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Water Activities on Peninsula Lake

With over 1600 freshwater lakes dotted throughout Muskoka, the water is the place to be in Ontario's famed 'cottage country.'

With its extensive shoreline on Peninsula Lake, Deerhurst offers a variety of waterfront fun featuring a newly expanded sandy beach and watersports & boat rental centre.

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Dock slip rentals

Online bookings are now available for several waterfront activities here: 

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Splash Zone - New Expanded Circuit for 2014

This summer access to the newly expanded Splash Zone inflatable waterpark on the lake is included for everyone in your room with one nightly resort fee. Included are:

  • Splash Zone inflatable waterpark on the lake (July - August)
  • Use of canoes, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, and lifejackets (mid-May through early October)
  • Beach access and chaise lounges (May - October)

Pool Fun

Deerhurst Resort features an indoor swimming pool wtih a whirlpool and children's wading pool, plus three seasonal outdoor pools located throughout the property. Seasonal pools are open mid-May through mid-September, with pool towel service included inyour daily resort fee.


Boating is available from mid-May to early October.

Scenic Boat Tours

Take a leisurely guided tour of scenic Peninsula Lake,  Fairy Lake and the historic canal that joins the two lakes. Along the way you'll learn about neat facts about Deerhurst Resort's heritage, which was the first summer resort to open in north Muskoka in 1896.

Book your boat tour online here

Boat tours are available from mid-May to early October.

Waterskiing, Wakeboarding & Tubing

Take to the waves behind a top-of-the-line ski boat with the WSE ski professionals at the Deerhurst waterfront. From waterskiing and wakeboarding lessons, to anyone-can-try-it tube rides, nothing offers the exhilaration of summer better!

New this summer are weekly, half or full day kids' waterski camps.

Book your session or lesson online here

Ski-boat activities are available from July and August.

Jet Ski Rentals - Nearby

Rev up your summer fun with jet ski/Seadoo rentals located on Peninsula Lake, just one minute from Deerhurst Resort. New shorter rental periods from 1.5 hours to a full week, from only $149.

Discover more here or call Back Country Tours at 1-888-955-9076 or text 705-457-7046. 

Stand Up Paddle Boards

Stand up paddling (SUP) is a rapidly growing global sport mixing surfing and paddling. A great way to enjoy the water, this activity features graceful simplicity and is easy to learn.

Included with your resort fee; available on a first come/first serve basis.

Paddle boards are available from mid-May through mid-September.

Fishing - A Classic Muskoka Pastime

If you want to go at your own pace, fish from the shore or take out an EZ Cat and try your luck catching Northern Pike and Lake Trout. Deerhurst provideds on-site gear rentals and licenses. Please note, fishing Licenses are mandatory in Ontario and require photo identification; permit fee extra.

Fishing is available from mid-May through mid-October; permits vary throughout the season.

*Activities vary throughout the season. Deerhurst Resort is not responsible for any package components or recreational facilities made unavailable due to weather and/or circumstances beyond our control. Pricing does not include taxes.

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