About Peterborough

Our base on the Trent-Severn Waterway is located along the Otonobee River, in Peterborough. Horseshoe Bay Marina, previously known to locals of the Peterborough area as Willow Bend Marina, has recently undergone a full refurbishment in time for our 2024 season opening. The location of our Peterborough base offers our customers an idyllic starting point for exploring the stunning waterways of the region. Situated roughly mid-way along the Trent-Severn Waterway, this base provides easy access to the vast network of lakes, rivers, and canals that the region has to offer. From here, our customers can embark on their epic cruising adventure, discovering the natural beauty of the Kawarthas and beyond. 

View our Peterborough base on Google Maps

What you get on the base


  • Toilets and showers
  • Laundry
  • WiFi

Extras & options for your cruise

The following extras are available to prebook or purchase locally at this base. A reduced fee will apply to items that are prebooked. Please see 'Vacation Extras' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.


Practical extras

  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Boat cleaning
  • Parking - (see 'Travel info' tab)
  • Eco cleaning pack
  • L.E.D. lantern
  • Top-deck cushions
  • WiFi packs

Fun Extras

  • Bike hire
  • Stand-up paddleboards

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun: 9am - 5.30pm. Tue and Thu: Closed | If there is no one at the base at a specific time during these hours, the phone number below will be diverted and an alternative number will also be displayed at the base.


Horseshoe Bay Marina
374 Carolyn St
Peterborough, ON K9J 6X6


+1 343 881 8800

Travel to Peterborough

By train

Closest train station:

  • Cobourg: 48.3kms
  • Train line is VIA RAIL
  • Customers will need to book a cab from Cobourg train station to our Peterborough base, which is approximately 38 minutes drive away.

By road

Be prepared

  • It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them.


Car rental

  • Hertz Car Rental - Toronto Pearson International Airport: +1 416-674-2020 | hertz.com
  • Avis Car Rental - 5990 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L5P 1B2, Canada - +1 905-676-1100 | avis.ca/en



  • From Toronto Pearson International Airport: 6301 Silver Dart Dr, Mississauga, ON L5P 1B2, Canada
  • Continue to ON-409 E - 1 min (1.1 km)
  • Follow ON-407 E and ON-115 N to Airport Rd/County Rd 11 in Fraserville.
  • Take the County Road 11/Airport Road exit from ON-115 N - 1 hr 13 min (135 km)
  • Take Beardsmore Rd and Johnston Dr to your destination - 2 min (1.9 km)
  • Arrive at Horseshoe Bay Marina, 374 Carolyn St, Peterborough, ON K9J 6X6, Canada


Distance to Peterborough:

  • Toronto: 139km
  • Kingston: 181km
  • Perth: 189km 
  • Smiths Falls: 209km
  • Ottawa: 271km
  • Ogdensburg–Prescott International Bridge to the USA: 286km 



Limited pre-bookable onsite unsecure parking (a maximum of 2 spaces per booking), if unavailable or additional parking can be purchased locally on arrival.


By air

Closest airport(s):

  • Toronto (125km)
  • Ottawa (285 km)


Bus from Toronto Pearson International Airport - (www.gotransit.com/en)

  • Bus 40 from Airport Stop Hamilton GO to Renforth Transitway Station [transfer]
  • Bus 19 from Finch Terminal to Yonge St. @ Glendora Ave [transfer]
  • Bus 96B DC Oshawa GO Yonge St @ Florence Ave to Durham College Oshawa GO [transfer]
  • Bus 88 Trent U Durham College Oshawa GO to Peterborough Bus Terminal

Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines or on board the bus.


To book a taxi to or from the base, you can contact the number/s below. Uber is also available in the area.


Capitol Taxi (+1-705-742-4242)


Call A Cab Ltd: (+1-705-745-2424)


Approximate taxi prices from:

  • Pearson International Airport (125kms / 3h 45 mins away in Toronto, Canada) (YYZ) - $332 per person


Airport Shuttle/limo from Toronto Airport


Canada Limo


Century Transport Limited


Toronto Airport Limo


Arrival at Peterborough

For more details about:

  • when to arrive at our bases
  • what to expect when you arrive 
  • how to prepare for check-in
  • what happens on your final day when you return your boat

visit our 'arrivals' page.

Local info

Payment Means

Please note that your security deposit, engine hours deposit (see compulsory costs) & any extras added at the base and are required to be paid in local currency by card. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express. 


  • Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront (an IHG Hotel): 150 George St N, Peterborough, ON K9J 3G5, Canada, +1 705-743-1144
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton Peterborough: 3900 Fisher Dr, Peterborough, ON K9J 6X6, Canada, +1 705-270-6280
  • Best Western Plus Otonabee Inn: 84 Lansdowne St E, Peterborough, ON K9J 7N9, Canada, +1 705-742-3454


  • Kelsey's Original Roadhouse, 1209 Lansdowne St W, Peterborough, ON K9J 7M2, Canada, +1 705-749-1367
  • One Fine Food Italian, 800 Erskine Ave, Peterborough, ON K9J 5T9, Canada, +1 705-742-6200
  • Queensway Restaurant, 685 The Queensway, Peterborough, ON K9J 7J6, Canada, +1 705-748-5544

Tourist Info

Peterborough & The Kawarthas Tourism - Visitor Centre
270 George St N Suite 101, Peterborough, ON K9J 3H1, Canada
+1 705-742-2201

Medical Facilities

Call 911 for emergency - Peterborough Regional Health Centre: 1 Hospital Dr, Peterborough, ON K9J 7C6, Canada, +1-705-743-2121 - Emergency room open 24 hours 

Electric car charging information

  • Lansdowne Mall: 645 Lansdowne Street, Peterborough, ON, K9J 7Y5, +1 877-505-2674, Open 24 hours, 4.8km from the base
  • Supercharger - Tesla, 645 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough, ON, K9J 7Y5, +1 877-798-3752, Open 24 hours, 4.8km from the base