Cruise Port Thunder Bay LogoFor ship operators, Cruise Port Thunder Bay has everything you need to meet the needs of your guests, crew and vessels.

The largest city on Lake Superior, Thunder Bay  has the natural, cultural and culinary experiences shoreside to impress and delight your cruise guests combined with a reputation for delivering exceptionally high quality experiences and customer service that’s second to none.

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 Popular Shore Excursion Options 

Thunder Bay offers a wide range of world class natural and cultural attractions that cruise passengers love.

Popular shore excursion itineraries and self discovery attractions include:

 Pool 6 Cruise Terminal 
Named for the former grain terminal that operated on the site from 1911 to the early 1990s, this was once the world’s largest grain storage capacity terminal. Today, it’s one of the Great Lakes most functional secure cruise ship facilities that can handle any cruise vessel needs.
  • 800 linear feet of berth space only minutes from the Waterfront District shops, hotels, attractions, and culinary experiences.
  • 26.5 feet water depth – Seaway draft
  • Non marring Cruise ship fendering
  • 30 000 pound pull strength bollards
  • 24 000 square feet of paved apron for motor coaches and service vehicles  
  • Potable water supply
  • CBSA immigration and customs clearing services available on site
  • Solid and liquid waste removal services available (including international waste)
  • Baggage scanning capacity through Embark Port Services
  • Lit nature trails on site
  • Adjacent to the new Thunder Bay Art Gallery (opening late 2025)
  • Less than a 20-minute drive from Thunder Bay International Airport
  • 362 hotel rooms within a five-minute drive (2600 hotel rooms in the city of Thunder Bay)
 Shore Services
Embark Cruise Services offers a full range of shore excursion and cruise support services such as guest check in and baggage handling.  They are a one stop for coordinating shore excursions, passenger check in and ground transportation for guests and crew.
 Vessel Supply
Restocking your vessel’s food service needs is easy with a number of companies specializing in bulk and local products

Serve local while in port!  Locally produced delicacies include Thunder Oak Gouda, Sleeping Giant Beer, Lakehead Brewing Company, Dawson Trail Brewing Co, Heartbeat Hot Sauce, Sleeping Giant Biscotti, Tea Horse Indigenous teas, and the famed persian pastry.

Thunder Bay International Airport is served by Air Canada, Westjet, Porter and Flair Airlines and has customs clearing capacity for inbound international charter aircraft.

Uride is a popular local ride share app.

Van and motor Coach companies include Winning Streak, Ontario Northland, Kasper Transportation and Granite Town Cars

 Vessel Maintenance
Heddle Marine has a fully service shipyard 2 km from the cruise dock, including fabrication and a dry dock.









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