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“I was very impressed !!!!”
Review of Chief Commanda II

Chief Commanda II
Ranked #1 of 1 Tours in North Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

I was very impressed with "THE CHIEF" The staff are excellent, Lake Nipissing is very scenic and I was very much surprised with the sail down the FRENCH RIVER. I didnt know that this river had so much history. I would highly recommend a cruise on "THE CHIEF'

2  Thank MARILYNJOANNE
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Very nice cruise with beautiful scenery of islands and cottages along the river. The ride was very smooth most of the time, except when the wind picked up in the wide open area of the lake and caused small waves.

Super-friendly crew starting with being greeted when boarding, and this continued through the entire cruise.

Live musician entertainment on the first floor which would stop to allow for cruise commentary.

Food and bar prices were a little expensive, but lots of people, including us were ordering, so can't complain too much here. Open-air BBQ food was served to us right at our table. Very good burgers, pogos and fries, with lots of condiments available. Good selection of beverages, both alcoholic and soft drinks.

There are places to sit inside on the first and second floor, and there are areas to walk around outside on all three floors. The boat is well kept, and the seating area and tables were very clean.

Kids loved seeing the bridge on the way back!

Only major complaint: the toilets. Went to use the bathroom on the first floor, and a crew member was furiously trying to unclog a toilet with a plunger and sent two of us waiting to use it to the second floor bathroom. Entered the bathroom on the second floor, and the toilet was also totally clogged! Informed a crew member who was beside the bar, and he apologized, stating this has been a problem since the marine toilets were recently replaced with household toilets. He hurried off and returned with a plunger, and after a few minutes came out of the bathroom stating it was OK to use. Well, the flush didn't work, very little water pressure, so I had to use the plunger which had been left there myself. This will be an on-going problem. Why they would choose to replace marine-rated toilets with gravity-flush house toilets is beyond me! The bathrooms were very clean though.

Would give this 5 stars, except for the terrible toilets, so 4/5.

3  Thank Trevor V
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

We took the Manitou trip that was 1.5 hours. Really enjoyed the trip and the educational info during the tour. The shorter trip is great if you'd just like to unwind and enjoy some time in nature. :)

Thank J S
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Took Manitou Islands Scenic cruise 1.5 hour long with incredible friendly staff - great view of Lake Nipissing, North Bay skyline and islands. Learned history of islands and drove past bald eagle nest! Kids loved being able to see what captain does and try their hand at steering as well as treats served at snack bar. Very smooth ride! Very quiet Ride! Relaxing! Three levels twin hull catamaran

Thank misled m
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Our friends daughter had her wedding on the Chief during a 1 1/2 hour tour. Food served, great view of the lake and islands. Lovely venue for the ceremony. Would recommend it.

Thank Sharon M
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