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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.

View this week's Activity Guide | See current activity rates 

Dock slip rentals

Splash Zone

Open Late June - September

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 (late-May through early October)
  • Beach access and chaise lounges (late May - early October)

*opening and closing dates are dependent on water temperatures.

Pool Fun

Deerhurst Resort features an indoor swimming pool with a whirlpool and children's wading pool, plus two seasonal outdoor pools located throughout the property. Seasonal pools are open July through mid-September, with pool towel service included in your nightly resort fee.

*outdoor water activities are subject to weather and water temperatures


Available June - October

  • Canoes (included in resort fee; first come/first serve)
  • Kayaks (included in resort fee; first come/first serve)
  • EZ Cat Boat Rentals | $69/hr, $109/2hrs | Seats 4
  • Boat slip rentals | $40/day (Multi-day rentals are charged per water vessel, per night), $200/week, $1500/yr

Book online or call: 1-800-461-4393

Stand Up Paddle Boards

Available June - Early October

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 June through early October (depending on water temperatures).

Scenic Boat Tours

Available June - October

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.

Boat tours are available from June to early October (depending on water temperatures).

Available daily 11am & 3pm | 45-60 mins
$20/adult | $15/child 16 & under, seats up to 12 people.

Book online or call: 1-800-461-4393

Yamaha Pontoon Boat Cruises

Daily Excursions
Group Bookings Available

Explore the lake with Yamaha pontoon boat cruises!

Available daily 5pm - 7pm.

Max. 12ppl Min. 4ppl

Exclusive Half Day/Full Day Rentals available with a Deerhurst Captain!

  • 4hrs - $300*
  • 8hrs - $550*

Max. 12ppl

Book online or call: 1-800-461-4393

Waterskiing, Wakeboarding & Tubing

Open Late June - September

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!

Adult or Child Run (Ski, Tube Wakeboard) $35 | Adult Lesson $40 | Child Lesson (16 & under) $35 | 10 Run Package $298 | Double Tube $59 | Barefoot Ride/Lesson $80 | Private Clinic 1 hr $295, 2hr $545

HST extra

Ski-boat activities are available from July and August.

Book online or call: 1-800-461-4393


Available July & August
Advanced Bookings Only

SUP Yoga is a yoga class on stand-up paddleboards on the lake! It will really fire up your core and allow you to trigger many smaller muscles. See the lake from all sorts of new angles! Suptopia uses boards that are designed especially for yoga - extra long, extra wide and very stable. Classes are 75mins. Beginners are welcome, must be able to swim. 


Classes are available by advanced booking only, based on availability.

To book call 1-800-461-4393, option 2

Captain Action Fishing Charters

Available May - October

With three decades of experience, fishing guide Captain Mike Bertelsen, offers the finest fishing excursions right from the Deerhurst dock. Available May to late fall rain or shine, based on safety.

Back Country Tours | Jet Ski Rentals - Nearby

2015 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner

Beat the heat on a 4 stroke, 3 seat Jet Ski and cruise Pen lake in style. Conveniently located just 1 minute from Deerhurst, enjoy 1 hour to full day rentals from just $99*. Includes 1 complimentary boaters licence per PWC rental. 

Back Country Tours: 1-888-955-9076 or text 705-457-7046. 

*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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