Waruwanago Charters, Lake Erie's Primier Charter Service in the Pelee Passage

Leamington, Ontario
519-562-6512
e-mail: waruwana@pathcom.com

 

Come explore your marine heritage in ErieQuest with
Waruwanago Boat Charters,
the PREMIER charter service in the Pelee Passage

Waruwanago Boat Charters
 

WARUWANAGO (where-u-wana-go) Boat Charters is the PREMIER charter service in Pelee Passage for scuba divers. Waruwanago Boat Charters has been providing diving charters in the waters of Pelee Passage for nearly a decade. To ensure your safety, satisfaction and enjoyment, there is an Instructor or Dive Master onboard every charter. Our crew loves to dive, so if a guide or buddy is needed, they are more than happy to help. Morning, afternoon and night charters are available every weekend. Mid week charters may be scheduled upon request. To compliment the fantastic diving, we offer dock/beach side picnics, treasure hunts, post-dive lunches on Pelee Island and sunset cruises along our beautiful shoreline of Point Pelee National Park. These activities may be enjoyed by non-diving friends and family.

 
 

CHARTER BOATS

Waruwanago Boat Charters has three well-equipped boats to cater to individual divers and club events. All boats have Loran C, GPS, VHF radios, cell phones, oxygen and first aid kits.

Luhrs

Our 32 ft. Luhrs has all the amenities. There is a full swim platform, head, heated cabin and plenty of room for the sun lovers. 10 divers max.

The 27ft Harbour Craft comes complete with a cuddy cabin and a head. 6 divers max.

Harbour Craft
Tug

Our 75ft Tug is perfect for those large groups. Picnic tables and bar-b-que are onboard. Completely enclosed to provide protection from the elements. Available for the months of July and August only. 20 divers max.

 

ERIEQUEST is a new and exiting place to dive. ErieQuest encompasses the Pelee Passage area in the western basin of Lake Erie. There are over 200 wrecks recorded, 15 of which have been identified and marked with mooring buoys by ErieQuest. The water temperatures rise to 75 F. degrees during the summer months. Visibility averages between 15 to 30 feet. You could spend the entire summer exploring our shipwrecks and not see them all!!!

 

SHIPWRECKS

A small sample of our exciting shipwrecks.

 

The GEORGE STONE is a 283 foot wooden freighter that sank on Grubb's Reef on October 13, 1909. It has a triple compound steam engine with huge propellers. An exciting fun dive for any level of diving. Depth 37 feet

The CLARION is a 254 foot freighter that sank on December 8, 1909. It has a composite hull construction. The wooden upper deck burned in the fire before it sank. This wreck allows easy penetration for a comfortable advanced diver. Depth 65 feet.

The SPECULAR is a 278 foot vessel that sank on August 27, 1900. On display are two huge boilers, a three-cylinder steam engine, stock anchor, clam anchor and cargo high grade specular iron ore. Depth 37 feet.

The WILLIS is a 131 feet long, three-mast schooner that sank on November 11, 1872. The bowsprit, capstan, windlass, steering gears and numerous dead eyes are still in tact on this treasure. Depth 70 feet.

For full listing of ErieQuest shipwrecks click here

 

LEAMINGTON has been catering to boaters, bird watchers, naturalist and tourists for years. It has every amenity you could ask for. There are campgrounds, bed and breakfast, fine-dining restaurants, clean beaches and lots of activities for families. Nearby Windsor is host to a casino for after hour entertainment.

We are in your neighborhood. Only 1 hour from Detroit, 1.5 hours from London, 2 hours from Sarnia and 3.5 hours from Toronto.

Map to Leamington
 

ATTENTION INSTRUCTORS

Attention Instructors

Open Water Students -- Super excitement when open water students have their first dive experience on shipwrecks from turn of the century. 6 O/W students let instructor & assistant dive for free.

Advance Students -- Weekend adventure provides continuing education opportunity. Terrific environment for most electives. Deep, Underwater Navigation, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Boat, etc.

Let us cater to your Specialty class needs.
We have special rates for club events and
large groups.

 

DIVE PACKAGES

$50.00 -- Two dives
$75.00 -- Three dives, light lunch included.

NOTE: Divers are responsible for all equipment, including tanks and weights. Tanks, air fills and equipment rental can be arranged.

TIMES
8:00 AM -12:00 NOON, 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM- 11:00 PM,
LEGEND
L 32 LUHRS
Max. 10 Divers
T 75 TUG
Max. 20 Divers
HC 27 HARBOURCRAFT
Max. 6 Divers
CALENDAR/SCHEDULE
1999
MAY 30/99 9:00 AM T DIVE IN WATER SPORTS *
JUNE 06/99 1:00 PM L S.W.O.D.A. *
JUNE 12/99 8:00 AM L BARRA SCUBA UNDERWATER CLUB
JUNE 12/99 1:00 PM L SARNIA UNDERWATER CLUB
JUNE 12/99 8:00 AM HC GREAT LAKES DIVE CENTER *
JUNE 13/99 8:00 AM L BARRA SCUBA UNDERWATER CLUB
JUNE 13/99 1:00 PM L GREAT LAKES DIVE CENTER *
JUNE 19/99 8:00 AM L TORONTO SUPER TURTLES *
JUNE 19/99 1:00 PM L FORD SEAHORSES
JUNE 20/99 8:00 AM L TORONTO SUPER TURTLES *
JUNE 20/99 3:00 PM L DIVE INN WATERSPORTS *
JUNE 26/99 8:00 AM L ASK WATERSPORTS
JUNE 27/99 8:00 AM L ASK WATERSPORTS
JULY 03/99 8:00 AM T ONTARIO UNDERWATER EXPLORERS
JULY 03/99 8:00 AM L WINDSOR AQUA SPORTS
JULY 04/99 8:00 AM T ONTARIO UNDERWATER EXPLORERS *
JULY 10/99 8:00 AM L HAPPY DIVERS DEN *
JULY 11/99 8:00 AM L HAPPY DIVERS DEN *
JULY 17/99 8:00 AM L ASK WATERSPORTS *
JULY 18/99 8:00 AM L ASK WATERSPORTS *
JULY 24/99 8:00 AM L DANS DIVE SHOP *
JULY 24/99 1:00 PM L JULIE BESNEATTE *
JULY 25/99 8:00 AM L DANS DIVE SHOP *
AUG 01/99 8:00 AM T DIVE INN WATERSPORTS *
AUG 14/99 8:00 AM L ASK WATERSPORTS *
AUG 15/99 8:00 AM L ASK WATERSPORTS *
AUG 21/99 8:00 AM L BLUE WATER SCUBA *
AUG 21/99 8:00 AM HC CRYSTAL CHARTERS *
AUG 22/99 8:00 AM HC CRYSTAL CHARTERS *
AUG 22/99 8:00 AM L BLUE WATER SCUBA *
AUG 29/99 1:00 PM L S.W.O.D.A *
SEPT 04/99 8:00 AM L HART CITY SCUBA
SEPT 04/99 1:OO PM L HART CITY SCUBA
SEPT 05/99 8:00 AM L HART CITY SCUBA
SEPT 05/99 1:00 PM L HART CITY SCUBA
SEPT 11/99 8:00 AM L DIVERCITY *
SEPT 11/99 6:00 PM L DIVERCITY *
* Denotes a tentative charter date.

Mailing address is: Waruwanago Boat Charters
  R.R. #1
Wheatley, On
NOP 2PO
519-562-6512
e-mail: waruwana@pathcom.com
 

Come explore your marine heritage in ErieQuest with
Waruwanago Boat Charters,
the PREMIER charter service in the Pelee Passage

 

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