Its located midway between Parry Sound and Sudbury, and an easy three-hour trailer drive from the Greater Toronto Area on the newly four-lane Highway 400. Pleasant Cove is on the water, in a protected bay. It has an excellent, on site launch ramp, plenty of trailer parking and lots of dock space. Gas is available a five-minute drive into town or at several nearby marinas. Best of all from a PWC perspective, Pleasant Cove is a gateway to several great day trips: south to Honey Harbour, north to Killarney or exploring the islands around Pointe au Baril. The bonus is that Pleasant Cover owner, Bruce Bishop, is also an active Sea-Doo rider who can show you around!
The resort itself is a gem in the wilderness. In the Bishop family since 1970, the original fishing camp has been meticulously upgraded. The modern, housekeeping cottages are spacious, well appointed and exceptionally clean. There’s no restaurant on site, but again, there are several choices nearby – or you can do your own cooking. And don’t forget the outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, where we gratefully looked forward to the next day’s ride. We’ll definitely be going back to Pleasant Cove next summer, but before then, I’ll be visiting by snowmobile, because Bruce is a big time sledder and his resort is open to welcome riders each winter! #ontariowaterways
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